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Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge
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Wales
1 review
“Just Lovely”
Reviewed April 28, 2011

We enjoyed both North and South Islands for their different beauty. We stayed in differing types of accommodation but the one regret we have is that our one night stay at the Waikato Caves Lodge was too short. When we return to NZ you will be first on our team sheet. Lovely rooms, people and setting. A thoroughly pleasant experience. Thank you for our stay Colin, Janet and Gypsy.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

So enjoyed our stay in April. Perfect accomodations and close to everything we needed. Spent two days caving. Hosts were so friendly and helpful. Good breakfast in the morning. Rooms cute and comfy with a nice bathroom. Nice gardens. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Waikanae, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

Found this B&B while visiting the caves. Colin and his wife made us very welcome. En suite room spotless with great views. Recommended to anyone in the region

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

Janet and Colin gave us a warm welcome, and provided us with great converstaion and insight into the area. Our room was well appointed, cosy and had fantastic views along the valley. We definately recommend staying here, and will stay here again when we return to Waitomo caves.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed April 13, 2011

We stayed in a room close to the breakfast area. It was a comfortable room though I wish we had closed the windows as it got rather cold overnight! The noise from the road was sometimes disturbing however had we closed the windows I'm sure that would have improved as well. The hosts were friendly and helpful and the breakfast certainly met our requirements as well. We were glad there was an internet connection (with very reasonable rates) and laundry (again, very reasonable rates) and would definitely recommend this location for anyone planning a visit to the caves.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fremantle, Australia
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Reviewed April 7, 2011

You have to try Colin's home made biscuits! Colin kindly lent me an ice pack when I stubbed my toe! This accomodation has everything that you need and is in a great location, with some pleasant views. Nice, clean, friendly! highly reccommend.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed March 30, 2011

We choose this place based on the website and reviews from other travelers. When we got there, it was nothing like we expected. The room was comparable to a tin demountable that was very small with walls covered in plastic paneling. We were so cold during the the night once temperatures dropped. Internet was not accessible to our room. It was certainly clean and the dining room was lovely. The hosts were personable and friendly but to the extent that it felt slightly intrusive. I think there are nicer rooms judging by the website (and glancing into other rooms walking by) but this was one certainly wasn't on the website and was charged at exactly the same price. It was $120 per night, which I felt steep for what we got. With that said, this place is probably popular due to the lack of available options in the area.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge
Address: 7 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Waitomo Caves
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right in the heart of Waitomo Caves village, opposite the award winning Huhu Café and just a short walk to the Waitomo i-Site/Discovery Centre, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, cave adventure tourist operators, the tavern and pizzeria. 8 quality ensuite studio units in a beautiful, peaceful, garden setting, with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. ... more   less 
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