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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the train carriage for a week during our honeymoon and it was simply perfect. Clean, quiet & comfortable. The staff were helpful and friendly & there when we needed anything. Really cannot recommend Woodlyn Park enough.

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Thank denysmac
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place! It has themed hotels: ship, plane and railway car, but we stayed in the newer Hobbit Hotel, which was fantastic. The manager of the place is super friendly and was quick to make us feel welcome. We loved the hotel and the bed is one of the most comfortable I've experienced on our New Zealand trip.... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed as a family of 4 in the cockpit of the Bristol plane - it was awesome! You do need to be fit enough to climb the ladder into the cockpit which is where the kids slept. It was clean, functional and we loved the experience! Something so different, yet comfortable. For those looking for something out of the... More 

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Thank Elaine R
kiwicommonsense, Front Office Manager at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience of sleeping in the Bristol Plane, and we will pass on your comments to our cleaners. More 

Whyalla, Australia
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61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can now say I have stayed a night in a Hobbit Hole... another thing off my ever growing bucket list. The owners were very helpful and chatty.. even to the point we could chat about our country home and its surrounds as they had been there recently. The Hobbit Hole is very clean but there was a musty smell... More 

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Thank inonufing
kiwicommonsense, Front Office Manager at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

We are so pleased that we were a part of both your bucket list and your wedding anniversary. Congratulations to your husband for his choice. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about the smell of the curtains, they are in keeping with being in the Hobbit, but yes being of hessian they do have an aroma. More 

George Town, Malaysia
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277 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

As a LOTR fans, the reason of choosing to stay at Woodlyn Park is obvious. However, due to we have a huge group and some of the hobbit holes were already rented out, we can only have one hobbiton motel and one Waitanic Ship Captains Unit. The moment we stepped into the Captain Unit, our hearts sank. We found flies... More 

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Thank UnderBigHill
kiwicommonsense, Manager at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

Unfortunately being in the rural countryside flies and flying insects are a part of life, however I must thank you for cleaning up, I realise it is not a nice thing to do on holiday, also for bringing it to our attention. As you commented the Hobbit unit had no flies, and is not very far away from the Waitainic. More 

Paris
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the cockpit of the plane and really enjoyed our time. The plane was nice, well furnished and clean, and it was a real excitement to sit in a real cockpit. Mattress could have been firmer, but otherwise the plane was fine. The owner was amazing and gave us plenty of useful tips for our trip, visits which... More 

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kiwicommonsense, Manager at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and got to see some of the natural beauty of the Waitomo area. More 

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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop on our NZ trip, kids (9 & 12) were ecstatic with idea of staying in a Hobbit Hole. The owners were very helpful with trip advice. The rooms were clean. The only downside was the damp smell in the room from the Hessian curtains! Worth the authenticity.

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kiwicommonsense, Front Office Manager at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

Thankyou for your positive comments, we do apologise for the damp smell in the curtains but like you we feel they add to the character of the unit. More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed in the tail end of the plane. The kids loved it (12 and 16 yo). They have done a great job with converting the space into accommodation, very creative. The location is great, a few minutes drive to the glow worms caves. Unfortunately we had some uninvited visitors in the form of roaches that ruined the experience a... More 

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Thank mehmon
kiwicommonsense, Front Office Manager at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments. Yes the Roaches have become a problem over the last few years as the vegetation around our complex has grown and with the climate changes. These are native Roaches/insects, which have started to come inside given any opportunity, e.g. window and door openings, on footwear, e.t.c We do have a natural spray insecticide set automatically... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay in Hobit 2. The owner was fantastic recommending other places of interest around the area. Even though it was a cold wet and miserable day outside the room was warm clean and comfortable.

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Thank Andrew G
kiwicommonsense, Front Office Manager at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

Yes our cleaning staff do a great job, and we do pass on guests genuine comments to our staff, which they appreciate. More 

New Zealand
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124 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were a group of 18 friends and took over the whole boat for the weekend and it worked really well for us. We were able to all gather in one of the big living rooms and while the bedrooms on the lower deck were very gloomy and only had portholes kids would love them. The beds and pillows were... More 

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Thank FastHelen
kiwicommonsense, Front Office Manager at Woodlyn Park, responded to this review

We are pleased you had such a great weekend, and its nice to hear adults looking at the ship through the eyes of children, and being so positive. More 

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Woodlyn Park

Address: 1177 Waitomo Valley Road, RD7, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: $172 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Woodlyn Park 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“The train carriage is superb.”
 of 5 bubbles denysmac, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a transportation theme and go for it!”
 of 5 bubbles nickpM7874OZ, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We were in one of the smaller rooms on the ship and still plenty of room for a family of 4.”
  • Downstairs kids room (2 singles on either side)
  • The ship is divided up into 4 different size 'suites'
 of 5 bubbles SonyaR8, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask to have a heater on prior to check-in for the Hobbit Rooms if staying in the wetter months.”
 of 5 bubbles Davr0s20, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“If you have special needs of any sort it would be best to check with the office before booking.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterJCS, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
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