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Terrigal, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed 1 night recently. We were delayed at airport and contacted the inn to let them know. They reassured us that they would be available after 8pm office closing time ( cleaning up in restaurant). We finally arrived 9.45pm and were welcomed warmly. Room was provided with ear plugs based on previous reviews saying the road noise was loud. We...

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Ipswich, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Always a worry when the first thing you see upon entering a Hotel room is a set of ear plugs beside the bed and if you are a light sleeper then they are definitely needed. The room was comfortable enough and clean and had a nice view from the balcony but the noise from the traffic on the road was...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We had been blindsided by getting the last vacancy in Taupo days before, so panicked and booked here. Rooms were clean and had a kitchenette, the windows were triple glazed? But being beside the highway, was still quite noisy. Efficient checkin, and closed when we tried to checkout. Odd experience really, they did provide wifi, but not available in the...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We spent two nights here as a family. We used this as a base to explore the Waitomo caves and Hobbiton experience. Despite its modest appearance the accommodation was exactly what we required and was spotless. We were even supplied with ear plugs to combat the road noise but only one of us felt the need to use these. We...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed in this hotel for a night on 22 December 2016. This is good location for our tour between Waitomo and Matamata. Although the town was quiet, the staff at the reception desk are most friendly and approachable with good recommendations of places of interest, including the Mangapohue Natural Bride and the Marokopa falls. The town itself has not...

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cavesmi, Front Office Manager at Caves Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi So glad your stay was an enjoyable experience, if time allows there are a lot of beautiful areas to explore in the Waitomo district and some of those are free as you experienced. We endeavor to advise our customers of places of interest so thank you very much for the positive comments. All the best for 2017, I hope...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The choice to stay here started as a spur of the moment affair because of business reasons The noise issue from the main road, as per previous reviewers' notes, was prevailing and extensive through the night. It was quite surprising that there was a welcome note in the room which came with a complimentary pair of earplugs. No surprises there....

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

My family and i spent a couple nights here while we explored Waitomo and the caves. The rooms are spartan with no frills but clean. Office staff was friendly and helpful. Within 10 minutes drive of the caves and tour offices. Sadly our first night we had neighbors that were loud-mouthed drunkards.... thankfully the hotel bar staff realized this and...

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cavesmi, Front Office Manager at Caves Motor Inn, responded to this review

Unfortunately we cannot gauge what guests drink in their rooms, however we would have put a stop to the noise if we were aware of the situation. We endeavor to notify all guest when checking in that if there are any issues to please pick up the phone and let us know. Many thanks for your response, this enables us...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had a pleasant experience staying at the Caves Motor Inn after our black water rafting experience at the glow worm caves. The rooms are fairly spacious. We had a twin bed and a single bed. It has a small balcony that offers rather nice views. There's even a microwave oven. But what is most impressive of all is the...

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cavesmi, Front Office Manager at Caves Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Many thanks for your review and for the positive feedback especially regarding the restaurant. Many regulars dine with us as well as those stopping over because they feel they are well fed and well looked after!! We look forward to hosting you again sometime in the future - all the best.

Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great place for the traveler. Rooms were spacious and well appointed and blessedly warm when we walked through the door. The restaurant offered a great range of food that all sounded delicious. The portions, when they arrived were generous and the two steaks ordered we cooked to perfection. Staff were welcoming and friendly and most accommodating. They even supply complimentary...

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gloucestershire
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed here in September.. I booked one family room and one double. Four Adults and two children for one night. It's a bit dated but then a lot of motels in NewZealand are. The manager gave us such a welcome though, he bent over backwards to help us and make our stay comfortable.the rooms were very clean and the...

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Additional Information about Caves Motor Inn

Address: 728 State Highway 3 | Hangatiki Junction, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: $104 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Caves Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Choose a room at the back of the complex if you are a light sleeper”
 of 5 bubbles scorps_sting, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Light sleepers should ask for a room up the back.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrissiWood, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back may be quieter although with windows closed traffic noise may not be a problem”
 of 5 bubbles maws4144, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room closest to the wifi signal.”
 of 5 bubbles ESC544, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms out back if you are concerned about road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles RKWh2o, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
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