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Kiwi Paka Waitomo

School Road, PO BOX 26, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We only stayed one night, and I thought it was really lovely. Hidden away, good facilities and we had no problem with noise. We had some pizza at the pizzeria and it was delicious. Would definitely stay again.

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Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

On entering our room we counted 6 spiders near the doorway. We proceeded to put our luggage down and sit on our beds which were quite springy, and also had an abnormally small pillow on each of them. The room itself was quite stuffy, so we opened the windows - only to find a wasp nest on the balcony outside... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Ordered food. After 40 minutes reminded them several times to various staff we were waiting on food. 2 hours after ordering they were watching our table to close! We then explained the situation again and they gave us food that we didnt order. Very poor service even for a hostel.

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Newcastle, Australia
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306 reviews 306 reviews
28 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is cheap back-packer style accommodation. We had the worst night's sleep we have ever had in a hotel. There was a loud party going on adjacent to our bedroom into the early hours of the morning. The curtains on our room did not close all of the way, and it let in bright light into our room. Tour busses... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stayed here one night in the "chalet" after the glowworm tour. I absolutely hated the room but for being so remote, hubby said it was sufficient. Paid for the internet card and couldn't get a signal in the room, had to use it in the "kitchen". Bed was hard and lumpy, which was okay. Just wished they had better... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I stayed here for one night before we went Black Water Rafting and it was substantial. The rooms are big enough and the bathroom is suitable. If you're into five star, don't bother. It will only be bad for you if you're specific but if you have a few beers at Curly's, you're not going to care. There's not really... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Stayed one night in a single room, rooms are average size, with only a sheet and thin blanket, so it was cold. Very little and not that cheap for what it is. Room had a double bed which was ok.It was very noisy at night as people came into the area.

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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We were given a twin room & it was perfect, the only issue we had was the radiator was very old & all you heard was the sound of dripping when you turned it on...other than that grey facilities & staff 😀 would come back again!

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Address: School Road, PO BOX 26, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 47
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