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9 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whakatane

10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Whakatane & Ohope ❤️ [2024]

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Where to Find Romantic Stays for Couples in Whakatane and Ohope Beach

Looking for a romantic getaway to somewhere out of the ordinary? The off-the-beaten-track small-town of Whakatane sets the perfect tone with its sandy beaches and vistas of the glistening Pacific Ocean. A must-stop on the Pacific Coast Highway, Whakatane is a coastal retreat ideal for couples, especially with its glamping experience, lavish motels and quaint villas. Choose the right accommodation to suit you and your loved one on this list of the best romantic accommodations in Whakatane and Ohope Beach.

While you’re here, don’t forget to plan more of your trip with The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Whakatane, as well as find experiences in the 8 Romantic Activities in Whakatane for Couples.

1. Beachfront Bliss

Nestled at a quiet end of Ohope Beach and close to Kohi Point, Beachfront Bliss might officially be a guesthouse, but you’d never know it with your quiet yet friendly hosts and the fact that you have everything you need in your self-contained studio with a private entrance. Enjoy a sun-soaked private deck with a barbecue and a charming guest room with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast-making facilities – all at an affordable price. Check out more affordable stays in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Whakatane & Ohope.

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2. Tuscany Villas

Even if Whakatane isn’t your first choice for a romantic getaway, Tuscany Villas will certainly transport you to it! The four-star motel boasts an Italian-inspired facade in the heart of Whakatane. Meanwhile, the modernly decorated rooms not only come with a convenient kitchenette but also quality touches like a coffee plunger. Unwind together in your unit’s tiled bathroom with a spa bath with the choice of a studio or multi-bedroom configuration.

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3. Awa Motel

More than just a motel in Whakatane, Awa Motel (formerly White Island Rendezvous) also offers two romantic boutique villas. The one-bedroom villas are nestled in attractive gardens with views of the Whakatane River. Right next door is the main motel with modern units also suitable for couples while the on-site cafe is a relaxing place to enjoy your morning coffee or get breakfast delivered to your room. See more upmarket motels like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Whakatane & Ohope Beach.

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4. Quayside Luxury Apartments

Stay in an ultra-modern apartment in the seaside village of Ohope at the Quayside Luxury Apartments. With your very own open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, and some apartments with extensive private balconies, the Quayside Luxury Apartments provide a good test to see what it would be like to live together. What’s more, the apartments’ rooftop pool is an excellent place to cool off in summer.

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5. Ohope Beach Resort

Another fantastic luxury apartment complex that couples can treat themselves to is the Ohope Beach Resort. While the two-bedroom apartment and penthouse are more than what couples need, all of your essential home amenities are presented in a contemporary style that is bound to wow your loved one. What’s more, facilities include a swimming pool, lap pool, heated lounge pool, spa pools, sauna, tennis court, petanque court, library and much more, so there are plenty of ways to make the most of your time here together. See more activities to do around town in the 8 Romantic Activities in Whakatane for Couples.

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6. One88 on Commerce

Another lavish motel in Whakatane suitable for couples looking for a romantic weekend away, One88 on Commerce is conveniently located in the town centre. Pampering is the highlight of your stay in one of the spa suites with spa baths for two and a separate shower. Prepare romantic meals in your open-plan kitchen with a ceramic cooktop and dishwasher and kick back for a movie night with your smart TV.

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7. 37 The Landing Motel

Contemporary, stylish and effortlessly romantic, 37 The Landing Motel is another one of Whakatane’s premium motels to consider. Yes, it has spa baths for two. Yes, it has modern and stylish decor and furnishings for something a little more special than the average weekend away. Yes, units are super cosy with full double glazing and large beds with electric blankets. And yes, you have full kitchen facilities for a romantic night in. See more listings like this in the 10 Best Motels in Whakatane.

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8. Beachpoint Apartments

Watching the sunset with a glass of wine in hand from your private apartment balcony is a romantic way to spend an evening at the Beachpoint Apartments. The elevated views of Ohope Beach and out to White Island are unbeatable, so book a room in one of the well-appointed self-contained apartments. Features of the complex include a heated swimming pool and an attractive barbecue area. For more stays with excellent kitchen facilities, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Whakatane & Ohope.

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9. Pacific Coast Motor Lodge

Treat your loved one to the modern luxuries of the Pacific Coast Motor Lodge. The town centre motel sets the right tone on arrival with palm trees and a water feature at its entrance. On the inside, you have modern studios with everything you need for a relaxing night in, from a two-person spa bath to a refreshing morning with plunger coffee, hot chocolates and teas in the room and cooked breakfast available for delivery.

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10. The Grove Farmstay

Retreat to your very own glamping haven just off the shores of Thornton Beach. The Grove Farmstay is a luxury glamping experience featuring just two premium yurts nestled among avocado trees. The yurts set the tone right with elegant furnishings and have a spa pool, private deck, firepit and a separate kitchen and bathroom in a separate unit around the back.

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More Romantic Accommodations in Whakatane and Ohope Beach

That’s it for our list of the most romantic accommodations in Whakatane and Ohope Beach. For more places to stay, as well as things to do, check out these recommendations:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Whakatane.


The information in this guide has been compiled from our extensive research, travel and experiences across New Zealand and the South Pacific, accumulated over more than a decade of numerous visits to each destination. Additional sources for this guide include the following:

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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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