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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The place itself and the owner were really lovely! We got a nice big nice room with a kitchenette :) The owner gave us all kinds of good advice and helped us figure out the best possible route for our adventures and since we had to leave early in the morning and were in a hurry he even hung our... More 

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ChrisLord, Owner at Glow Worm Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased the information I gave you was useful. Enjoy the rest of your trip. More 

Kajang, Malaysia
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Cozy room, got everything that you need- en suite kitchen and bathroom. Just a note: really like the shower mixer knob, just turn to your desired water temperature, and you'll get the water as warm as you would prefer.. No need to wait or do your own trial and error mixing waters between cold/hot knob.. No brainer. All hotels should... More 

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48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This place is 6 minutes away from the Glow Worm caves. We arrived at 9pm and were greeted but a lively gentleman who checked us in and was totally ok with my kids running amok at that time of night (kids were tired, flying and driving all same day). There was 5 of us and we all got in one... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I could have sworn we booked a Family room, but we ended up in huge cabin that could fit 7 people! It was so nice. The drive in was harrowing at night in the rain, and I was wondering if maybe I'd booked wrong. But as soon as we arrived the owners made us feel so comfortable, and explained the... More 

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ChrisLord, Owner at Glow Worm Motel, responded to this review

I am pleased the weather changed for you. It is great to hear our visitors enjoy our little part of earth. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

My wife and I stayed for one night at the Glow Worm Motel in our whirlwind tour of New Zealand in order to experience the majesty of the eponymous bugs in the nearby caves. The motel is not much to look at, and I admit some trepidation as I headed to the motel office to get our key. However, the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The cabins are really nice...large and spacious and comfy and clean and well stocked. The owner is really friendly and will tell you about lots of cool stuff to do nearby apart from the glowworm caves. The place is a bit difficult to find I have to say!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The owners were helpful, area is quiet (unless you open the window), the room was spacious with a queen bed and had a fan. I wish I could leave more stars but for the price overall it looked outdated(like a hostel) and your own transportation is a must. There is no public transportation or food establishments within walking distance. The... More 

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Reasonably priced motel, very clean. Bed comfortable. We were able to cook a good meal in the small kitchen.Very helpful and friendly hosts. Ideal for one night when visiting the caves. Located just off the roundabout as you turn off the A1.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The rooms were very clean and spacious, the beds comfortable and the host was extremely informative in terms of local (good short walks and tips on where to go for dinner) and more general information. There are even a couple of sheep grazing to keep the grass down. Don't be put off by the relaxed looking exterior : this is... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for 5 star accommodation this isn't it, but I loved it. A very warm welcome with helpful advice thrown in. Spacious clean rooms in a rural farm type setting. Close to attractions. Very relaxing. Would definitely stay again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Affordable accommodation close to the world-famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. 9 fully self-contained ground-floor units, all with full kitchens, serviced daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glow Worm Motel

Address: 1 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: $98 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Glow Worm Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Any room is good. No great scenic views though”
 of 5 bubbles aziziazmin, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask the host”
 of 5 bubbles FrostyRemo, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 5 and 6 were aweosme”
 of 5 bubbles Lydia106, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“be aware that the family room is very close to the motorway”
 of 5 bubbles yippopotamus, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same - very clean and very tidy.”
 of 5 bubbles 260dennisl, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
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