WARU: Whakatane Waterfront Apartment, Restful and Uplifting

Apartment | Whakatane | #33794

9.6/10 (30 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Quietly tucked away around the corner from the i-Site, WARU is an exclusive sub penthouse apartment which is spacious, has stunning views of the river & ocean and a lovely outlook towards the native bush and the CBD.

WARU is a comfortable & convenient place to stay.

While more suited to adult accommodation, families with well behaved and supervised children are welcome and catered for.

Please enquire for single night stays during January-February.

With 100m2 there is enough room for everyone to be comfortable. The balcony area allows you to catch the early 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, the movie theatres, 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 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:

Milk, coffee & a selection of teas

Home made biscuits

Complimentary 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.

* 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

    1 x Narrow single bed
    2 x 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 (31)

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  • The apartment was very comfortable and had all the facilities (and more...

    The apartment was very comfortable and had all the facilities (and more besides) that we needed for a restful break. We have rented holiday residences in many parts of the world and this apartment is one of the best we have ever stayed in. I just hope that future guests also appreciate the high quality touches. Shelly met us when we arrived, showed us around and left us to it but made it clear that she was available if necessary. This is an absolute gem of a place if you’re in the area.

    IsobelWe2 100%|4x Dec 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you so much for your lovely review of WARU. It was a pleasure having you and Peter to stay. Thanks again.

    ShellyWi29 100%|29x

  • Wonderful location, beautiful views, walking distance to everywhere in town

    Wonderful location, beautiful views, walking distance to everywhere in town. Loved our views from our bedroom too. We slept with windows and doors opened. Felt very safe.

    SusanneWe2 100%|58x Nov 2018

  • Waru, is a lovely apartment, with everything one would want from location,...

    Waru, is a lovely apartment, with everything one would want from location, cleanliness, perfect host, a great dining place below and great views. Totally recommend this stay.

    Sid H. Oct 2018

  • 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

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