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New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this motel in January for two nights. The owner was super helpful and gave us a lot of valuable tips. The location of the motel is OK, but it is a few kms from the caves and next to the main road, so some road traffic noise is to be expected. The room we had was very basic...

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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very handy place for the caves being less than 10 minutes drive from the main site. Although somewhat dated in style everything was fine, and clean. There did seem to be a bit of mustiness to the glass when drinking some orange juice. The room was large with the separate kitchen and shower room (en suite both)....

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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This motel is situated right by the roundabout for the turning to Waitomo so good location and not too much road noise during the day although on one of our two nights there were a lot of trucks. The owners are indeed friendly and very helpful with advice. The accommodation is adequate, a bit shabby, but okay for a short...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was conveniently located right near the glowworm caves and the rest of Waitomo. We got a friendly and helpful welcome from the staff when we checked in, with recommendations for everything from where to eat dinner to what hikes to do. The room itself was largely fine, but the bed wasn't at all comfortable, and the wi-fi was so...

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England
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My apartment was a bungalow style with separate bedroom & well-equipped kitchen. All very clean and in good condition. The motel is situated on a main highway, but the trees form a barrier and I slept well at night. The motel is 8km from the caves, but much cheaper than in Waitomo Village. The only nearby restaurant is at the...

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India
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I chose this motel based on some reviews. I read similar results on my research: nice owner, clean place, not too far from the cave. Before this, I actually booked a hotel in Waitomo, nearer to the cave but found the condition is really bad so I decided to cancel my booking and changed to this motel. First impression, it...

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Bologna, Italy
Reviewed 4 February 2017

very helpul staff, someone who care about your experience on waitomo caves much better than Information Site. good room, little garden. Midway between Otorohanga and Waitomo caves, his position is strategically out of Waitomo touristic village.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Glow Worm for 2 nights during Waitomo's very busy season. Chris, the owner, was incredibly helpful, both before and during my stay and very welcoming. The rooms are clean and cozy and a very good size. Having the kitchenette was great as well. It's about a 5 minute drive to Waitomo Village so if you don't...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The owner- Chris- was really helpful, giving us lots of places to go site-seeing, and recommendations on places to eat and hikes to do. Quite an old place, but the rooms were very clean and spacious, and very comfortable

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stayed in the 3 bedroom cottage - it was clean and tidy but very tired & rundown although everything functioned. Carpet was threadbare in places & door locks broken. Overall feel of the place (inside the cottage plus the motel's grounds) was that maintenance was well overdue. Shower was weak and there was no where to put the soap....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Affordable accommodation close to the world-famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. 9 fully self-contained ground-floor units, all with full kitchens, serviced daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glow Worm Motel

Address: 1 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: $104 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Glow Worm Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“The end units are close to the road which means some traffic noise. Avoid if you're a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles finntastic, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Maybe the regular motel rooms are in better condition”
 of 5 bubbles _-_d_m_-_0000, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good. No great scenic views though”
 of 5 bubbles aziziazmin, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask the host”
 of 5 bubbles FrostyRemo, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 5 and 6 were aweosme”
 of 5 bubbles Lydia106, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
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