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“Great motel! Friendly and value for money”
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Waitomo Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Te Kuiti B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Great motel! Friendly and value for money”
Reviewed 16 February 2013 via mobile

We loved this motel - the staff were friendly, offering use of towels for our cave black water rafting tour. Great sized rooms, laundry, good proximity to caves and has a supermarket a short walk away. I would definitely recommend this motel to other travellers and it was nice not to be in the Waitomo town. Check out the park behind Bosco's cafe across the roads for a bit of bird watching.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Travelled all over the south and north island these last couple of weeks and hands down this is the best, value for money 4 star motel accommodation we experienced in New Zealand.
Found that it was furnished and built for the most part out of plywood very interesting and the staff were both professional and friendly.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oatley NSW
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Reviewed 13 February 2013 via mobile

We stayed just one night. The room was spotless and the bed was comfortable. It's a quick drive to the caves. The only bad thing was the trains a the back door, but luckily they stopped while we were sleeping. Highly recommend this motel.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Channel Islands, UK
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Just a delightful little motel. The rooms are incredibly spacious, immaculately clean and fitted out to a high standard. We had enormous French windows leading out onto a decked balcony, where we were able to enjoy a quiet takeaway supper and breakfast as the sun came up early in the morning. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and charming, even offering to give us a lift when we had some car trouble. As motels go, this one really sets the bar high!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

Stayed here for one night in Jan 2013 with my 15 year old child. I loved the place. I thought the room was modern, the bed was soooo comfortable and it was exceptionally clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Yes, the room backs on the the rail line but I liked that. I loved being able to watch the trains go by. I did not find the noise a problem at night probably due to sound proofing in the room. I agree with a previous review 3 star hotel but a 5 star service. Thanks Lorelle for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Otane, null, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

Couldn't really fault Waitomo Lodge - the best thing for me was the good quality king size bed, it is rare to find a comfortable bed in a mid price hotel. Good value for money, would have no hesitation is recommending. The two previous nights were spent in an hotel in Rotorua but that's another story..... and not a good one!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Couldn't be happier that we were double booked at another place and stayed here. What a find!
Lorelle was the perfect host and the lodge was excellent. Extremely clean and modern rooms. Great attention to detail and a high standard.
Thoroughly recommended.
Thank you very much.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Te Kuiti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Waitomo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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