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A nice afternoon relaxing

On a road trip to Whakatane, we decided to try out these pools. The cost was $7.50 per adult, which... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Richards Bay, South Africa
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Great base from which to explore Bay of Plenty

We have stayed at these grounds before, in fact have great memories of family holidays there over... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Awakeri Hot Springs Holiday Park offers a range of self catering accommodation options located within a natural bush setting with the added benefit of large hot pools and private spa pools.Come for the day to enjoy our hot pools and picnic...more
1363 State Highway 30, Whakatane 3192, New Zealand
+64 7-304 9117
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Went here with friends we all enjoyed it. Very pleasent souroundings, very clean and peacefull. Staff very friendly and helpfull.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This is our second time coming here with our 2 girls absolutely love it! Get to swim every day/night. We book ourselves one of their motel units which has everything you need. Whakatane is just 10 minutes away the lakes Rotoma,Rotoehu,Rotoiti is half hour drive...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

On a road trip to Whakatane, we decided to try out these pools. The cost was $7.50 per adult, which is reasonable compared to the pools at Tauranga . It would be great if they could also introduced a "Seniors" price. The water is nice...More

1  Thank WillemLab
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have stayed at these grounds before, in fact have great memories of family holidays there over numerous years. OK so the cabins need a bit of attention but the grounds are beautiful and the hot pool is the absolute jewel, so relaxing in the...More

Thank selman150
Derek T, Owner at Awakeri Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thanks for your review and for making the point that this facility is a holiday park and not a hotel. Holiday parks find themselves in a difficult position when tying to establish star ratings as they generally offer a wide range of accommodation and leisure...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Reading other reviews of this site, it's clear that it divides opinion but I'm afraid we won't be rushing back. Reception looks lovely as you pull up and the campground itself is pretty amongst the trees and kept tidy. We stayed in our own tent...More

2  Thank SarahAndRob1
Derek T, Owner at Awakeri Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Just to clarify the water situation. The hot water comes from a deep bore at 70+ degrees C - so is effectively sterile. As with all geothermal water it has a sulphurous smell - in our case it is a relatively mild smell compared with...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Turned up thinking that the resort looked fairly nice- but accommodation was terrible!! Dirty mouldy and a piece of the roof hanging off! The bed was covered with hairs and dead bugs- the mattress had seen better off, we had to 'supply' our own bed...More

2  Thank gwennolois
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

After a hard day in the bay of plenty, by the beach a lovely soak in the Awakeri spa pools is just what I needed. My partner and I have been to the spa pools a few times while on our way home from long...More

1  Thank Lubee17
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

If you don't mind mould on the curtains, mould on the aluminum joinery and ceiling, rot around outside of shower, dirt thick on the Lino, spiders webs on windows, a musty stink in rooms, a rude tart in the office and no instructions on the...More

3  Thank Hinesyfamily
Derek T, Owner at Awakeri Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

I'm sorry but I don't appreciate your insulting language. Staff have bad days and sometimes the attitude of customers doesn't help. There is nothing magic about the gate, this type is very common and most people understand that as the vehicle approaches it the bar...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Very relaxing spot, soothes the muscles. Bit expensive but a great place, take you chilli bins and use their BBQ and have lunch or tea there, kids play area and toddler pool also. Always come home relaxed

1  Thank timboandlisa
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Beautiful well kept grounds, stunning well established trees. We just opted for a private spa. A bit different, kinda like two spa rooms made from a large concrete tank. Felt dingy and really needs work. We enjoyed our soak in the hot spring water though.

1  Thank Dawn Fergie F
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