If you are looking for somewhere a little different, then this is the place for you! We had read about Woodlyn Park on Trip Advisor, and were keen to stay in the Hobbit Holes, however, as they were booked, we were offered the Captain’s Unit of the Waitanic, a converted WW2 patrol boat. We were not disappointed as the unit was a great choice.
The unit was across three levels; The upper floor had a small but well equipped kitchen and large dining room, a small bathroom, and a balcony offering great view of the surroundings. The middle floor housed the master bedroom, with a large deck. The lower level housed two more bedrooms and large bathroom. It was a perfect arrangement for our family of five, with each of the teenagers having plenty of space. All the rooms were spotlessly clean.
The park is not within walking distance to any shops or restaurants; you will need to drive back into the village for these. We corresponded with Nicky when making arrangements to stay here, and she was extremely helpful with our questions about things to do in and around Waitomo. She was also very helpful upon our arrival at Woodlyn Park. She did seem to be the only staff member around, though.
Wi-Fi is not available at the unit, but is able to be accessed at the main reception area. There was also a problem with mosquitos, as there were no screens on the windows, we had to shut them to keep the mozzies and flies out. Although the park could do with a bit of a spruce up – cleaning outdoor furniture, boat deck, painting, gardens needing some maintenance etc, we did have an enjoyable night here. If you are looking for a five star hotel, forget this place, but if quirky and unique is more your style, check it out.
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- Also Known As:
- Woodlyn Park North Island
- Woodlyn Park Hotel North Island