5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Waitomo© Waitomo Boutique Lodge
5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Waitomo

5 Most Romantic Accommodations in Waitomo ❤️ [2023]

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The Most Romantic Stays in Waitomo for Couples

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 several quaint B&Bs. We’ve handpicked some of the most romantic choices for couples with this list of the most romantic accommodations in Waitomo.

For more trip-planning advice, be sure to browse The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Waitomo and the 8 Romantic Activities in 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 a 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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2. Waitomo Orchard Estate B&B

For accommodation with character and 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 on the road to Waitomo Village. 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 Accommodations in Waitomo.

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3. 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. See more small-scale stays like this in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Waitomo.

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4. Aranui Farmstay

One of the closest homestays and farmstays to Waitomo Village, Aranui Farmstay offers an attractive studio unit for an affordable price. When you’re not retreating in your modernly appointed studio-for-two, relax in the gardens or on the hills of this expansive farm. Cook up your own treats with your kitchenette, but you won’t need to worry about breakfast as a wonderfully presented continental breakfast is included in your stay. See more romantic farmstays in the 12 Best Homestays & B&Bs in Waitomo.

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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. See how this motel compares to others in the 10 Best Motels in Waitomo.

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[CLOSED] 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.

More Romantic Accommodations in Waitomo

That’s it for our guide to the most romantic 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 Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon 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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