10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Waitomo
10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Waitomo

10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Waitomo [2023]

© Abseil Inn

Where to Find the Best Boutique Lodges in Waitomo

The verdant countryside of Waitomo deserves a tranquil retreat. After what’s often a full-on day exploring the glowworm caves or tackling the hiking trails, nothing beats the feeling of relaxing back at your peaceful boutique accommodation. Luckily, Waitomo has many, from luxury boutique lodges to affordable B&Bs. We go through some of our top recommendations in this list of the best boutique accommodations in Waitomo.

For more travel advice, be sure to browse The Complete Guide to Waitomo.

1. Waitomo Boutique Lodge

It’s in the name, the Waitomo Boutique Lodge is not only a boutique stay in Waitomo but it’s one of the most luxurious accommodation options in the area. The lodge is surrounded by extensive gardens with an outdoor swimming pool and gorgeous vistas of the Waitomo countryside. The surroundings are a treat to wake to from your modern yet elegant elevated double rooms within the lodge. Alternatively, guests can stay in the “Montrose Cottage” separate from the main building for more tranquillity. Get more advice on planning a luxury getaway in The Luxury Guide to Waitomo.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Waitomo© Waitomo Boutique Lodge

2. Waitomo Orchard Estate B&B

A boutique B&B with character, elegance yet utter affordability, the Waitomo Orchard Estate B&B is an ideal option for couples or couples of friends. Set in two acres of gardens with a sun terrace and spa pool, this B&B offers a beautiful setting on the road to Waitomo Village. Most queen rooms have shared bathroom facilities, while the “Superior King Room” provides ultimate privacy with an ensuite. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Waitomo.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Waitomo© Waitomo Orchard Estate B&B

3. Abseil Inn

After tackling the worlds steepest driveway (unofficially, of course), you are rewarded with commanding views of Waitomo Village and its surrounding valley from Abeil Inn‘s ridgetop position. There are just four rooms available at this boutique accommodation, each with an ensuite and unique decor. Guests share areas, such as the lounge with an honesty bar, an outdoor patio and a fire pit seating area. We also feature this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Waitomo.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Waitomo© Abseil Inn

4. Woodlyn Park Motel

As featured in our 10 Unique Accommodations in the North Island, Woodlyn Park Motel is one of the most memorable accommodations in Waitomo, no, the whole country! Stay in either a boat, train carriage, plane or a Hobbit Hole complete with your standard motel amenities. For instance, the Waitanic has several units inside with a queen bed, kitchenette and lounge and a bathroom. The Waitomo Express features two separate motel units, while the Hobbit Motel has room for six guests. Check out more motels nearby in the10 Best Motels in Waitomo.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Waitomo© Woodlyn Park Motel

5. Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge

Enjoy a homely and affordable stay in the heart of Waitomo Village at the Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge. Continental breakfast is served each morning for you to enjoy before embarking on your cave adventure. Warm up afterwards with your units heatpump and electric blankets. In summer, guests enjoy making use of the barbecue on the deck surrounded by pretty gardens. What’s more, the B&B lodge is also in a good position for enjoying some of the walks listed in the 5 Best Walks in Waitomo.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Waitomo© Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge

6. Glow Worm Motel

Conveniently located between Waitomo and Otorohanga, the Glow Worm Motel is one of the smallest motels in the area with only nine self-contained units. Theres something for couples, with their cheap double and queen studios, while families and groups have the choice of family units and a three-bedroom cottage. The motel has all your other essential amenities, including laundry machines and free WiFi, while the swimming pool, barbecue and childrens swings are an added bonus. See more like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Waitomo.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Waitomo© Glow Worm Motel

7. Waitomo Golfstays B&B

Set beside the lush fairways of the Waitomo Golf Club, Waitomo Golfstays B&B offers a tranquil boutique retreat. There are four rooms available at this modern B&B including double and twin rooms with an ensuite. A continental breakfast is left in your room to enjoy at your leisure, ensuring that you get as much privacy as possible to enjoy this peaceful location. See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Homestays and B&Bs in Waitomo.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Waitomo© Waitomo Golfstays B&B

8. 40 Winks

So boutique that you’re the only guest here, 40 Winks is a cute B&B near Otorohanga. The cosy cabin is all yours, featuring rural-inspired decor to reflect the farm surroundings. Homemade toasted muesli and toast are provided for breakfast each morning, which you can enjoy on the deck of your cabin, on the breakfast bench inside or among the lawns with a hammock and other outdoor furniture.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Waitomo  [2023]© 40 Winks

9. Mohaonui Farmstay

Take your pick, a private queen room in the homestead of a 60ha (150-acre) dairy farm or a separate cottage among the gardens. Mohaonui Farmstay in Otorohanga can provide both through its boutique farmstay close to Waitomo. Enjoy extensive lawns among mature trees and vibrant gardens. Breakfast and WiFi are included in your stay.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Waitomo© Mohaonui Farmstay

10. The Loft at Te Kumi Tirohanga

Finally, yet another fantastic farmstay close to Waitomo Village, The Loft at Te Kumi Tirohanga offers a stay in a modern farmhouse among Te Kuiti farmland. Guests stay in a spacious fully self-contained accommodation separate from your hosts homestead so ultimate privacy can be enjoyed. Ideal for families and groups, The Loft sleeps up to four guests. See what there is to do nearby in the 5 Best Things to Do in Te Kuiti.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Waitomo© The Loft at Te Kumi Tirohanga

More Boutique Accommodations in Waitomo

That’s it for our guide to the best boutique accommodations in Waitomo. For more accommodation options, as well as things to do, check these out:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Waitomo.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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