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15 The Strand, Whakatane 3120 New Zealand
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#4 of 13 in Whakatane
White Island Rendezvous, is a 38-room motel conveniently located alongside Whakatane Wharf and only minutes-walk from boutique shopping and restaurants. Enjoy the spaciousness of a two-bedroom deluxe apartment, simplicity of a studio, or the luxury of a Californian king in one of the modern stand-alone micro-village cabins. Guests can wake-up to a hearty cooked breakfast delivered to their room (with the exception of the Bungalow) or enjoy the atmosphere of our on-site cafe. All units have free wireless broadband access and Sky TV. Alongside the motel sits White Island Tours, which operates daily tours to White Island, New Zealand’s only active marine volcano, and Moutohora Island, a pest-free wildlife sanctuary. Book tour & accommodation directly to receive a discount!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Leiseeloo wrote a review Apr 2022
Rangiora, New Zealand2 contributions
Service was excellent and the room clean and tidy. However, the plumbing noise from adjoing and upstairs rooms was really loud. We also turned our fridge off as it was very noisy. The walls seem paper thin, with coughing from next door waking us, and footsteps upstairs thudding constantly. Some serious sound proofing work would be required before we would stay here again, which with the wonderful location is sad.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Bring earplugs
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Response from Patrick O'Sullivan, General Manager at White Island Rendezvous
Responded 18 Apr 2022
Kia ora Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed some aspects of your stay. I'm very sorry to hear that the noise from the room upstairs disturbed your enjoyment. I can see that you were in one of our four Budget Studios. Unfortunately despite noise proofing being carried out on these rooms, we were unable to mitigate it completely. We are aware of this and this is why we have classified these rooms as "Budget" and priced accordingly. We do try to be as upfront as possible about this and on our website we state "We've classed these rooms as budget as they can be a little noisier than our other rooms." We have a total of 39 rooms and many different room types available so do hope that you may try staying with us again in the future but in a different room type. I would recommend either a Deluxe Studio or one of our Micro-village Cabins as they are standalone and don't have any shared walls. I hope overall your visit to Whakatāne was enjoyable and wish you safe travels. Ngā mihi, Patrick
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WreckLassRach wrote a review Mar 2022
Whangarei, New Zealand49 contributions19 helpful votes
Very friendly & helpful staff & Comfortable accommodation that was in a great location to explore the area by foot. We stayed in one of the micro-village cabins & travelled in a group of people on motorbikes who also stayed in other cabins as well as the motel rooms. Having the cafe on site was also super handy. Thanks for the welcoming stay away from home :)
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
764delwynb wrote a review Feb 2022
Papamoa Beach22 contributions2 helpful votes
Our group of ten booked three units here, all different sorts - and were all VERY happy with the accommodation. The customer service right from time of booking to check in and during our stay was tops. Great to have the small cafe on site too
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: The Apartment was a super room for 4 guests
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KapitiKiwis wrote a review Feb 2022
Raumati Beach, New Zealand811 contributions289 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the new stand alone cottages, which was very spacious, very new, and well setup. It was extremely clean, lovely big bed, and little deck out the front to sit in the sun. The bonus was the cafe in the front, a few meters from coffee in the morning, and the food was of excellent quality. the location was excellent, just a few minutes walk into town to restaurants and bars. Across the road from the water.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Petra909 wrote a review Feb 2022
Cambridge, New Zealand24 contributions12 helpful votes
We had booked 2 nights in a micro unit and were looking forward to a weekend away. First day off on 28 days. We arrived and despite having a confirmation from booking.com we were told they had our booking for the following 2 days. We showed them the confirmation and they then said they didn’t know what had happened and after over half an hour of looking at their computer they offered us an upstairs motel room for the same price. Not what we paid for, not what we booked and not good enough. So after 1 night we checked out. Weekend ruined, would not recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
US$96 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Island Rendezvous
Which popular attractions are close to White Island Rendezvous?
Nearby attractions include Mataatua: The House That Came Home (0.1 km), Puketapa Lookout (0.5 km), and WhakaMax Movies (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at White Island Rendezvous?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at White Island Rendezvous?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at White Island Rendezvous?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at White Island Rendezvous?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Island Rendezvous?
Conveniently located restaurants include White Island Cafe, Spice Junction, and L'Epicerie Larder.
Is White Island Rendezvous located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Whakatane.
Are any cleaning services offered at White Island Rendezvous?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to White Island Rendezvous?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Te Papaka (0.4 km).
Is White Island Rendezvous accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.