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1177 Waitomo Valley Road, RD7, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Hobbit room for three nights but unfortunately that was 2 nights too long. We like others went there for the novelty of sleeping in a Hobbit house. The outside of the unit looks great but the inside is average and a let down. It was just a very basic 2 star room. The main bed is... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the ship with 16 boys in soccer team from Sydney, Australia. Sleeping arrangements quirky. Very neat, clean & fun way to stay overnight. Enjoyed the Kiwi Show from Billy Black. Breakfast great too! Plenty to feed the growing lads. Hospitality couldn't be better.

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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Was really cool! Stayed in the train for just one night but it was so neat! Am planning a trip again and Waitomo caves and will definitely be using this hotel again. Lots of people saying it was expensive but I didn't find it dear! Very clean, very well set up and the actual reception is so cool full of... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My mother and I stayed in one of the hobbit rooms. The only reason we stayed here was because I really wanted to stay in a hobbit room. The room was very cute. We did find a cockroach when we first arrived, but we didn't find any in addition to that one. My main problem was that if you don't... More

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Hong Kong
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17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I worried smell and hygiene problems as mentioned by other reviewers, but I did not notice these problems when we have stayed in the captains room. This is really expensive after I stayed in other apartments.

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kiwicommonsense, Manager at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back however you really need to take note when comparing motels bearing in mind we are Motel not a Hotel, in fact we are in the Top Ten of the Worlds Most Unique Motels and winner of the World Hospitality Innovation Award, Paris 2013. In this elite group, our charge of NZ$180.00 for 2 people... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stayed here for one night with my sister so we could get to the caves early in the morning. We loved the idea of staying in an old ship! This was very fun and definitely a good story to share with friends when we return home. The location was also excellent. We appreciated being put up here at short notice... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Reception area was rustic and informative but cold. Friendly staff and, because of the cold weather, they made sure there were extra blankets in room. Radiant heater was very good. Clean and tidy but feel the price tag is really paying for novelty value. Woke to turkey chorus in the morning which was fine as we are country people, but... More

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Wales
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Upon arriving my 8 yr olds sons excitement level hit an all time high. We were checked in by friendly staff who gave us wonderful tips and maps about the area. Pulling up at the aeroplane my son said he just couldn't wait to get in and explore. It was everything an 8yr old and 33 yr old boys dream!... More

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Auckland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed one night in the Titanic Room on the ship. The kids absolutely loved it. I struggled with the damp/dusty smell and just wanted morning to come to get a breath of fresh air. One of the boys coughed for a good part of the night and ended up upstairs with us. Bed comfortable and the owners very friendly.... More

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kiwicommonsense, Owner at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

Thank you for an honest writing hence im replying ,as distorted and false reports i can not be bothered with as they are life / time wasters . Yes as our motels are outside the norm , and some are recyled pieces of history, they wont suit everyone . Yes the ship has its own shippy smell as does the... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very much enjoyed our stay in the Captains Cabin aboard the Waitanic. Staff are friendly and helpful. Even though it was cold and miserable outside the rooms were cosy and well appointed. The kids loved it, although people who are not good with stairs might struggle with the 3 story accommodation (the main bathroom is way down in the belly... More

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Address: 1177 Waitomo Valley Road, RD7, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Woodlyn Park North Island
Woodlyn Park Hotel North Island

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