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Abseil Breakfast Inn

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709 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this stay because of its convenience for the caves and it was excellent in that respect although the driveway was a challenge, particularly going back down to the road because we could not see the driveway over the bonnet (hood) of our car and very nearly drove into a flower bed. The ensuite shower room was cramped and... More 

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Thank SimonandDenise
Helen_Fortescue, Owner at Abseil Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments concerning the breakfast. Our standard rooms do not have large ensuites, but the swamp room, which was available on the night you stayed does have a large ensuite with a two-person bath, as well as a shower. This room, which only costs slightly more, may have been better for you. The days were very humid... More 

Osaka, Japan
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night for our visit to the Waitomo caves and it was fantastic! We had a lovely room, and the view overlooking the hills was so relaxing. Tui birds were flying around and when we drank a beer on the veranda the supercute cat joined us in the evening sun. The breakfast was amazing! So delicious and... More 

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Thank Maruyonka
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We booked this Inn as it was near the caves. Looked lovely on the site. Location is great, food and room was okay but what a shame - the owner was so unfriendly. We knew we would arrive late, so we phoned to advise them in advance. I'd tried to book two rooms but only one was available so our... More 

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Thank Leila B
waitomo-manager, Owner at Abseil Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

We thank Leila for her comments regarding location room and food. We do not provide facilities for freedom campers. This was pointed out to Leila in an email dated 30 November when she advised that she would pay extra if her son, who was travelling with his girlfriend in a camper van, could use the shower in the morning and... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We visited Waitomo on our honeymoon for two nights on a trip to the caves. We did a five hour tour and our hosts had us well prepared with a sizable breakfast and towels to use after the tour. The location is excellent with a two minute drive to the caves and it is also walking distance to a nice... More 

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Thank Ed L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

John was an awesome host! Our room was beautiful and quaint. The rooms have wooden floors and our bed was great! We especially loved the heating pads that are on the mattresses to hear you up. Also huge bathroom.. Possibly bigger than the bedroom itself! The inn is situated on top of a hill, so the views are incredible. Breakfast... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Just stayed a night here after seeing the caves and Hobbiton. Had been warned about the driveway, and it is certainly not for the faint hearted! Nice relaxing vibe to the pace, and great views over the countryside. Excellent breakfast, and good chat with hosts and guests in the morning. One small suggestion- maybe some more mats/rugs in the kitchen... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This hotel is ideally located for Waitomo Caves that are literally just a minute away and the hosts are absolutely lovely. However the accommodation feels more like an air bnb standard than a professional b&b - there is no reception so you have to hunt the owner on arrival, the bedrooms are decorated with cuddly toys, the bathroom has dozens... More 

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Thank 83blonde
waitomo-manager, Owner at Abseil Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry that your cat allergy has put a dampener on your stay with us. As you note the two cats do stay away from the guests unless invited, and are banned from the guest rooms and common areas. Even if we no longer had cats, then our property would still have cat trace as local cats do wander... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Went to abseil in for an overnight stay as a base for the local caves, perfectly geared for this purpose and the two hosts are great value, engaging, knowledgable and totally unique. I'd stay there again. Look out for the 12 types of Honey for breakfast. A real treat.

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Thank Mazpazi
waitomo-manager, Owner at Abseil Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed our breakfast selection. Helen and John More 

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36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Absolutely ideal place to stay in Waitomo. Stunning views from the top of a slightly intimidatingly steep drive, a wonderfully enthusiastic welcome, nice rooms, and a cracking breakfast – thoroughly recommend the Waitomo Eggs. Just a short walk to Waitomo's dining options.

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Thank JohnMenzies
waitomo-manager, Owner at Abseil Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments. We enjoyed meeting you. Helen and John More 

Melbourne, Australia
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267 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful stay in this beautiful B&B in Waitomo Caves Village. It was so homey and their breakfast was not just delicious but spectacular and worthy of a Michelin star. The Cave room was comfortable and the garden was inviting and despite other guest there, it afforded us privacy. Helen is so full of information and the... More 

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waitomo-manager, Owner at Abseil Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

We really enjoyed your stay with us Patrick and appreciate your comments. Helen More 

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