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Caves Motor Inn

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Caves Motor Inn

3.5 star property
3.5-star Hangatiki motel with bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

153 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Bar
  • Meeting Facilities
728 SH 3, Hangatiki Junction, Hangatiki, 3985
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Conference space
  • Meeting room
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 48 min drive


  • Waitomo Homestead - 18 min walk
  • Castle 91 Cafe and Indian restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Inaka Sushi - 6 min drive
  • Otorohanga Bakehouse - 6 min drive
  • Sushi Corner - 6 min drive

About this property

Caves Motor Inn

Enjoy your visit to Hangatiki with a stay at Caves Motor Inn. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Caves Motor Inn, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. A bar/lounge and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (8:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests arriving outside of regular check-in hours can use the exterior telephone for check-in assistance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas (1-device limit)


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

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

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Caves Motor Inn – This family restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 20.5 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Caves Motor Inn Hangatiki
Caves Motor Hangatiki
Caves Motor Inn Motel
Caves Motor Inn Hangatiki
Caves Motor Inn Motel Hangatiki

Frequently asked questions

Does Caves Motor Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Caves Motor Inn 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Caves Motor Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Caves Motor Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Caves Motor Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Caves Motor Inn?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Caves Motor Inn and nearby?
Caves Motor Inn has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Caves Motor Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Huhu cafe (4.9 mi), The Tomo (5 mi) and Morepork Pizzeria & Cafe (5.1 mi).

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Pauline, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Used for a visit to the caves. A no frills stop.
Andrew, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Proper old school motel, park outside the unit, it's decent sized, clean and tidy. They service units, every day. There are pet pigs and goats to feed carrots and wild rabbits too.Its not flash but its real, I would bother staying elsewhere. Massive value for $$
Malcolm, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Glenn, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The room was tidy. Bed very comfortable. Staff excellent.Food excellent. We travelled from Auckland. We would highly recommend staying here.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good old kiwi hospitality.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay
Great welcome, we were running late due to traffic, they held restaurant open for us, lovely food - real home style yummy food, staff lovely, room clean and very comfy.
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Old school diner, duke box, bar, wholesome meals just above our accomodation with a great family vibe. A perfect stop over ❤️
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Very clean. Nice staff
Karen, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

the rooms were good. however there was no services restaurant was closed and a very unusual check-in.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review