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Waitomo Caves Hotel

Lemon Point Road | RD7, Waitomo Caves 9999, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thanks so much to Pauline and Joanna who made our stay Exceptional !!! Our room had the most beautiful view to die for and with a bath to soak and relax. We used the Spa pool which was a nice treat. We dined at the Hotel Restaurant in the evening and the food was superb and the presentation of the... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yes like the Queen herself she might be getting on in years but she still has it ok' so the reception was closed by 8 and couldn't get a meal at 8,30pm and it does need a little bit of TLC'' in places as to weather i would stay again well. i believe with a little money spent they would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night in a refurbished downstairs room next to the night access door, having booked the room for $80 through Wotif. Our expectations weren't high because of the price we'd paid and what we had read but we wanted to experience the character of the hotel. We were pleasantly surprised. Certainly the hotel is faded and needs a... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From reading the hotel's website it comes across that this place is quaint and eclectic. It is not. We had one of the more expensive rooms and it would be kind to stay that it would be lucky to qualify as a hostel, at best. The furniture in the room appeared to be reclaimed IKEA retreads with everything in the... More 

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Taumarunui, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple menu but tasty food all very reasonably priced. Service was great. The old hotel was tired and needs a good tidy up in the garden but inside the dining room and hotel foyer were clean and appropriately decorated. Will definitely come again.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a night as very close to the glow worm caves and black water rafting. Hotel looks good from the outside, Our room was quite run down and shabby. Was clean, but still looked and felt grubby. Couldn't connect to the wifi as could only get one bar in the room. Hotel was quiet which was one plus... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to our stay here, but the hotel was a disappointment. Here are the reasons why: 1. The cheapest room was overpriced. It was a tiny double room, with hardly any furnishings. It had obviously been converted from a single room since the few furnishings it had (TV and wall light) were perpendicular to the bed... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been there for one night. The hotel is kind of antique, but pretty- although the pictures on the wall make you feel you're in a terror movie. The staff was kind. Our room was small, but the bathroom was good. Since you don't have many options on that region, I'd stay again....but only for one night.

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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although only an average rating, we still really enjoyed staying here. It is old and a bit worn in places, but still has charm about it that a more modern hotel simply could not emulate. The architecture, high ceilings and wide corridors, complete with squeaky floorboards, all contribute the uniqueness of the place. The bedroom we stayed in was perfectly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel very tired. Had a delux king room new bed which was comfortable. Wall paper peeling, worn carpets, paintwork scrated and worn, chips in basin. No compendium. TV reception fuzzy. Staff pleasant we stayed one night and had no problem getting a refund for the nights we had paid for. Ifvwe had been charged back packer prices eould have been... More 

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