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White Island Rendezvous
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Whakatane
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Adelaide
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126 reviews
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“Roomy, bright and well located”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

It is a typical motel situation but the deluxe units are very roomy and tastefully decorated in bright mediterranean style. The facilities included microwave and sink like a kitchenette, queen size bed, free wireless internet, r/c air and LCD TV. It's a short walk to the main shopping street and the esplanade is just across the road. If you're up for it, there's a great path up the ridge above the town through the dense vegetation to the lookout via a fortress used by the maori chief. It's all within walking distance if you're not in a rush and active enough.

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Reviewed 29 February 2012 via mobile

We booked this hotel months in advanve so that we could easily go to White Island. Unfortunately weather cancelled the boat out. We booked one of the villa rooms since it was only a few dollars more. WOW. It was like having a large four room backelor apartment to ourselves with our own kitchen, dining room/living room king bed and a bathroom that could fit 20.

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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Room was clean and fully equipped with usual motel fare. Bed was fine. Near to three beachside restaurants. Hotel breakfast very good & copious. Whakatane a bit disappointing. Not much there. Nice to sit outside Irish bar, the Craic, in Whakatane Hotel. No time for White Island tour, but the shorter Whale Island visit was very good.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We booked the front villa which looks lovely from the outside. We found this villa more like an older style holiday house let. Old furnishings in the bedroom and an uncomfortable bed. The bathroom drawers contained items left from previous guests. That said, the location is good and we had breakfast delivered both mornings which arrived on time. We did the White Island Tour which is really well organized and staff friendly and informative. I personally would not stay here again but the convenience of the location for the White Island Tour is a bonus.

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We stayed one night and took the white island tour the following morning. the room was spacious and clean with a full size fridge and cooking facilities, though we didn't use those other than for coffee.

Quiet location with a comfortable bed, and a full cooked breakfast, from their cafe, available as room service. Breakfast was on time, well cooked & still hot. Just what was needed before the boat trip out to White Island.

Staff were friendly & helpful, would recommend them & would stay there again, even if we were not going on the trip. Great location close to town and the wharf 7 good restaurants.

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Property: White Island Rendezvous
Address: 15 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Whakatane
#3 Romantic Hotel in Whakatane
#4 Business Hotel in Whakatane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:4.5 star — White Island Rendezvous 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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 
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