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Cleveland, OH
Reviewed 5 November 2013

This is where we spent the last night of our five week trip in New Zealand before flying home. Colin greeted us warmly, provided information on restaurants, made a dinner reservation for us and showed us on a map where to find the glow-worms. Our room was right off the front deck so it was very convenient. There was even...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Your room, #8, has the loverly balcony area which is great for sitting and wine-sipping in the evening.

UK
Reviewed 3 November 2013

What a wonderful set up Colin and Janet have at the Guest Lodge! We only stayed one night but were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The lodge is lovely, well set up, very comfortable and has everything you could want and more. We were encouraged by our hosts to do the night glow worm walk...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again in the future.

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We stayed at the Lodge for two nights while travelling in NZ with elderly parents. Our room had a standard layout, with small ensuite (shower pressure was awesome), comfortable bed and a homey feel. Everything was very clean, with tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Colin’s homemade biscuits were a treat and an excellent touch. Our room was located in...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. There are great views from most of the rooms.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Colin and Janet were very friendly and the home made biscuits were very yummy! The garden was very beautiful too! The motel is very well located and very close to tracks and glow worm caves, as well as the Huhu restaurant~

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Waitomo.

South West England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We had been touring NZ for three weeks or so by the time we rolled into Waitomo. This was our last night of 'rural' before we headed for Auckland. Our group of seven turned up, booked in and then ran off to our pre arranged trip to see the glowworms. Did that, came back, showered and went across the road...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. I agree that most of our guests are on a whirlwind trip through New Zealand and do not leave enough time to stop and look. Two nights is ideal for Waitomo.

Reviewed 8 October 2013

Stayed here for one night on way through to Wellington. Janet and Collin were great hosts and made me feel very welcome. Collin suggested where to eat and what cave tour to do. Neither of which disappointed! Would definitely stay again :-)

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future

Canberra
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We stayed here a few weeks ago for one night. , The units were old style but clean and super comfortable. Colin and Janet were terrific hosts and suggested we do a night walk to see the glow worms, and they supplied the torches and directions. Dinner at the Huhu across the road made for a perfect stay. Breakfast the...

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Thanks for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This was a great little find in Waitomo Caves. The little units are comfortable, clean and warm. We stayed in three units in the middle of winter for one night and had a very comfortable visit. The beds had electric blankets and each room had a little fan heater that warmed the rooms nicely. They also provided a kettle, and...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at our B&B. There are some great things to do in the area as well as the commercial cave trips.

San Jose, California, USA
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

I chose this location because it had one of the best prices and a convenient location. What I wasn't expecting was how helpful Janet would be. They happened to be out when I was planning on checking in but made the room available anyway. Then in the morning she actually helped me in trying track down my relatives who I...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We do try to give the personal touch for our guests. That is the reason why so many people are going to B&Bs instead of hotel and motels

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed only one night there but is was awesome! Colin and Janet were friendly and gave us useful information such as where to eat out and Ruakuri Bushwalk (Totally different feeling in daytime and at night!!!!!). The room was clean and cozy. The homemade biscuits by Colin is so yummy. Thank for the great host!!

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We are working on the wifi problem with room 6. All the other rooms have good reception.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Right in the heart of Waitomo Caves village, opposite the award winning Huhu Café and just a short walk to the Waitomo i-Site/Discovery Centre, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, cave adventure tourist operators, the tavern and pizzeria. 8 quality ensuite studio units in a beautiful, peaceful, garden setting, with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge

Address: 7 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: $100 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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