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Waitomo Caves Hotel

Lemon Point Road | RD7, Waitomo Caves 9999, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sunrise Beach
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I and her son stayed at the Hotel on 7 & 8 September 2014. We found it a very comfortable hotel with incredible history associated with it. My partner and I stayed in the same room as Queen Elizabeth II stayed in on her 1953/54 tour with an adjoining balcony from where the Queen waved to the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has stayed at the Waitomo Caves Hotel half a dozen times in the past 15 years. It is a lovely old hotel that is dated, but has a wonderful charm about it. If you can handle some peeling wallpaper, etc. I think you will enjoy your stay here. The staff are always pleasant and helpful. I believe there... More

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful historic hotel is getting spruced up, rooms are wonderfully comfortable. Atmosphere at this historic landmark is amazing - as are the views! Where else can you stay in the room where Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh slept when they visited the Waitomo Caves? And overlook the caves entrance? Staff are courteous and helpful, meals are lovely... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the Waitomo caves hotel and although it having the allure of ring historic, the backpackers at the bottom Of the driveway would have been much nicer. We had a balcony room, which is one of the expensive and found the decor very dated, the bathroom was terribly old and although the towels were folded fancy... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I just had a girly weekend away here with family and friends and was completely wowed by this hotel from reading reviews I was a little apprehensive about what we would find. When we arrived we were all impressed by the building and how grand it looks. Checking in was easy and Sue on reception was lovely. Our room was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful hotel albeit old it has heaps of character and the staff are so friendly and helpful. Would rather stay here than any modernised hotel. Theres so much to explore and so many adventures in waitomo. The view from our balcony was breathtaking.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We booked this online and my partner was very excited to be staying in a grand old hotel. Unfortunetly there was nothing grand about it. The hotel has so much potential with a great location and could be great for weddings or high tea but as it has been left to rot this is far from being possible. Our room... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were looking forward to returning to this Grand Old Lady but it wasn't as memorable this time. Bed was comfy, loved having a bath, it's a great old hotel, but in need of much tlc. We will no doubt return again as we love the character of this hotel.

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Prophetstown, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were looking forward to our stay at Waitomo Caves Hotel. We were fully aware that it is being renovated, its haunted history (check out room 12A), and 1960's updates. We arrived late due to driving in the rain on the way from Hawk'e Bay. We called ahead to ask about dinner and were told they were not serving and... More

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New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Loved our stay here, the staff, or more precisely Jane, gave a great visitor experience, the rooms are old and tired but the beds were good and you just felt you were somewhere special. I finished the night off reading the paper in front of a lovely open fire with one or two rums from the bar. The Hotel has... More

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Address: Lemon Point Road | RD7, Waitomo Caves 9999, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
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