Check-out ends at: 11:00
79 Princes St, Putaruru - Putaruru, Waikato District - New Zealand - 3411
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Reviewed 2 july, 2022
Tried to book a room on a Sunday night. Nobody in reception, nobody in the restaurant. Man in the laundromat on the phone. After waiting 15 mins he said someone would see me shortly. Another 5 mins he asked what I wanted. I asked for a room for one. He said wait please. There wasn’t a single other person around. Eventually he said sorry nothing is available. Pity, because I was looking forward to spending a night in my old hometown.
Reviewed 9 august, 2020
The description the owners have on their website is honest and to the point - this is an older hotel and showing her age. I was upgraded to a double from a single room and appreciated the extra space. The room was clean and tidy with an original Art Deco tiled bathroom. Slept well - only complaint would be the patchy wifi.
Step Back in time
Reviewed 25 february, 2020
On arrival you could be mistaken for thinking the hotel is due for demolition or the set of a haunted house movie. Many rooms being renovated but mostly rooms are art deco, not themodern kind either. value for money though.
Fine old establishment
Reviewed 22 february, 2020
This night was a potential classic. The hotel is a classic Art Deco design, sweeping staircase to level two and a piano on the landing. The old “telephone room” is still off the lobby and even has a rotary phone on the wall! The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Unfortunately the milk tankers roll through all night - at least from 9pm until midnight and we’re still going when the local fire alarm woke us at 6am. On a warm summer evening with the window wide open this made for a very noisy night.
It grew on us, Johnny
Reviewed 25 january, 2020
When we arrived after a 3+ hour drive to see the peeling paint and lifeless town, our hearts sank. And as we walked in, we felt we were walking onto the set of The Shining: a deco hotel well past its glory days, complete with empty bar and long, empty corridors. But, as we talked to the friendly owner and heard how the place was built for the Queen to stay in in 1953 (her delegation did, although she didn’t) and how he is slowly renovating it room by room, we became engaged. And our rooms, although of a bygone era layout-wise, were surprisingly comfortable - we all slept better than in the more modern (and expensive) places we’d stayed over previous days. Strangely, we all became supporters of the place by the time we left. Maybe we will be back, so we can visit the bar, ride a tricycle down the hallways, and shout through the door: ‘Heeeeeere’s Johnny!”....