IMG_0205Why is Tongariro River Motel the best place to stay?

TRM’s latest Guests response:

TRM poppiesThe perfect home away from home!
5 of 5 stars

My partner and I were travelling down the North Island by car and got caught in a nasty storm. We decided it would be best to find a place to stay for the night as we could barely see the road and were getting quite sleepy. We came across the Tongariro River Motel and I use the term motel lightly here, the rooms were practically apartments. Fully functioning separate little condos in fact. It really made us feel at home. It is also located very close to a New World, so that was quite the perk. Pip was extremely welcoming- her kind-hearted nature was very refreshing. We enjoyed chatting with her while we were organizing our room stay. We’ve been travelling for quite some time and it was so nice to finally get to relax. We very much enjoyed our stay and the price is one that cannot be beat! :) We will be recommending this to all our friends and family!

Room Tip: All the rooms were lovely- separate “apartment” type places with TV, kitchen, multiple bed…

  • Stayed March 2015, travelled as a couple
300x265xTRM-441-300x265.jpg.pagespeed.ic._nePrjgdMR“Friendly service, great location – would stay again”

This friendly motel is located just a short drive or easy walk to the beautiful Tongariro River. Also near the town centre.

The studio room was more than that, with separate kitchen area and bathroom/toilet. The room was comfortable, very clean, and well kept. limited wifi, but sufficient for what we needed it for. Our hosts were friendly and enjoyed a chat. Little Pumpkin the boxer is just gorgeous.

We recommend dinner at the tavern – delicious food, friendly service, and good live band playing.

  • Stayed March 2015


tongariro-river-motel-1Perfect Fishing Base

 We have just returned from three fantastic weeks fishing around Taupo where we used TRM as our base. Ross and Pip and Pumpkin are fantastic hosts and made every effort in ensuring our stay was as comfortable as possible. Ross has a vast amount of knowledge when it comes to advice on fishing the local river, Tongariro. anybody looking to base themselves in this area should look no further.

Dave and Darren stayed February-March 2015

Following is the description from THE ROUGH GUIDE to New Zealand:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Homely comfortable motel that is hugely popular with anglers partly for its rod racks and smoker, but mainly because of its “manager”, a lovable boxer named Boof.  The friendly owner runs a lively website on everything to do with Turangi and trout fishing in particular.”

(Note: TRM is their ‘chosen preferred selected’ Turangi accommodation confirmed by the “star” rating)

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Eleven relaxed comfy fully-self-contained units with every facility – full size ovens, microwaves, fridges, covered parking, 50 sky TV channels, full range of fishing guide maps & books & info & facilities include free smoker, bikes, updated Tongariro Alpine Crossing forecasts, even rod racks…

Special room rates for anglers, trampers, bikers, tourists wanting longer term occupancy.

TRM is the original anglers’ motel in Turangi catering primarily for fly fishermen offering the BEST VALUE AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION on the Tongariro River.