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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island

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WhelansBr...
Brisbane
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Large and well set up house”
Reviewed 19 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

There were only 3 of us when we stayed here in Dec16, however we could have fitted in another family as well. This house is really spacious and well set up.
The location could not be better - right beside the general store and information centre at Waitomo.
The house is cosy and well decorated, and very clean. Beds were very comfortable and the shower was good.
The kitchen is really well set up allowing you to cook full meals if needed.
This was a really good place to stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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amy t
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“We loved this place! Clean, cosy and well decorated. ”
Reviewed 3 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We were fortunate enlighten to stay here over the long weekend while we spent time time exploring the glow worm caves. This house is beautifully furnished, in a great location and was incredibly clean.

We absolutely loved this place and will definitely be back next year!

Thanks so much!

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YvonneWR
New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, great location, very comfortable”
Reviewed 7 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Arrived late at night but this was no trouble, lights were easy to find. There is a lovely renovated bathroom, spacious bedrooms with charming attention to detail & good atmosphere. The country kitchen is clean & spacious with milk, eggs & other essentials all stocked. Hostess is thoughtful & helpful even though we didn't meet her. Wifi worked well but we were not there long to use it much. Will be happy to return.

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Liked best: Charming atmosphere, attention to detail
Liked least: Traditional old villa might be cool in winter despite heaters
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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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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