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Waitomo Caves Hotel

09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Vantaa, Finland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very polite staff, beautiful view from our room, beautiful surroundings. Very wide douple bed, big and high room for 3 people. Cute place and you could easily imagine how amazing this place has looked decades ago. Very good location if going to see the glow worms and other caves. Wi-fi worked well. Indoor jacuzzi downstairs was lovely. Eventhough the hotel...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

On entering room 9 in the Victorian wing an overwhelming smell of damp and mould could be smelt so we opened the only two windows that we could (behind the bed). We had booked and paid in advance for a queen size bed but what we got was two single beds of differing heights pushed together. The carpet was stained...

1Thank MKblack1182
Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had read many negative reviews regarding how old this hotel is and its upkeep, so we were sceptical. But we are glad we took the risk. We were in the top room, which was spacious and clean with lovely views of rolling hills.. There is room for touch ups of paintwork and window frames, The creaky floorboards and general...

Thank RachBrucie
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

So you decide it would be fun to stay in a historic hotel to soak in all that history. Old hotels require a lot of upkeep, to match the standard of modern accommodation. A lot of money needs to spent on this hotel. Décor dates probably from the 1950's as far as carpet and furnishings. Tiny rooms, lack of amenities,...

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Newtown, Mid Wales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite reading previous reviews, we decided to take a chance on staying here as we'd heard it was haunted and wanted to see for ourselves! Ok, so it might be (as mentioned by others,) shabby chic but that in our opinion just adds to the attraction of the place! We can honestly stay that even if the wallpaper is dated...

Thank Alan H
Mandurah, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I stayed for 2 nights. Our room was a king room small but very clean. Had a great bed! Bathroom was small but had a nice hot shower. It is an old hotel but has lots of charm. The hallways are pretty creepy, meant to be the most haunted hotel in N.Z. We did a bit of...

2Thank Muffinjoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are very tired, a bath plug couldn't be found and I was given a face cloth and a small plus and told to make do. Do not order the fish of the day as it was uneatable. The rooms smelt very musty and the decor very old.

1Thank Lorraine S
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is gradually being renovated, and they are making a fine job of it! Still a fair amount to do but the rooms were great and very clean, though the bathroom was a little small. Restaurant was well run and the food was tasty and good quality. The desert was a special meant to share between two, well it...

Thank Roy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2 couples stayed one night at this hotel. The location of the hotel and the external appearance of the hotel was very appealing. However the internal appearance of the hotel was extremely disappointing. Threadbare carpet on stairs and hallway. Antiquated plumbing and lighting in the rooms. In our room the ceiling was cracked, fan in bathroom was old and noisy...

1Thank Lester R
McLaren Vale, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First impressions..... wall paper pealing, holes in walls, shrubs growing in the gutters, toilet suite parts sitting on the pathway leading to a romantic terrace with rotten tables. Must have been Basel's night off as no sign of staff. Glow worm tunnel amazing and only short walk away along with Curlys bar.

1Thank Jackie D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waitomo Caves Hotel provides a taste of the early 19th Century grand tour hotel experience in our own time. Majestically positioned on a promontory above the Waitomo village and the world famous Waitomo caves the hotel offers sweeping views across the lush farmland, the hills and bush of the King Country. The hotel boasts sparkling crystal chandeliers, a vast art collection, spacious clean rooms, deliciously comfortable beds and a decadent spa area. Stay with us and experience the elegance of travel from a bygone era. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waitomo Caves Hotel

Address: Lemon Point Road | RD7, Waitomo Caves 9999, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: $93 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Waitomo Caves Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Hotel Waitomo Caves
Waitomo Caves Otorohanga
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“Ask for a renovated room! Or ask for the room where Queen Elisabeth stayed in decades ago!”
 of 5 bubbles JohannaVantaalta, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Good luck.”
 of 5 bubbles lorrainesF9409OW, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try the breakfast, buffet and Al a Ca rte well worth the money.”
 of 5 bubbles 940royg, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Unfortunately accomodation in Waitomo is very limited. Look to stay at Te Kuiti or Otorohanga, 15minutes away from caves, instead.”
 of 5 bubbles LesterR100, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 25 was a treat! But I say any room would be an adventure.”
 of 5 bubbles Sunlovers96, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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