5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Waitomo
5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Waitomo

5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Waitomo

© Waitomo Orchard Estate B&B

Romantic Stays in Waitomo

Set the tone right for a romantic getaway or honeymoon in New Zealand by making sure your inevitable stay in Waitomo is a romantic one. While accommodations in Waitomo are limited, you’ll still find some real gems between a historic hotel, a luxury lodge and a quaint B&B. We’ve handpicked some of the most romantic choices for couples with this list of the best romantic accommodation in Waitomo.

For more trip-planning advice, be sure to browse The Honeymoon Guide to Waitomo.

1. Waitomo Boutique Lodge

To celebrate a special occasion or simply to treat your loved one, stay at one of the most luxurious accommodation options near Waitomo. The Waitomo Boutique Lodge is farmstay you will never want to leave with its extensive gardens, outdoor swimming pool and gorgeous vistas of the Waitomo countryside. The modern yet elegant double rooms are a worthy choice for couples with queen beds adorned in sheepskin rugs and offer elevated views from the large upstairs windows. Alternatively, honeymooners can retreat to the Montrose Cottage separate from the lodge in a location tucked away in the gardens. Get more advice on planning a luxury stay in The Luxury Guide to Waitomo.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Waitomo© Waitomo Boutique Lodge

2. Waitomo Caves Hotel

Set in a Victorian building overlooking Waitomo Village, the Waitomo Caves Hotel sets the tone for a romantic stay in what feels like a bygone era. There are various grades of private double rooms for couples, from the affordable Standard Rooms to the lavish Deluxe King Rooms with private access to a spacious shared balcony overlooking the Waitomo countryside or village. In between caving adventures, enjoy dining at the on-site restaurant and indulging in the spa pool room of the hotel.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Waitomo© Waitomo Caves Hotel

3. Waitomo Orchard Estate B&B

For accommodation with character, elegance yet utterly affordable, stay at the quaint country lodge, the Waitomo Orchard Estate B&B. Set in two acres of gardens with a sun terrace and spa pool overlooking it all, this B&B offers a romantic setting in Otorohanga a short drive from Waitomo. While most queen rooms have shared bathroom facilities, the Superior King Room provides ultimate privacy with an ensuite, mountain and garden view and a private entrance from the garden. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Waitomo.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Waitomo© Waitomo Orchard Estate B&B

4. Abseil Inn

After tackling unofficially the world’s steepest driveway, you are rewarded with commanding views of Waitomo Village and its surrounding valley from the ridgetop position of Abseil Inn. The views alone make it a good choice for a romantic yet reasonably-priced stay in Waitomo. There are just four rooms available at this boutique accommodation, each with an ensuite, unique decor with romantic canopies over the bed and one with a two-person bath. Guests share areas, such as the lounge with an honesty bar, an outdoor patio and a seating area surrounding a fire pit.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Waitomo© Abseil Inn

5. Woodlyn Park Motel

As featured in our 10 Unique Accommodations in the North Island, Woodlyn Park Motel is better described as a memorable place to stay in Waitomo rather than a romantic one. Nevertheless, staying in a Hobbit Hole, a boat, a train or a plane certainly spices up the honeymoon itinerary! The best options for couples include the multi-deck unit in the boat, the “Waitanic” with a queen bed, kitchenette and lounge and a bathroom below the hull. We also recommend the train, the “Waitomo Express” and the “Hobbit Motel” if you’ve always wanted to pretend you’re a couple of Hobbits.

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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Waitomo© Woodlyn Park Motel


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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