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This grand historic hotel is situated on a hill overlooking Waitomo Village and the famous Waitomo Caves. The staff was very warm in their interaction. The location is beautiful. The rooms are spacious and very clean.
Located in Waitomo Caves, Abseil Inn features free WiFi, 300 metres from Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer. Great hosts, very friendly and funny. We had nice views and enjoyed lovely breakfast with a range of homemade jams, chutneys, honey from local areas. Quiet location and really pleasant and relaxing place.
Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge is located in the centre of Waitomo Caves Village. The hosts were amazing, made us feel at home right from the start. Breakfast was delicious and the view from dining room was just beautiful.
Just 600 metres from the famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, this award-winning holiday park features a large swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, BBQ area and a children’s playground with trampoline. the environment is so beautiful and very clean.
Set on 2500 acres, Waitomo Boutique Lodge boasts panoramic views of the Coromandel Ranges and Ngauruhoe ski fields. Guests enjoy free cooked breakfast and free W-Fi. Very charming house in the middle of a massive property. Everything is nice and cosy. My cottage was very calm and very well done. Comfort is great too (bed). Morning breakfast is huge and so good, made by the owner. I was alone but i recommend this cottage to couple....very romantic. The view is stunning over this region (if clear weather, you can see even Coromandel or Tangariro) and above the hills far away. More than everything, the very warm welcoming of the 2 owners was incredible. So nice and friendly people...and i may say that after touring in NZ, the Kiwis people is very friendly...go there!
Located within 1.4 km of Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, JunoHall Backpackers in Waitomo Caves features a number of amenities including a tennis court. We were welcomed like a part of the family, I loved helping feed the lambs, and giving the pigs a scratch. My love of coffee was recognized, and met. I would live here if I could!
Set in Te Kuiti, The Loft at Te Kumi Tirohanga provides accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. The farm stay has river views and is 17 km from Waitomo Caves. Wonderful place, owner friendly and helpful. Would have liked to stay longer if our schedule would have allowed.
Just 5 minutes’ drive from the Waitomo Caves, Caves Motor Inn offers rooms with a private balcony and satellite TV. Very good meal at the on site restaurant. Very considerate to provide ear plugs
Situated on 20-acres of farmland in Hangatiki, Waitomo Farmstay boasts 2 self-contained cottages 8 km from Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Absolutelly recommended! Top accomodation, very spacious, vintage interiors, in the morning the tour around the farm - my daughter loved it. A very short ride to Waitomo caves. WOuld stay there again and again...
The Greenhouse Getaway is set in Otorohanga and offers a garden and a terrace. Guests may enjoy free WiFi. Lovely home in a beautiful location. Exceeded our expectations.
Great Experience. The 45 tour and boat ride through the caves were amazing. We had a very friendly, kind, knowledgeable Guide about the cave history, stalagmites, glow worms. . He even had a Maori song he sung. It was not rushed, we had time to ask questions and see everything. We even got close enough to see the Glow worms hang from the cave before the boat ride to see them like the stars. Thank you
We did the 2 hour walking tour of the RuaKuri Caves. Really fascinating to see the beauty of nature formed through 30 millions years. Well worth the ticket price. Same day booking did mean the only two spots available was the last tour at 4pm but the group was small at 12 people. Our Maori guide was knowledgeable if a little scripted and tired by this session so kept asking people the same questions as to where they were from not really listening to the answers. We ate at HuHu cafe and had a superb meal. The Waitomo Caves Hotel where we stayed was clean and comfortable if very shabby - some money spent on refurbing the decor would do wonders to this grand old lady.
Cool haunted hotel with amazing art covering the walls of maori leaders and family. They have two great spa pools which are pretty big and fancy with all their changing lights and bubbles. The caves themselves were awesome although our guide was pretty bland and with little enthusiasm staged all our photos through the caves which no one on the trip was impressed with. Overall a fun and exciting experience
Gloworms and main cave impressive but the guided tour was shorter than expected and it was a little like a production line. In/out, exit through the gift shop and pressure to buy a contrived photo you didn't ask to be taken. Also as you approach Waitomo there are many confusing signs about where to buy tickets and an overall information panel explaining all the differences would have been helpful.
I loved the caves! The Waitomo Caves were a big highlight of our trip, they were truly a natural wonder. I would highly recommend this for couples but be aware that you will want to make sure you get to sit next to your partner on the boat ride as it could be easy to end up being in different boats -if necessary hang back and let someone else take your seat then jump in the next one together :)
Great experience very interesting! The main glow worm cave was very touristy which is a shame. The boat trip was amazing for the shear number of glow worms though the site in itself I would not visit again. The other caves were great and the night walk, beautiful!
8.1 Very good 421 reviews
There really are not too many options for the town in the area of hotels. Glow Worms motel was perfectly clean and the caretaker was great in giving us wonderful ideas of where to go hiking to see the glow worms - she even gave us flashlights - torches - to light our way. Our hotel room was HUGE but very dated. The kitchen was wonderful.
8.8 Fabulous 506 reviews
This is a nice hostel in a great location if you’re looking to explore the Waitomo caves and area. There is a hilarious farm next door that has a pig, a deer, a cow, three goats and several sheep in the field that overlooks the hostel parking lot. There is also a nice outdoor porch that is comfortable to hang out on.
8.3 Very good 215 reviews
This hotel was so unique! It was a fun experience to sleep in a ship! It was beautiful to wake up to cows and sheep in the fields surrounding the hotel. It was also really close to Waitomo glow worm caves!
7.1 Good 1,604 reviews
The building was beautiful, the location was fabulous and the view from the hotel window was amazing. Pancakes at breakfast were beautifully presented.
9.0 Superb 576 reviews
Great location for a family vacation. Waitomo is a small town with some fun outdoor activities including Waitomo Caves & Blackwater Rafting.
9.3 Superb 981 reviews
The quaintness, Mr. Thomas the cat, Lynn the wife was very sweet and social, choices at breakfast.
7.7 Good 431 reviews
Good size and well located. Good breakfast options (at additional cost).
9.0 Superb 158 reviews
Big eating area and great breakfast and very approachable hosts.
9.2 Superb 30 reviews
Breakfast was amazing. Very friendly and helpful hosts!