Glowworm Motel

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview of Glowworm Motel

Glowworm Motel

2.5 star property

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
1 Waitomo Caves Road, Hangatiki, 3977

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCaveworld7 min drive
  • Popular LocationWaitomo Glowworm Caves7 min drive
  • Popular LocationWoodlyn Park8 min drive
  • AirportHamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.)57 min drive

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About this area


Glowworm Motel is located in Hangatiki. Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Woodlyn Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Caveworld and Kiwi House Native Bird Park.

What's nearby

  • Caveworld - 7 min drive
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves - 7 min drive
  • Kiwi House Native Bird Park - 8 min drive
  • Woodlyn Park - 8 min drive
  • Aranui Cave - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 57 min drive


  • Waitomo Homestead - 16 min walk
  • Castle 91 Cafe and Indian restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Sushi Corner - 6 min drive
  • Otorohanga Bakehouse - 6 min drive
  • Ronnies Cafe - 7 min drive

About this property

Glowworm Motel

Motel in Hangatiki with free parking
This motel features a seasonal outdoor pool, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and barbecues. All 9 rooms provide in-room free WiFi, microwaves and flat-screen TVs. Hobs and showers are among the other amenities available to guests. Limited housekeeping is available.
Glowworm Motel offers 9 accommodations. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower. This Hangatiki motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Recreational amenities at the motel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

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

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Guest services

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


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden

Room amenities


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Hob


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Glowworm Motel Hangatiki
Glowworm Motel
Glowworm Hangatiki

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 95 reviews
5 - Excellent 27%
Rating 4 - Good. 39 out of 95 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 19 out of 95 reviews
3 - Okay 20%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 95 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 95 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
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.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely big unit, spotlessly clean. Some might say dated, but I loved it.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
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
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
It was the closest accommodation to where we were going to.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021