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Hilltop Ruapehu

Hilltop Ruapehu 50 Bullians Avenue, Taumarunui view on map
Hilltop Ruapehu 96% 84 user reviews 10
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Hilltop Ruapehu is nestled on six private & secluded acres, yet minutes from cafes & shops of NZ's friendliest rural town.

The Lodge at Hilltop sleeps 6, is very comfortably furnished and set in its own grounds. Quality bedding & towels - nothing is spared to make your stay truely memorable.
Persian rugs and works of art from The Hilltop Collection make for cosy and original surroundings.
Large terrace with barbeque facilities.

The Cottage at Hilltop sleeps 2 is fully self contained with large enclosed terrace with unsurpassed rural views.
Barbeque facilities and its own external library on cottage hill.

You may book both The Lodge and The Cottage for exclusive use of the retreat Sleeps 8- enjoy as your own.

Hilltop is an ideal touring base - Mt Ruapehu, The Forgotten World Highway, Lake Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Tongariro National Park (Tongariro Crossing) and Whanganui National Park are within easy driving distance.

Locally - SKI MtRuapehu
Challenging golf at Tarrangower
World class fly fishing
3 Cycle Trails
Various walks

Hilltop is the ideal place to feed your soul and nourish your senses. Relax & enjoy.

Hilltop Ruapehu is non smoking - ashtrays provided on the terrace.
Minimum stay 2 nights.

Travelbug Awards 2014 and 2011
Hilltop Ruapehu Won

  • 100% Guest Reviews 2014
  • 100% Guest Reviews 2015
  • Best Guest Reviews 2011
  • Best in District 2011
  • Best in District 2014
  • Gold Property 2011
  • 4 Stars
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Board Games
  • Check-in Time: 3:00pm
  • Check-out Time 10:00am
  • Clothesline
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Library
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking - Undercover
  • Pet friendly
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • Really enjoyed three night stay. Place was clean and we had great weather. Will recommend hilltop ruapehu to our friends. 5
    STEPHAN LEPPAN - Aug 23, 2015 (Stayed Aug 2015) Travelbug verified review
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • Absolutely enjoyed our 3 night stay !! was well looked after , cosy and felt just like home :d !! and the caretakers jen and les were just wonderful people and very welcoming :d will definitely reccomend to other people i rate the lodge a a+++ . Look forward to our next stay !!!. 5
    SERENITY BROTHERSON - Aug 8, 2015 (Stayed Jul 2015) Travelbug verified review
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • Hi i didn't end up staying as i just started a new job and needed to so some urgent prep! but looks like such a cool place and i hope to try it in the future. The lady on the phone was very nice :). 5
    REBECCA DONALD - Aug 1, 2015 (Stayed Jul 2015) Travelbug verified review
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • Great cottage, beautiful place with the view of mount ruapehu far far away!. Clean and tidy. Warm welcome from les..thank you , really enjoyed the stay. 5
    RUWANI AMARASINGHE - Aug 2, 2015 (Stayed Jul 2015) Travelbug verified review
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • The cottage was simply amazing! warm, has everything that you need, beautiful views, friendly hosts, quiet location. Only great impressions. Thank you!. 5
    KIRILL VOLKOV - Jul 26, 2015 (Stayed Jul 2015) Travelbug verified review
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • Really enjoyed our stay. From the moment of meeting jenny and les. Really friendly and helpful could not have asked for more. The lodge is clean, warm and comfortable. Yes the drive is steep but not impossible. Plentiful supply of fire wood and a heatpump to keep us warm. Would definitely use the lodge again. 5
    MARK WILSON - Jul 16, 2015 (Stayed Jul 2015) Travelbug verified review
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • Just wow :) great communication before the trip, on our way up receives txts. I do worry about bookings going wrong, i had no worries this time, the lodge was amazing, the kids really enjoyed the home and the great country surrounds, was greeted buy the friendly owners. My son was very upset to leave, we would be back for sure. Would be amazing in summer as well as you surrounded by country and hills. Thanks guys :). 5
    JEFF WRIGHT - Jul 11, 2015 (Stayed Jul 2015) Travelbug verified review
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • My first view when i walked in was our bedroom...yasss!! loved it. ..great price for a 2 night stay for 6 of us and even brought our dog. Kids loved it ...les&jen awesome friendly couple. 5
    Jason & Puti Adams - Jul 14, 2015 (Stayed Jul 2015) Travelbug verified review
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • We had a peaceful stay and the bedrooms were done out nicely. The driveway was awful and one does have to have a 4x4 to reach the top where the house is. The dishwasher and dvd player need fixing. The kitchen needs a good clean. We were very disappointed and never like to complain but we would not be back. The caretakers were very friendly! thank you. 1
    MICHELLE MARSDEN - Jun 9, 2015 (Stayed May 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Good afternoon Michelle, Thank you for your feedback - We are some what perplexed. We are on call 24 hours and did not receive a call re dishwasher & DVD - they were both working when checked after your departure. Yes the driveway is reasonably steep - however hundreds of guests with small cars have no problem. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is not required. Many thanks The Hilltop crew
    Hilltop Ruapehu
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • The lodge is nice and cosy. Loved the old railway library in the back. Although it was freezing cold, the aircon & log burner made for a cosy stay. The driveway, however could use an overhaul. We got stuck & all passengers had to get out so we could get up. Kitchen could use bigger pots for to cater for larger families. However jen was kind enough to lend me 2 of hers. Les & jen were awesome caretakers. 2 nights was just way to short so we'll have to do longer next time. 5
    PATRIZIA SCHWARTZ - Jul 25, 2015 (Stayed May 2015) Travelbug verified review

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