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Waitomo Caves Hotel

Lemon Point Road | RD7, Waitomo Caves 9999, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Waitomo Caves
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a family gathering for a weekend at the hotel. The place was amazing! We enjoyed the history of the place. The dining room was so lovely, with a live pianist providing a neat atmosphere. The rooms were very cosy, and each of our rooms were styled differently. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The hotel overlooks the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our one night stay in the Waitomo Caves Hotel (July 2015). We wished we could have stayed longer! Upon arrival, the service was friendly and helpful. Free parking and free WIFI was great. We stayed in room 117 which was small but had everything we needed for one night. The room had recently been updated so it... More 

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Macau, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two used condoms in the drawer next to my bed. The toilet is dirty. I found hair on the toilet bulb. This is so gross. Went to tell the staff at the reception. She then picked them up and walked off straight away without saying a word!! I cant consider this is friendly at all.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here on Halloween night. I was a bit reluctant as I drove up late at night. However, was I surprised! The staff was very nice and my room was clean and comfortable. While the hotel was older, it was very comfortable. There was sky tv with a full set of channels and great free wifi. The location was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a wonderful tour of the local Waitomo Caves, our hungry family of four thought we'd try the historic Waitomo Caves Hotel for a light lunch. After being advised by the bus driver that it had a good reputation for dining when he was a kid we had great expectations. Sadly it must have changed hands many times since then.... More 

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 June 22, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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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