This hotel has mixed reviews, but we wanted to believe that a standard room at NZD 150 per night, had to be at least OK.
The hotel, as mainly other reviewers have advised, is lovely and has HUGE potential. The downsides are that the property is very tired, the decor looks as if it has not been touched since the building was built and unfortunately the service of the staff was poor.
The bed was comfortable and afforded an OK nights sleep to be fair, but the rooms were awfully hot, with no air conditioning and no way of getting extra air through the bedroom.
This was only ever going to be a stop gap to the glowworm caves, but if I did ever have to stay again, I would try the Abseil Inn or more likely the Kiwi Paker (NZD 75 for a chalet), which did a fantastic pizza and had A1 service.
My concearn is that the throughput and niche market of the local caves means that the owners of this propery will continue to fill the rooms with no need, and subsequently, desire to improve the quality in line with the prices charged.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waitomo Caves Hotel has now upgraded rooms, with Super King Beds, new linen, carpets, curtains, furniture and more. Make the most of a 100 year old hotel with amazing views, comfortable rooms and a charm you won't find anywhere else in New Zealand. With a fine dinning restaurant you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet at your leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Waitomo Caves
- Waitomo Caves Otorohanga