Awa Motel

4.5 star property
4.5-star motel with restaurant, near Whakatane River Walk

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Awa Motel

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Deluxe Studio (Twin)
Villa The Front | Terrace/patio
Bungalow | Living area
Deluxe Studio (Twin) | Bathroom

Overview of Awa Motel

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
15 The Strand, Whakatane, 3120
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
  • Meeting room
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
Feel at home
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Deluxe Studio (Twin)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

Deluxe Studio (Spa)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds

Standard Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed and 3 Single Beds

Cabin, 1 Bedroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed


  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 King Beds and 1 Single Bed

Villa The Back

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Villa The Front

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Whakatane (WHK) - 15 min drive


  • Gibbo's Fresh Fish - 3 min drive
  • Cafe 4U - 6 min walk
  • MOXI Cafe - 6 min drive
  • McDonald's - 19 min walk
  • Burger King - 17 min walk

About this property

Awa Motel

Enjoy your visit to Whakatane with a stay at Awa Motel. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 39 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–2:00 PM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (430 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 20-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Eco-certified property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award – a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 8.50 to 22 for adults and USD 8.50 to 22 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for USD 25.0 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

White Island Rendezvous
White Island Rendezvous Motel
White Island Rendezvous Motel Whakatane
White Island Rendezvous Whakatane
Awa Motel Motel
Awa Motel Whakatane
White Island Rendezvous
Awa Motel Motel Whakatane

Frequently asked questions

Does Awa Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Awa Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Awa Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Awa Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Awa Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Awa Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Awa Motel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Whakatane River Walk (1-min walk) and Mataatua: The House That Came Home (2-min walk), along with Te Manuka Tutahi Marae (2-min walk) and Wairere Falls (4-min walk).
Are there restaurants at or near Awa Motel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Awa Motel like?
Awa Motel is a short 13-minute walk from Te Papaka & Puketapu and 4 minutes' walk from Wairere Falls.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Peter, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Well done team
Freindly staff and great cleaning standards made our stay very enjoyable
Elizabeth, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Recommended in Whakatane
Very comfortable clean unit
Jayne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Overnighter's Dream
The room was great with lots of space and it's really good having a dedicated carpark. The deck out front with it's table, chair and bench was great to eat lunch on and we found the pull out counter so we could eat later that evening. All in all a well designed and laid out room. We'll definitely use these cabins again.
Josephine, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place, friendly staff, walking distance to town and restaurants, the in-house cafe is awesome also
Daniel, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Patricia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Simone, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Property was well maintained and staff very friendly and helpfull. Private and quite unit with own parking. Will visit again.
Lydia, 1-night family trip
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