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Kiwi Paka Waitomo

School Road, PO BOX 26, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Waitomo Caves
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked last minute and It was more expensive that I would expect for this type of accommodation. Its basic, the chalet was okay and the bathroom was clean but not so good for the price. Location is good for those partaking in some caving. Free parking and we got a place in front of our chalet which was convenient.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a night while visiting the caves in Waitomo. Close to Curly's bar (which is a must-visit for a local beer), room was neat and clean and staff were friendly. Had trouble working the TV in the room. Location was stunning, and woke up early to go for a walk to watch the sunrise.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with the Kiwi Experience and was beyond disappointed. When we arrived we got a patronising lecture by the staff about what was expected of us which was very unprofessional and set a bad taste in our mouths for the rest of the stay. We chose the 6 bed dorm (there was only one allocated to the Kiwi)... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place to stay to visit the Waitomo Caves, small rooms with no bunks, an open kitchen area that is clean, and reception next door with a bar and meals served. Not much else to do around except the caves

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Campbell River, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was on the Kiwi Experience Bus and processing 50+ people took about 45-minutes. I requested a room to myself instead of the dorm rooms. I got Room 47 on the second floor of the 'chalets' behind the dorms and paid $104 for it. It was quite a large room with a walk-out balcony, a desk and chair, mini-fridge, TV... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I stayed here for one night with my boyfriend in April 2015, in a private room, as part of the Kiwi Experience. Our room was a good size, although it got very hot during the day and had no fan. Reception were really helpful and let us pre-order our pizza so that it was ready for when we got back... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Kiwi Paka is more backpacker-style than romantic or trendy, but I wasn't disappointed by the rooms & service. We had a nice double bedroom in the backyard building, which gave us more intimity (which is important if you're a couple and don't wanna share your private moments with other backpackers). The rooms were comfortable and the hotel is located near... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We arrived at the accommodation only to find a dingy room with freying towels and mouldy curtains. We had booked prior and notified them that we were travelling with an infant. There was no porta cot, and when we asked for one, it had no bedding. Definitely not family-friendly, and is very overpriced for the lack of facilities. Unfortunately I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Spent a night here with Haka tours in January 2015. Really very comfortable on suite room of good size. My shower initially had no hot water but this was quickly dealt with by the helpful staff. It is in a beautiful spot and so convenient for the Caves. The shared facilities were basic but clean. Recommend Curlys bar for good... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We arrived after over 6 hours in the car. It was hard to find, and the GPS will send you 45 kms out of your way. I wanted to wash away the day, only to find the shower cold. We later found out the electricity had tripped and they forgot to check our block. The beds were so soft that... More 

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