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1177 Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo Caves 3977 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 hotels in Waitomo Caves
We are located in the Waikato, a 2 and a half hour drive south of Auckland and 2 hours across from Rotorua. We are a couple of minutes drive from the world famous Glowworm Caves in Waitomo. Our Motels are world unique, built in part from recycled and natural materials. They have in the past worked hard as a war plane, a navy patrol boat and a carriage from the steam train era. As such they have a slightly lingering aroma from their industrial past, much like any modern vehicle - their scent reflects the materials they are made of. Our Cave Holiday Motel built underground contain natural fibre curtains and some timbers - these too reflect the natural scent of their origins.
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HlN wrote a review 10 May
6 contributions4 helpful votes
A very quirky motel - rooms are in either: Hobbit holes, a railway carriage, a ship, or in an old cargo plane. We spent one night in the ship (the Waitanic) and one in the cockpit of a Bristol Freighter (go figure!). And we had the best nights sleep in months! Basic and very quirky but plenty of hot water in the showers, tea/coffee making facilities, and very comfy beds. Plus lots of kiwi in the area so very cool hearing them at night.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Melanie Minky Whale wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand26 contributions7 helpful votes
Based on previous reviews and the motel’s website, we had low expectations that were unfortunately met. On the positive side - the kids loved the novelty of staying in the tail of a plane - so I’m glad we stayed for that alone, but wouldn’t go back now we’ve checked it off our list. The whole complex is extremely run down. The chemical smells inside the room were pretty unpleasant, despite the motel warning of this on their website I wasn’t expecting it to be as bad as it actually was. The doorway into the plane and through into the double bed is extremely low, and accidentally bumped our heads into steel on several occasions. Living space was tiny with a very small kitchenette - definitely could not cook in there easily and opted to go down the road for dinner instead. The bathroom floor was covered in water after showers. Whenever the family staying in the cockpit part of the plane moved around, the whole plane shook - and I’m sure vice versa. All in all - go for the novelty factor but keep expectations extremely low.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Coupee wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand90 contributions14 helpful votes
We booked the Hobbit Unit for a family of four and loved it! Very clean, great check in and such a unique experience. Huhu restaurants own the road was fabulous for dinner. Brought own cereal so self catering for breakfast before hitting the caves in the morning 💕
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Sunjoy wrote a review Jan 2021
Hyderabad, India103 contributions91 helpful votes
Our group of five enjoyed our one nights stay here. We were comfortable in the train unit and appreciated having the area around the unit just for us. We had a nice view down to a creek and fields and there was space for the kids to explore and play. The unit was clean and roomy enough (surprisingly). The only downside was that there was no shelter from the hot afternoon sun for the table and chairs outside. It was not a problem to drag the chairs to a shadier spot, though, and hopefully the owners will soon replace the umbrella that can provide some shade. In the morning this was a great place to sit and enjoy the views.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Bonnie wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family of young adults were delighted to find themselves staying in a Hobbit Hole over night. The external recreation of Bilbo's home and pretty garden were very good. Inside it was comfortable but really just an ordinary hotel room. I'm glad we did it if only for the kids' reactions. They really enjoyed this special experience.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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US$99 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Woodlyn Park
Which popular attractions are close to Woodlyn Park?
Nearby attractions include Caveworld (1.2 km), Ruakuri Walk (3.6 km), and Ruakuri Cave (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Woodlyn Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and conference facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Woodlyn Park?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Woodlyn Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Woodlyn Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Huhu Cafe, Waitomo Homestead, and Waitomo General Store.