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Waitomo Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Te Kuiti B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 19, 2009

This is a somewhat new and small motel, with about a dozen units. Ours was very modern, almost luxurious, clean, and had full amenities for tea, coffee, and light cooking. The king-sized bed was very comfortable, and there were good reading lights on each side, many pillows, a desk, a large tv, and several comfortable chairs in the room. The bathroom was large and had electric outlets, a hairdryer, etc. The staff, a middle-aged couple, could not have been more accommodating, giving us low-fat milk for breakfast, when the room came with full-fat milk. The proprietors also gave us tips on things we had not planned to see, such as The Shearing Shed, where we saw an excellent demo on shearing Angora rabbits and the use of their wool. It was very close to the Waitomo glowworm caves, and the price was very good. The only drawback was its proximity to a main line railroad track, but this was ameliorated by double-glazing in the windows.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2008

This is a newly renovated or built hotel with extremely modern facilities. After blackwater rafting in the Waitomo caves, this hotel was a nice place to retreat to for a hot shower and comfortable bed. Rooms also have a kitchenette. The owner gave us a great recommendation for dinner - a place we never would have found on our own.

  • Stayed: November 2008
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Reviewed August 12, 2008

Great Bed. The bed was huge and the most comfortable I have ever enjoted in a motel.
The tariff was surprisingly cheap when we noticed the 4 stars + qualmark rating.
I would highly recommend this motel for anyone wanting to visit the Waitomo Area. It is only 10 minutes to the caves.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 2, 2008

This lodge just opened in April 2008. The rooms are a great size with full bath and shower. The huge bed was the best we had on a 35 day trip. Wall mounted TV and everything else is state of the art. The price at $110NZ was a bargain.

It is located just a few short miles from the Waitomo Caves. The owner also directed us to a great Pub and the next morning he mentioned that just up the road a lady was selling Limestone
Soaps etc. There was a lot more than that and the prices were incredible.

Stayed: April 2008
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Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: February 2017
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Stayed: December 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Waitomo Lodge

Address: State Hwy 3 | North end of Te Kuiti, Te Kuiti 3910, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Te Kuiti
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Te Kuiti
Price Range: $93 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waitomo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waitomo Lodge was opened in March 2008 and boasts the choice of 14 studio, and 6 one bedroom units. All units have Super King beds, flat screen TV, Sky TV, tea and coffee making facilities, blackout blinds and spacious en-suite bathrooms. Additionally, some units have spa baths, air conditioning, cooking facilities, and broadband connections. Local Tourist Attractions include the Waitomo Caves, Ruakuri Cave, Spellbound Tours, Black Water Rafting and Otorohanga Kiwi House. ... more   less 
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