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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2013

We stayed in what they call the "honeymoon room" (which was fitting as we were on honeymoon), and the room was great, with a fantastic view. Colin and Janet were super friendly, and provided great advice on which tours, restaurants and walks we should do. If it wasn't for Colin, we wouldn't have done the amazing Raukuri walk, which was...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your time in Waitomo. The Ruakuri bush walk is one of the nicest short walks in NZ - amazing what you can see in such a short 30 - 40 minute walk. The 'honeymoon room' is Room 3, by the way.

Belleville, Canada
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Very gracious and welcoming hosts - very knowleagable about local resources. By far the best breakfast in our 3 weeks in NZ. Nice gardens, and quiet and peaceful. We stayed in room 7 and were warned that it was tiny. It was tiny with a tinier washroom. It was a converted shed and the décor reminded me of my grandparent's...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The room you stayed in, Room 6 by the way, is smaller than the other units and we charge accordingly. It costs just $105 a night including breakfast, whereas the larger rooms cost $135. It is not a converted shed. It is a cabin, and has never been a shed. It is a room with...

Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a night and much appreciated the comfortable accommodation provided with the homemade biscuits courtesy of our hosts who were friendly and helpful in advising what to see and do whilst visiting NZ. The accommodation was on the ground floor of a two storey property separated from the hosts house where breakfast is served.. It is set in a...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2013

We stayed in 2 units at this guest lodge and were looked after so well. Janet and Colin were the most . hospitable proprietors imaginable. During our tour of NZ we stayed in "posher" and more expensive places but none beat Janet and Colin for friendliness and generosity of time and tips. They made our time in Waitomo so good....

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your Waitomo experience.

Waltham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay at this B&B! Our room was spotless and comfortable. As others have mentioned, the owners Janet and Colin are extremely friendly and helpful but we also felt like we had privacy so it was a great environment for us. The garden setting was nice - if you like waking up to birds chirping, this...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and managed to stay on for the extra night. Two nights is a good idea if you are doing one of the adventure trips. It is always a good idea to book early during the summer season as most places, like us, are very busy.

Trinity Beach, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We were late arrivals due to getting lost. But there was Janet waiting with the light on for us and a warm welcome. Straight away we knew this family was in this industry for love and not just for the money. The room size was perfect for us and we could not have wished for a better position. Just a...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we'll see you again in the not too distant future.

Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 5 April 2013

We planned our trip to Waitomo at the last minute and I found this B&B through tripadvisor reviews. The stay was fine. Our room was part of the house and there was quite a bit of noise in the evening but things quieted down around 2200. We had a room with a queen and single bed and we had enough...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. I cannot understand the noise till 10pm. Traffic in the village stops about 6 and there is virtually no foot traffic. Our guests tend to be on the quiet side and since the local pub burnt down there are few late-birds around. We will never get one bed that would suit all tastes as far as...

Buderim
Reviewed 31 March 2013

What a pleasure it was to spend two nights at this wonderful lodge. Colin and Janet are perfect hosts and can't do enough for their guests. You must try Colin's marmalade and take his advice on which attractions to see and where to go. Very comfortable room, great views and very good value. Highly recommended.

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Waitomo is definitely a great place to spend a couple of nights and we are right in the middle. Just ask for advice on what trip would be best for you.

Caloundra
Reviewed 26 March 2013

Lots of tips on where to go, home made biscuits and jam, grapes freshly picked from the pergola, comprehensive breakfast, clean and comfortable. Close to caves etc. Short walk to restaurant where I had a great steak. What more can you ask for?

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed you stay with us. Unfortunately the grapes are now going over and the wasps and blackbird and thrushes are finishing them off. The next to fruit will be the feijoas ....

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We stayed here for just one night during our quick trip through Waitomo. This was the perfect place for our stay. Colin and Janet are great ... very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. If you have any questions, definitely ask them for help. The guest lodge is in a great location, easy to find, and close to everything in Waitomo and...

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colinWaitomo, Owner at Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. There is free wi-fi available in seven of our rooms, all we ask is that guests do not download films or files, as it clogs up our not-too-fast access to the internet. We have been promised high-speed internet by the government and the local exchange is to be upgraded mid 2014 to enable this to happen!!...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Right in the heart of Waitomo Caves village, opposite the award winning Huhu Café and just a short walk to the Waitomo i-Site/Discovery Centre, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, cave adventure tourist operators, the tavern and pizzeria. 8 quality ensuite studio units in a beautiful, peaceful, garden setting, with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge

Address: 7 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: ₹ 4,838 - ₹ 7,004 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“For good wifi, the lower rooms are best. For views, room 3 (the best views for sure!) or room 6 (views from right outside) are best.”
 of 5 bubbles BrianInAuckland, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We chose the upstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles Y1455JIjohns, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pick room 5, it has an awesome shower”
 of 5 bubbles craigg384, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room no.1 had a nice view”
 of 5 bubbles moniamie, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 if you are lucky”
 of 5 bubbles GDay1044, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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