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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made this booking from an I-Site in Tongariro National Park. It looked ok on the web site - ensuite room with Queen sized bed, which very comfortable and the room was clean, although basic. We had asked for a quiet room. Unfortunately, we were on the street side of the main drag which had a round-about at the front...

Thank Russ Q
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great location and good beer and food in the adjoining pub. The old hotel is well past its glory days but is very centrally located and within walking distance of everything, The hotel was half the price of nearby, more upscale, locations. The hotel not only has a pub, the Craic, but also has a door through to the adjacent...

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Positive aspects: The staff was friendly and helpful. The location was really close to the bus stop, just across the road. They offered free wifi but not available in the room. Negative aspects: Noise from bars stopped till 2 am. The bedding sets and facilities were really old and some of them were broken. Overpriced for the backpacker dorm which...

1Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Great location great beer and food. Yes it was noisy on our second night as the bar across the road played loud music until 1,00am and then a noisy road sweeper was cleaning the streets at 6.30am. We expect this sort of thing in a town centre so no problem would definitely stay there again.

2Thank Ros8mund
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

I've eaten and had drinks in the bar and in the Cobb and Co attached. The staff are welcoming, the atmosphere is great, it's definitely the best choice in town with the best prices. Real Irish staff behind the bar too 😄

1Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Thankfully I only stayed here for one night. The Loney Planet guidebook hugely overrates this hotel which is more like a hostel. Granted, the room was cheap and clean, but the place is so basic and dated. Considering it was mid winter when I visited and the hotel was mostly empty, I was placed in a room (number 16) directly...

Thank dufferz
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 April 2015

A group of us stayed here April 2015. We had a queen room with ensuite (room 34). It was basic but very clean and tidy with comfortable beds. No TV or kitchen facilities but everything available in the backpackers kitchen lounge and laundry. A few other members had some missing towels, soap (and even lightbulbs lol) but the staff were...

Thank Cakes1980
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 February 2015

January 2015. I recently caught the naked to bus to Whakatane on $1 fare, for 2 nights. Was able to get off the bus and walk across the road to the beautiful old hotel. I had a large room all to myself, with the key, for a good price, was appreciative to be close to all ammenities, and to enjoy...

Thank lyndy112
Reviewed 21 January 2014

I did not have the opportunity to stay at this hotel as when we arrived, the front door was shut & locked for the evening. There is a sign with a phone number to reach someone after hours; however, when we called, no one picked up and it's the same number which is on the website. We did hear the...

2Thank missslayer
New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2013

We stayed here at the beginning of our Jan 2013 East Cape tour, It is basically a backpackers hotel. And if you were one of these, you couldn't fault it. As we are getting on in years we chose a queen room ensuite. For $75 it was a steal. No TV, but there was one in the lounge, two doors...

4Thank busterNewZealand

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The iconic Whakatane Hotel is located in Whakatane central, directly over the road from the information centre. We are next to the Whakatane river walkway, Intercity buses and our tourist activity centre. Enjoy the most convenient access to Whakatane's finest Irish Bar, 'The Craic'. Our Hotel caters for everyone. We have rooms for those traveling on a budget all the way up to Queen ensuite accommodation, for those who look forward to a little extra comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whakatane Hotel

Address: 79 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Price Range: ₹ 3,404 - ₹ 4,516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Whakatane Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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