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Glowworm Motel

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms | Terrace/patio

Overview of Glowworm Motel

Glowworm Motel

2.5 star property
No-frills motel in Hangatiki

7.8/10 Good

105 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave
  • Laundry facilities
1 Waitomo Caves Road, Hangatiki, 3977

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 49 min drive


  • Waitomo Homestead - 16 min walk
  • Castle 91 Cafe and Indian restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Inaka Sushi - 6 min drive
  • Sushi Corner - 6 min drive
  • Otorohanga Bakehouse - 6 min drive

About this property

Glowworm Motel

Glowworm Motel is a great choice for a stay in Hangatiki. Guests can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Garden
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Stovetop


  • Limited housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Glowworm Motel Hangatiki
Glowworm Motel
Glowworm Hangatiki

Frequently asked questions

Does Glowworm Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Glowworm Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Glowworm Motel?
As of 8 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Glowworm Motel on 19 February 2023 start from NZ$114, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Glowworm Motel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Glowworm Motel?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Glowworm Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Glowworm Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Glowworm Motel?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Glowworm Motel and nearby?
Glowworm Motel has a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Glowworm Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Huhu cafe (4.6 mi), The Tomo (4.8 mi) and Morepork Pizzeria & Cafe (4.8 mi).







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Very comfortable stay. Our twin room was spacious and bed comfy. Chris was very helpful in advising us of things to do around the area. Short drive to cafes and Waitomo Homestead.
Room 6
Lee, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The owners were very friendly .. Merci
PASCAL, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sara, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location , ease of getting to Caves and main highway
Martin A, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The lady who checked me in was very nice, room was comfortable but there was a bit of road noise during the night.
Sinead, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Marie, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Didn't like the wad of hair in the bathroom sink plug, the mosquitoes or the lack of outside space. The offer of milk and the toaster provided. In need of update.
Clive, 1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

6/10 Good

Very disappointed with misleading information
Hotel was advertised on as having a opererational pool which was the main reason we booked there.the pool had been out of order for a long time now and this hotel had carried on misleading people on with there main pictures of a pool with people swimming in it and also advertising it on there write up on when clearly on there own websiite it says pool not available 2021/2022 ask for a refund and they refused and said no refunds which it states clearly on u can get a 50% refund so again very misleading. They could have done so much beter but failed on all accounts here and did not care one bit about any customer concerns just wanted there money above any concerns we had.
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Lovely big unit, spotlessly clean. Some might say dated, but I loved it.
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Very old and dated it was clean and the manager was helpful but the bed was old the shower was cracked and facilities poor the outside entrance was over grown and unwelcoming
1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review