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Houston, Texas
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This place is a bit of a drive beyond Waitomo but if you want out in the countryside this is a perfect place. Only 2 cabins and each has its own private detached bathroom. Bathroom is modern but bring your own hair dryer. Cottage is cozy with a small frig, microwave, toaster and hot plate. This place is not a...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We were travelling with another couple and spent one night here after doing some cave tours. The friendliest hosts and a wonderful location. Tucked well away so it was incredibly quiet. The cabin was cozy and tidy and amenities were clean. We had a lovely walk through the property at dusk and met the sheep as well. The glow worm...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Were loved staying at these cottages with our children while visiting the otherwise touristy area surrounding the Waitomo Caves. The cottages are cosy and have the most amazing views. Each cottage has a queen size bed as well as a loft with two twin beds. Breakfast is simple (bread, jam, butter, cereal, milk, coffee/tea, but all we needed. Very peaceful....

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Hampshire. U.K.
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

What an adventure. Certainly out of the ordinary. We loved the rustic charm of this place and didn't mind tiptoeing outside to the bathroom. We had 2 good nights sleep, it was so quiet and the stars were beautiful it was so dark. Also loved our own personal glow worm grotto.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We've just got back home having spent two wonderful days at Te Tiro, a warm inviting location if a little out of the way. This place was just up our street, out of the way, quiet, basic and homely. Rachel and Angus the owners are such lovely people, unfortunately Rachel was having an operation so we only met Angus in...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Many reviewers love this place but not me. The views are incredible. The cabins are in the middle of nowhere. The bathrooms are detached from the sleeping cabin - as in you have to go outside. You need to eat dinner before you get there or bring your own food. The breakfast they supplied was some cereal, some slices of...

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Thank Jill O
Reviewed 22 February 2016

A lovely little cottage (we were in cottage 2) in the middle of nowhere with views to die for. The host Rachel and her mum were really helpful and pointed out where things were and left us to our own devices in the glorious peace and quiet. We wished we could have stayed for a few days rather than the...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Such an incredible place and views. Cannot say enough good about this place. Warm welcomes, comfortable accommodation, and stunning atmosphere. I hope to get to return, for much more time! Loved meeting Rachel and their pets Puck and Ratbag. Ratbag was super cuddly in the morning, but I suspect he was after toast. .. This place is a true hidden...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I chose Te Tiro for it's uniqueness and was not disappointed! The view from the porch was as amazing as pictured and the on-site glowworm cave was so special- we had a great tour with Spellbound earlier in the day, but to be able to have the time to attempt to capture the worms on camera was even better. Hint:...

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uk
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

It is all that it is. Remote rural wooden building with separate bathroom. No wifi, phone etc. Small kitchen - external BBQ. Stunning location with great views & own glow worm area 2 minutes away by foot. Good walks available (if weather permits) Owners very accommodating. Weather awful on our stay which has nothing to do with the property!

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Te Tiro

Address: 970 Caves-Te Anga Rd, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
Price Range: £79 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Try to book both cottages for complete privacy if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles TMLAalum, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Te Tiro is located about 15 mins out of the town centre along a winding road - it is best to find it during daylight - the owners will give you good directions either way”
 of 5 bubbles Trezoe, 28 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Both cabins are the same. Be aware that they are small and the bathrooms are separate but very close by. Do not expect luxurious but come with a sense of adventure. It was difficult to take good photos of the interior of the cabins but there are good ones on the website.”
 of 5 bubbles rivertraveler1003, 18 Feb 2014 | Read review
“they are all good!”
 of 5 bubbles Mcphersonmatt, 10 Feb 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are good!”
 of 5 bubbles EEzza80, 10 Feb 2014 | Read review
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