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Otorohanga Holiday Park
Glasgow, UK
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18 reviews
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“Lovely stay at friendly, clean and well located holiday park!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

With the main intention of visiting the Waitomo caves, we decided to stay here for a couple of nights and instantly felt so comfortable and relaxed by the beautiful park situated in an ideal location 5 minutes walk into the lovely town of Otorohanga and 10 minutes walk along the road to a huge countdown supermarket, this turned out to be the perfect place to relax in so we ended up staying an extra couple of nights! The park has 2 excellent large kitchen with all required facilities and are cleaned daily. Also a few nice private shower rooms to choose from and plenty areas to sit outside or inside and relax with a cup of tea and book if you like. There's also a large gym which you can use for only $5 for your whole stay - bargain!! The owner is also lovely and very helpful for tour info and tips for the town. If you go, we also highly recommend a visit to the local Indian restaurant in Otorohanga called Castle 91 - the best Chicken Tikka Masala I've ever had!!! The thirsty weta bar is also great in town!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Billie-AnnG, Owner at Otorohanga Holiday Park, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Hi Laura, Really pleased you had a great stay with us. Nice to know that our local restaurants looked after you. I will let them know you enjoyed your meals with them. Many thanks for your review. All the best for your travels. Cheers Billie & Kelvin.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I stayed in a holiday park in Waitomo the last time I went to the Caves, but this was far better. Super clean, nice facilities and mega friendly staff. Unlimited hot water in a really clean shower! The only thing that wasn't the best was the trains passing at night, but no biggie. We'd still choose this one for sure if we were staying in the Waitomo area again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Billie-AnnG, Owner at Otorohanga Holiday Park, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Hi Michelle. Please you had an enjoyable stay with us and thanks for your review on Trip Advisor.
Kind Regards Billie
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed over night on route to Te Kauwhata, the cabin was basic; but comfortable. As a pet friendly venue it was perfect with a puclic green space near by and only a block or two away from the main eateries in town. Service was polite and pleasent. The only down fall was the location near the main railway line, but hardly the fault of the owners. Would recommend as a no fuss stop if you've got family or pets.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Billie-AnnG, Owner at Otorohanga Holiday Park, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Hi Dean
Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear you had a good stay at our park and it suited you with your pet. We are lucky we have the lake reserve next door to us and it is ideal for walking dogs.
Regards Billie
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Basic Cabin:
This cabin is essentially a bed in a box. Sounds horrible but we really liked it as it gives you what you want, a cheap bed with power points for charging batteries/laptop, a kitchen to cook a meal and nice hot showers. The town is 3 minutes walk across the railway tracks and has lots of shops and amenities.

Interestingly there was a full gym on site which you have full use of which was a bonus. There is also a sauna that there is an additional charge for.

The kitchen although very clean had no pots, pans, plates, etc for visitor use and you need to supply your own.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

This park was nice and clean. It was our first holiday park in New Zealand and we would stay there again...if it weren't for the trains. Before that, I will say good things about the park. We arrived later in the evening. Unlike other holiday parks in New Zealand, if you are in a camper van they will let you park in a spot over night and pay in the morning. The bathrooms are individual rooms with showers and a sink...which was very nice - especially on cold mornings! They park is about ten or so minutes from the caves. The only real downside to this park is that there are trains that run very close to it at night. I definitely woke up a few times from that at night.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Billie-Ann G, Owner at Otorohanga Holiday Park, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Thanks for your review. Sorry for the late response but I am in that age bracket who takes a while to learn social media. Pleased to hear you had a good stay at our park except for the trains. We did give this serious thought when we were deciding to build the park. After having stayed in expensive accommodation in a few cities and have traffic noise all night we thought a couple of trains during the night isn't that bad.
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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We stayed here for one night while exploring the Waitomo caves and just wanted somewhere cheap to lay our heads. The positives were the location, not only to the caves but also just around the corner from Otorohanga's shops on the 'high street'. We arrived an hour or so before check in time but were glad that the unit was ready, the owner was very friendly and helpful.

The unit was quite small and cosy and had a double bed with a single bunk which we weren't expecting. This left little head room when in bed and made it feel a bit claustrophobic in an already small unit. On the plus side the single bed did provide room to put our luggage and act as our wardrobe for the night. A kettle and fridge were the only amenities provided but we expected this so came prepared with NZ Pot Noodle's and pre-made sarnies. The bathroom facilities was not to my girlfriends liking, she refused to use the shower or toilet. I'm not so fusy so although it wasn't the cleanest or most spacious bathrooms of our holiday I carried on regardless and was surprised to find the shower was really good!

On-site facilities were pretty good, we made use of the pc and internet, which was quite cheap in comparison to some internet cafes/shops we'd visited. There was also additional separate M/F toilets which suited my girlfriend more.

one thing i didn't like about this place was the bedding, the duvet smelled funny, not sure if they'd just forgotten to put fabric conditioner in it or what but it was definately off. To the point where the smell woke me up a couple of times in the night. Maybe i just have a sensitive nose? (it is quite big).

So all in all it served served its purpose but we didn't have much room in the unit or have a great nights sleep. Still we were there to explore the caves so it wasn't overly important. It would have been a much bigger issue (especially for my g/f) if we had booked a 2nd night...

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Very nice Holiday Park with very friendly hosts! Clean and calm.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Property: Otorohanga Holiday Park
Address: 20 Huiputea Drive, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Otorohanga
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Otorohanga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Otorohanga Holiday Park 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Otorohanga Kiwi Holiday Park, now under new management. We have a range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Camping sites, where you get to choose your site, basic cabins, studio self contained units and 2 bedroom self contained units. Air conditioning and double glazing in some units. Located close to town facilities and the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park. Only 15 minutes to The world Famous Glow Worm Caves and Adventure Caving. ... more   less 
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