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Amber Court Motel

About us

Your hosts are Ruth and Bob Couch.  We are proud of our comfortable, quiet, nine ground-floor units, all of which are air-conditioned and have cooking facilitiles.  One of our units is also wheelchair friendly.

There is ample off-street parking for boats, fish-cleaning facilities and freezer space available.  Check out the hot springs and winery nearby, and in season, feast on strawberries and other berries.   if you are keen play five different golf courses all close to Whakatane, or take a day trip to Rotorua or Tauranga for shopping and sightseeing as an alternative.

New Zealand native bush can be seen right across the road, and you will hear the soothing sound of native bird calls from day-break til dusk.  Close-by you will find walking tracks and a colony of urbanised kiwi.

We are just 2 km from Whakatane town centre where you will find restaurants, cafes, and departure point for tours to White Island, Whale and Dolphin Watch, Fishing Charters and Diving Expeditions.  We are also just 6km from Ohope Beach and wonderful surf. 

We also have our RSA, the regional hospital, an aquacentre and the local community hall nearby, all within easy walking distance.

What we do

Each of our units is tastefully decorated with appointments as detailed below:

  • Queen size beds with electric blankets
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Kitchens with microwaves and light cooking facilities
  • Sky television
  • Wireless internet access 
  • Air conditioning
  • Comprehensive tourist infomation and dining guide
  • Covered and secure parking available for motor bikes
  • Family Units

Units 1 and 4:  These are both 3 bed units with a queen size bed in the main living area plus two single beds in a seperate bedroom.

Units 2 and 3:  Both 4 bed units featuring a queen bed in the main living area plus a single bed and a set of bunks in a seperate bedroom.

Units 5 and 8:  A single bed in the main living area, and a queen bed in a seperate bedroom.

Unit 6:  Although quite usable as a normal 3 bed unit, this is a unit that is wheelchair friendly with wider than standard doorways and an easy access shower (wheel in) with extra handholds and lower than normal hooks on the doors for towels etc..

There is a single bed in the main living area plus two single beds in a seperate bedroom.

Unit 7:  A studio unit with a queen bed plus the option of a pull down sofa double bed if required.  An extremely roomy unit and very relaxing.

Unit 9:  Another large studio unit with excellent spaces and a cosy queen bed.

Find Us

We are easy to find in beautiful Whakatane which is about a 1 and a half hour drive southeast from sunny Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty.  Just come to Whakatane, find Valley Road and we are number 22.  We look forward to meeting and accommodating you.


P: +64 7 308 6532
22 Valley Rd,
New Zealand