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1177 Waitomo Valley Road, RD7, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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Woodlyn Park
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Waitomo Caves
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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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Kansas City, Kansas
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
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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New Plymouth
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Booked months in advance. Phoned two days out from our due date to double check the booking was all smooth sailing still. Was told to be checked in by 5pm or phone to organise the key. Arrived at 4.45 to be told our room was not ready. It had alterations being done. After much fluffing around and 3/4 hour later... More

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Brisbane, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We stayed in the Plane Cockpit room for 1 night while visiting the Waitomo Caves. Checkin is slightly complicated in that it appears staff are often not at reception but are elsewhere on the property- there is a number on the door to ring for assistance. The room is definitely a bit of fun for a novelty stay. The unit... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I stayed here with a friend for one night in November, and had a good experience. Booking was very easy, and they were willing to accommodate our late arrival. We stayed in the Hobbit house. The reviews are right- it looks like a Hobbit house from the outside (especially loved the window!) and the inside is more like a regular... 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
Also Known As:
Woodlyn Park North Island
Woodlyn Park Hotel North Island

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