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Pacific Rendezvous
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Tutukaka
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

My husband and I stayed for two nights. We loved the view and enjoyed the private beach. Very clean. Furnishings seemed somewhat dated.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

Just returned from the best holiday. It was awesome from the moment we arrived, the captivating ocean views grab you from the first glimpse as you enter the gates.
Pacific Rendezvous is the most amazing place to take your family for a holiday.
Our room was well equipped, clean, and had amazing views. Thestaff were friendly and helpful, the pool, spa, games room and playground kept our 3 kids aged 3, 10 and 13 busy and the private beach was great. Coming from Auckland where you never get a beach to yourselves, it was fantastic to swim out to the pontoon and laze in the sun.
Can't wait to go back at Christmas time and take our adult kids with their kids too.
Already recommended to friends who are keen to come too.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

We stayed a couple of nights at the Pacific Rendezvous while diving at Dive!Tukaka. Excellent choice. Super location, great views and easy drive to Tutukaka.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2010

The Pacific Rendezvous in Tutukaka has by far the best location ever. The ocean views and surrounds are just stunning. Unfortunately, the chalet we were offered for our stay over the Christmas week 2009 was horrid. It smelt musty and damp when we walked in, the tiny bathroom was just plain nasty and, although fairly spacious for just the two us, the rest of the accommodation was dated and very tired. It was such a disappointment, as the nightly rate of NZ$220 (pricey in NZ) and the website had led us to believe it was going to be a fabulous place to stay on our first Christmas away from our families. We checked out after the first night and spend Christmas in the Oceans Hotel just across the bay. To be fair, the staff were very gracious and understanding. We were not charged any more than for our 1 night's stay out of our week's booking. On reflection, this is probably a place for families to enjoy, although better value for money can be had. Its all self-catering with a small shop on site to buy a few provisions and it has a safe private beach. Its remote location high up on a hill means you need a car to get to the other lovely places nearby. If the accommodation were to be completely updated, I truly believe this would be one of the best places to stay in New Zealand.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2010

8 of us (6 adults and 2 children) stayed during Easter weekend for two nights. Views are of course magnificent, but we were more impressed with the friendliness of the managers. Very approachable and helpful. On-site games and entertainment facilities are reasonably well maintained. Kids (of all ages) had a great time. We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 6, 2010

Pacific Rendezvous is located near Tutukaka, Whangarei, in New Zealand. The condos were built in the 60s and could use some updating. Our unit was remarkable for one reason - the view. We sat on top of a mountain and looked down at the ocean and water traffic.

Overall, during our ten-week trip to Australia and New Zealand, Pacific Rendezvous is the clear winner of the best ocean view I have ever seen. PR is a family retreat. Every unit was rented and we could see the happiness of the people enjoying the experience.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

It's really important to understand that all the chalets on this site are owned (and probably loved) by individuals, who then rent them out. This means that the interior of the chalets is a matter of what their owners' tastes are and what they choose to provide in the way of decor/ furnishings. What great aunt Mildred's holiday home would look like may not be the same as the 30-somethings who own the one next door. If power showers and stainless steel kettles are important to you, then you need to be very careful when you book. You'd need to specify that you want a unit that is modern in its decor.

We were hugely disappointed to find we had been allocated an 'Aunt Mildred' - mainly because we'd gone over budget for our Christmas treat. When we'd booked, there were no photos of this type of unit on the website. Luckily, the lovely staff in the office gave us a different unit at no extra charge. This was delightful and we had a Christmas Day that the whole family will remember with pleasure for years to come.

The views are stunning, the private beaches were fab - we had one all to ourselves and found an amazing collection of shells/ fish and lobster skeletons etc. The park is immaculately kept.

It is all about the views, though I think knowing what sort of accommodation you're getting is important too.

  • Stayed: December 2009
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Address: 73 Motel Road, Tutukaka, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Tutukaka
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Tutukaka
Price Range: $108 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pacific Rendezvous 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pacific Rendezvous is located in the heart of an exciting stretch of Northland coastline - just 30 minutes drive from Whangarei City. Sited in a comanding position on a peninsula jutting out into the blue Pacific, the Resort overlooks the whole of Tutukaka Harbour with a breathtaking ocean panorama across the deep sea fishing grounds from the historic Poor Knights Islands to the Hen & Chicken Islands. A coastal area where man and nature combine to provide a whole host of things to do - swimming - boating - fishing - surfing - scuba diving - sightseeing and trips to the Poor Knights Islands marine reserve. Deep sea fishing, exciting beaches to discover and explore. Something for all. ... more   less 
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Pacific Rendezvous Hotel Tutukaka
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