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Hilltop Ruapehu

Hilltop Ruapehu 50 Bullians Avenue, Taumarunui view on map
Hilltop Ruapehu 94% 87 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
  • Because the cottage was marketed like boutique accommodation we were surprised to find it was just an old garage sleepout with grass growing out filthy gutters. The lawns hadn't been mowed for a long time and everything was overgrown. The "cottage" itself needed a really good clean (especially floors) and the bed smelled of damp and mold which was gross. The bathroom (which has a curtain as a door) has no fan to get rid of moisture or smells so it all ends up in the bedroom. The toilet didn't really flush properly. The water is so strongly chlorinated that we had to buy our own. There is a lovely view off the back veranda but everything is covered in cobwebs and dirt, and the table was smeared with something. The broken front door glass is patched with sellotape. When we removed the bin liner we found a lot of mold and smell. All this is fine for a cheap and cheerful low-end bach, cleaned by the occupants, but not something marketed as "hilltop ruapehu". Not worth the 3 hour drive. 1
    Josephine Fahy - Nov 2, 2015 (Stayed Oct 2015) Travelbug verified review
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • We must have gone at a bad time.communication was great, caretakers were lovely but our stay was awful. Bbq was filthy & didn't have a gas bottle. Les immediately got one. Spent 40 minutes cleaning bbq, still unperturbed, until hubby's foot went through the floor next to bbq & he put his back out, floorboard under was damp rotted crumbled. Kitchen looked in decent order. But microwave top was filthy with spatterings. Cracked wine glass &lip marks on glasses & brown marks on some plates. Rooms were beautifully presented but underside of the pillowcases were marked with body fluid, saliva/ perspiration/ ? should i continue? the cobwebs? the dirty windowsills? the door handle on the slider that is broken? the lack of keys for the library? so no dvd's?games in disrepair? awesome wooden puzzle but so sticky that your fingers stuck to it.? pan full of oil in the oven? left a day early disappointed! sent feedback to owner with photos, apology received. Waste of hard earned money & time. 1
    Laurelle - Oct 7, 2015 (Stayed Oct 2015) Travelbug verified review
Hilltop Ruapehu
  • We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage thanks to our lovely hosts jen & les of whom presented the cottage in a very clean & cosy condition, with heater , lights , & tv going, on arrival, making us feel very welcome.while we had no problems with the driveway in our 2 wheel drive car but it could be improved very easily by adding a little gravel to the sides of the concrete tracks around the corner area. We enjoyed the very rural setting of the cottage along with its peace ful privacy & views. Many thanks jen & les. 5
    IAN & MARLE PRESS - Oct 3, 2015 (Stayed Sep 2015) Travelbug verified review
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

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