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Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, DC
2 reviews
“The perfect stopover”
Reviewed January 4, 2010

This place really exceeded our expectations. We got a really cute room with magnificent views of the beautiful countryside. The hosts were really friendly and they had the most beautiful flowers growing everywhere. This place also offers a pay washing machine/dryer for guests which was a godsend as we were down to our last few clean clothes.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed December 21, 2009

I have just stayed two nights here and it was fantastic. The rooms are neat and tidy. The bed was very comfortable with nice plump pillows. The "welcome book" has fantastic ideas for activities, food places and personal recommendations on each. The hosts, Colin and Janet are wonderful people and felt very comfortable talking with them. I would definately stay here again. Had a great time and would highly recommend others to stay here too.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
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denver co
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3 reviews
Reviewed December 19, 2009

This was a great location for a visit to Waitomo caves. Room was clean, owners were nice and volunteered good info for the area. Across the street from Huhu's, an exceptional restaurant. Good price and perfect for what I wanted.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
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Barrie
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Reviewed December 13, 2009

This is a cute place right in the heart of Waitomo. Clean rooms with great view. Hosts are very nice and do little extras to ensure a pleasant stay. I would stay here again and recommend it.

Ed

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
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Singapore
1 review
Reviewed December 8, 2009

Colin & Janet are both very friendly and helpful. We learned quite a bit from them about Waitomo during our 2 nights stay! Will not hesitate to stay at their lodge should we visit Waitomo again!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Singapore
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Reviewed December 1, 2009

The room was immaculate and cozy. We felt totally at home. There was also a beautiful garden to boot. Overall, we had a great stay and would definitely return if we visit NZ again. Janet and Colin, thank you so much for your hospitality =)

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Alamo, California
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Reviewed November 27, 2009

We decided to visit the glowworm caves on the spur of the moment at then end of our trip so only booked one night... it was our first B&B in New Zealand and made us wish we had booked only B&B's .. Colin was the perfect host with lots of good ideas ... and the location was perfect - right across the street from a fabulous restaurant (Huhu) and the wonderful Spellbound tour of the caves... Colin's gardens are full of the most beautiful flowers.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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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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