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Caves Motor Inn

728 State Highway 3 | Hangatiki Junction, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Li_Li Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you expect to be staying at a motor inn, then you will not be disappointed. This was clean and well located. For an overnight sleepover, it is more than sufficient. The restaurant was shut on the night we were there, but The Big Apple Cafe down the road was good. There was also a supermarket less than 10 minutes... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The motor inn is very handy to the caves area - about a 10 minute drive. The staff were very friendly and happy to assist. The rooms although fairly old were clean and comfortable with a nice little balcony to have an afternoon drink. The restaurant was very nice - recommend the lamb shank. There is a bit of noise... More

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Perth, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed here on 16th December 2013 to be close to the Waitomo Caves. The caves are worth the experience. From there, the drive to the caves is not a long one - perhaps 15 to 20 minutes by the time tickets are organised for the cave tour. There is the The Big Apple Café near the inn(less than 5... More

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Perth, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A great stay at this motor inn. We were visiting the waitamo caves on our way back up to Auckland and found this accommodation suited our location needs. The Rooms were clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Didn't have meal in the restaurant but told they are really nice. Would definitely stay here again.

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San Francisco, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Caves motor inn- the place was perfect for us. We had 5 people in our group. I contacted one of their managers, Linare who worked with us to book the perfect room for our party. Pros: room was very close to caVes. Cons: no free internet. Internet did not work for us but the manager gave us a refund because... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We booked the connecting family room at the Caves Motor Inn, as no other local accommodations seemed to offer family accommodation. The room(s) were a double room, connected to a double + single room and was perfect for our family of 4. Although it was the middle of Winter, we found the rooms heated up quickly with the heat pump,... More

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Canberra, Australia
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41 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Although the accomodation was somewhat small and the heating wasn't great, the rooms and beds are reasonably comfortable and adequate. The staff were friendly and if you needed anything they were happy to help (although the didn't clean the room during our stay). The location is good, just 10km from not only the Waitomo Caves, but also Otorohanga and Te... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Friendly service. Big rooms but difficult to heat up mid-winter with one small heat pump. Very cold in the bathroom and only has a single sized electric blanket for a queen bed. Granted we are used to a hotter climate. We were given a milk carton at check-in but only to find there was another in the fridge. However later... More

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Well we were billeted here as part of our cycling Tor of New Zealand as the Waitomo Caves Hotel changed our booking for some unknown reason. One of our group had a room that was so damp she had to put the electric blanket on to dry out a bit of bed to sleep on. The rooms were a decent... More

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

A nice clean and comfortable room at a country motel. Although adjacent to a main highway the room we occupied at the back was quite and restful.. Friendly service at their restaurant with hearty sized meals.

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Address: 728 State Highway 3 | Hangatiki Junction, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waitomo Caves
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Waitomo Caves
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