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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had one good night and one bad night here, so I guess it averages out. SINGLE: I had some good luck on the first night and was upgraded to a single (room 17) because the dorm was full. The bed was firm, but not too hard. The heater was adequate to warm the room (and dry socks on). DORM:... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The after hours ( after 5pm ) manager is the "Grumpy Old man" owner of the bar next door "Curleys Bar" Some might find his attitude "quaint" me and my group of 24 found him justb rude , sexist , and grumpy. I was staying in his backpackers ( Kiwi Paka ) with a group of adult students - all... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a single room. Room was decent size, bed was good and the heater worked well. Bathrooms were fine, there was a nice big kitchen with plenty of facilities to use. Staff were the highlight for me, very friendly and helpful. Close to the pub as well which was great when the rugby was on! This is a backpacker's after... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is quite literally the worst place I have ever stayed. Not just because it is dirty, dated and cold, but because it has an unfriendly feel. I have never had to pay to hire cutlery or plates to eat my dinner with (not what you want when you arrive at 9pm having informed them of your arrival time). The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

$110 per night for a double and saw the biggest cockroach I've ever seen, about half the size of my palm. Got back from dinner and there was another one half that size on my fiance's pillow and he has asthma. They'll be crawling on us all night I bet. So disgusting. Had I been alerted they had an infestation... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I slept in a 4-bed room which was quite large. The bathroom is very big and there are enough showers :) They have a big fridge and the kitchen was very clean and big. There is lots of place to eat and sit down and Play games with friends and also there is a nice balcony.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were only stopping in Waitomo to do the Black Abyss Cave Tour (definitely give that a crack by the way), and this was fine for what we needed. Warm bed, shower, and a tv. Not the best place we've stayed, but fine nonetheless. Best part for us was how close it was to Curly's Bar!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very basic place, but not much choice in Waitomo Caves. Room was cold on arrival, heater was quite slow but eventually heated up. Bathrooms are not nice at all and need doing up. Right next to coach parking so a few times coaches arrived or left in the morning with people being very loud getting on and off. Need to... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were booked in to Kiwi Paka Waitomo for the weekend of our engagement party, as it was close to the venue (huhu - which is excellent). We arrived and checked in, paid and got our room key, advised the front desk that we had two other couples arriving between 7 and 8pm that night from Wellington. At that point... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We decided to stay at Kiwi Paka Waitomo as we were tired travelling back from Ohakune. We wanted a Pizza and were told we had to order it straight away as the restaurant was closing at 8pm and to eat it in our room. The Pizza was very nice, big enough for 1 adult and 2 children, but overpriced at... More

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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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