Glowworm Motel - Waitomo Caves

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Microwave

Cooking hob

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Overview

Glowworm Motel is a 3-star venue positioned about 6.0 km from Mystery Creek Events Centre, Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park.

Hamilton is 53 km away from the hotel and a 40-minute drive takes guests there. Waitomo Caves city center is 6 km away.

Glowworm Motel can be reached in 50 minutes by car from Hamilton airport.

Rooms

Glowworm Motel offers 9 rooms fitted with ironing facilities, a seating area, complimentary wireless internet, TV with satellite channels and a closet for a comfortable stay in Waitomo Caves. Some rooms overlook the garden. There are family bathrooms with a bidet, a hairdryer and a shower along with a toaster, a stove and a microwave for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The property is a 5-minute walk from the coffee shop Waitomo General Store.

Services

Guests can avail of ticket service, laundry and housekeeping.

Relax

Glowworm Motel pampers guests with a swimming pool, barbeque grills and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   9.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

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

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
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Microwave
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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

All children
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE

How to reach hotel

hotel Glowworm 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
    3.7 mi
Airports
  • Hamilton (HLZ)
    28.1 mi
  • Taupo (TUO)
    59.4 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    9

Rooms and availability

Glowworm Motel photos Room
Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Electric blankets
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Glowworm Motel photos Room
Three-Bedroom Bungalow
  • Max occupancy:

    7 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Electric blankets
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Barbeque grills
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Glowworm Motel photos Room
Queen Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Electric blankets
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Glowworm Motel photos Room
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Electric blankets
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Barbeque grills
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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Local attractions

  • Ruakuri Cave3.1 mi
    585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves
  • Waitomo Adventures - Haggas Honking Holes3.3 mi
    Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves
  • Marokopa Falls4.1 mi
    Te Anga Road, Waitomo Caves
  • Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 4 Hr Option3.3 mi
    Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves
  • Waitomo Adventures - Tumu Tumu Toobing3.3 mi
    654 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves

Near the hotel

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves1800 ft
    39 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves
  • Caveworld1800 ft
    Access Road, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    9

Glowworm Motel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Glowworm 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 Glowworm Motel - Waitomo Caves Waitomo Caves location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

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

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