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Abseil Breakfast Inn

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709 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Abseil Breakfast Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Abseil Inn is in a beautiful spot on top of a hill. Our excellent hosts Helen and John provided great hospitality in their spotless, sunny B&B. Breakfast was a delight: after our choice of fruit, juices, eggs and bacon we were treated to a huge range of local honeys and toast. It was better than a hotel breakfast but... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you plan to visit the waitomo caves and/or the scenic film location of the hobbit, its a good place. be sure to arrive prior sunset, as this is quite nice here. free wifi and free breakfast as well as free parking

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the cave room. Helen is a wonderful host who obviously loves what she does and showed me around the different rooms, each with a unique flavour and artwork! The free coffee, tea and biscuits in a warm and welcoming lounge room was a nice touch and there is a well-stocked library. We felt right at home and the... More 

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon. We were doing the 7 hour epic cave tour just down the road, our travel agent recommended this spot and booked for us. The house is nice and roomy, our room was a decent size and I was surprised to find a jacuzzi hot tub in our bathroom with a separate... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Don't let the driveway reviews put you off - it's well worth it. I only stayed one night but wish I was able to stay an extra night. Great spot, lovely views. A short stroll to the local village (unless it's raining) for dinner - listen to Helen's recommendations! Room was lovely and warm, fabulous large 2-person bath with candles... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This small B&B has a lovely homely feel. We arrived late but we were met and shown around. The room was nice with a huge bathroom and powerful shower. It also had a jacuzzi bath with candles around for anyone who fancies a romantic soak. The breakfast/living room offered complimentary tea and coffee and DVDs. The views whilst eating breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was a lovely B&b in waitomo caves region. Helen was an interesting host with lots of interesting stories. Our room was beautiful with attached bathrooms and interesting decor. The approach road to hotel was at steep height and requires careful driving.

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

There aren’t many places to stay in the Waitomo area. This bed and breakfast sits at the top of an unbelievably steep driveway. It has several reasonably appointed rooms to choose from. Our room was small with an adequate bath room. The highlight is breakfast. Included in the price, the hosts certainly put on an excellent breakfast, with cereals, toast,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Quirky B & B with themed rooms. We stayed in the Bush room which was clean and comfortable with a small shower room. 10 minutes walk to the caves and town. Breakfast was lovely. All the guests sit round a large table but we were given a choice of time when we wanted breakfast. Check in time is not until... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This small exclusive B&B in Waitomo was just perfect for us. It was a bit hard to find (for our GPS) but the ever friendly NZ people helped us, it is quite close to the Waitomo Caves village. The location is on the top of a small hill, which gives a very nice view. The house is beautiful and the... More 

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