We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Woodlyn Park

4.5 of 5
Hotel website
1177 Waitomo Valley Road, RD7, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Woodlyn Park
Write a Review

149 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    59
    55
    21
    6
    8
See reviews for
65
54
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (149)
  • Mar-May only
    (40)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (27)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (43)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (39)
All months
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hobbit Rooms: Perfect if you're looking for somewhere different to stay. Comfy rooms, nice quiet location, magical experience, great friendly service, plenty of room for families. Must try once if are a fan of Lord of the Rings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, null, Singapore
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I was booked to stay in the train hotel for 1 night. In all honesty, this is my first trip to New Zealand and I was really blown away but this "magical experience"... My tour agent booked the hotel room for me as I had no idea where to stay. Woodlyn Park is very near the Waitomo Gloworm Caves. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
kiwicommonsense, Owner at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

Your letter deserves to be corrected so people are not mislead by your comments. -Fact all our Motels have driveways NOT pathways as you say, which are the same width as the standard piece of road on which you drove to Waitomo. The units all have car parks - yours I have measured is SIX meters wide - a vehicle... More 

Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

By far the best hotel we have ever stayed in. The Hobbit Hotel is the best expireince on a Middle Earth Adventure areound New Zealand. These are by far the best hotels available in the area. They are a little more expensive but well worth is. Both of the Hobbit Hole Hotels can sleep up to 6 people and are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stayed in train and it was a different experience than any other accomodations.. Veiws were nice and it was clean.. We really had a very good sleep as the beds were very comfortable . Lady at reception was very helpful. We were only bit disappionted with the condition of BBQ which we wanted to use but were not able... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stayed there last night and we booked for train apartment, and we loved the place not very far from glowworm caves. Nice and tidy units with very comfy beds. Will visit again for sure. If you going to see glowworm caves u must experience this unique place as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stayed in the hobbit hole with a look at the train & boat (travelled as 3 couples). Never got to look at the plane but of the 3 rooms available to the 3 couples the hobbit was the biggest room with plenty of space. Very quiet & peaceful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alesund, Norway
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed at the train for one night, and it was a pretty cool experience! The rooms are not practical, but I guess that does not come as a surprise, as it is the experience of sleeping on a train/boat/plane/hobbit hole that makes this hotel so unique! The bed was comfortable, and the lady at the reception was very friendly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Well if you like hobbits you have to stay here. Don't expect luxury - it's great and quirky and functional. I have to say the donkey and the pig which appeared on the roof in the morning just added to the quirkiness. Easy to get to the village to access bars and restaurants / cafes - Fun!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ballarat, Victoria
Level Contributor
35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We choose to stay at the Hobbit Hotel at Woodlyn Park during our trip to New Zealand. We had a fantastic time , a great place to stay to be away from the crowds of tourists. This hotel was a little more expensive than your usual hotel but it was worth it for the hobbit experience, nature, peace and quiet.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
72 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We spent one night in the tail of the airplane and one night in the Captains Suite of the ship. The plane was great. The kids loved the bunk beds and the queen bed was cool. There was a little bathroom and kitchen too. We were worried that it would be stuffy but the windows opened and there was air... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

106 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (106)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (37)
Viewed
Room/suite (22)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (40)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Waitomo Caves
1.5 mi away
Waitomo Caves Hotel
Waitomo Caves Hotel
#3 of 5 in Waitomo Caves
3.0 of 5 stars 252 reviews
3.3 mi away
Glow Worm Motel
Glow Worm Motel
#2 of 5 in Waitomo Caves
3.5 of 5 stars 44 reviews
0.7 mi away
Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park
Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park
#2 of 4 in Waitomo Caves
4.5 of 5 stars 195 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.3 mi away
Caves Motor Inn
Caves Motor Inn
#4 of 5 in Waitomo Caves
3.5 of 5 stars 47 reviews
5.3 mi away
Waitomo Lodge
Waitomo Lodge
#2 of 3 in Te Kuiti
4.0 of 5 stars 116 reviews
7.6 mi away
Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities