Motuhora Rise B&B, 2 Motuhora Rise, 3158 Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Motuhora Rise B&B 
2 Motuhora Rise, 3158 Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
 Phone: +64 7 3070224, +64 7 3070541
 Innkeeper: Jeff and Toni Spellmeyer
 Website: http://www.motuhorarise.com
 Rates per room start from: 205 NZD
 Breakfast is served: in the parlour or the garden
 Check-in from: 00:00
Motuhora Rise B&B is located in a leafy area of Whakatane neighboring the Kapu Te Rangi Historic Reserve and park. The town center and the coast are nearby as well providing a plethora of outdoor activities. Whakatane has it all - from mountian biking and explring active vulcanoes to scuba diving, ocean fishing and golfing. Motuhora Rise B&B is an ideal choice for travellers looking for privacy and comfort. They may choose from two spacious double rooms, each with en-suite bathroom and private balcony. Guests may enjoy the outdoor hot tub overlooking the lovely garden and alfresco dining on the patio. With extensive experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry, the hosts of this cosy Whakatne B&B will ensure the best of comfort and service, including delicious meals available upon prior notice.
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General amenities
 summer garden
 summer terrace/patio
 veranda/porch
 jacuzzi/hot tub
 guests' lounge
 pets are not admitted
 entirely non-smoking
 wheelchair accessible
 off-street parking
 quiet surroundings
Room amenities
 fan
 private balcony/terrace
 en-suite bathroom
Nearby amenities/activities
 walking
 fishing
 hunting
 swimming
 sun bathing
 trekking
 boating
 canoeing
 diving
 golfing
 kayaking
 biking
 hiking
 sailing
 photography
 picnic areas
 beaches
 ocean
 cultural events
 fine dining
 shopping
 spa and wellness
 sports center
Payment types
 Cash
 Master Card
 VISA
Location map
An interview with the innkeeper(s) of Motuhora Rise B&B (19th of March 2013)
What is(are) your name(s)?
Toni Spellmeyer
For how long have you been running a B&B?
9 years
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
This is a purpose built B&B that we envisioned when building. With over 30 years of restaurant experience & our knowledge of service we felt well equipped to operate a B&B.
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
We feel this is more of a retreat than just an overnight stay. Being off the street level makes for a very serene stay.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
Our guests have loved the quiet of our B&B as well as our attention to their needs being met.
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
The atmosphere of our B&B is quite serene, especially with only 2 rooms we choose to cater to our guest needs
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
2 large rooms with ensuites & balconies suited for up to 4 guests. We do have a cot for those with children 3 or under.
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
The Whale Island room is has a queen bed w/ensuite & balconey. The Rangataiki room with ensuite has SuperKing bed that splits into two twins when desired. That bathroom is set up for wheelchair access or anyone who is a bit disabiled & prefers to sit down when they shower. It also has a balconey
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
Both ensuites have double headed showers. Overhead fans provide cooling & radiator heating in each room. There is a home theatre with surround sound & DVD movies are provided if rainy weather necessitates an indoor day. There is an iron & ironing board as well as clothes washing facilities if needed. In our parlour there are coffee, tea & espresso supplies provided
Which room is your personal favorite?
Our Whale Island, queen bed is the preferred room as you can lie in bed & look out through the valley to the ocean.
What do the room rates include?
Our rates are $230 for 2 guests per room, or $350 for 3 people which utilises both rooms. These rates are inclusive with breakfast, parking, tax, internet included.
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
Our breakfast is continental with either hot croissants, or blueberry muffins & usually a melon or pineapple bowl with fruits in season as well as juice.
When and where is breakfast served?
Breakfast is served in the parlour, usually @ 8 but we are flexible depending on our guests needs. There is a patio table & chairs if outdoor seating is desired in the garden.
Are dietary needs accommodated?
Prior requests for dietary needs are observed
Do you serve other meals?
We serve a complimentary welcome cheeseboard & offer dinner with prior notice.
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
In the common area there are coffee, tea & espresso facilities with a fridge & microwave.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
Children under 13 are not allowed, though toddlers 3 or under we do permit & have a cot to accommodate
Do you accept pets?
No pets allowed
What is your smoking policy?
No smoking indoors, though both balconies & patio have paua shell ashtrays for smoking outside.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
parking is outdoors & in front of the B&B
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
The Rangitaiki room w/ensuite is set up for wheelchair/disabled guests
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
Smoke alarms are functional with emergency lighting.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
Check in time is 3pm & check out time 10am though we are flexible with advanced notice for early/late check in or check outs
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
2 nights are required over the weekend or holidays
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
Guests can check availability online, through email or via phone.
What is you cancellation policy?
Cancellation within a week requires a one night fee which is also the desposit required for a booking. Online the reservation must be paid in full in advance
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express & cash
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
Visiting the live volcano, White Island by boat or helicopter. Lovely walks in the hills or the river walk.
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
Generally speaking (95% of the time) the guests stay is without other travellers & there is no need to share the common area facilities. Breakfast time are arranged to be a separate times if 2 sets of guests are having breakfast.
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