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    Glow Worm Motel

    1 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My family had a very bad experience at the Glow Worm Motel. We booked our stay on a holiday weekend and were shocked to find that we were the only guests. The buildings are very similar to a 1960's motel, both in character and furnishings....More

    1  Thank Quintin K
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed here overnight while visiting the Glow Worm Caves. The room is pretty basic but it has everything you might need, including a kitchen. The location is also great: very close to the Glow Worm Caves. And even though we arrived pretty late, the...More

    Thank zmirnofa
    Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

    Me and my mum stayed over at the motel for one night while visiting the glow worms. It right off the highway and a 10 minute drive to the waitomo glow worms cave tour. It's a 5 minute drive to the restaurants and cafe. The...More

    Thank shaziakhan1410
    Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

    Stayed while visiting Waitomo. Clean and comfortable with plenty of room for five people. Only negative was person sleeping in lounge noticed truck noise from very busy intersection outside on main road. Found this hard to find late at night as main entrance off small...More

    Thank Antarisha
    Reviewed 1 May 2017

    Stayed here overnight while visiting the glowworm caves. The operator was very helpful and friendly when we checked in. The room was basic, but did have a kitchenette stocked with tea, etc. and even some fresh milk. Bathroom was clean, but not fancy.

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    • US$72 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • Waitomo Caves
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    "Our room slept 3 comfortably."
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    "The end units are close to the road which means some traffic noise. Avoid if you're a light sleeper."
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    "Maybe the regular motel rooms are in better condition"
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