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Putaruru Hotel - The Grand Dame - A majestic reminder of a by-gone era in the Waikato
The Putaruru Hotel is located in central Putaruru which is a peaceful small town located conveniently close to Matamata (Hobbiton), Hamilton, Taupo, Tauranga, and Rotorua. As well as being a superb venue for after-work drinks, special occasions and conferences – we also offer a variety of accommodation options in affordable price ranges. If you have any questions about the hotel or you'd like to make a booking, please contact us.
Art Deco style hotel with an interesting history
Built in the early 1950s in a predominantly art deco style, the Putaruru Hotel is a unique and striking looking building. The story goes that when the hotel was being built there was a possibility the Queen might stay when on her first visit to New Zealand, so there was a special room created called The Queen’s Room.
Unfortunately the Queen didn’t end up staying - in fact the closest any of the locals got was waving at the royal train as it sped through the township. To this day, The Queen's Room is still available for visitors to stay in.
There is even a telephone room in the lobby and a writing room that was once used for travellers to write up their orders for the days calls.
Offering comfortable accommodation & great package deals
With 21 rooms upstairs, Putaruru Hotel offers accommodation for everyone. Whether you need one night, a getaway weekend, or a longer stay, we can accommodate your requirements so talk to the friendly staff at Putaruru Hotel. Although the rooms are a bit outmoded they are nice and tidy and all have their own bathroom with shower and toilet.
Lots to see and do in the Putaruru area
Putaruru is an awesome place to live and visit with an amazing community spirit. It's home to some of New Zealand’s purest fresh water, and for the avid fishermen, Putaruru has more than 20 trout packed rivers within a 20km radius, and of course you can walk to the Blue Spring – Te Waihou, which is New Zealand purest water.
For the golf enthusiast – there are a dozen golf courses within 30 minutes drive to choose from.
The South Waikato Cycle Trail is a fantastic “Must See & Do” and we can put you on to the right people to help you with your tour. Hobbiton movie set is also only 20 Minutes drive.
The staff at the Putaruru Hotel know all the local scenic spots and things to do, ask them for the inside knowledge on the star attractions of the area and then stay in the affordable hotel accomodation.
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