We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Waitomo Lodge

TripAdvisorUS$108*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lowest price we found
US$108*
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Professional photos
Waitomo Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 157: English reviews
Start your review of Waitomo Lodge
 Click to rate
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was so pleasantly surprised by the airy, light and spacious rooms here. Beautiful wooden features and some stunning artwork on the walls. This isnt free unlimited wifi - however as I was only here for a couple of nights I wasn't too bothered. The lady at the front desk was supremely friendly and has a gorgeous little dog that was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jess_cher
Elsdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at Waitamo Lodge whilst touring in NZ. Nice clean rooms, lovely helpful lady when we checked in. Advised us where to eat in the evening and even booked it for us! Really near to Glow Worm caves.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sunsetprincess
NapierScarlett, Manager at Waitomo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you your kind review. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again one day!!

Boston, Ma
Reviewed 11 March 2017 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...

 Report
Helpful?
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 28 February 2017

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...

 Report
Helpful?
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...

 Report
Helpful?
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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jane A
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.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank 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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Anne H
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....

 Report
Helpful?
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'...

 Report
Helpful?
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

29 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (29)
Viewed
Room/Suite (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
May 7 May 8
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Te Kuiti
8.5 km away
Woodlyn Park
Woodlyn Park
#1 of 5 in Waitomo Caves
231 reviews
8.3 km away
Waitomo Caves Hotel
Waitomo Caves Hotel
#4 of 5 in Waitomo Caves
499 reviews
8.3 km away
Glow Worm Motel
Glow Worm Motel
#2 of 5 in Waitomo Caves
78 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.1 km away
Caves Motor Inn
Caves Motor Inn
#3 of 5 in Waitomo Caves
84 reviews
8.2 km away
Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park
Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park
#1 of 5 in Waitomo Caves
360 reviews
8.1 km away
Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge
Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge
#1 of 2 in Waitomo Caves
498 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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: $129 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waitomo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Agoda, Orbitz, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Priceline, getaroom.com, Cheap Tickets and HotelQuickly so you can book your Waitomo Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Waitomo Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Absolutely try for a room at the back facing the woods.”
janeaO115PU, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Riverside for view.”
anne_hughes, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back will have less traffic noise.”
DeborahK765, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you are a light sleeper bring some earplugs as you can hear the train and big trucks.”
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.”
Cucina58, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
TripAdvisor
US$108* /night
View Deal
Expedia.com
Hotwire.com
Travelocity
View all 12 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates