What People Say

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Just stayed two nights for midweek skiing. So impressed with what nice facilities and great value Kings is! We had a totally scrumptious seafood chowder and steak for dinner and more drinks than planned because we were having such a brilliant night! We were made to feel so welcome, can’t wait to come again. “
“awesome 5 days in Ohakune, Tracy and the rest of the crew there made my weekend. I havn’t had food that good from restaurants EVER, and had an awesome 4 nights at Kings. Friendly, social and great value for money. See you soon!! :)”
Mr Steed
” To the fantastic team who were working Saturday night, I was part of the large group and I just wanted to drop you an email to let you know how impressed I was by both the service and the food.  The chefs did an incredible job to execute such a big dinner immaculately.  Dishes all arrived within 5 – 10 mins of each other, which, for a group of that size, was impressive in itself.  The best part was that every lamb shank I saw was cooked to falling off the bone perfection, and my gnocchi dish was excellent.  The service was fantastic, especially how accommodating everyone was to us switching location to be able to watch the big game. So a big thanks from me, and I’ll be sure to visit again.”
“Tracy, Just wanted to say a quick thank you to you and all your staff for the fantastic night that we all had. All our friends had a great night. The venue was great. The food was epic and all of your staff ensured that the night ran smoothly and was totally free of any fuss. We will recommend Kings as a venue in the future. Thank you once again.” 
“Hi, We stayed in room 6A. We didn’t see anyone so thought I’d just drop you an email to say thanks. It was lovely and quiet (apart from the snoring from our friend, Grant, but you can’t do much about that!), the room was warm and in good condition, the spa pool was a welcome relief after skiing hard on Saturday, and the views of the mountain from the front of the Lodge were stunning. The reduced spring prices suited us too. Thanks, we’ll be back!” 
“5 Stars. Revamped – Excellent. Value for money. Best place I’ve seen in Ohakune and National Park for this style of accommodation. Comfortable beds; clean and modern bathrooms; great food (best steak in a long time); great hot tubs; good drying room not that it was needed; close to everything. I think they might be new owners, they were very nice top work well done, will stay again next season if possible!”
Phil – Google Maps Post
“I would like to thankyou for assisting me to urgently return to Australia following the heart attack of my mother. Being in Ohakune on the foothills of Mt Ruapehu at 8pm , a long way from any transport, I was overwhelmed by your generosity in assisting me get home in such a short time. Firstly, I was impressed by the way you dropped everything and jumped to the task of assisting me. You searched through the Internet and called various bus companies to find a way to get to an Airport in the quickest possible time. Then Ian drove me, on very short notice in the middle of the night, the 2hrs to Lake Taupo to catch a 1am bus to Wellington. It was beyond the call of duty. Not only that, but he waited with me until the bus arrived – another extraordinary effort. I did arrive back in Australia in time to witness my mother suffer a second major heart attack, which I am pleased to report, she is currently recovering from. Before leaving Kings I was enjoying the trivia in your bar area by the fire and would like to return one day to finish the trivia and complete my holiday. I would like all who need to know in New Zealand of the fantastic generosity and help you gave me.”
Allan Southcombe
“Awesome friendly staff. We had a fab stay and would definitely return, thanks”
“I just wanted to thank you so much for Friday night, the hospitality at Kings was amazing, so warm and friendly, it was like being part of a big family. And the food was divine… I would definitely recommend you to everyone….!”


“Wonderful, great service, lovely atmosphere. Best vege meal ever. Tracy and Ian did everything to make our visit awesome”


“Will certainly be back”
“Amazing stay, rooms were perfectly suited. Staff were so kind and welcoming. Food was delicious was a great experience and would come back again”


“Great accommodation & friendly service – makes the stay really enjoyable.”


“Fantastic time. I really enjoyed everything and like to thank you for your hospitality.”


“All was good! It was nice to see the difference in Kings”

“Second stay here, very enjoyable”



“Great place, nice people, will be back”


“Mean time, thank you”


“Staff were really friendly. The dinner was lovely. Great place, enjoyed the cafe & morning brekky by the fire, will be back”


“Dinner was amazing, really nice, hot, tasty, yummy yummy!”
Cheryl – Auckland


“Hot receptionist!!! Great food, nice place”
T. – Palmerston North


“Friendly & lovely buildings! Ta”


“A wicked place, friendly staff, fabulous pizza, lovely rooms – a lovely experience”
Pam – Melbourne


Mr Shin – Wellington


“Excellent stay!! Thanks very much”
Quentin – Wellington


Brodie – Wellington


“Wonderful place, Good times!”
Jeremy – Auckland
“Tracy,  I just want to give you and your staff a HUGE thanks for hosting our group of 92 people the other weekend.
I have received plenty of positive feedback about the trip from people attending and especially how friendly the staff at Kings were. And of course the value for money and the yummy food. I’m sure you’ll get plenty of return business from what people have been saying. With the last place we used to stay we received a few complaints but I’ve only received commendations for the Kings.  So thanks soooo much for everything.”

“I would just like to thank all of you that were working last Saturday on reception, restaurant and the bar….. Not only were you accomodating but the friendly atmosphere that the staff provided was just brilliant.  When we arrived the receptionist was a lovely young lady that made us feel most welcome and on our departure was just the same. This was only a fleeting visit down to the snow, as it was by chance that morning that we decided to go for a special treat and ended up in Ohakune.  I would definetly recommend your accomodation to others and was really happy to see while reading the Dominon Post this morning that they had also written about Kings, and how good it was.  Again thankyou and we hope to be able to come down and visit once again in the near future.”
Maria and Lloyd

“Hi, just wanted to give some feedback from our stay with you last Sunday/Monday night.
Your accommodation was absolutely fantastic. We stayed in the Queen with ensuite and it was just perfect. It was very clean and fresh smelling when we arrived and had everything we needed.
Its lovely to see so much care and attention to detail has gone into renovating such a beautiful building. I will be sure to tell everyone about our experience and past on the good words. Hope to stay again soon.”
Natasha and Rob
“Hi Tracy, just wanted to say thank you very much for your help with the accommodation we had a great night and the food was awesome!!!!!!!!
Will definately keep you in mind for our next trip down!”
“Hi Tracy, just like to say thanks so much for dinner on Saturday night, we had a fantastic time, beautiful food and great service! Will definitely recommend you!”
Kings Ohakune – Photos and Videos
Just for fun, a new idea to enable you to share your experiences at Kings – we have the Kings challenge:
1) Photos:
Please send us your photo of your event at Kings and if your photo is added to the site you can collect a Kings cap on your next visit.
2) Kings logo Photo Challenge:
Take a photo of Kings logo on our T-shirt in some exciting or weird locations (example in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris etc) and if posted on the site you can collect an exclusive Kings cap on your next visit.
3) Videos:
Post a video of your event at Kings on youtube or some video including a Kings logo then email us a link. If we add the link to this site you will get an exclusive Kings cap on you next visit.
Our first entry from Eric Raven would not normally qualify as no Kings logo and not at the Kings location, however Eric still recieves a cap for the first entry and as his email says he was having fun at Kings the day it was created:
Subject: video for you website
your kings website site asked for vids, this one was made last year at turoa. and it’s quite funny. Plus we got n it at the Kings on the Saturday night after making the vid. 

Snow to the Kings house in a speedy 6 minutes!