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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... full cooking facilities including an oven and so could eat in easily both evenings and we also had our own washing machine and tumble drier. Those were really useful as we had planned to do our last major clothes washing before leaving NZ while staying there. We didn't have to compete with other guests for the shared laundry facilities. Having checked in and sorted ourselves out we went into Whakatane to find a supermarket to buy the food for the next two days. For ...
... warning, the highlight were the boiling hot pools themselves. The water was so hot that it stopped anything growing meaning it was crystal clear. These pools really would by idyllic, if unlike me, you could tolerate the smell. There had been a number of 'Kiwisms' we had picked up from our friends in Africa. A jandal is a flip flop, a capsicum is a pepper and a chilly bin is a cool box. One we hadn't heard before was the term 'batch' which means holiday home. Everyone seems to have one ...
... there yet and really wanted to see what the fuss was about. We stopped off by the lake to try and find a good place for lunch, except the guys then got excited about what they could hire. They tried to convince me and Shannon to let the hire a boat that they could drive around the lake, whilst we sat on the floor of the boat... With their driving, no rather not. So after 5 minutes of excitement they sulked for the rest of the day, till their mind was taken off of it. Then ...
... down as some dolphins had been spotted. Once we were travelling at a more reasonable speed the dolphins, about 30 of them, started to play in the bow wave. Incredible when you do get to see any animals in the wild and these were enjoying themselves. Then as quick as they arrived they got fed up playing and just disappeared.
All in all a really fun day with some good photos, met nice people and really enjoyed it. Tonys ...
... breakfast yet either. After the joys of being up for hours, cooking and then eating the breakfast it was time to get around to cleaning the huge number of rooms - we had to spend the day at the motel again as Peter & Rae were both still away so we could do the rooms as and when we pleased throughout the day. We eventually worked our way through the lot, spreading them out as the only thing we had to do for the day was to make a lasagne for dinner, and I made an apple and ...