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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This is a very nice and simple place. The rooms are embedded in the nice flowering garden and the hosts are very kind to help with restaurants reservations or hints for beautiful hiking trails. We would recommend!

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Karratha, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed overnight at the guest lodge the day we went caving with black water rafting. We loved our stay our hosts were friendly and accomodating during our stay and we loved waking up to the stunning views of rolling country side in the morning. The private out seating area and home made biscuits were a special...

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

Thanks for the review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your brief visit to waitomo

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly hosts, great welcome and good local advice. Comfortable cabin with lovely views from both sides on the top floor. Attractive breakfast room with a good breakfast. This is an ideal location for visiting the glow worm caves especially Spellbound.

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

All the cave trips are close by, The Spellbound office is next door, the Glowworm Cave is a 10min walk, Caveworld 200m and the adventure trips less than 1km away.

St Albans
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Not a lot of choice in waitomo but this was quite comfortable, clean and very convenient for tours to glow worm caves. The hosts were very helpful with local information and even provide torches for you to go explore some of the local tracks where you can see glow worms in the woods.

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

Thanks for the review. We try to help our guests with advice on the most suitable cave trips and where to eat.

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Ideal location opposite the HuHu restaurant and two doors down from Curly's bar. We were in a top floor room with great views from small terrace. Room was neat and tidy with extra bed ideal to layout both open suitcases. Plenty of tea and coffee with Colin's homemade biscuits. Shower quality very good and comfortable bed. Breakfast spread very good...

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

Thanks for the review and your kind words about our B&B.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple,cute immaculate cabins, comfortable beds. Ask for cabin number 5 - it has an excellent high pressure shower. Colin & Janet: provided plenty of local information Breakfast was great - Colin grows organic fruit and vegetables and some of his produce was on the menu. ( Colin will give you a tour of the gardens if you like). In terms...

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

Thanks for the kind words. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in the Waitomo area.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful b&b with excellent hospitality. The breakfast was very generous and the whole stay was above our expectations. The gentleman running the guest lodge was very helpful and even booked us a table to an excellent restaurant across the road for a special birthday dinner. Would highly recommend this place.

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we'll see you return in the not too distant future.

Mumbai
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Janet was very helpful at check-in, helped us with things to do and places to eat. Dont expect anything fancy, waitomo is a small village. Rooms were fine but the Colin and Janet's hospitality and warmth turned us into their fans.

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

Thanks for the review and we are pleased you enjoyed your brief stay in Waitomo.

Toronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just loved this spot! We stayed one night but I wish it had been more! Colin and his wife were so warm and generous, and their recommendations for sightseeing in the area were spot on. The room was very cozy. Shower was good, although leaked on the floor a bit. And breakfast was glorious. I'm still thinking about Colin's homemade...

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

Thanks for the review. It's nice to have my rhubarb & ginger jam appreciated.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at this B&B for one night, and this was one of our favourite places to stay on a 2 week road trip across NZ. Janet and Colin just went above and beyond with their gracious hospitality and outright friendliness. Colin gave us the best advice as to where to eat (Huhu), visit (hiking trails, glowworm...

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

Thanks for the terrific review. We really do want our guests to see and experience the best of Waitomo during their short stay with us. Of course we thoroughly enjoy meeting and talking with folks from around the globe, one couldn't run a busy B&B if one didn't like conversing with people.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: $98 - $140 (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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