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Kings Ohakune

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Kings Ohakune3 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Kings Ohakune

Kings Ohakune

Kings Ohakune is a historic building providing affordable accommodation in basic rooms for 2-4 guests with ensuite bathroom. Kings Ohakune has a bar that serves up great pub grub and it becomes rather vibrant on weekends.

Kings sits perched on a hill near the Ohakune train station, from where there are great views of Mt Ruapehu.

Where is Kings Ohakune?

Kings is located in the town of Ohakune New Zealand, which is the closest town to the Turoa Ski Field. Kings Ohakune is located 220 metres from the Ohakune train station, 350m walk from the shuttle bus stop to Turoa, and 2.3km from the main street of town. Some evenings, the hotel provides shuttles to and from town.

Accommodation

The accommodation at Kings primarily consists of simple motel style rooms.

Queen room
  • Queen bed
Twin room
  • 2 single beds
Triple room
  • 3 single beds
Queen plus single
  • 1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Quad room
  • Queen bed, 1 set of single bunks
All rooms have an ensuite bathroom, small TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. Towels and linen are provided.

Kings Ohakune also has a private house situated behind the main buildings with 7 bedrooms & 3 showers and toilets for up to 15 guests. Bedding configuration is 3 queen beds and 9 singles. The house has a kitchen and lounge with TV. Linen and towels are provided. The top floor can be also booked as an apartment.

Facilities & Services

  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • 2 hot tubs
  • Free wifi (some areas only) – limited free, then paid wifi
  • On and off street parking
  • Lockable storage for mountain or road bikes

Dining and Bar

For breakfast a complimentary continental breakfast is provided of toast, cereal and tea and coffee.

The bar has a pool table, darts, big screen TV, and a dance floor with a quality sound system. You can sit at one of the dining tables or in an armchair near the fire. The bar serves a good range of pub fare.

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Kings Ohakune Packages

This property currently has no lifts & lodging packages available.

Kings Ohakune Features, Amenities & Services

Property

  • Bar
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Ski lockers
  • WiFi

Rooms

  • Breakfast available
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom
  • TV

Services

  • Lift tickets vendor

Kings Ohakune Location

Kings Ohakune Reviews

No Frills Accommodation

05/05/2020

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
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No Frills Accommodation

05/05/2020
Kings Ohakune is used by Contiki Tours which gives you a flavour of the type of accommodation it is. It is very basic accommodation that’s ideal for 20-somethings who don’t mind simplicity and can sleep through a bit of noise. It didn’t suit our needs, but we could recommend it to people so long as they booked with their eyes wide open.

The star rating system of accommodation in NZ seems over-embellished relative to other parts of the world, and Kings is no different. Kings rate themselves as a 3 star, when realistically they’re a 2 star.

ROOM
The property consists of old timber buildings that were probably grand back in their day and fit for a king, but not so much now. We stayed in a dated queen room with an uncomfortable rolly bed, and it had a table and chair that looked like patio furniture not indoor furniture. The TV was tiny and incredibly old. A major plus for the room was that it had a good hydronic heater which was marvellous at drying out wet ski gear.

Noise was a major problem with respect to sleep. The music from the bar was loud, especially when someone left the bar door open, and the verandah out the front was made of old wood, so people walking between their room and bar was very audible, and it also sounded like there was a party going on in the room next door and there was no soundproofing or anyone answering the reception phone to do anything about it.

WIFI
The wifi didn’t work in our room which was a shame because we would have liked to have spent a little time in the room on a couple of days when the weather was not conducive to going skiing at Turoa. Unfortunately there is no communal lounge at Kings so there was nowhere during the day to sit and use the internet. The staff kicked us out of the breakfast room when we tried to sit there and use the wifi. Also the free wifi only extended to a very small data usage before you have to pay.


FOOD/BAR
Our expectations were set that breakfast would be a simple affair, and it certainly was. It consisted of a basic cereal, toast and instant coffee. When I asked the staff for some clean jam they seemed rather put out.

The bar had a nice atmosphere for having a drink and varying liveliness depending on whether it was a weeknight or weekend. We had dinner there one evening and unfortunately it took 75 minutes for our meals to arrive, and the staff had not set our expectations as to the potentially long wait. The meals were great but perhaps that was because we were really famished by the time they arrive.
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