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Waitomo Caves Hotel

Lemon Point Road | RD7, Waitomo Caves 9999, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family of sister, brother in law, father and husband all stayed at this beautiful historic hotel. Pat the general manager and his son, were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We had a view over the new zealand bush, and my sister and her husband stayed in the magnificent suite overlooking waitomo. The food in the restaurant was also very... More

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Hobart, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a grand old building, and one must make allowances for this when one stays. The rooms are in need of a great deal of work, and the bathroom is screaming for a makeover [working the shower was an experience in itself!]. The furniture is mostly quite old and not particularly grand, but the bed was new, huge, and... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

DISAPPOINTING We had a premium king room (No. 17). It appears that the hotel is being modernised but unfortunately they had not yet got round to doing our room which was badly in need of decoration. Wallpaper was missing in patches and was peeling off, the carpet was threadbare in places, there were splashes of paint on the walls and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The structure is old but the present owners are trying hard to freshen the place. Everything was clean and staff were helpful and friendly. The rooms are plain but the bed was the best of three we used during this trip. The restaurant provided a good evening meal and the breakfast was buffet style. Only toast, cereal and fruit -... More

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Waihi, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying a night there, for my 70th Birthday (we usually motorhome, but I love Historic buildings.) We had a lovely room, with ensuite to balcony, and enjoyed the light meal we had. Loved the history, ambience, comfort and views of the area, and enjoyed wandering around the property. Recommend to anyone, especially for a special... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A purchase on NZ site 'Grabit'. A package which gave an overnight stay at the Hotel with a Twilight trip down into one of the glowworm caves. We arrived mid-afternoon to book in and asked about departure time for our walk, duty manager didn't really know but found out. We asked if we could dine at the hotel on our... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to express my experiences here at this lovely hotel. The staff were very friendly and extremely customer focused, nothing was a problem for them. The room was great, clean tidy and well worth the money The breakfast was way more than we had expected and a lovely way to start the day. We had dinner the evening... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel on a grab one deal. The room was adequate, but needed upgrading badly, particularly the bathroom. The bed was very comfy though. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the meals in the restaurant were very good. The family who own the hotel are gradually restoring it, the conference room was being decorated when... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would like to review the Waitomo Caves Hotel. We have stayed their about 6 times now over the past 6 months. We have found it such a lovely peaceful place. The hotel is old but grand and the management that are their now are very nice. Pat and Kathy (the management) can never do enough for you, They seem... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Having worked for the original owners THC, I felt obliged when travelling north to Hamilton to show my spouse this magnificent old lady. Well old it certainly was. Ladylike less so. The best of the Hotel were the gardens/grounds and obviously there is someone who knows their stuff with these. Coming up the drive one glides around the drive into... More

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Additional Information about Waitomo Caves Hotel

Also Known As:
Hotel Waitomo Caves
Waitomo Caves Otorohanga
Address: Lemon Point Road | RD7, Waitomo Caves 9999, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waitomo Caves
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Waitomo Caves
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waitomo Caves Hotel has now upgraded rooms, with Super King Beds, new linen, carpets, curtains, furniture and more. Make the most of a 100 year old hotel with amazing views, comfortable rooms and a charm you won't find anywhere else in New Zealand. With a fine dinning restaurant you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet at your leisure. ... more   less 
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