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Caves Motor Inn

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had been blindsided by getting the last vacancy in Taupo days before, so panicked and booked here. Rooms were clean and had a kitchenette, the windows were triple glazed? But being beside the highway, was still quite noisy. Efficient checkin, and closed when we tried to checkout. Odd experience really, they did provide wifi, but not available in the...

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cavesmi, Manager at Caves Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks we do appreciate both positive and constructive reviews, not sure what the heading means with regards to "misleading location" ? unfortunately some people are more sensitive to noise than others which is one of the reasons for the earplugs, other people have reviewed saying "earplugs not needed had a great nights sleep" !! On check in we explain that...

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We spent two nights here as a family. We used this as a base to explore the Waitomo caves and Hobbiton experience. Despite its modest appearance the accommodation was exactly what we required and was spotless. We were even supplied with ear plugs to combat the road noise but only one of us felt the need to use these. We...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed in this hotel for a night on 22 December 2016. This is good location for our tour between Waitomo and Matamata. Although the town was quiet, the staff at the reception desk are most friendly and approachable with good recommendations of places of interest, including the Mangapohue Natural Bride and the Marokopa falls. The town itself has not...

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cavesmi, Front Office Manager at Caves Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi So glad your stay was an enjoyable experience, if time allows there are a lot of beautiful areas to explore in the Waitomo district and some of those are free as you experienced. We endeavor to advise our customers of places of interest so thank you very much for the positive comments. All the best for 2017, I hope...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The choice to stay here started as a spur of the moment affair because of business reasons The noise issue from the main road, as per previous reviewers' notes, was prevailing and extensive through the night. It was quite surprising that there was a welcome note in the room which came with a complimentary pair of earplugs. No surprises there....

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

My family and i spent a couple nights here while we explored Waitomo and the caves. The rooms are spartan with no frills but clean. Office staff was friendly and helpful. Within 10 minutes drive of the caves and tour offices. Sadly our first night we had neighbors that were loud-mouthed drunkards.... thankfully the hotel bar staff realized this and...

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cavesmi, Front Office Manager at Caves Motor Inn, responded to this review

Unfortunately we cannot gauge what guests drink in their rooms, however we would have put a stop to the noise if we were aware of the situation. We endeavor to notify all guest when checking in that if there are any issues to please pick up the phone and let us know. Many thanks for your response, this enables us...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had a pleasant experience staying at the Caves Motor Inn after our black water rafting experience at the glow worm caves. The rooms are fairly spacious. We had a twin bed and a single bed. It has a small balcony that offers rather nice views. There's even a microwave oven. But what is most impressive of all is the...

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cavesmi, Front Office Manager at Caves Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Many thanks for your review and for the positive feedback especially regarding the restaurant. Many regulars dine with us as well as those stopping over because they feel they are well fed and well looked after!! We look forward to hosting you again sometime in the future - all the best.

Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great place for the traveler. Rooms were spacious and well appointed and blessedly warm when we walked through the door. The restaurant offered a great range of food that all sounded delicious. The portions, when they arrived were generous and the two steaks ordered we cooked to perfection. Staff were welcoming and friendly and most accommodating. They even supply complimentary...

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gloucestershire
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed here in September.. I booked one family room and one double. Four Adults and two children for one night. It's a bit dated but then a lot of motels in NewZealand are. The manager gave us such a welcome though, he bent over backwards to help us and make our stay comfortable.the rooms were very clean and the...

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stopped here between visits to he caves. Warm and comfortable beds. The real surprise was the restaurant. Really good food and very reasonably priced. Craig, the manager was very helpful. Thank you.

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cavesmi, Front Office Manager at Caves Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Phil Many thanks for taking the time to write a positive review. Glad you enjoyed your meal in our restaurant and I will make sure that I pass your comments on to Craig. So it sounds like you had a good night's sleep and that coupled with a good meal you would have been ready to continue your journey...

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A lot of road noise, and an unexpected surprise of rail noise also. Ear plugs provided in room. Staff very friendly. Very average meal in the restaurant. Hotel a little dated, could do with a bit of a touch up, otherwise reasonably priced for a one night stop over stay.

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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Caves Motor Inn

Address: 728 State Highway 3 | Hangatiki Junction, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: €66 - €86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Caves Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Room at the back away from the road!”
zhena, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Wifi reception isn't good”
DeniseA399, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room at the back of the complex if you are a light sleeper”
scorps_sting, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Light sleepers should ask for a room up the back.”
ChrissiWood, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back may be quieter although with windows closed traffic noise may not be a problem”
maws4144, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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