Skotel Alpine Resort

New Zealand’s highest hotel

Skotel Alpine Resort

New Zealand’s highest hotel

Skotel Alpine Resort

Every day is an adventure


Hike, Ski, Bike, Ride

Mt Ruapehu

An unforgettable destination

Skotel Resort, New Zealand

Skotel Alpine Resort is a true alpine retreat nestled in tussock on the edge of Whakapapa Village in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Tongariro National Park. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and sparkling waters of New Zealand’s North Island.


perfect destination & accommodation package.

After an exciting day skiing, biking, hiking or sight-seeing come back to the Skotel and unwind over an excellent meal by the fire in the Terrace Restaurant and Bar.

At the Skotel our friendly, experienced staff has all the information to enable you to design your own adventure or take advantage of the local knowledge and expertise of our recommended adventure operators.


Ski Shop










Minutes to Whakapapa Village


Seaview Resort

Our Rooms

Skotel offers a range of accommodation options including hotel accommodation, backpacker’s accommodation (in separately rented rooms) and small cabins.


Contact Us



Whakapapa Village, SH 48
PO Box 30, Ngauruhoe Place
Mt Ruapehu

Contact Numbers

Freecall: 0800 756 835
International: +64 7 892 3719

Nearby Places

Ski lifts:
New Zealand’s largest ski area: 4km

From nearest airport:
Taupo Airport 91km

Walking attractions:
Emerald Lakes 15km walk

  •   When a theft of sentimental jewelry items occurs out of a suitcase stowed after checking out, in their dedicated locked luggage store room for the day, while then off skiing Mount Ruapehu, I’m afraid something serious is going wrong here. On reporting this theft to...More

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      My girlfriend and I stayed at the Skotel the night before doing the Tongariro Crossing. The first room we were allocated had a non-functioning heater, and after the receptionist begrudgingly moved us to another room, we had a poor night’s sleep in another budget room....More

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      Place is a little dated in its feel and decor. BUT it's got great proximity to the snow. Staff were very friendly. Food in the restaurant was good. We stayed in a room with a double and bunks. Good for a small family, but a...More

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  •   Lovely lodge, showing its age but well maintained. Amazing lie lie in bed and see over the balcony - unfortunately we were on the side without the mountain views but it was still pretty spectacular, and we saw the sunset instead! Right by walking trails....More

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      3 hours before checkin an email saying that we won’t have the room we booked...arrived there really nice team and we were told that because we will be in another room they offer us 20% discount on everything for our stay! Ok nice deal...the second...More

    thumb Grégoire P

      Definitely stay here!!!! Close to mt ruapehu for skiing, short 10-15 mom drive to the slope The food they serve here is absolutely Devine (I had the slow cooked roast lamb and veges) The staff are friendly and helpful Plenty of car parking available The...More

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  •   We stayed at the Skotel Hotel as part of a group booking. We had never stayed there before and were really p[leased with our stay. Very pleasantly surprised in fact. Our room was basic but very comfortable and served the purpose for a weekend stay....More

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