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“Good Location for White Island Tour but average accommodation” 3 of 5 bubbles
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White Island Rendezvous
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Whakatane
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Perth, Australia
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111 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Good Location for White Island Tour but average accommodation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

We booked the front villa which looks lovely from the outside. We found this villa more like an older style holiday house let. Old furnishings in the bedroom and an uncomfortable bed. The bathroom drawers contained items left from previous guests. That said, the location is good and we had breakfast delivered both mornings which arrived on time. We did the White Island Tour which is really well organized and staff friendly and informative. I personally would not stay here again but the convenience of the location for the White Island Tour is a bonus.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

We stayed one night and took the white island tour the following morning. the room was spacious and clean with a full size fridge and cooking facilities, though we didn't use those other than for coffee.

Quiet location with a comfortable bed, and a full cooked breakfast, from their cafe, available as room service. Breakfast was on time, well cooked & still hot. Just what was needed before the boat trip out to White Island.

Staff were friendly & helpful, would recommend them & would stay there again, even if we were not going on the trip. Great location close to town and the wharf 7 good restaurants.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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atlanta
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

The rooms are rather dark and outdated. Even the luxury rooms are not up to modern furniture standard.

The location, however, is the perfect place if you take the White Island Tour. Hotel and Tour have the same ownership.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Welcoming staff with good customer skills, great appointed hotel. Rooms good sized and well maintained.

I was surprised with the breakfast as it was quite good. I was surprised as I stay in many hotels with work and often the hotel food is poor, it wasn't in this case!

One improvement is that the hotel could have more comfortable pillows and better quality sheets; but other than that all good...

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

4 of us stayed here in October and stayed in the cottage which as well as having heaps of character was also well kept and clean.

We cooked for ourselves in the evening, but don't even consider cooking breakfast. Instead head to the cafe - the breakfast there was outstanding :-)

Would recommend!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about White Island Rendezvous

Property: White Island Rendezvous
Address: 15 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Whakatane
#3 Romantic Hotel in Whakatane
#4 Business Hotel in Whakatane
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,519 - ₹ 8,939
Hotel Class:4.5 star — White Island Rendezvous 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At White Island Rendezvous we offer a range of quality accommodation choices to suit every traveller. Located opposite the picturesque Whakatane wharf, we are just a short walk from the town centre and many great restaurants. Join a tour to visit the active volcano, White Island, take a stroll along the river or enjoy one of the local bushwalks to view the spectacular scenery across the bay. Our quiet location means not only a great night's sleep but you may even be lucky enough to hear the distinctive call of the kiwi which live in the nearby bush. We are the only accommodation provider in Whakatane to offer an onsite cafe (famous amongst locals for fantastic breakfasts and delicious espresso!) All units have free wireless broadband access and Sky TV. ... more   less 
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