My partner and I have stayed twice at Waitomo Caves Hotel. It is one of the only places I know that has tried to keep the 'old school' look, and to be honest, if it lost that, I probably wouldn't go back.
You definitely feel as though you have slipped back in time. It really is magnificant, and well worth the visit.
The manager Richard is lovely!! And the staff are very helpful (especially when you are wanting some ghost stories).
We love the hotel so much, we have decided to get married there next year!
Is sad to see many people give this hotel bad feedback stating "the wallpaper is peeling, its old, its cold, rah rah rah". I mean, come on! Look at the place!! It's meant to look 'old'. I personally, cannot find anything to put down about this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waitomo Caves Hotel provides a taste of the early 19th Century grand tour hotel experience in our own time. Majestically positioned on a promontory above the Waitomo village and the world famous Waitomo caves the hotel offers sweeping views across the lush farmland, the hills and bush of the King Country. The hotel boasts sparkling crystal chandeliers, a vast art collection, spacious clean rooms, deliciously comfortable beds and a decadent spa area. Stay with us and experience the elegance of travel from a bygone era. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Waitomo Caves
- Waitomo Caves Otorohanga