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45 The Strand, Whakatane 3120 New Zealand
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Sarah V wrote a review Sep 2017
Sydney, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here while travelling solo for my 18th Birthday and couldn't have had a better experience! Room was comfortable and had it's own bathroom which I didn't expect at $40 per night! As it was above a pub I expected it to be noisey but found it pleasantly quiet. It has a shared kitchen upstairs so you can do your own cooking instead of eat out. The kitchen isn't just a microwave and a kettle either, while I was there a family made an entire Indian food smorgasbord! The staff were friendly and very down to earth. It's nice and close to shopping and the Count Down (Woolworths Supermarket). It's also very close to PJ's White Island Tours which was my reason for making the trek to Whakatane. Overall I likely how homely and safe it was which is important when you do your first solo travel!
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Date of stay: November 2016
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215redskye wrote a review Feb 2015
Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
Friends and I recently bunked down at the Commercial Hotel in Whakatane and were most impressed with the genuine friendliness of the owners and staff. A neat place to stay, cheap too, and very handy to the inner town. We would happily stay there again. And we know that when we do we will be greeted like old friends.
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Date of stay: February 2015
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Room Tip: The rooms are all basic as it caters for backpackers mainly .. but clean and tidy with their own...
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dundernut wrote a review Feb 2015
Nantwich, United Kingdom66 contributions74 helpful votes
If you want four or five star hotel please dont stay here. If you want really good value for money, ensuite basic rooms and very helpful staff this is the place for you. It is a hotel/pub and downstairs they have a good selection of drinks and pub grub...free coffee and tea in the bar, undercover parking round the back and a communal kitchen upstairs make this the place to stay for those on a budget. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We only paid sixty dollars for a double room as opposed to one hundred and sixty dollars for another nearby hotel that we also had one night in. Town centre is a very short walk away with numerous restaurants and cafes. It is also a couple of minutes walk from the White Island boat trip pier.GWEive it a try, you wont be dissapointed.
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Date of stay: February 2015
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New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionWhakatane
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Commercial Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Commercial Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mataatua: The House That Came Home (0.3 km), Puketapa Lookout (0.3 km), and Nga Tapuwae o Toi Walkway (0.2 km).
What are some restaurants close to The Commercial Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'Epicerie, Spice Junction, and White Island Cafe.
Is The Commercial Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Whakatane.
Are there any historical sites close to The Commercial Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Te Papaka (0.3 km).