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White Island Rendezvous

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   15 The Strand E, Whakatane, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 12 hotels in Whakatane
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
sabingates Reading, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a superbly equipped motel in Whakatane. The room was spacious with an extra bed. Large bathroom, free laundry. Fully equipped kitchen. Very helpful staff. Good location. Great to be located on site for our White Island tour the following day.

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Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed big rooms with a well equipped kitchen and a nice eating area. There was a great bathroom with a big shower. I would like to recommend future guests NOT to take the local photo book ot you will be charged 15$, which was not mentioned...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was to arrive very late for check-in due to a car crash on the way to the motel and phoned ahead (already in mid-evening) to explain, expecting an automated message or that the receptionist would make things awkward. I was very surprised to find the lady very understanding an extremely helpful. She told me my room number and said... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
87 hotel reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This motel is not trying to be a luxury or even 4* hotel. The rooms and furnishings are rather basic. There are some commercial, warehouse-type, buildings between it and the river, so you don't have much of a river view even from the balcony walkway. But it is a perfectly adequate motel. The large room's kitchenette area has a sink,... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I rung in a fluster as I had my heart set on being close to the township. I managed to get the last single room for a steal ( already happy!). The friendly voice on th end of the phone was helpful in giving me directions in and around the area. The room was small but it was just a... More

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Pearl Beach, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Run by & situated next to the "White Island " tour dock, this "motel" is great value. The rooms are large , well appointed, with "in room" catering facilities. Downstairs is a great little "restaurant" , serving breakfast & other meals of good quality. A 15 min walk to the town centre, I would say good value if you are... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

What a great place to stay! Situated near the Wharf, but a little away from the bustle of the main street, we still found ourselves in easy walking distance to pub dining and other eating places. The room was bright, spacious and sparkling clean. The kitchen facilities would have been perfect, if I had time to cook. But we were... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We booked our stay on line from the UK and chose the Back Villa. The accomodation was huge, very clean and decorated in a Colonial Style. We had 2 nights so that we could do the White Island Tour in between which runs from the Hotel and so it is just a short walk to the boat. Breakfast on both... More

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Levin, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Arrived to find the room we'd booked was taken, but were given the bungalow for the same price - brilliant. Bedrooms were gorgeous.Lounge and bathroom good. Kitchen ok.. Very helpful staff and great food. Trip to volcano was great and very informative..

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Devon, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A thoroughly professional tour with superb staff and excellent accommodation. Trip planned cancelled due to weather but special tour put on the following day which was greatly appreciated. All crew members had time for tourists and made the whole stay one to remember.

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Also Known As:
White Island Rendezvous Hotel
White Island Rendezvous Whakatane
Address: 15 The Strand E, Whakatane, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
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#4 Business Hotel in Whakatane
#5 Romantic Hotel in Whakatane
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — White Island Rendezvous 4.5*
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