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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place is wonderful. The builder should be commended on a fantastic job. He has converted a plane, ship and train into brilliant accommodation units. Friendly staff and an awesome location top off an experience to be remembered.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of six recently visited and stayed in the Titanic unit. The kids loved it and told me that I should've booked the plane instead! Quirky little village with heaps for the kids to explore. The little pig was so cute! Currently on the market and my husband and I talked about buying it and relocating from Australia for...

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your time at Woodlyn Park and the surrounding area. Not often you can stay in a ship that is surrounded by green pasture. We hope you enjoyed your time in New Zealand.

South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the rooms themselves are not comparable to the Ritz, the experience is one that you won't find anywhere else. There is something to be said about for being on a grounded ship in the middle of gorgeous surrounds. We booked a ship room, the "Waitanic", for our 2 night stay in Waitomo, and were very pleased overall with our...

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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When else will you sleep in a boat on land? Woodlyn Park is a unique destination accommodation at Waitomo. There are various rooms to choose from the ship, to an airplane, to a hobbit hole. Check in was super friendly and we met Joseph the pig. The place is owned by a world record holding sheep shearer. The grounds couldn't...

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

We are glad you used the word unique, we feel its the best description for the property, and as you no doubt discovered Joseph likes to make the acquaintance of all our guests. Hopefully you get our customer service everywhere you go.

Taranaki Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a place at 9.30pm due to leaving our planned accommodation, which was dirty and mouldy (Big Bird Bed and Breakfast). The host was amazing, very friendly and accommodating, even though it was later in the evening. He showed us our room in the ship, and made us feel very welcome. Showed us on a map where to find...

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

We are always pleased when we can help people out, and are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope the rest of your holiday was fun.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

We are glad you all had such a great experience staying with us. It sounds as if the Barbeque was a great end to a fantastic day for you.

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Yes its true, we are unique, where else in the world will be greeted at the office area by Joseph the pig. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and managed to wander around and look at the property.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 16 January 2017

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 13 January 2017 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...

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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: $173 - $247 (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”
 of 5 bubbles F5434JLemmac, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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