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Double room with garden view. Free WiFi, continental breakfast, full bedding and white fluffy towels included in rate.Shared lounge opens onto an extensive outdoor entertainment area with magnificent views of Mt Ruapehu
Double room at The Old Nurses Home
Double room at The Old Nurses Home
2 gosta
1 spavaća soba
1 krevet
0 zajedničkih kupaonica
2 gosta
1 spavaća soba
1 krevet
0 zajedničkih kupaonica

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One queen size bed with lovely views of the mountain or garden. Private, peaceful setting. Access to kitchen, lounge and bathrooms.


In 1941 the Waimarino District Health Board built a nurses home in Raetihi to accommodate the staff of the Waimarino Hospital. The hospital had opened in 1922 back when Raetihi was a thriving timber town and the Raetihi-Pipiriki road was busy with horses and bullocks carting logs.

The Waimarino hospital was a an important place employing three full time doctors, plenty of nurses and a full time gardener. With its perfectly manicured gardens and huge oak trees, the hospital stood proudly overlooking the town and had arguably the best views of Mt Ruapehu.

In the early years, farmers from valleys such as the Mangapurua on the Whanganui River (and home of the Bridge to Nowhere) would travel over 50km on foot or by horseback to have their logging wounds tended to. The hospital even had a maternity wing where women would ride a horse for two days to give birth here.

But as the trees were felled and forestry diminished so did Raetihi’s population. During the great depression, farmers walked off their land. Some of the service stores on Raetihi’s main street were affected and over a period of time almost all 11 timber mills were closed.

Later, rural hospitals were closed and facilities, as well as staff, were moved to New Zealand’s main cities. The nurses home was bought by one of the Doctors during which time the current owner Sandy Waters (aged 9 at the time) stayed here. Seventeen years later Sandy bought the Old Nurses Home and has been renovating and running it as guest accommodation ever since.

Dostupno gostima

Set within 5 acres of park-like grounds, The Old Nurses Home is situated 1km from Raetihi’s historic main street with shops, café’s, a museum and NZ’s oldest Theatre. We are 30 minutes from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (transport departs daily), Bridge to Nowhere jet boat tours, and Mt Ruapehu's Turoa ski area. We are the start and finishing point for the Whanganui River canoe journeys. Several mountain bike trails are just a short drive or shuttle service away.

Facilities include a large, sunny, north facing kitchen/lounge which opens onto an extensive outdoor entertainment area with a big open fire, BBQ, wood fired pizza oven and magnificent views of Mt Ruapehu.

Seperate male/female bathrooms each have three toilets and three showers, plus there’s a laundry, a drying room and secure mountain bike storage.

In rooms we provide a full bedding including white fluffy towels. During winter we operate a European style central heating system plus the lounge has a fireplace (wood supplied), 50” plasma TV, SKY (with sports channels), DVD player and a stereo.

Outside we have a kid’s playground, trampoline, mini-petanque, a pet goat, a miniature horse, The Snowy Train and a bouncy castle (weather permitting). There is an outside spa pool surrounded by rocks and palm trees with mountain views. We have plenty of off-street car parking.

Interakcija s gostima

We live onsite and will be available to answer question from 8am until 10pm.

Prikladno za obitelji/djecu
Bežični internet
Besplatan parking u sklopu smještaja
Raspored spavanja
Spavaća soba 1
1 bračni krevet (1,6x2)
Kućni red
Vrijeme dolaska je od 15:00 do 22:00.
Odlazak do 10:00

Sorry we can't accommodate your pet dog or cat.

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12 recenzije

Profil korisnika Les
Ožujak 2017.
Sandy's place is wonderful! We cannot say enough about her hospitality. Don't miss this place!

Profil korisnika Caitlin And Chris
Siječanj 2017.
Great place to stay! Easy distance to Tongariro, clean, friendly and great staff!

Profil korisnika Ben
Prosinac 2015.
Originally booked the property to crash before driving to Wellington after Tongariro. Upon arrival, decided to catch a quick shower and drive through as there was no way I was convincing my girlfriend to stay for a night ... the property is pretty remote and there weren't very many other guests . She called it "American horror story scary" haha. Didn't help that the guy who was checking us in was not the most welcoming. I thought the property was ok. The beds looked comfortable and there was a common kitchen/living room for guest.
Profil korisnika Sandy
Sandy odgovara:
Very sorry to hear you didn't stay. You were met by our groundsman as Sarah was showing around our other guests (we had 4 other people staying the same night as yourselves). We are an Old Nurses Home, hence the name, and we are situated between 2 national parks and set within 5 acres of park-like grounds. All information that was provided to you before you booked. It sounds like your girlfriend may be better suited to staying in hotels and perhaps only in cities in the future. We do hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand.
Prosinac 2015.

Profil korisnika Adam
Listopad 2017.
This is a great property and great value, and the hosts are very helpful.

Profil korisnika Donna
Ožujak 2017.
I spent one night at Snowy Waters on my way from Auckland to Wellington and had one of the best sleeps! Sandy is a wonderful host and while her lodge is a 'work in progress' it is warm and comfortable and charming. I will definitely be back.

Profil korisnika Timo
Ožujak 2017.
Very friendly interaction and warm welcoming. The stay was ok, as reasonably priced and good equipped kitchen and Chill-out area. Also the hot pot is nice after a long hike. The facility is under rennovation as major parts of it have aged a bit. Between the rooms you can hear pretty much everything, which makes it a bit non-optimal if people are leaving early, which is actually very common, as many people start their hiking early (standing up like 5ish). So not a place to sleep long, but a perfect place if you travel with multiple people. There will be enough space to host all of you, reasonably priced. Overall ok.

Profil korisnika Alexander
Ožujak 2017.
Great and cozy place to stay, we really recommend it! Big and well equiped kitchen, outside area and garden with BBQ and Pizza oven and fire place in the lounge. We stayed in an ensuite double room in "the villa". Sandy is a lovely and super nice host:)

Član od Veljača 2015
Profil korisnika Sandy
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