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Glow Worm Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

The owners were helpful, area is quiet (unless you open the window), the room was spacious with a queen bed and had a fan. I wish I could leave more stars but for the price overall it looked outdated(like a hostel) and your own transportation is a must. There is no public transportation or food establishments within walking distance. The...

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Portadown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Reasonably priced motel, very clean. Bed comfortable. We were able to cook a good meal in the small kitchen.Very helpful and friendly hosts. Ideal for one night when visiting the caves. Located just off the roundabout as you turn off the A1.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The rooms were very clean and spacious, the beds comfortable and the host was extremely informative in terms of local (good short walks and tips on where to go for dinner) and more general information. There are even a couple of sheep grazing to keep the grass down. Don't be put off by the relaxed looking exterior : this is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for 5 star accommodation this isn't it, but I loved it. A very warm welcome with helpful advice thrown in. Spacious clean rooms in a rural farm type setting. Close to attractions. Very relaxing. Would definitely stay again.

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1Thank oldtrackie1
Niort, France
Reviewed 7 February 2016

The hosts are very friendly and the rooms are clean. However the whole establishment is tired and a bit rundown,considering the condition the price is a bit high.But it is very convenient for the glow worm caves.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 January 2016

i stayed here over the weekend as we were doing a glowworm cave tour. The host was amazing, i give him a 10/10, all we did was aske where to go for dinner and he gave us a map and circled the places he thinks are best, he also gave us a tip off of a nighttime walk in which...

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2Thank Lydia106
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2016

The service was very friendly and prompt. It was all very easy. And the manager gave us a great tip about the Huhu Restaurant in Waitomo. We had the family room. It was incredibly spacious and well equipped. The room was fairly clean. While the room was comfortable in general, the décor and appearance really is dated. The room was...

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We loved this place. Just a basic room in a wonderful setting, but you do not have to be a fancy resort to be a perfect place to stay. Location was ideal in the midst of nice scenery. Really friendly, welcoming staff which completely sets the tone of your stay. We were given many recommendations of everything in the area...

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

The rooms are huge with good amenities. Comfy beds, clean bathroom and facilities. The place has free parking outside the rooms. We let the manager know we would be late and he checked us in after 11pm which was great service. 5 mins away from the caves.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This was a straightforward motel not far from the Glowworm caves. It was clean with a warm welcome. An added bonus was the swimming pool on site. All in all good value, with an helpful host who suggested a couple of really good walks locally.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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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: €63 - €73 (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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“Our room slept 3 comfortably.”
carrieh671, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“The end units are close to the road which means some traffic noise. Avoid if you're a light sleeper.”
finntastic, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Maybe the regular motel rooms are in better condition”
_-_d_m_-_0000, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good. No great scenic views though”
aziziazmin, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask the host”
FrostyRemo, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
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