Pros: The host was very kind and hosptiable...she had so many chores on her plate, but she handled them all like a champ...I'm convinced she is a superwoman. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The breakfast was amazing!
Cons: There is not much in Otorohanga, but Redwood Lodge is fairly close to the glowworms cave.
Pros: Loved the overall place. My partner and I were looking for somewhere to stay near Waitomo a day before we booked our glowworm cave adventure package. There were few places to choose from in the area and even fewer that had great reviews and I only happenstance found the Redwood lodge on kayak. It is a very short distance (10-15min drive) from attractions like the kiwi house and the glow worm caves. Because we were driving late to Otorohanga from our arrival in Auckland, we weren't sure if anyone would be around to check us in. Julie was great at contacting me ahead of time (unfortunately I didn't have network access) and helping us settle in despite our late arrival. There have great amenities - a spa and sauna, and free wifi, which I found to be a luxury at all other places we stayed during our vacation in Australia and New Zealand. The room and bathroom were spacious and the bed was very comfortable. She arranged a wonderful morning breakfast before our trip to the caves. We liked our stay so much that we extended it for another day.
Redwood Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Otorohanga. You can go for a morning swim at the outdoor pool and visit the fitness center for a workout. Other highlights at this upscale bed & breakfast include a spa tub and a sauna, and rooms offer LCD TVs and bathrobes.
Waitomo Orchard Estate B&B offers airport drop-off service (available on request). The spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily.
Waitomo Golfstays B&B is a minute’s walk from Waitomo Golf Course and a 10-minute drive from Waitomo Caves. Guests enjoy daily continental breakfast which includes yoghurt, toast, cereals and orange juice. Free parking and free Wi-Fi access are provided. The heated guest rooms are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, electric blankets and TV. All rooms enjoy views of the garden and the lake. Waitomo Golfstays B&B is within a 10-minute drive of central Waitomo, Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park.
Cons: No wifi, barking dog, stained sheets, poor shower drainage, disconnected fire alarm, wires everywhere, appeared to be a fire hazard. Poor heating system. Carpet from circa 1970. Very disappointed. We would of left but had no other place to go.
Cons: The wifi didn't work at all. The room was outdated.Doesn't worth the price.
Enjoy your visit to Otorohanga with a stay at Otorohanga & Waitomo Motels. Guests can get a morning swim in at the outdoor pool, and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. A children's pool and a terrace are offered, and rooms have conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.
When visiting Hangatiki, Caves Motor Inn is a great choice to consider. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Caves Motor Inn, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. There's a bar/lounge, and rooms offer LCD TVs and refrigerators.
When visiting Te Kuiti, Panorama Motor Inn Te Kuiti is a great choice to consider. Guests can hang out at the outdoor pool or seasonal outdoor pool, or grab a bite to eat at Panorama Motor Inn, which serves breakfast and dinner. LCD TVs and refrigerators are offered in all rooms.
Pros: A vey beautiful remote location with stunning visuals of the Waitomo area. The building looks very old but well kept, hence the charm. The rooms are very small but I doubt you'll be spending a lot of time in them anyways because the area is filled with things to do! If you are looking for a home away from home experience with all of the normal hotel luxuries, this place probably isn't for you. If you like older charm and simplicity then this is your place.
Cons: Everything was well done.
Pros: Next to everything. Yes the hotel is a little dated but that's what gives it it's charm. The price is very reasonable as well.
Kamahi Cottage, just 30 minutes from Waitomo Caves and 15 minutes from Otorohanga, is self-contained romantic retreat in a beautiful farm location. It's a a 5-Star rated Bed and Breakfast where you can enjoy gourmet food, relaxation and great hospitality. The views are glorious and you have the privacy of your own luxury cottage.
•Full gourmet breakfasts - continental style, plus selection of cooked choices
•Upstairs queen bedroom
•Queen sofa-sleeper downstairs for 2 extra guests - children welcome!
•Stylish lounge and dining area with sound system, CD collection, reading library, TV / DVD, ceiling fan and air conditioning/heating
•Spacious bathroom with shower, heated towel rail, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes, fluffy towels, slippers & bed socks
•Fully equipped kitchenette for those keen to self-cater
•Complimentary fresh flowers, home baked treats, freshly ground coffee, tea assortments, port and schnapps
•Hammock chairs on the veranda for relaxing and enjoying the uninterrupted panorama