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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Very clean, tidy and well kept premises. Had an excellent night's sleep both nights I stayed there. Free fast WiFi, Sky TV, Milk for Coffee / Tea, Free on site parking. Well presented and very spacious rooms, Comfortable bedding, friendly staff. Location is very close to central Whakatane with supermarkets nearby. As for Motel Accommodation goes, this is pretty up...

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It’s great to hear that the accommodation met your expectations. In regards to your tour, unfortunately there appears to have been some miscommunication within your group as another member of your party requested that we contact only her and she was subsequently going to advise you. I hope I have also been able to address your...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Stayed at this hotel and was absolutely delighted with the room (business suite). It was clean and had all the essentials I need on a business trip. The breakfast, although limited options available, was well prepared. I will definitely stay again.

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, Thank you so much for your positive review of your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Staff were friendly right from the start and gave us a 300ml fresh milk every day. Neat little cafe on site. Very easy if you are going on the PeeJay White Island tour as you check in at the hotel office in the morning. Only suggestion we could make it bathroom needs some sort of fan as the window open...

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us - we noticed you took the White Island Tour as well, you definitely chose the most convenient place to base yourself before your trip! Thank you also for your suggestion - you are correct that not all of our units have bathroom fans and it is...

Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

The accommodation is situated directly behind the jetty for the white island tours which is very convenient. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the rooms come with free tea, coffee and amenities with milk provided and free wifi. They even gave us a fry pan to use. Laundry wash and dry surfaces are also free. The associated cafe -...

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us - thanks also for pointing out the convenience of the location if you are taking the White Island Tour. With check in for the tour being at the motel front desk and the boat departing from across the road it makes it the most convenient choice for accommodation....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stayed in a nice apartment here when we visited White Island. It was very spacious and clean. The hotel is a bit outside the main part of town, so fairly quiet, although it was fully booked when we were there, and some of the guests were quite noisy. The outside space/balcony is not very private, and parking can be...

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is great to hear that overall you thought that we provided a good space for you to stay. In the peak of summer our motel is regularly at full capacity and even though there is enough car parks in the complex for one car per unit it...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We stayed in the little cottage next door. Absolutely lovely, very clean and tidy. If you want something a bit special, try the little cottages here, short walk to all the restaurants, great location, friendly people, all in all a great experience.

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us - our Villa B&B's do offer our visitors a different accommodation experience. Located next door to our main motel and café complex you get use of all the facilities and high standards but at the same time have your own space and privacy. It was wonderful to hear...

Tiverton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for ten nights with a friend during July. I was travelling on business, my friend was taking a holiday. We had a two bed roomed apartment for most of our stay (this was taken on the first night so we had studio apartments each booked for that night). All the accommodation was well presented, clean, hot and...

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. It's great to hear your experience was positive in both the motel and café. We will pass on your comments onto the crew.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 July 2015

I booked this hotel because they also ran the White Island Tours. The rate was good, the location in town was good and the room was clean and comfortable. The hotel warned that the room was a bit louder and I appreciated the transparency. I found if I closed the bathroom door that I did not really notice any noise....

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Despite extensive attempts at noise proofing, our four Budget Studios can be a little noisier if there happens to be another guest in the room upstairs. We therefore offer them at a lower rate and for those that might be concerned we also have Standard Studios (all upstairs) or...

Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 4 June 2015

While staying in Whakatane at the White Island Rendezvous, I took the tour out to the White Island volcano. The boat was clean and comfortable, and the staff were really friendly, experienced and knowledgable about Whakatane and the region, as well as the island specifically and volcanoes in general. The tour of the island was extraordinary, very interesting from both...

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience. White Island is certainly an amazing location and it was great to hear it made your 'top 5 spots in New Zealand' list, we will pass your positive comments onto the crew. Awesome to hear you stayed at White Island Rendezvous during your time in Whakatane,...

Matamata, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Was made to feel very welcoming on arrival. Great customer service. Very clean room with a comfy bed. Great selection on the breakfast menu from their on site cafe - this can be pre-ordered and it can be delivered to your room Would definitely recommend!

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Hi Lisanne, Thank you so much for your positive review - we will pass your comments onto our teams in reception and in the café. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in our area.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At White Island Rendezvous we offer a range of quality accommodation choices to suit every traveller. Located opposite the picturesque Whakatane wharf, we are just a short walk from the town centre and many great restaurants. Join a tour to visit the active volcano, White Island, take a stroll along the river or enjoy one of the local bushwalks to view the spectacular scenery across the bay. Our quiet location means not only a great night's sleep but you may even be lucky enough to hear the distinctive call of the kiwi which live in the nearby bush. We are the only accommodation provider in Whakatane to offer an onsite cafe (famous amongst locals for fantastic breakfasts and delicious espresso!) All units have free wireless broadband access and Sky TV. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Island Rendezvous

Address: 15 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Price Range: €88 - €104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — White Island Rendezvous 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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White Island Rendezvous Whakatane
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Whakatane
#3 Romantic Hotel in Whakatane
#4 Business Hotel in Whakatane
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“A place not to miss”
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“Top floor at the back.”
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“There are newer individual free standing suites, which I stayed in as well as older units.”
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“Try the new modern cabins, self-contained separate dwellings with kitchen right alongside the main motel facility.”
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“I would favour a room at the back to be off the main road not that it ever gets that busy!”
 of 5 bubbles richarddJ3007WR, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
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