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This grand historic hotel is situated on a hill overlooking Waitomo Village and the famous Waitomo Caves. Perfectly located pretty close to the Waitomo Caves. The hotel offers big and clean rooms. The stuff was really friendly. The hat Christmas dinner at the hotel restaurant, which was delicious.
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!
Providing free WiFi, a sun terrace with a swimming pool, garden and shared lounge, JunoHall Backpackers is located in Waitomo Caves. I like the staff, really nice and helpful. I also like the feeling to be there, like at home. You can cook, see movies, play... the common areas are really nice and confortable!
Situated in Waitomo Caves and with Waitomo Glow Worm Caves reachable within 1.3 km, Woodlyn Park Motel features a ticket service, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi and barbecue facilities. The staff member I spoke to was very friendly and helpful. She recommended a brilliant local restaurant too.
Surrounded by rural countryside, Glow Worms Motel features an outdoor pool, BBQ facilities and a children’s swing set. It offers self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi and lovely garden views. Nice staff. Everything comfy and felt like home. Thank you
Waitomo Backpackers Ltd (Kiwi Paka Waitomo) offers accommodation in Waitomo Caves. There is a cafe/pizzeria on-site. Certain units include a seating area for your convenience. A TV is offered. The spacious double ensuite room in the lodge with balcony, fridge and hot drink making facilities. The spacious kitchen. Cleanliness. Perfect location for the caves.
The must visit place if you are travelling to New Zealand for Glowworm. The highly recommended place to visit Glowworm is Spellbound Glowworm Tour. It is around three hours tour but you can see Glowworm by boat and visit two different caves with amazing views. It is far better tour than the main Waitomo Cave tour as it is better value and better upfront experience to see the Glowworms and limestones.
Some staff were helpful and others allowed us to interrupt their day. Embarrassing to see non-English speaking visitors to our country treated poorly. If foreigners don’t understand it isn’t because they are hard of hearing so you have to shout “Where is your ticket” louder and louder. Why was the restaurant kitchen closed for the Indian lady in front of me and not closed for me? Staff working underground need breaks so they aren’t bad tempered at the end of the day. A toxic workplace affects customers too.
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.
9.1 Superb 180 reviews
We absolutely loved it here!!! If your looking for a beautiful, clean, friendly place to stay, the Abseil Inn is for you. Our stay included breakfast. I had the French Toast and they were simply the best I have ever had. My wife had poached eggs to perfection. Staying at the Abseil was one of our best decisions on our adventure to New Zealand. Apparently celebrities drop by from time to time also lol.
8.8 Fabulous 551 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.
7.8 Good 513 reviews
Excellent location for Waitomo Caves. Rooms fine for one night despite some cobwebs in the corners and spiders webs and some cracked and peeling paintwork...but it is really a backpackers accommodation rather than a motel/hotel.
8.1 Very good 428 reviews
Wonderful reception at the hotel. We got a lot of information and recommendations about things to do in the area. The motel is conveniently located at the intersection and it is just a short drive to Waitomo caves village.
7.1 Good 1,617 reviews
The building was beautiful, the location was fabulous and the view from the hotel window was amazing. Pancakes at breakfast were beautifully presented.
9.1 Superb 597 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 982 reviews
The quaintness, Mr. Thomas the cat, Lynn the wife was very sweet and social, choices at breakfast.
8.2 Very good 219 reviews
Fun and different kind of hotel experience. Very close to caves and that made it enticing!
9.0 Superb 27 reviews
Breakfast was amazing. Very friendly and helpful hosts!