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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the most memorable accommodation that I've ever stayed at! Our group of 18 people of 4 families with 8 adults and 10 children (age 5 to 12) stayed here for 1 night in December 2016. We travelled from Rotorua to Waitomo to visit the Glowworm Caves and wanted to stay in Waitomo for the night so...

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, while the front desk was unattended, Joseph the Pig asked to have his belly scratched. He was very cute, small, and friendly. Chained to a tether, if you don't like cute friendly pigs. Our two level room was built on 1/3 of a navy ship - there were two other rooms on the ship as well. Other rooms on...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This a is very special place, we were lodged in an old rail car! Pretty nicely maintained, comfortable beds, other lodges look also pretty amazing: hobbit home, a plane, an old ferry boat! The only thing was that wifi not hooking up.

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

We are pleased you enjoyed the Waitomo Express, and managed to walk around looking at the other units that we have available. I'm sorry about the WiFi, some people are really happy to get away from it and others aern't, which is why we have if free up by the office area.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of three stayed in the train car and enjoyed it very much. It is so private and unique. It’s also surprisingly spacious. When you enter the car, you are in a long narrow sitting room with a small kitchenette at the far end containing a small fridge, a microwave, and an electric kettle. Then comes the main bedroom...

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Waitomo Express, its always nice to hear that people have enjoyed their time at Woodlyn Park. I hope the rest of your holiday was as good.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm sure the novelty of sleeping in a converted plane/boat/Hobbit hole is enough for some people, but honestly for the prices this places charges I would expect at least some creature comforts. It's summer; the rooms get stuffy and hot. How about some AC. Or at the very least a fan that doesn't rattle all night so we can get...

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

I am really sorry you were so dissapointed in your stay with us. I also wish you had spoken to us about your issues, unfortunately as we dont stay in the units we dont get to identify things like a fan rattling, so we have to rely on customers telling us what is wrong. Yes the rooms are old, the...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in th Waitomo Express (train) and had a wonderful time. Woodlyn Park is set in very serene and peaceful farmland which made for a very relaxing stay. There was four of us that stayed in the train and it was very homely and stayed very warm during the chilly weather we experienced. The wifi is only available near...

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

We are so pleased you got to relax and enjoy your stay in the Waitomo Express, and yes it is nice to disconnect from technology, but also nice to know it is available and not far away.

Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the "plane". Too small to fit our luggage in, shower did not empty and therefore was prone to flooding, the upper section very "buggy" and hot. Neighbours moved, the floor wobbled. No wifi. Having said all of this, it is just a remarkable experience and one we were glad we did. Well done to the creator for...

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

Always a remarkable experience to be able to say you have slept in a Bristol Freighter that in its past life worked in VietNam. Yes it is a small area, planes today are much bigger, but harder to sleep in!

auckland
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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

It was a pleasure for us to have you stay with us for such a very momentous time. We look forward to seeing you back again.

Reviewed 20 November 2016

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....

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

We are really pleased you enjoyed your evening spent in the Hobbit, and we look forward to your return.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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...

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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.

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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: $170 - $231 (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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“I think that the airplane and Hobbit rooms book early, so you need to reserve when you know you are going”
 of 5 bubbles Harry4955, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“My son would have better liked the plane...”
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“The Waitomo express was set in it's own area and made for a very peaceful stay”
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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!”
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