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Caves Motor Inn Restaurant

728 State Highway 3 | RD 5 TeKuiti, Waitomo Caves 3985, New Zealand
+64 7-873 8109
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
10 Apr 2017
“lovely meal”
2 Apr 2017
“Worth having a meal ”
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
728 State Highway 3 | RD 5 TeKuiti, Waitomo Caves 3985, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2017

nice clean rooms very good meals we have our annual referees dinners there awesome hospitality rooms are nice clean nothing is a hassle

Thank mphussey
cavesmi, Manager at Caves Motor Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Its great to have appreciative guests such as your selves, and thank you for taking the time to place a good review .. we appreciate it and pleased that you enjoyed your repeat dining experiences, :)

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We had seafood chowder in 'crusty bread'( which is not crusty and golden brown enough),fish and chips was fresh and crispy even though small pieces, thai pumpkin soup with garlic bread was nice...Service from the 'duty manager cum waitress' was good....

Thank Jjasg10
cavesmi, Manager at Caves Motor Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to place a nice review .. we appreciate it and pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience, and trust you enjoyed your visit to the area

Reviewed 13 February 2017

I chose this restaurant because it was closest to my motel (I was not staying here) This motel is on the main highway and attracts truckers. The car park was full of lorries. The restaurant is upstairs and there is no lift. Other customers were...More

Thank female-tourist
cavesmi, Manager at Caves Motor Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Hi thanks for your review back in Feb...( delayed response due to a busy season) I understand that our establishment doesn't suit all, along with a lot of things in life. apart from the truckers .. (whom are known to stay at some of the...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017

Being a stopover for truckies you expect wholesome filling food...and you get that at this restaurant. Restaurant seemed a little run down and we had a bit of a concern with the back entrance to the restaurant as the walkway seemed to need a bit...More

Thank scorps_sting
cavesmi, Manager at Caves Motor Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thanks for your review back in Jan. appreciate you taking the time to do so, and please you appreciated the good value for money food yes the south end entrance will get some attention... thank you again for your comments

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed a night at the Caves Motor Inn. Heard the food is good so we decided to experience it for ourselves, even though we already had dinner. We were not disappointed! The garlic bread is to-die-for! The soup of the day (leek, potato and...More

Thank Dawn L
cavesmi, Manager at Caves Motor Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Its a pleasure to have appreciative guests such as yourselves stay with us thanks for taking the time to place a nice review .. we appreciate it and pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience, even though you had eaten, We trust you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Went in the mid afternoon so had the place almost to ourselves. All the kai we ordered was excellent. Coffe was actually good and hot. Everything looked very clean. Out the back on the lawn were chooks and roosters running wild and hungry. Plenty of...More

Thank myscha
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by our hosts, and they were not wrong: they serve great lamb shanks! The service is very fast, it's warm and comfortable and the view on the hills comes free!More

Thank Maria K
cavesmi, Manager at Caves Motor Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to place a nice review .. we appreciate it and pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience, and hope you enjoyed your visit to the area (sorry in the delayed response we have had a busy season .. which is...More

Reviewed 15 October 2015

Everything you'd expect in a traditional old time NZ buffet. I attended a club dinner and we were well looked after. There was only a couple of couple of concerns. It was a dark winters night and the entrance off the highway is not lit...More

Thank KiwiBarry
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Highly recommend , lovely motel. great service and very clean , and run my folk that really seem to care about there guests , and it was topped of with a really great breakfast , most impressed and hopefully will return

1  Thank lenalost
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights with our 4 children (aged 11 months through to 9yo) last month. Our room had an adequate motel kitchenette and comfortable beds as well as more spare floor space than other motels we have stayed at in...More

Thank Meg M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 State Highway 3 | RD 5 TeKuiti, Waitomo Caves 3985, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
  • Phone Number: +64 7-873 8109
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Description
Our restaurant offers an enchantingly great range of meals & beverages, with great service & quality food at affordable prices with value for money.Relaxed family dining, or intimate dining for two.Open for night dinning Monday - Saturday (open on Sundays in the summer months)Great venue for weddings& special occasions, functions & Conferences. We also have out an outstanding Out Catering Service.- Classique Caterers.
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