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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island

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AJWP
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Superb location, amenity and interior design panache”
Reviewed 10 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This four bedroom home has been decorated with great flair and charm. The host has obviously expended much effort to decorate each room beautifully. The fabrics and soft furnishings complement each other perfectly.

There is a new bathroom, lovely kitchen and very comfortable living areas. There were personalised hand written notes to us, fresh flowers on the table. We loved it.

The location is very convenient, in the centre of town but it wasn't noisy. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The interior decorating
Liked least: The access to the property requires bags to be carried up a slope and stairs - so not suitable for those who are frail or disabled.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Greengine...
Austin, TX
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quaint and comfortable”
Reviewed 1 February 2016 for a stay in November 2015
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If you want to stay around Waitomo after visiting the caves, this is the place. It's location just behind one of the cave companies, next to the convenience store, around the corner from a few places to eat....basically a great spot. The house was simple, comfortable and clean.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: One shower
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Patts6164
Cheadle, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 8 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Really good location for caves on our north island trip. We had booked the black water rafting and the walking caves so needed it just for one night before moving onto next destination. It was great to find we could book one night for 5 of us - 2 couples and a single. We were amazed at the number of rooms and how well stocked the kitchen was even a welcome pack of bread and milk in the fridge! This was really handy for Huhu restaurant opposite and finished with games and after dinner drinks in our lounge. Lovely to have breakfast outside on the patio and although kitchen in need of modernising then it was perfectly functional. Beds really comfy and bungalow very clean throughout.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Msknights
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Like staying with your favorite Aunt”
Reviewed 8 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

This adorable little vacation home is great. It has plenty of beds, clean, a great spot for the Waitomo Caves and is well updated. You can't go wrong! The owner provided great info and directions. Book right away! Also, make sure you ask for Craig at Waitomo Adventures and grab a meal at HuHu!

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Liked best: location
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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curlysydn...
Sydney
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great choice”
Reviewed 29 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Perfect for couples or large family. Cottage has been thoughtfully renovated with a retro modern feel. Clean, spacious and everything you could need. Lovely balcony to sit in afternoon. Great location within walking distance to restraints, pubs and next door to general store. Would definitely stay here again if visiting Waitomo!

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Daniel-Sc...
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely accommodation in an amazing town”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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I loved this place. Lots of history and very cool/retro fit out. It was great to be able to walk everywhere in Waitomo. The General Store is next door which made it handy to have a few drinks and then walk a few steps home :)

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Oreillyka...
1 review
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“Wish we could had have stayed longer”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

We stayed in this beautiful house recently with some family and our 18 month old son. We have stayed in lots of other holiday homes in New Zealand but this one felt really special. The rooms are beautifully decorated, we felt totally relaxed here. The layout of the house was ideal for us, allowing everyone to have privacy and for us to have a quiet room for our son, while we chilled out on the deck with a glass of wine. There was also a beautiful little sunny playroom with toys and a safe back yard for our son to scoot around on his trike. The location was also perfect for us, right in the heart of the village, next to some lovely cafes and restaurants and a walk to everything else. We have been recommending this place to everyone.

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