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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The rooms were far more comfortable than the exterior suggests. The bed was a good large size and the big bonus for us was the air conditioning which many motels do not have in New Zealand it seems. It was an easy 20 minutes to the caves and the Kiwi Hoise. The biggest drawback was we had a room 3...

Thank Barbara4068
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Perfect place to stay while in Waitomo - only about 15-20 minutes from the caves. Clean, bright, and very comfortable. Enjoyed the balcony and quiet. Very nice staff, and a cute cat was in the parking lot too!

Thank Kristin L
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I was really happy with my stay at Waitomo Lodge, it was convenient, clean, spacious, and friendly. It was a great value for my money. My only complaint was that it was slightly noisy due to the traffic and the railway, but with its location that is to be expected. And it certainly wasn't so noisy that I had trouble...

Thank Lindsay C
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We were here last year. Needed to stay in Te Kuiti again and thought about going somewhere else.....but no, nowhere else is as good! Especially with the great Bosco cafe directly over the road. Great coffee and food!

Thank KiwiAMS
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Very friendly with clean modern rooms. Good shower with a range of shampoos & soaps. Very little road noise, but the train line does pass the back of the property, so I would avoid these rooms. Very friendly staff, had been a mix up with the booking and one of the rooms did not have air-conditioning. Unfortunately we could not...

Thank Nick H
Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The room was rather large, unusual finish outside of what looks like plywood exterior. The bathroom was nice. The microwave didn't work but we didn't stress too much about that. The river you could see outside if you looked to the left but there were too many weeds to see it from the room itself. It was a nice country...

Thank optionalextras
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a night after a hectic day at waitomo caves. Beautiful room over looking the river and a herd of dairy cows. comfy beds and pillows. Air conditioning made the days warmth into a comfortable nights sleep. Good selection of hot beverages. Basic shower is all you needed. This motel is cheap and I would definitely stay again

Thank emmam355
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We Loved this Motel! It is deceiving from the road, looking more like a "barn". But check out the luxurious rooms, new carpets, new everything and sublimely appointed for a country town. We had the back room with double and single beds. It had a surprisingly incredible deck out the back ( with creek, country and train views), high ceilings,...

Thank Pilotgal1
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We were very impressed with the motel rooms. Great size, comfortable beds and very clean. A little Oasis from the very depressing town of Te Kuiti. This is definitely not a tourist town, so don't plan on spending anymore time than needed for the stop over on the way or back from the Waitomo Caves. The little village near the...

Thank Shiree K
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This is the newest motel in Te Kuiti and is pristine. The rooms are very well appointed with tea and coffee making, a microwave and a good supply of crockery and utensils. It is a bit out of town but opposite a cafe and also offers pizza delivery and charge back for local restaurants. There is off-street parking, sky TV,...

Thank 405Sally

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waitomo Lodge was opened in March 2008 and boasts the choice of 14 studio, and 6 one bedroom units. All units have Super King beds, flat screen TV, Sky TV, tea and coffee making facilities, blackout blinds and spacious en-suite bathrooms. Additionally, some units have spa baths, air conditioning, cooking facilities, and broadband connections. Local Tourist Attractions include the Waitomo Caves, Ruakuri Cave, Spellbound Tours, Black Water Rafting and Otorohanga Kiwi House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waitomo Lodge

Address: State Hwy 3 | North end of Te Kuiti, Te Kuiti 3910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Te Kuiti
Price Range: €87 - €97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waitomo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Rooms towards the back will have less traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles DeborahK765, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you are a light sleeper bring some earplugs as you can hear the train and big trucks.”
 of 5 bubbles france_the_dance, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There is a railroad behind the motel and so this could bother some people. It didn't bother us at all.”
 of 5 bubbles Cucina58, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms at back as they are near a railway line”
 of 5 bubbles 38nickh, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“ask for the rooms with the deck out the back”
 of 5 bubbles Pilotgal1, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
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