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Lancashire
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Spacious, clean and comfortable en suite room with kitchen area. Fee wifi. Nice café for your breakfast of for drinks/snacks during the day. You also get a discount on the White Island boat trip which is organised from here. Plenty of free off road parking outside. Would stay here again if in the area.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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146 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Great place to stay, especially if doing the white island tour. Rooms are clean, spacious, well equipped and in a great location within easy walking distance of town and wharf. Has the added bonus of an on site cafe and gift shop. Has free wifi and free use of laundry (no cost for washing powder).

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Well worth the time and effort to book into this location. Made getting on to the White Island Tour seamless. Staff well informed and friendly. Attentive to our needs. Rooms quite spacious, very clean. We had a small kitchenette in ours. Not the most modern of facilities but hey - it was off-set by the awesome bathroom with corner spa!

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

It was great to read your review of your stay with us, thank you so much. Thank you also for pointing out our location if you are also taking the White Island Tour - with the check in for the tour in the motels reception and the boat departing across the road it really does make it a convenient option.... More 

Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Love this hotel-the best we stayed in in NZ!. Clean, roomy, helpful staff and a short walk to town. May also have been the quietest hotel of our NZ tour. Convenient for the White Island tour and the coffee shop out front was great

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Thank Simone C
WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Hi Simone, Wow - thank you so much for your review! We were all delighted to hear that you considered us the best place you stayed at during your time in New Zealand. We will pass your comments onto the café crew and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Wow this place was fantastic. Our travel agent forgot to book 2 single beds so we were allocated a double bed. Nothing was to much trouble and we were moved not only to another room but to a deluxe room at no extra cost. They went out of their way to suggest places to visit even on the rainiest day.... More 

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Hi Leonie, Thank you so much for your review of your stay with us - we were delighted to hear your positive comments and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand. More 

Toongabbie, Australia
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58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The staff here are amazingly friendly. The units are quite large and are serviced daily. The location is right across from the local fishermans club and a fish and chip shop as well as the wharf where the White Island Cruise leaves. It is a short walk into town where there are plenty of places to get a meal, do... More 

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Hi Carol, Thank you so much for your positive review and recommendation - we were so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in New Zealand and thank you for choosing to stay with us. More 

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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

Booked 2 nights for my wife and I as part of a Winter package inclusive of tours to White Island. Unfortunately the usually cheery spring weather turned sour and started to rain; the skipper cancelled our tours on both mornings (so sad!). The manager was gracious to not charge the tours to our room costs. Nothing to complain about the... More 

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Sorry to hear the weather wasn't favourable for the White Island Tour when you were visiting. Hopefully we will be able to get you out to explore island during your next stay. I will pass your positive comments onto the café crew We look forward to... More 

Taupo, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I stayed here just for a night, ahead of my White Island tour the next day. With the boat leaving literally across the road, it was perfect. And, with a cafe on-site, it was even better. I only had a coffee & a smoothie, but other meals I saw looked good, and its not too badly priced either. If you... More 

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us and also for sharing your thoughts on how we are set up. With check in for the White Island Tour at the motel reception and the boat departing from across the road it certainly makes it a convenient option. I will pass your review onto the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Very clean, tidy and well kept premises. Had an excellent night's sleep both nights I stayed there. Free fast WiFi, Sky TV, Milk for Coffee / Tea, Free on site parking. Well presented and very spacious rooms, Comfortable bedding, friendly staff. Location is very close to central Whakatane with supermarkets nearby. As for Motel Accommodation goes, this is pretty up... More 

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It’s great to hear that the accommodation met your expectations. In regards to your tour, unfortunately there appears to have been some miscommunication within your group as another member of your party requested that we contact only her and she was subsequently going to advise you. I hope I have also been able to address your... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Stayed at this hotel and was absolutely delighted with the room (business suite). It was clean and had all the essentials I need on a business trip. The breakfast, although limited options available, was well prepared. I will definitely stay again.

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Rendezvous, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, Thank you so much for your positive review of your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

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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 

Additional Information about White Island Rendezvous

Address: 15 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Price Range: RM420 - RM545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — White Island Rendezvous 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Whakatane
#3 Romantic Hotel in Whakatane
#4 Business Hotel in Whakatane
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“A place not to miss”
 of 5 bubbles scottmcmaster, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor at the back.”
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“There are newer individual free standing suites, which I stayed in as well as older units.”
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“Try the new modern cabins, self-contained separate dwellings with kitchen right alongside the main motel facility.”
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“I would favour a room at the back to be off the main road not that it ever gets that busy!”
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