Motuhora Rise B&B in Bay of Plenty New Zealand
Motuhora Rise B&B Whakatane Bay of Plenty New Zealand Bed and Breakfast Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Toni and Jeff Spellmeyer

Bedrooms: 2 ensuites

Address: 2 Motuhora Rise, Whakatane, New Zealand

Telephone: + 64-7-307 0224

Fax: + 64-7-307 0541

Activities/Attractions: Whakatane rests in the coastal heart of the Eastern Bay of Plenty, where a mighty bluff rises above the Pacific Ocean. At our side, a river mouth boat harbour, spacious ocean beach and fertile countryside. Surrounded by vast areas of exotic forest, the River passes through some of New Zealand's scenic National Parks. Just an hour away, the cities of Rotorua and Tauranga.

  • outdoor hot tub/spa pool on decking
  • fishing rods & golf clubs available
  • half-day walking tours
  • 4 local golf courses
  • White Island volcanic tour
  • surf beaches
  • scuba diving
  • swimming with dolphins
  • restaurants & shops, 10-min walk
  • beach walks
  • bush safaris
  • museums
  • gardens
  • trout & deep-sea fishing
  • charter boats & cruises
  • Tarawera Falls
  • 4WD adventures
  • hunting
  • gateway to East Cape
  • Rotorua & Tauranga, 1-hr drive

"Your attention to the little extras - fresh flowers, chocolates on the bed, home-made muffins, cheese platter - made this stay the best ever. You have created an exceptional retreat and your hospitality is so warm and genuine. We will always treasure this memory."

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"We enjoyed very much the stay in your beautiful house - the peace, the wonderful view, your great hospitality. It is one of the best accommodations we ever had. We will always remember these two days at Motuhora Rise."

"Wonderful stay in such a comfortable place - It's great to see hosts paying so much attention to detail."

"We have enjoyed luxuriating in the comfort of your beautiful home and had loads of fun visiting with you both upon our arrival. We're certain we'll be back."

"Superb!  Perfect after a long days drive. Accommodations are a little paradise.  Thank you for your hospitality - cheese board, spa, your availability. Very welcoming."


General Information: Nestled into the hilltops of Whakatane, New Zealand, Motuhora Rise B&B overlooks the Rangitaiki Plains and Whale Island with the active volcanic White Island beyond. This purpose-built Bed and Breakfast offers an entire guest floor for peace and quiet, with only two guest bedrooms, an entertainment centre, and refreshment area. Guest privacy is ensured, with hosts Toni and Jeff living upstairs, accessible by intercom.

Accommodation comprises two spacious bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom featuring dual-headed showers. A hot tub/spa pool can be enjoyed on the guest decking under the stars. Toni serves guests fresh fruit with yoghurt, croissants or home-made muffins in the parlour, or alfresco. Dinner is offered, by request, and diets catered for.

  • 1 super-king/twin bedroom with wheelchair access, & 1 queen bedroom
  • 2 ensuite bathrooms with double-headed showers
  • hair dryers, toiletries, bath-robes & heated towel rails
  • ceiling fans, chocolates & fresh flowers in bedrooms
  • laundry available, $5
  • fax & email available, extra
  • 3-course dinner with lamb or venison & NZ wine, $45 pp
  • cheese board on arrival
  • refreshment centre with coffee, herbal teas, fridge & microwave
  • home theatre, DVD, VCR, satellite TV, CD, stereo
  • off-street parking

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB.

Rates: (Prices quoted in NZ Dollars)


Includes continental breakfast.

"A lovely stay. Having the run of a floor is great & the facilities were exceptional - especially the spa and world class showers! As comfortable as being at home, which isn't easy to find."

"Perfect timing and a perfect retreat. Time to unwind and escape from 'everyday' life. We'll be back and we'll be telling our friends. Thank you for a lovely two days."

"Our visit to the Bay of Plenty has been greatly enhanced by our stay at Motuhora Rise. A haven of peace and tranquility is complimented by the warmth and hospitality of our hosts."