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Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge

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Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

We'd previously stayed here in 2007 and wouldn't have considered anywhere else for our return trip. The B&B rooms are spread across several buildings within beautiful flowering gardens with hundreds of melodious gardens birds. The free homemade biscuits, the 'sweet-talking' our preferred restaurant into taking our booking when they were full, the loan of towels for our day's activity and...

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

It's always good to have people come back to stay. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves here. Perhaps we'll see you again in another 6 years?

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Very nice, clean, quiet and comfortable. The owners are nice to meet and to talk with. They have GF breakfast options. And, they are right across the street from one of the best cafes in NZ, the HuHu Cafe.

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Waitomo.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2013

The hospitality of the lovely owners of this B&B started when they supplied recommendations for driving from Auckland airport and continued right through our visit with them. Arriving at the Lodge was more like catching up with old friends than checking in, we were given a warm welcome, lots of great advice and taken to our room which had spectacular...

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

Thanks for the review. Hopefully we will see you again in the not too distant future.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We had planned to camp in a tent on our NZ trip but wanted a smooth start so we booked this venue. Very neat, clean and nice. Good breakfast and had a nice chat with the owners. The booking procedure had been smooth and came with good advise about the caves. Can warmly recommend this place.

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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 with us

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stayed at the Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge on October 25, 2013. After a long drive from Rotorua we checked into this lovely B&B. Our studio room was in a separate building to the main house so it was very private and quiet. homes dotting the landscape. The view from the room was like being in the "Lord of the...

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

Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed the Waitomo experience.

Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Very comfortable room with a spacious terrace, great views over the valley and a well tended garden around the property. Enjoyable continental breakfast. Centrally located in Waitomo with good access to the (limited) facilities of the village and the surrounding walks. Good shower. Very chatty, friendly host. Room and bathroom a bit small. Very small hand basin in bathroom.

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I agree the bathroom is small, hence the small hand basin. The deck outside the ranch slider makes this room very popular with travelers.

Gainesville, Virginia
Reviewed 17 November 2013

You could not do better in this tiny village than to stay here. Colin and Janet made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. We were given room 1, the room with the best view - a sweeping view of the spectacular countryside. The room was clean, light and airy. We appreciated the private entrance to our room, a...

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We hope you come and visit Waitomo again some time.

Cleveland, OH
Reviewed 6 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 3 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.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 - $138 (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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“Room 3 is the highest and has the best view - also has the farthest to carry bags.”
465russb, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“For good wifi, the lower rooms are best. For views, room 3 (the best views for sure!) or room 6 (views from right outside) are best.”
BrianInAuckland, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We chose the upstairs room.”
Y1455JIjohns, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pick room 5, it has an awesome shower”
craigg384, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room no.1 had a nice view”
moniamie, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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