The accommodation at Whakatane Hotel is a series of rooms above a pub.
The rooms are basic although the price isextremely cheap. The hotel is in an excellent location on a corner of the main street of Whakatane.
When you check in, a notice reminds you that you are above a pub and no refunds will be given on the basis of noise. Fair enough.
I was there on a Tuesday night, and though the pub was quiet there was a function on in another part of the building. This was in a different wing but still the noise was very apparent. Sound travels well in this building.
The most amazing thing, though, was that at about 11pm one of the staff unlocked the door to my room and tried to put another guest in there - while I was in there, in the bed! Clearly she somehow hadn't worked out which rooms were occupied. Budget is one thing but that is pretty unforgiveable.
- 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
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