8.2

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Housekeeping5
Car Park1
Check in/Check Out1
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7.7

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Hamilton Airport 45.2 km
Taupo Airport 95.4 km
Rotorua Regional Airport 100.7 km
Tauranga Airport 110.3 km
New Plymouth Airport 121.0 km
Auckland Airport 142.8 km
Whitianga Airport 164.1 km
Whanganui Airport 190.4 km
Hawke's Bay Airport 199.2 km
Hastings Airport 207.2 km
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Glowworm Motel

1 Waitomo Caves Road, Hangatiki, Hangatiki, Hangatiki, New Zealand, 3977 - See map
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Garden

  • Laundry service

  • Restaurants

  • Non-smoking

Value for money8.1
Distance to city center8.0 Km
Location rating7.7

Rooms available at Glowworm Motel

Three-Bedroom Bungalow
Three-Bedroom Bungalow
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Double Studio
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Glowworm Motel?

              Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

              How do I get to Glowworm Motel?

              For those who wish to drive their own cars, Glowworm Motel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

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              Overall rating:

              8.2

              Excellent
              517 reviews
              Cleanliness
              7.5
              Facilities
              7.1
              Location
              7.7
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              More about Glowworm Motel

              More about Glowworm Motel

              When visiting Otorohanga, you'll feel right at home at Glowworm Motel, which offers quality accommodation and great service. Set 8.0 Km from the excitement of the city, this 3-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm, Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park.

              Glowworm Motel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, laundry service.

              In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, desk, balcony/terrace, alarm clock to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, garden. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Glowworm Motel.

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              Amenities and facilities
              Very good
              Facilities

              7.1

              Most talked about facilities

              Housekeeping

              8 mentions

              Internet

              2 mentions

              Breakfast

              1 mention

              Swimming Pool

              1 mention

              Languages spoken

              • English

              Internet access

              • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
              • Wi-Fi in public areas

              Things to do, ways to relax

              • Garden
              • Swimming pool [outdoor]

              Dining, drinking, and snacking

              • BBQ facilities
              • Kitchen
              • Restaurants

              Services and conveniences

              • Elevator
              • Laundry service
              • Smoking area

              For the kids

              • Family room

              Land sports

              • Golf course (within 3 km)

              Access

              • Pets allowed

              Getting around

              • Car park [free of charge]
              • Car park [on-site]
              Location
              1 Waitomo Caves Road, Hangatiki, Hangatiki, Hangatiki, New Zealand, 3977
              Very good
              Location

              7.7

              Property policies
              Children and extra beds

              Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

              All children are welcome.

              Children 0-17 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
              Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
              Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
              Others
              • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
              Some helpful facts

              Check-in/Check-out

              • Check-in from14:00
              • Check-out until10:00
              • Reception open until21:00

              Getting around

              • Distance from city center8.0 Km
              • Travel time to airport (minutes)50

              The property

              • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
              • Number of rooms 9
              • Room voltage230

              Reviews of Glowworm Motel from real guests

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              7.7
              /
              10
              Cleanliness7.5
              Facilities7.1
              Location7.7
              Room comfort and quality7.4
              Service8.6
              Value for money8.1
              High score for Hangatiki
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (8)
              8-9 Excellent (8)
              7-8 Very Good (9)
              6-7 Good (8)
              <6 Below Expectation (6)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (6)
              Jun - Aug (8)
              Sep - Nov (13)
              Dec - Feb (12)
              All guests (48)
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              9.7
              Exceptional
              Sandra from Canada
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 1 night in December 2013

              Close to Waitomo Caves”

              Helpful staff, comfortable room, close to attractions/sights

              I very much enjoyed my stay at the Glowworm Motel in Otorohanga. The motel was really easy to find (first driveway on the left as you merge into Waitomo Caves Road). The unit was clean, functional and comfortable. The owner even gave me extremely handy directions to things I could see and do in the general area. -- I will definitely stay at the Glowworm Motel again, when I am next in the region.

              Reviewed December 30, 2013

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              8.7
              Excellent
              winston from Singapore
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

              A great place to stay for Waitomo Caves & Growworm”

              Services, room and locations

              The motel is located right at the junction so initially it might be difficult to spot. Otherwise this is a great place to stay if your intention is to explore the Waitomo Caves and see the Glowworms. Remember to seek the advise of the staff for a "secret" location to experience Glowworms without paying a cent! Food wise, there's BiG Apple which is a short drive away for some decent food or you could drive further down to Otorohanga for Pizza, fish&Chips, "Combodian" Chicken (our favourite, etc.

              Reviewed December 08, 2013

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Catherine from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 1 night in November 2016

              Very friendly and peaceful stay”

              The room was clean, bright and well equiped. I had a super friendly welcome and was met with cheerful smiles throughout my stay. I followed the recommendations and had an AMAZING trip to the glowworm caves. To sum it up; visit the caves and stay here.

              Reviewed November 11, 2016

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Serena from United States
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

              Perfect waitomo motel”

              I absolutely loved my stay at the Glow worm motel. Chris, the owner, was incredibly nice and was helping me via email before I even got there. I didn't have a car which can make it tricky to get to the village but he put me in touch with the Waitomo Shuttle and Bill took me around for the two days I was there. It's only about a 5 minute drive to the village. The unit I was in (#7), was a good size, very clean and had a comfortable bed. Everything about this place was wonderful and I would highly recommend it.

              Reviewed January 08, 2017

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              6.7
              Good
              Katherine from Hong Kong SAR, China
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in February 2014

              Basic motel with friendly staff”

              Highly recommend to have adventure in the glowworm path at night

              It is quite tricky to fin the location even it's neighbour didn't realize there was such a motel. The room facilities are basic, if you don't have much requirement, it is not bad for you to stay and the staff is nice. I would strongly recommend having a drive to the glowworm path at night (which is recommended by the staff) even i have joined the black water rafting.

              Reviewed March 05, 2014

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              8.3
              Excellent
              Diana from Australia
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in June 2013

              Nice clean accommodation at affordable price”

              Nice owner on site, clean and reasonably priced

              The owner was very nice and the room was clean and comfortable. Nice budget motel with internet access and ensuite, which is our basic requirements on this road trip. We are happy to recommend this motel to budget travellers.

              Reviewed June 16, 2013

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              9.0
              Exceptional
              Kenneth from Singapore
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

              Convenience of locating the motel”

              Nice location and easy to find the motel, cosy environment, family run and friendly

              Wonderful and the convenience of locating the motel (driving from Auckland International Airport)

              Reviewed July 29, 2014

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              nor from Malaysia
              Family with teens
              Three-Bedroom Bungalow
              Stayed 1 night in September 2017

              exceptional”

              we really enjoyed our stay. we booked a three bedroom motel and it was perfect for our group.

              Reviewed September 13, 2017

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              8.4
              Excellent
              Grace from United Kingdom
              Stayed 1 night in August 2016

              Friendly with good rooms”

              Friendly, clean motel close to caves. The owner gave a really helpful description of local sites and activities.

              Reviewed September 03, 2016

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              7.6
              Very good
              Kia from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 1 night in September 2016

              Good motel. Helpful staff. Good value”

              Apart from being difficult to find this was a good motel. It was clean and warm and comfortable. laundry next to the room, easy parking. Helpful staff

              Reviewed September 28, 2016

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              6.3
              Good
              FAY from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in October 2014

              One night stay only.”

              Clean, bed was comfortable and close to Waitomo caves.

              Clean motel but sadly dated, particularly the shower. Motel is easily missed as the sign is at an angle so was not easy to find.(We don't have a sat nav). The reception is the owner's house and up a flight of steps so not easy to get to if you have a problem with stairs.Probably would come down to you if pre arranged. However the bed was comfortable and the place was clean and it was the cheapest motel close to where we were going. It was also very quiet so no disturbed sleep.

              Reviewed October 12, 2014

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Anita from Singapore
              Family with teens
              Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

              Had a comfortable and good night sleep”

              Room and beds were comfortable. My uncles and aunties loved it and had a good night sleep. No issues except for some flies. Chris was very prompt in his responses and very helpful in showing us the place and where to go. Short drive to Waitomo Caves. Deserves better ratings.

              Reviewed December 05, 2017

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              7.7
              Very good
              Geoff from Australia
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

              Good rooms, friendly and helpful staff,road noise”

              central to attractions, local knowledge, good rooms

              Family motel, good sized rooms, has every thing in rooms

              Reviewed March 07, 2014

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              8.7
              Excellent
              Grant from Australia
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in January 2016

              Homely Feel”

              Close to caves, friendly, spacious

              Great spot, check in was easy, we're offered with suggestions of things to do and places to eat. Room was big and practical, clean and well kept.

              Reviewed February 13, 2016

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              8.0
              Excellent
              Jesse from New Zealand
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in August 2013

              Convenient, reasonable price, friendly staff.”

              Close to glow worm caves and cafes, supermarkets. On check-in the manager briefed me about cheap / free things to do if we had spare time. Clean room.

              We booked initially for one night and decided to extend so that we had more time to explore. We stayed in a twin room with good kitchen facilities to cook for yourself. Fair internet. Some road noise but overall a pleasant stay.

              Reviewed August 24, 2013

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              7.3
              Very good
              Natalie from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in February 2013

              Comfortable, only if you have your own transport”

              8k from glow worm information centre, Room comfortable, Had own kitcken

              Stayed one night. Room nice with tv and kitchen. They have a pool, but it was dirty so we decided not to swim in it. We did not have a car so found we were quite far from bus stop and restaurants. The manager was very kind and his daughter gave us lift into town when she went to work as bus to town is expensive.

              Reviewed March 07, 2013

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              9.0
              Exceptional
              Chow from Hong Kong SAR, China
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in September 2015

              Good hotel for the Glowworm hole”

              Owner, spacious and clean

              V happy one. Owner will recommend you to explore the forest at night. Don't be afraid, don't be lazy. You will not regard to follow his direction. What a starry night !!!

              Reviewed September 21, 2015

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              6.0
              CHAN from Hong Kong SAR, China
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in December 2013

              Value for money”

              Close to Glow worm cave

              The motel is located in country side and thus many insects found at the room.

              Reviewed July 14, 2014

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Amanda from Australia
              Couple
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

              Friendly well located”

              On arrival we were given info on sites to see other than glowworns. Kitchen was basic but adequate for our needs. Great value.

              Reviewed May 04, 2018

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              4.0
              PEI-SHAN from Taiwan
              Group
              Stayed 1 night in February 2014

              No recommend”

              The hotel manager is nice.

              I had a bad experience in this motel. When I'd like to check in, they lost my booking detail. Then, we stayed in family unit. The room is not tidy and the facility is very old. And one of singer bed is broken, the light in the room doesn't work too.

              Reviewed March 03, 2014

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