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Woodlyn Park

4.5 of 5
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1177 Waitomo Valley Road, RD7, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Woodlyn Park
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  • 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
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Ballarat, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Alesund, Norway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 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 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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!!!

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Ballarat, Victoria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 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 

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Whangamata, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We chose this place because it looked a bit different than your usual motel. Hmmm...more like quirky really! On arrival there was no one at reception just a note on the door saying that she was mowing the lawn and to give her a yell. We stayed in the "Waitanic" (the ship) in the Britanic room. On approach I thought... More 

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Marysville, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were looking forward to a quaint stay at a "Hobbit" motel but much to our dismay it was more like a horror movie experience. As we made our way up a windy, gravel road hillside we get to the top of the property to see a rundown old building that was the "office". No one was there and there... More 

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kiwicommonsense, Owner at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

Fact - This lady checked in and was in her Motel Unit for over two hours before re appearing at the office to tell us that she had a phone call from a friend in Auckland and asked if she could receive a refund so she could move on to stay in Auckland- to which the reply was "no" we... More 

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