Waitomo Caves Hotel
Waitomo Caves Hotel
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"Great location."

Adrian

18 December 2017

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8.6
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7.3
Value for money7.1
Distance to city center73.0 Km
Location rating8.6
Has restaurantYes
  • Hot tub

  • Garden

  • Laundry service

  • Restaurants

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Deluxe King
Deluxe King
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  • Nature view
  • 17 m²/183 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Small & Cozy Double Room
Small & Cozy Double Room
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  • Nature view
  • 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Queen
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  • Nature view
  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Family
Family
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  • Nature view
  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Triple
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  • Nature view
  • 20 m²/215 ft²
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  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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      "The staff was very friendly and helpful."

      Reviewed 26 September 2016

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      Agoda Reviews (191)Booking.com Reviews (1505)
      7.3
      Cleanliness7.0
      Facilities6.0
      Location8.6
      Room comfort and quality6.5
      Service7.8
      Value for money7.1
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      4.4
      Sandy from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018
      Run down and sad”
      This hotel desperately needs a face lift. It is sad that this grand old lady is allowed to rot and become dilapidated. We stayed in one of the coldest nights of the year and stood outside in the rain and hail waiting for someone to answer the door. But we were lucky because a previous couple had given up and slept a couple of hours in the car because no one had answered the door. The sink faucet had separate cold and hot taps so unless you want to burn your hand you washed your hands in freezing cold water. The shower was temperamental and goes from lukewarm to cold. There was a dirty towel left hanging on my shower rail. We went down for breakfast at 8:00 but was not served until 8:50. We had the 9:00 cave tour. No staff was about for us to ask about or cancel the breakfast. When the breakfast came we asked her to box it but she said it was already on a plate. The caves were willing to put us in a later tour but it was a close call.
      Reviewed September 06, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Jerome from Philippines
      Family with young children
      King
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018
      Historic hotel”
      The hotel was not as fresh as your normal 5 stars, but beddings and bath were clean, tv was available for the kids.. AND a lovely spa pool at the ground floor. It is good value for money, great location (just uphill the Discovery Centre) and could walk to a great lunch/dinner place and some cafes. Hope they spruce up the garden, I would imagine it would be lovely. If you have young kids, it is nice to explore the well area.
      Reviewed September 04, 2018
      6.8
      Good
      Samantha from Australia
      Group
      Small & Cozy Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018
      Go for the haunted experience!”
      This hotel was featured in one of the infamous TV ghost shows. You will definitely experience it!
      Reviewed August 29, 2018
      5.6
      ei from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Triple
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018
      Old building, limited staff but nice”
      The building is old, and the heater in 1 room did not seem to function well. Service was good but slow because not enough staff.
      Reviewed August 28, 2018
      5.6
      Kenneth from Singapore
      Couple
      Queen
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018
      Cheap but old Victorian type building. ”
      Time to upgrade the place. Heater not strong enough. Floor hv cracking sound if walk to fast.
      Reviewed August 25, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Kunaluck from Singapore
      Couple
      Small & Cozy Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
      Overall is good for me (Not haunted)”
      Old charming hotel and clean
      Reviewed July 29, 2018
      4.4
      Ee from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018
      Beware of your reservation”
      We booked a bigger room with view (upstairs), but the staff tried to cheat us by giving us a smaller room (downstairs). We lodge a complaint and the staff gave us a free breakfast. Not recommended.
      Reviewed July 16, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Rosemary from New Zealand
      Family with teens
      Triple
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018
      Loved it, food was super and staff really friendly and helpful”
      I stayed here 30 years ago on a visit with my family to NZ and now I have brought my grandchildren back to stay and was not disappointed .
      Reviewed July 08, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      James from Indonesia
      Couple
      Small & Cozy Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in June 2018
      Old Hotel close to Waitomo Glow Worm Cave”
      An old historical hotel close to Waitomo Glow Worm Cave. The building looks very old. However, they are starting to refurbish the building and the rooms so it will look a lot better in the future. It is a nice transit hotel to stay if you are going for Glow Worm Cave early next morning.
      Reviewed June 19, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Margaret from United States
      Couple
      Small & Cozy Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017
      Excellent value for the money. ”
      We loved this historic hotel. The artwork in the hotel was enough alone to stay there. The uniqueness of this hotel is quite charming.
      Reviewed June 15, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ranjith from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Family
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018
      Nice place to stay”
      We had a great stay.
      Reviewed June 06, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Julie from Australia
      Family with teens
      Triple
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018
      Good”
      It was a lovely place and quiet but no towels provided and dirty cups left in the room.
      Reviewed May 24, 2018
      5.2
      Ezra from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Small & Cozy Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
      Above average”
      No fridge in room, table had a broken leg, wifi does not work. Relatively pricey. Pictures are misleading.
      Reviewed May 14, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Antony from New Zealand
      Couple
      King
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018
      Very rustic hotel worth a visit”
      This place is like going back to the 1950s its very dated but thats the charm of this place. Our room was clean and tidy nothing flash , we enjoyed our one night stay
      Reviewed April 03, 2018
      6.0
      charlene from United States
      Family with teens
      Family
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018
      Looks better in picture”
      Looked like a charming hotel in the pictures...... was a bit disappointed. Our room was large, clean, and comfortable but the hotel is EXTREMELY run down and neglected. Definitely needs a upgrade. the common areas are in need of carpeting, Hotel needs a paint job. Its an old historical hotel and would be great if it could brought back to its original glory.
      Reviewed March 22, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Anne from China
      Solo traveler
      Queen
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018
      Close to Waitomo glow worm caves and the I-site.”
      The receptionist was kind. It’s fine to put my luggage there before the check in time, so I could go to caves rafting without my big & heavy bag.
      Reviewed March 19, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      keira from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Queen
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018
      Exceptional”
      Amazing faded old world grandure hotel.
      Reviewed March 11, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      David from Australia
      Couple
      Small & Cozy Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
      Exceptional”
      The hotel is an easy walk to the Glow Worm Cave and to town centre. The receptionist was extremely helpful and welcoming. Our room had been refurbished, somewhat recently, and had a great view over the valley
      Reviewed March 06, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Michelle from Australia
      Couple
      King
      Stayed 1 night in August 2017
      Cute and Cosy”
      This place is close to the locals with an adorable pub just walking distance away. The staff are very friendly and it is a great location for stopping through to waitomo caves, not the most modern place but that is what is so great about it !
      Reviewed March 05, 2018
      6.4
      Good
      Lynette from United States
      Couple
      Queen
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018
      Smelly room”
      Parts of the hotel have been refurbished and are nice. Our room was not. The mold smell in the room was unbearable. The shower was barely usable. Once the entire hotel has been refurbished, I'm sure it will be lovely. The unfinished rooms are a health hazard.
      Reviewed February 21, 2018
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