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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes the place is for sale and a little run down but I hope someone picks up Billy's concept and runs with his idea. We stayed in the boat and whilst dated it was A unique experience. The plane, train and hobbit hole also looked cool. We went in winter which is off peak so a little lacking in activities... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife is a LOTR fan and was sold on the Hobbit hole concept immediately. We arrived at around 4 in the afternoon. The office was empty, but there was a sign telling us the key was in the unit. It is, of course, very unique. The hobbit hole appearance is mostly an exterior thing. Once inside, you will find... More 

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Thank Bob999
Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very original and special hotel. Every room is decorated and dedicated to a different movie: you can sleep in a Hobbit room, a ship room, etc. But the manager wants to sell it, and it is obvious that the hotel is missruled. Rooms are quite cold, there is nobody around... It is really a pity

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Thank EduBaura
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stayed in one of the ship units (no 2) and loved it! Very well presented, our boys slept downstairs in the 'cabin' and loved the porthole windows. Upstairs is a queen bed and a cute kitchen area. The whole place is set up on farmland with farm animals and the turkeys even talk back, very funny. The man who... More 

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Camper vans may park at Woodlyn Park for free. Billy was very accommodating and provided helpful information about the area. As we were visiting in Winter, many places were closed or had shortened hours. Woodlyn Park was fully operational.

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Thank stacikay
Toowoomba, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The Hobbit Room was quirky, large, clean and well appointed. Some maintenance and cleaning-up around the grounds, however, it was late Autumn and that is to be expected. The big problem was the dampness in the room - it reeked of damp. This is probably due to the fact its is underground and there had been a fair bit of... More 

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Thank Davr0s20
kiwicommonsense, Owner at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

Yes all our world unique motels have there own different smell , and each same smell can be interuped differently by the many diferent people staying .10s of thousands infact have now come to enjoy the world unique experince There is absoulutly no dampness in the room, ( unless of course you leave the windows wide open on a damp... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our one night stay in the aeroplane. Tiny everything - including the shower that was way too small for my 6" 3' husband - but such a novelty for our two kids to explore. Wouldn't hang out any longer, but for one night to visit the caves it was great.

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Thank Nicola E
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

After taking the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, my expectations were up for a similar ambiance. All we got was an underground room, round doors and windows and burlap curtains. This had the potential to be charming but feel far short. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I would recommend hiring a gardener to manage the overgrown foliage and to plant... More 

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Thank Marcia F
New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 6 stayed in the Hobbit Room. The idea was fun and the kids liked it. The room was large and clean. There was no house keeping before the second night stay. There is no shampoo. The wifi did not work. The check in staff (owners) were not very hospitable. The grounds a pretty run down. The bunk... More 

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Thank Family4BucketList
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here. I had hobbit hole two for the night and it was brilliant. I think the space made it pretty awesome and I loved the view it was stunning. I wish I could live here actually. The down side is the Internet. It doesn't work unless u take a 5 min walk to the office... More 

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Thank ciana90Sheffield
kiwicommonsense, Manager at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

It's great that you enjoyed the owner's vision of a Hobbit Hole and that you enjoyed staying in our lovely country setting. In terms of internet, we are exploring ways to extend the signal down to the units...part of the difficulty is the rolling contour of our Shire. However, as you noted people have free wifi access up at the... More 

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Address: 1177 Waitomo Valley Road, RD7, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: $129 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodlyn Park 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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