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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
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fantastic old building the Waitomo Caves Hotel is. The reception is grand and i loved all the Maori paintings hung on the wall up the staircase..chandeliers are amazing!! Receptionist could be more welcoming..we paid $25 to upgrade our room and were given room 20 which was probally the smallest bathroom in history lol but all the other rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the hotel made our trip! The staff were fantastic and so accommodating. By the end of our three night stay we felt as though we had known the staff for years. Loved the old charm of the hotel with period features. This is not for everyone but for us it felt like stepping into a bygone era.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reception and the motel exterior are fancy and modern but don't let that fool you- the rooms are all original from the 60's or earlier, including old old velvet couches and chairs full of holes. Bathrooms are extremely out dated with no exhaust fans, cracked and missing tiles, shower over bath but the shower head so low is impossible to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 July 20, 2015

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 July 6, 2015

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 July 5, 2015

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 July 4, 2015

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 June 27, 2015

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 June 25, 2015

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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