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Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels

59 Main North Road, Otorohanga 3900 New Zealand
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#2 of 2 hotels in Otorohanga
We welcome you to Otorohanga, closest town to the world famous Waitomo Caves. The wide range of activities on offer is guaranteed to satisfy all age groups and complement any family holiday. Stay with us for friendly service, comfortable, spacious and affordable accommodation in a picturesque rural setting. All our units are fully self-contained with ample free parking & WiFi plus a spa pool and outdoor swimming pool. We are located just 1km north of the Otorohanga township on SH3.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Hindi
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kiaoraBahrain wrote a review May 2021
Bahrain6 contributions11 helpful votes
At check in we asked- "Did the room have wifi? Did the room have electric blankets? Did the room have a heat pump. (It was a cold & wet night! The receptionist replied yes to everything. The Wifi did not work over our stay at all. One of the electric blankets did not work on the double bed so I slept in the single bed with an electric blanket. The electric blanket worked but the bed springs were broken on one side of the bed so I slept on a "slope". At check-out I informed the receptionist that we were not happy with NO wifi and an electric blanket not working and having to sleep on broken springs and suggested that when they repaid our bond (at check-in we were asked to pay a $100 bond!) perhaps a discount would be in order! This never happened! We do believe that a discount should have been made! Shocking service!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Don't stay! There are some really good motels in Te Awamutu
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Whitneyj wrote a review Jan. 2021
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Booked online for a one night stay in the family unit for 23/1. However, due to the poor customer service and quite frankly bad attitude from the manager, our stay was canceled and a last minute booking elsewhere had to be arranged. Upon arriving in Waitomo earlier then expected, a phone call was made to Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels asking if there was any possibility of an earlier check in to which we were told quite bluntly and rudely “no, as they had a busy night prior and there would be no chance the room would be ready before 2pm”. The fact the room wouldn’t be ready for an early check in was fine but the way we were spoken to over the phone was nothing less than unaccommodating and hostile. Despite this we turned up to the venue for check in after 2pm only to be questioned by the same manager on if our request for a portacot had been cancelled and told that motel policy doesn’t allow for families to bring their own cot into the rooms. This would mean we would be charged $20 for cot hire. Yet again, both my mother and I were blown away with the attitude of the manger and the way she was speaking to both of us. After expressing our dissatisfaction with her customer service skills we were asked bluntly “what we want to do and told that going ahead with the booking didn’t seem feasible” so due to this, our party of 7 left. Both the conversation about early check in and the situation with the portacot were minor details and there would have no problem whatsoever had we been spoken to in a professional and respectful manner. Im not the type of person to normally write reviews but this experience was a major down point on our family holiday. I have never come across someone in this type of role as indifferent and unaccomadating towards customers. Would not recommend this venue to anyone and would tell future guests to steer clear if they value good service.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Ali A wrote a review Oct. 2019
Auckland74 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed in a brand new studio unit over the road from reception. It was very quiet and spacious, the bed was super comfy and the shower really nice. The fridge didn’t even make a noise. It got the afternoon sun. However there are a few small issues to be addressed, so I have given an excellent in the hope that they are. I’ve written to the managers to address. Also the spa was broken, so don’t go for that reason!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: The brand new units, so long as you only need a toaster and microwave
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Starlet_Auckland wrote a review Oct. 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand29 contributions11 helpful votes
A clean, retro style motel. It had a big kitchen/dining area (we didn't need this as were only staying one night). The owner was friendly and it was close to town. The spa didn't look clean and it wasn't warm - my kids were disappointed they didn't get to use it. Apart from that, we were satisfied. We were able to park right outside our room and the view was lovely out the back.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The unit down the very back was quiet.
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ALAN E wrote a review Jul. 2018
Gawler, Australia138 contributions40 helpful votes
Upon arrival we were checked in. The room was away from the road, therefore you expect quiet. Yes there was no road noise, however the two calves in the area adjoining made sure that things were not quiet. As a self catered unit you would expect the oven and stove to work. Wrong. Oven element did not work and neither did 2 of the 3 hotplate elements work. Upon reporting this I was told that they would not be able to get an electrician on the weekend. Fair enough but what about moving us to another room? The toilet cistern had a leak that appeared to have been there for a while. All I say is invest in this property or people will not visit.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$63 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels
Which popular attractions are close to Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels?
Nearby attractions include Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park (1.1 km), The Thirsty Weta (1.4 km), and Kiwiana Leisure Park (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Thirsty Weta, O Cafe, and Castle 91 Indian Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Otorohanga and Waitomo Motels?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Dutch.