White Island Rendezvous

15 The Strand E, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Handy starting spot for volcano visit

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 21, 2009

We were very happy with our choice to book into the White Island Rendezvous Hotel/Motel the night before our anticipated boat trip to the active volcano on White Island.
We managed to secure a unit without booking ahead and found that it met our requirements re comfort cleanliness, facilities and price (NZ$130).
The ensuit studio room had a queen sized bed plus a single and had a kitchenette complete with microwave oven, refrigerator, toaster, kettle and cooking/eating utensils and dining table which was handy for our self-catered breakfast. The unit had all the expected equipment like heaters, iron, ironing board and hair dryer. For those having nothing better to do, Sky Television is available. Although we did not use it, wireless internet is available in all rooms.

Unique Quality: The room was quiet and car parking was right outside the door. Adjacent to the motel office is a coffee and gift shop. The office provides a booking service for the PeeJay White Island Tour and the motel owners own the catamaran doing the trip. The motel also runs a shuttle service for passengers originating in Rotorua. Office open from 6:30am – 10pm.
We were very happy to find the Whakatane Sportsfishing Club conveniently located across the road an ideal spot for an afternoon sundowner drink and dinner later in the evening.

Directions: Along the waterfront drive beside the river.
approx Lat&Long: 37º56'59.30"S ; 177º00'08.00"E

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a superb choice !

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 28, 2006

Although rather modernistic looking, the new "White Island Rendezvous Motel & Tours" is a good deal. Situated by the lagoon on the Strand, opposite the Whakatane Wharf and -Restaurant, it offers very nice , large and luxurious rooms equipped with some extra amenities like heated blankets, the usual coffe- and teamakers and ensuite kitchen and bathrooms as well as balconies or terraces.
Downstairs the family-owned tour-agency (offering excellent and interesting tours to White Island) and, above all, "Jay`s Cafe" (not only a simple cafe, but a smashing little restaurant with superb breakfasts) are situated

Unique Quality: Location, rooms and restaurant are far above average ! Good advice offered at the Tour-Agency

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great hotel and check in place.

by written on November 3, 2002

On the strand, this hotel is owned by the White Island tour operators and it is also where you check in for the White Island trip which is handy.

Unique Quality: Great quiet rooms, BBQ area, tasty coffee shop and friendly people.

Directions: on the sea front just after the roundabout.

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Address: 15 The Strand E, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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  • Free Parking
  • Kitchenette

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