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Boston, Ma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lodge is 30 minutes from caves in the community of Te Kuiti which has grocery stores and restaurants. Kath (owner) is very pleasant and accommodating. Room was clean and kitchenette had microwave and a two burner stove top. The only thing I would ask is for unlimited wifi. During our stay we were given two 500 mg. coupons. Kath said...

Thank codcake
NapierScarlett, Manager at Waitomo Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review.. and with regards to the WiFi.. I too would love to see unlimited WiFi here, but I am guided by the owners of the motel to some extent, and so far, they're happy to provide limited FREE access for the time being. I know WiFi can be an issue for some.. and I do apologise,...

Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were traveling to the caves and needed accommodation for one night. Based on good reviews ( and honestly some no vacancies) we booked Waitomo Lodge. I have to say we were happily surprised! It lived up to every good review. It may seem a little stark when you see pictures but the space was huge, beds...

Thank Jimandmarysi
NapierScarlett, Manager at Waitomo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Waitomo Lodge Motel.. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels!

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A nice stopover for my visit to Waitomo Glowworm cave next morning. Easy to find as its just located alongside the main road 3. 5-min drive to the town centre, and 15 mins drive to the cave. Reasonable price with spacious room, clean and tidy, comfortable mattress and linen, well maintained furnishing and all equipments works well. Comfortable stay. Good...

Thank Larry Y
NapierScarlett, Manager at Waitomo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Waitomo Lodge Motel. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.

Napanee, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stayed in one of the rooms facing the back and the stream. Really nice. Big patio doors facing the forest. There was a small patio with privacy dividers and some sheep were on the hill later in the evening. Lovely. Room clean, beds comfortable, price right and excellent location if you're heading to the glow worm caves. Friendly woman at...

Thank CanadaRambler1
NapierScarlett, Manager at Waitomo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind review of Waitomo Lodge Motel. Willow the puppy enjoys everyone who visits!!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 24 January 2017

For one night if you are going to the Glowworm caves, this place is fine. Room was clean, comfortable and of reasonable size. The location is right on the road to the caves and only 10-15 minutes away.

Thank Kurt S
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Clean and comfortable. Very comfortable beds. Handy to many things. Waitomo caves for one is only about 15 Kms away. Off street parking. Nice riverside rooms if you get in early and book. Local RSA restaurant serves good basic food.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Waitomo lodge is located in Te Kuiti, about 20km from the famous Waitomo glowworm caves. The lodge is lcoated on state highway 3 and therefore next to a very busy road. If you are just looking for an overnight stay on your way through it will do the job, but there is nothing special about this motel style accommodation....

Thank Bram G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had an enjoyable stay at waitimo lodge. Rod and Leanne were very welcoming and interesting to talk to. Location is incredible on top of the hills and 10km up a New Zealand 'dirt' road. For one night it was too far out from waitimo caves but a great place to stay for the scenery and garden itself. Our 'cottage'...

Thank Sue W
NapierScarlett, Manager at Waitomo Lodge, responded to this review

I'm sorry... Waitomo Lodge Motel is in Te Kuiti... I think you have reviewed us in error. Kath O'Leary, Manager, Waitomo Lodge Motel

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I came through for a family wedding and stayed a couple of nights at Waitimo Lodge. As far as short stay rooms go, I could not fault this at all and wish we had longer there. The room was massive: big comfy bed, loads of moving about space (which was greatly appreciated especially when trying to "doll" up...

Thank watmickins
NapierScarlett, Manager at Waitomo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words.. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us... Regards, Kath

Innsbruck, Austria
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely 1 night sleep in this motel. The check in was friendly and easy. When we entered the room we found a spacious 2 bedroom Appartement with a large bathroom. The place was very clean and tidy, the beds comfortable. We had a good night sleep and would stay here again.

Thank Gerald_WuPe
NapierScarlett, Manager at Waitomo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words.. my staff and I really appreciate your positive feedback. Kath

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waitomo Lodge was opened in March 2008 and boasts the choice of 14 studio, and 6 one bedroom units. All units have Super King beds, flat screen TV, Sky TV, tea and coffee making facilities, blackout blinds and spacious en-suite bathrooms. Additionally, some units have spa baths, air conditioning, cooking facilities, and broadband connections. Local Tourist Attractions include the Waitomo Caves, Ruakuri Cave, Spellbound Tours, Black Water Rafting and Otorohanga Kiwi House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waitomo Lodge

Address: State Hwy 3 | North end of Te Kuiti, Te Kuiti 3910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Te Kuiti
Price Range: $127 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waitomo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Absolutely try for a room at the back facing the woods.”
 of 5 bubbles CanadaRambler1, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Riverside for view.”
 of 5 bubbles anne_hughes, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back will have less traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles DeborahK765, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you are a light sleeper bring some earplugs as you can hear the train and big trucks.”
 of 5 bubbles france_the_dance, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There is a railroad behind the motel and so this could bother some people. It didn't bother us at all.”
 of 5 bubbles Cucina58, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
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