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Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge

7 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
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Family owned guest lodge Right in the heart of Waitomo Caves village, opposite the award winning Huhu Cafe and just a short walk to the Waitomo i-Site/Discovery Centre, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, cave adventure tourist operators, the tavern and pizzeria. 8 quality ensuite studio units in a beautiful, peaceful, garden setting, with lovely views over the surrounding countryside.Walk some of the local tracks to see the wonderful hills and countryside
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Julia B wrote a review Jan 2024
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Excellent stay at the Guest Lodge. Lynn was very friendly and helpful from the start. We hadn't booked any cave experiences, but she recommended and then booked on our behalf. Room was very comfortable, with a nice little outside balcony table. Lots of choice at breakfast and Lynn was on hand to help plan the day and offer any advice or suggestions. Great little lodge to stay at!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Local places to eat close quite early- last service is 8pm.
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James L wrote a review Nov 2023
Los Angeles, California188 contributions80 helpful votes
This is more of a B&B but it doesn't really matter - it is just a sweet little home that Ralphy and Lynn share with visitors. The room was very comfortable. The hosts very attentive and were more than willing to share their love for this area of New Zealand. Their gardens, attended to by Ralphy, are spectacular. The only complaint is that lugging your luggage up from the parking lot is a chore...
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Pack light because bringing heavy suitcases up from the parking lot requires a lot of brute...
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LSQRD1 wrote a review Aug 2023
Kent, Ohio815 contributions354 helpful votes
The Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge has a very family focused and friendly feel. The owners are informative and welcoming; breakfast in particular felt like you were sitting down with a family friend. Our room was cozy with a small en suite bathroom. Because of our schedule we did not spend much time, but the gardens and surroundings were lovely. I would suggest getting familiar with the area in advance. At the end of a long day of travelling and arriving in the dark, we did not quite spot the entrance and the parking area (down the hill from the steep driveway) the first time around.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scenic19546880294 wrote a review May 2023
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Nice, convenient. Nice couple who ran it. They suggested a night walk from carpark B to see the glowworms, 10minutes down the road, totally free thousands of glowworms. In many aspects better than the caves where we felt that we were herded along a conveyor belt
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Kevin Ramp wrote a review May 2023
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Lyn was incredibly helpful. I got our rental car stuck in some mud close to their B&B. They helped call a tow-truck to get us our, and helped us get cash to pay for it. Rooms were comfortable, and it was a very nice continental breakfast. They helped turn what could have been a disaster into a very small hiccup, and were incredibly polite and helpful the whole time. Very thankful we stayed here.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: The bathroom was a little on the smaller side, but all the other amenities were great
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Scubasuebh wrote a review May 2023
Aruba45 contributions3 helpful votes
It was a very nice woodsy place to be while visiting the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. The room was great and the owners were fantastic. I was able to do my laundry there. Each cottage is separated from the rest and it was a great place.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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g0girlmelb0urne wrote a review Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions67 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time staying here. Our room was small with basic furniture, but very clean and comfortable; atop a hill in a garden setting. Hosts were very accommodating and friendly, with excellent sightseeing tips. We borrowed torches for a glow worm night hike. Info in the room was helpful for dining options in nearby towns. Breakfast is in a communal lounge so you have the opportunity to chat to fellow travellers. Plenty of hot and cold options for breakfast. Conveniently located - but a slightly steep climb to reception.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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WorldTravla7 wrote a review Apr 2023
Cairns, Australia6054 contributions564 helpful votes
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This was a perfect place to stay. Waitomo B&B was homely, surrounded by beautiful gardens & flowers with views out over tumbling green NZ hills from the deck, had birdlife ( I spotted a few Tui birds), and a comfortable, private room & lovely hosts. Richy gave me a great run through of the quaint little town of Waitomo on check in (less than 50 people!) and made me feel very welcome. I even saw him having a beer at the local pub (Tomo Bar & Eatery) later that day & said hi (it really is a small town where the locals all know each other). I was keen to check out the glow worms at night & I saw Lyn who gave me maps & detailed tips on where to go & the best places to see the glow worms on the Ruakuri walk and introduced me to the NZ endemic Weta insect on google and told me I’d likely see a few in the caves (which I did!). We also had a good chat & I told her about my travels & where I was from in Australia. The continental breakfast the next morning was really good though I had to eat fast & head over the the big strawberry to meet my group for the Blackwater Rafting tour that I was in town for. For around $135 for a beautiful room in a garden setting & breakfast this was great value & a memorable travel experience. The town is just so charming & I fell in love!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Allison B wrote a review Mar 2023
Perth, Australia18 contributions21 helpful votes
Our room had lovely views and was clean. The bed was comfortable. There was a large selection for breakfast. Ricky who is one of the owners was very friendly and showed us where everything was in the village and suggested what we could do and where we could eat. It was great value. Highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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rbthodge wrote a review Mar 2023
Whitby, Canada1635 contributions278 helpful votes
Located in Waitomo Caves, directly across from Huhu Cafe. Very quiet location, Super friendly couple running the establishment - helpful with suggestions of where to eat and what to do. Easy access to all the tours, sites and activities in the area. Basic accommodation. Simple continental breakfast, but varied and sufficient for a good day's start.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionWaitomo DistrictWaitomo Caves
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Caveworld (0.1 km), Ruakuri Walk (2.7 km), and Waitomo Glowworm Caves (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Huhu Cafe, The Tomo Bar & Eatery, and Waitomo General Store.
Is Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Waitomo Caves.
Does Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.