Glow Worm Motel - Waitomo Caves

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1 Waitomo Caves Road, Hangatiki, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand  show map
 3 stars
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Glow Worm Motel - Waitomo Caves

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The lovely Glow Worm Motel offers 9 elegant guest rooms as well as free self-parking, a tour desk and a lift.

The property is located 9 km away from Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park. It will take 40 minutes to get from the hotel to Hamilton by car.

Hamilton airport is situated within a 55-minute drive from Glow Worm Motel.

Rooms

Room amenities at Glow Worm Motel include complimentary wireless internet, television with satellite channels, a seating area, ironing facilities and a closet. The rooms have a view over the garden. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

Waitomo General Store offer an assortment of dishes within 200 meters of the property.

Services

Guests will benefit from laundry, housekeeping and ticket service.

Relax

Leisure options include barbeque grills, a swimming pool and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   9.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • On-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bar/ Lounge area

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Microwave
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out 08:00-10:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Glow Worm Motel - Waitomo Caves Waitomo Caves location
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Hotel Address:

1 Waitomo Caves Road, Hangatiki, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Waitomo Caves
    5.9 km
Airports
  • Hamilton (HLZ)
    45.2 km
  • Taupo (TUO)
    95.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    9

Rooms and availability

Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

This studio features a TV and a kitchenette with a microwave, a refrigerator and a toaster. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3 (see Hotel Policies).

Three-Bedroom Bungalow
  • Max occupancy:

    7 persons

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Room Description:

Originally built in the 1940s and surrounded by trees, this spacious cottage features a private patio with outdoor seating and BBQ facilities. It also has a kitchenette with a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator and a toaster. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 7 (see Hotel Policies).

Queen Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

This studio features a TV and a kitchenette with a microwave, a refrigerator and a toaster. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3 (see Hotel Policies).

Family Two Room Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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Room Description:

This retro 1970s apartment offers 2 rooms. It features a kitchen/dining area with a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator and a toaster. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 6 (see Hotel Policies).

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Local attractions

  • Ruakuri Cave4.9 km
    585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves
  • Waitomo Adventures - Haggas Honking Holes5.4 km
    Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves
  • Caveworld6.3 km
    23 Waitomo Village Rd
  • Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 4 Hr Option5.4 km
    Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves
  • Waitomo Adventures - Tumu Tumu Toobing5.4 km
    654 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    9
Cities nearby
  • Rotorua hotels - 100 km
  • Taupo hotels - 96 km
  • Hamilton hotels - 55 km
  • Tauranga hotels - 112 km
  • Cambridge hotels - 51 km
  • Turangi hotels - 101 km
  • Huntly hotels - 78 km
  • Waihi hotels - 116 km
  • National Park hotels - 104 km
  • Mount Maunganui hotels - 117 km

Glow Worm Motel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Glow Worm Motel

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 8 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    10.0

    The staff was really friendly and helpful. We were recommended good places to visit and have diner. The rooms are big, clean, cosy and confortable. We were willing to stay more in this place

    Nothing, great value for money

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    There was absolutely nothing to like about this motel except that the lady at the front desk (daughter of the owner) was very friendly.

    This is the scariest motel we have ever been to. It is set high up on a hill amongst what appears to be a "dumping ground". This is the dirtiest and most run-down motel we have ever seen, and the rate they are requesting is absolutely outrageous for what you are getting. You couldn't pay us $100 to stay there. In fact, we took the loss of our pre-payment/deposit just to get out. Yes, it was that bad. Would not recommend that anybody stay there; not even backpackers. We ended up staying at the Coves Motor Inn which was like a "day/night comparison" for the extra $20. We cannot believe some of the "positive" reviews we read on this motel. It cannot possibly be the same place. Very misleading.

  • Older travelers
    3.8

    We would rate the place as 1 1/2 stars maximum

  • Single
    7.8

    The owner was very knowledable about the area and provided several hands on advices where to go to have the best time. He is one of the best hosts I have met during my travel. I would absolutely recommend this place to solo travellers as well as to couples.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    Great assistance from owner on what to see and do

    Tidy and clean but bit run down and on busy main road

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The proprietor was very helpful and friendly. We didn't have towels for the caves the next day and he let us borrow some and bring them back after we had checked out. We had the family room (because it's all that was left) so we had lots of room and enjoyed just hanging out the night before our adventure in Waitomo.

    It was old and basic but that's all there is in that area. Don't expect the Sheraton.

How to reach hotel

hotel Glow Worm Motel - Waitomo Caves Waitomo Caves location
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Hotel Address:

1 Waitomo Caves Road, Hangatiki, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Get directions
City Center
  • Waitomo Caves
    5.9 km
Airports
  • Hamilton (HLZ)
    45.2 km
  • Taupo (TUO)
    95.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    9