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Inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves | © Carsten Arsten/Flickr
Inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves | © Carsten Arsten/Flickr
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The Best Boutique Hotels in Waitomo, New Zealand

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Updated: 13 August 2017
Some people are drawn to Waitomo because of its remarkable glowworm caves. Others are more inclined to come over to try their hand at the area’s famed adventure attractions. Whatever your reason to come by, you’ll need to find a good place to stay. New Zealand travellers, we’ve got you covered: here are some of the best hotels and boutique accommodation options in the area.

Waitomo Caves Hotel

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Waitomo Caves Hotel at Night
Waitomo Caves Hotel at Night | © Teacher Traveler/Flickr

A lavish, Victorian architectural style building welcomes guests into the Waitomo Caves Hotel. This magnificent historic accommodation, perched on a hill that overlooks Waitomo Village and Waitomo Caves, has been making its mark since 1908, when it was known as the Government Hostel at Waitomo. Its Art Deco wing was constructed in the late 1920s as demands for a bigger space grew. In present times, the boutique hotel is a treasure trove of luxury amenities, with a series of private en-suite rooms, an elegant art collection and a soothing spa area being among its standout features.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Hot tub
Crib
Non smoking
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Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge

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As you venture into Waitomo Village, you’ll come across the homely Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge. The accommodation is surrounded by gardens and greenery, attracting much attention from native bird species – if you like your wildlife, definitely keep an eye out for the fantails, tuis, kingfishers and swallows that regularly fly by. The lodge is very close to the local i-Site visitor centre as well as a number of restaurants and eateries. All rooms come with private entrances and wonderful sloping vistas. Guests also get to relish in complimentary continental breakfasts, which are served in the lodge’s communal dining room.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
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Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park

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Area outisde the Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park
Area outisde the Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park | © Miamigod/Flickr

The Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park is right in the midst of all the action – the area’s famous glowworm caves are just 600 metres away, while the famous Huhu Café (a favourite among visitors) is right next to it. The lodge offers a wide range of accommodation options for all budgets, group sizes and ages. This includes deluxe cabins, en-suite lodges, camper van sites, tent campsites, and motel berths. All guests are granted free access to the hot tub, and there’s also a children’s playground, a swimming pool and a barbecue area on-site.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Swimming pool
Hot tub
Crib
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Waitomo Orchard B&B

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Also known as the Waitomo Orchard Estate B&B, this is a lovely countryside accommodation that’s renowned for its impressive garden views. Its regional park setting is also very conveniently placed within close quarters to various local attractions: including Otorohanga’s Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, which is 7.9 kilometres (4.9 miles) away, as well as the Waitomo Caves, which is situated 10.3 kilometres (6.4 miles) from the premises. The hotel offers a series of deluxe rooms which typically sleep up to two adults and one child, with free wi-fi, breakfast and parking included.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Hot tub
Airport transfers
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Woodlyn Park

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Bristol Freighter Airplane Unit at Woodlyn Park, Waitomo
Bristol Freighter Airplane Unit at Woodlyn Park, Waitomo | © Gary Danvers/Flickr

Of all accommodation options in Waitomo, Woodlyn Park is definitely the most innovative. Guests get to choose between sleeping in a Hobbit motel, a giant Bristol Freighter airplane, the five multi-deck Waitanic (yes, that is a cross between Waitomo and Titanic), or the 10-cabin Waitomo Express. All units are made from recycled materials and come with self-containing kitchens, en-suite bathrooms and complimentary housekeeping.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Kitchen
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