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Located 300 metres from Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Abseil Inn offers a garden, a shared lounge and accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. 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. Really close to caves and food places Lovely owners and breakfast was a bonus We had booked a Spellbound cave tour and the bus left right next door. We able to leave luggage with hotel
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. Nice holiday park very close to Waitomo Caves and other tourist attractions. Our bungalow was clean and spacious close to the toilet block. The staff was friendly.
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. We came in late and were already checked in. It was cold outside but the lovely man who checked us in already started to heat the room up. It was very spacious. In the morning we were able to meet some honestay animals and watch them get fed. The doggy on the premises is adorable and so sweet. The coffee was fresh in the morning and the place is really close to the caves and restaurants. Would definitely recommend.
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. Where else can you have a great sleep whilst on a plane. The kids had an absolute ball exploring the plane and controls. Wish we could have toured the other accommodation.
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 rooms had everything. The staff was over and above amazing in their service. I was in walking distance to everything. All in all, it was AWESOME. Highly recommend.
Boasting a garden and a terrace, The Loft at Te Kumi Tirohanga provides accommodation in Te Kuiti with free WiFi and garden views. The property has river views and is 17 km from Waitomo Caves. Fantastic place with breathtaking views. Clean and comfortable with such friendly hosts.
All the trips were very highly priced. To visit the main show cave cost $54 for 45 minutes. No discounts! There is lots of other caves and walking areas to visit for free in Waitomo . The Cave Museum was great value and very informative with a huge cinema showing interesting films and model interactive cave passages to try out caving for yourselves
The caves are beautiful and unique in the world. The entrance via a tunnel, the viewing deck/cafe and the facilities are excellent. The guides are funny and informative. This is a world class tourist experience
Waitomo caves are one of the great attractions of New Zealand, not to be missed. The boat ride was magical. The glow worms are both way cooler (in the dark and the silence overhead) and way grosser (with the lights on) than I'd imaged. Easy to find where to go, all the tour guides were excellent (we went to all three caves).
We did the 45 minute cave tour with two little kids under 4. It was magic and would thoroughly recommend. We didn't end up taking the 2 year old on the boat ride however - he was exclaiming very loudly which was cute but we didn't want to ruin the silent river drifting experience for the other people on the tour.
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.
9.0 Superb 192 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 554 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.
8.1 Very good 436 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.
7.8 Good 552 reviews
I stayed at a 2 bed dorm, it is call the lodge. It was super comfortable. Quiet, nice place. Beds were great. They offer a delicious breakfast and also lunch! Location is perfect for any tour that you would like to do.
7.1 Good 1,596 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 591 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 969 reviews
The quaintness, Mr. Thomas the cat, Lynn the wife was very sweet and social, choices at breakfast.
9.0 Superb 28 reviews
Breakfast was amazing. Very friendly and helpful hosts!