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10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

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Thank Posner1
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... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank summerydawn
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. More 

Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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... More 

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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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... More 

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped here between visits to he caves. Warm and comfortable beds. The real surprise was the restaurant. Really good food and very reasonably priced. Craig, the manager was very helpful. Thank you.

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

Hi Phil Many thanks for taking the time to write a positive review. Glad you enjoyed your meal in our restaurant and I will make sure that I pass your comments on to Craig. So it sounds like you had a good night's sleep and that coupled with a good meal you would have been ready to continue your journey... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A lot of road noise, and an unexpected surprise of rail noise also. Ear plugs provided in room. Staff very friendly. Very average meal in the restaurant. Hotel a little dated, could do with a bit of a touch up, otherwise reasonably priced for a one night stop over stay.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

One thing I didn't expect was that many trucks parked in front of my room!! I couldn't find any park for our car! The room was clean but the bathroom was very dated! The restaurant has some good reviews but it was so uninviting that we decided to dine out. The only positive thing about this place was the bed,... More 

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

Thank you for your review ... yes we do have some guests that drive trucks staying during the week, like most establishments we have a wide range of clientele. Truck drivers always stay for great food, and service. Looks after all are only skin deep, ....Regarding the parking issue ...the thing is there is only room for a car to... More 

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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

It was an OK stopover point for going to the Fieldays, but lots of road noise all night long. We had to book in for dinner as they said they were going to be busy. We were fine with this, they knew they were going to be busy but then they didn't have enought staff on. Comfortable enough but probably... More 

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Thank teresah403
cavesmi, Manager at Caves Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we appreciate both positive and constructive reviews. Sorry your dining experience was less that expected, unfortunately winter months when staff are off sick at short notice make things a bit challenging at times. Hope you enjoyed the Fieldays. If you change your mind and do decide to stay again when travelling through, we would like... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our room was bigger than we expected, very clean and comfortable. The staff were helpful and spent time explaining the surrounding attractions. Our room was on the front close to a busy road which we thought would be noisy but the motel provided earplugs which we didn't need as with windows closed we slept well. Very reasonable cost and good... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate positive feedback Thank you for the comments regarding noise as yes we are adjacent to the main road, and we appreciate the fact that some are more sensitive to noise than others hence the ear plugs if required the rooms along the front also have triple glazing so that helps to reduce any... More 

Brisbane
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120 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We stayed here recently on the way to Auckland. It was a good stopover point, and on the highway (not too noisy, though we had windows closed). The rooms were exceptionally clean, though a little dated (however I was told that they are updating the rooms at the moment). We had a little kitchenette, which we only used some of... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate good feed back and like to pass onto the staff for a job well done, We like to pride our restaurant for value for money and good service. And yes the Catering company is called Classique Caterers, out catering for weddings, events and functions, some times guests think we get the caterers in... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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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: $110 - $130 (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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“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
“maybe choose a room away from the road if you are a light sleeper”
 of 5 bubbles kim_andrews107, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
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