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Waitomo Caves Hotel

Lemon Point Road | RD7, Waitomo Caves 9999, New Zealand
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Waitomo Caves Hotel
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Waitomo Caves
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
larissab15 Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a couple of days , ok so it does need a bit of TLC' but it has charm and its own personality , a few bits of sandpaper and some paint would help to but my room had an awesome bath and was run by nice caring folk so ''Highly recomended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this old retro Victorian style yet charming & clean hotel. The reception staff was accommodating & full of exuberance...made the quaint place lively. Located closeby waitomo caves & cafes. Don't miss the Huhu cafe...good food & friendly staff. Did not know about the so called paranormal sightings until our return journey home.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel definitely has an atmosphere to it, but it's quite an unsettling one. I seemed to be one of the only guests in the entire hotel, which was eerie since it's quite a large place. I later learnt that the hotel is supposedly one of the most haunted places in New Zealand, with some rooms having particular stories attached... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a double room. Was dated, but nothing to complain about for the price. Fantastic views overlooking Waitomo. Dinner and breakfast was very nice, as was the Spa Room, a highlight of our stay. Service was exemplary.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd give the Waitomo Hotel 3.5 stars. My wife and I stayed here for a couple nights in June, which is winter in New Zealand. This is the off-season for Waitomo, and the hotel was mostly vacant. The staffing at the hotel reflects the number of guests, so staff was performing multiple duties -- which some guest would complain about,... More 

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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to Waitomo attractions. Helpful staff. Room was small but clean. TV reception wasn't great but not there to watch TV anyway. GPS will take you pass the turn into the road so watch for signs when you get close. WiFi can be spotty

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stayed here for only one night but it was worth it. The location is central to main attractions of waitomo and the staff was extremely friendly. They offer to help where they can and it wasn't a problem at all that we arrived late. The room was clean and we loved the heated blankets. Free Wifi and free parking... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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 May 16, 2015

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 May 11, 2015

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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