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Woodlyn Park
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Waitomo Caves
Colchester, England
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“very unusual accomodation”
Reviewed May 19, 2007

An excellent but different kind of accomodation, there are only four or five units on site - soon to be more as they were adapting a boat whilst we were there. We stayed in one of the hobbit holes, which was very clean, with one of the most comfortable beds we slept in whilst in New Zealand. There is no-one on site in the evening or overnight,but they provide you with torches and a leaflet detailing how to get to the glowworm walk - a must -do, once it gets dark.

  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 22, 2007

What a find! Woodlyn Park is home to Billy Black's kiwi culture show but also has three types of very unusual self-catering accommodation. We stayed in one of the two hobbit units which are built into the ground and have lots of round windows. Very tastefully furnished with big beds so you feel like a small hobbit! There's one double bed in the main lounge/dining/kitchen area and two bunks in a separate bedroom. The kitchen is well-equipped with cooking gadgets and crockery and the bathroom has a whole wicker basket full of towels. Obviously a lot of thought gone into the rustic curtains and wall decor. The whole place is spacious and clean. It was lovely sitting outside on our terrace admiring the view and peace and quiet - apart from the occasional noise from the resident wild boar, donkey and sheep! At Woodlyn Park you can also stay in a 1950s plane either in the tail end or cockpit or in a railway carriage. They are currently building an extra unit from an old boat which looks interesting. Excellent value for money. Woodlyn Park is also less than five minutes drive from famous Waitomo Caves. I've never read The Hobbit but I still loved my stay in a hobbit hole!

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  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2006

What an experience. We stayed in the train carriage which was great, a bit chilly on a cold night but worth it. The grounds themselves are fantastic, you can see the plane and hobbit motels from the train and also the surrounding countryside is so peaceful. Must warn you if you go out to eat to give yourself plenty of time as restaurants can get busy, else buy some food in and cook in your train. The Billy Black Show is the best ever and really out of this world, a must see. Would definitely visit again. Maybe when he gets the boat in (which is due hopefully).

  • Stayed March 2006
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Property: Woodlyn Park
Address: 1177 Waitomo Valley Road, RD7, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Waitomo Caves
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Woodlyn Park 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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