WARU: Waterfront Apartment, Restful and Uplifting

Apartment | Whakatane | #33794

9.6/10 (28 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The central but quiet location makes WARU an exclusive and exceptional apartment more suitable for adult accommodation or a family group with school age children. WARU is special. It is the perfect place to base your stay in Whakatane or the Eastern Bay.

Enquiries welcome for single night stays for up to 4 guests December-March if available for a flat fee of $350.

WARU is a light and bright apartment with a lovely ambience. The spacious well furnished living and dining areas are nice places to relax. The balcony area allows you to catch the morning sun, sit back and take in the view to Moutohora/Whale Island, Ohinemataroa/the river and the harbour entrance.

WARU is as close as you can get to the river and CBD. What this means is that within minutes you can walk to cafes, restaurants, shops, movies, children’s parks and much more. In fact with Roqette Restaurant directly downstairs you don't even need to leave the building for coffee, lunch or dinner (except on Sunday). Two secure car parks are available.

The kitchen is very well equipped if you prefer to cook. The dining and living areas are open plan and very comfortable. The large Smart TV with Freeview and Sonos allows you to listen to music, most radio stations in the world, watch Netflix, DVDs or surf the net. Complimentary Wi-fi is part of the package.

Both bedrooms are tastefully furnished with quality beds and the linen and towels used have been chosen with comfort in mind. The main bedroom has a walk in robe and ensuite and has delightful views of Moutohora Island and toward the harbour entrance.

The twin room has views to the bush clad hills, the waterfall, both lookouts and into the CBD. Books, toys and games can be found on the bookshelf for children to enjoy.

The main bathroom located next to this bedroom also includes a washing machine and dryer.

Ohope Beach is only a 10 min drive away.

There are 5 local golf courses in the Eastern Bay of Plenty within a 30ish min drive from WARU. Fishing, diving, kayaking and sightseeing information and tours are available from the Information centre which is less than a 2 minute walk away as is White Island Tours. The wharf and passenger pick up places are only a short walk from WARU.

Price Includes:

Coffee & a selection of teas.

Wi-fi & Netflix

All Linen, towels and beach towels

Toiletries - body wash, shampoo & conditioner

Off Site Owner Manager

Special conditions:

* The owner/manager will arrange a time to meet you and explain access, security and answer any questions.

*. All codes to be kept confidential. Visitors limited to four people and they must be buzzed in.

* Not suitable for venues and because this is part of a complex, we expect consideration to others with regards to noise.

* Well behaved and supervised school age children are welcome, younger children by negotiation.

* No additional guests staying beyond those booked.

* No smoking, pets or parties.


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Second Bedroom

    2 x Narrow single bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (28)

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  • The apartment was absolutely beautiful, the view was stunning, the furnishings and...

    The apartment was absolutely beautiful, the view was stunning, the furnishings and everything in the apartment was lovely. Was an absolute pleasure to stay there and would highly recommend it for anyone wanting a special place to experience.

    TuiA49 100%|4x Jul 2018

  • Wonderful property, great location

    Wonderful property, great location. We are so glad we found it, and look forward to coming back for a third visit.

    DiL33457 100%|4x Apr 2018

  • location is awesome close to everything

    location is awesome close to everything

    shares640 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Location second to none, decor, layout, fittings etc...

    Location second to none, decor, layout, fittings etc., exceptional.

    SheilaLe1 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Awesome town and only a short walk to town or food shops

    Awesome town and only a short walk to town or food shops

    DanP3939 100%|1x Jan 2018

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