Topic: Rotorua Hotels, Motels, Guesthouses

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A list of past & present establishments up to 1968

Brent's Temperance Hotel  

Private Hotels & Guesthouses (Late 1800s to 1960s) Licensed Hotels
Arawa House [cnr Amohia & Arawa Streets] previously the Parsonage, demolished September 1986. (New) Geyser Hotel, Whakarewarewa {Opened 9 May 1964}. [Earlier listing shows there was another hotel by this name in 1886-]
Arawa Guest House [Whakaue Street] Carlton Club /Carlton Temperance Hotel (Ohinemutu 1884-c1907)
Arcadia [Hinemoa Street] see also Clubb's Private Hotel Grand Hotel, Fenton Street (opened 15 Nov 1895, burned down in 1904)
Armidale [106 Hinemoa Street] [was at 104, but burnt down 1924, rebuilt on site of John Courts Building 1925-] Grand Hotel {rebuilt on site}
Ashley House [87 Hinemoa Street] Grand Hotel (rebuilt on site, also burned to ground 1973)
Aston Guest House [60 Eruera Street]  
Australia House [Cnr Amohau & Tutanekai Streets] Lake House Hotel [Lake Road overlooking Lake Rotorua ] / Demolished 2018
Bellvue Boarding House, Fenton Street {c1898} Lake Okataina Tourist Lodge
Belmont Guest House [72 Pukuatua Street] Ohinemutu Hotel (also known as the Morrisons Hotel)
Belvidere Guest House [59 Eruera Street] - {demolished 20 Oct 1969} Ngongotaha Hotel (School Road)
Bonchurch Private Guest House [254 Fenton Street] also known as Melba' Nui Palace Hotel [SE cnr Tutanekai Street & Arawa Street] Replaced with a new Palace Tavern 1966.
Bondi later known as Hotel Delta, then Ivanhoe [54 Haupapa Street] Rotorua Hotel [Ohinemutu]
Braeside Boarding House [Arawa Street] was Private Hospital DB Hotel [built 1964-] Fenton Street
Brents Rotorua Temperance Hotel previously known as Brent's Bathgate House [Hinemoa Street close to Ward Baths]  
Brentwood Hotel [39 Amohau Street]  
Bridges Guest House [108 Lake Road]  
Brinkley's Guest House [Ohinemutu]  

Bungalow Hotel [13 Hinemoa Street] {also a private nursing home c1903-}

'Bungalow' [accommodation house opened at Waiotapu 27 Dec 1888]

'Bush' Hotel [later Half-Way House] 1882  
Central House [Hinemaru Street]  
Chez Augusta [2 Ruihi Street]  
Chirms Hotel [15 Hinemoa Street]  
Clarendon Private Hotel [39 Eruera Street]  
Cloverleigh Guest House [81 Eruera Street]  
Clubb's Private Hotel [adjoining Government Grounds] was The Arcadia  
Coffee Palace {also known as Blue Bath Coffee Palace}[Hinemaru Street]   
Commonwealth House [84 Hinemoa Street] see also Tainui House Motels (as at 1966-)
Crowther House [cnr Hinemaru Street & Haupapa Streets] see also Grand Vue Aaron Motel [218 Fenton Street]
Darlington Villa Boarding House {open in 1902}[Haupapa Street] Acacia Lodge [40 Victoria Street]
Delta Hotel see Bondi Ambassador Tourist Motel Flats [cnr Hinemaru & Whakaue Streets]
Denbies [5 Pukuatua Street/ also listed as #11] {Minsitry of Works bought it for Police in 1976} Autohaven Tourist Court [131-133 Pukuatua Street]
Devonshire House (Boarding House) [37 Eruera Street] possibly renamed Devon Guest House in the 1950s/60s Boulevard Motel [234-266 Whaka Road]
Elizabeth Guest House [77 Ranolf Street - Note Ranolf Street is referred to as Ranolf Avenue in 1955] Braeside Motel [Barnard Road]
Empire Hotel [241 Tutanekai Street] Cleveland Motel [Lake Road]
Eton Hall [Hinemaru Street] Country Garden Motel [5 Tarawera Road]
Fenton House [86 Fenton Street, where the Police Station is c1976-] Forest Court Motel [275 Fenton Street]
Gables Boarding House [Lake Road]  
Geyserland Motor Hotel (Whaka Road) c1966 Golden Glow [255 Fenton Street]
Glenora Guest House [55 Haupapa Street] Havana Motel [12 Whakaue Street] once the homestead of the Boord Family
Glenhaven [SW Cnr Fenton and Seddon Streets]  
Grand Vue [SE cnr Haupapa & Hinemaru Streets] opposite Sanatorium Grounds Kuirau Park Motel [Cnr Ranolf & Hinemoa Streets] - Opened 17/10/1964
Grange House [63 Amohau Street ] [was Milford House] {former Forestry Dept. Accommodation 1942-1964} Lake Lodge Motel [16 Lake Road]
Green Gables Guest House [44 Whakaue Street, see also Pendennis] Lodge Motorcourt [School Road, Ngongotaha]

Grosvenor House [Tarewa Road] est. 24 April 1884.

Grosvenor Flats [Pukuatua Street]

Minerva Court [cnr Hinemaru Street & Eruera Street] Flats 1953-1954.
Hamilton House previously known as the Brooklyn [73 Eruera Street] Motel Monterey
Harcourt Boarding House [29 Amohia Street] Moana Motel Lee Road [Hannahs Bay]
Hinemoa Private Hotel [16 Hinemoa Street]  

Moose Lodge c1940s [Lake Rotoiti] 

Hotel Northland [at Railway Gates]

Puhi Nui [16 Sala Street]

Hotel Delta [54 Haupapa Street] see also Bondi & Ivanhoe [now Cactus Jacks] Rainbow Springs Motel [part of Rainbow Springs Motor Camp, Fairy Springs Road]
Janet Fraser Guest House [2 Ranolf Street] c1948-

Ranolf Park Motel [107a Ranolf Street]


Kia Ora [Boarding House] {Transformed into a private hospital in 1938} A 1910 map shows this at the corner of Hinemaru & Pukuatua Streets. Regent Motel [Rangiuru Street]

Kingsdale {Boarding House} [Whakaue Street] 

Riviera Motel [16 Fenton Street]

Lake View House [Lake Road] also known as Seddon's Lake View House

Rotorua City Motel [124 Pukuatua Street]

Landmark Holiday Flats & Cabins (originally a private home built by Charles Kusabs)

[Cnr Meade and Fentons Streets] became a restaurant in 1976

Sands Motel [cnr Fenton & Seddon Streets]
Langham [15 Hinemoa Street] Santa Maria Holiday Flats [Te Ngae Road]
Leemon's Station Guest House [75 Amohau Street] Sells Motel [436 Ngongotaha Road]
The Lodge Guest House [Whakaue Street] c1936- Skinners Luxury Holiday Flats [351 Fenton Street]
Lynwood Guest House (old Sandringham) South Pacific Luxury Flats and Motels [98 Lake Road]
Mansions {Boarding House} [64 Eruera Street] Stateway Motel [Fenton Street]
Metropole {Boarding House} [Amohau Street] Open 1st Nov 1907-1912, see Hotel Rotorua. Stillwater Motel [117 S.H. 30, Lake Rotoma]
Milford House [see The Grange] White House Motels [103 Kawaha Point Rd] 
Mokoia View [opp. Post & Telegraph Office, Arawa Street]  
Montrose Guest House [15 Amohia Street]  
New Spa Guest House [69 Amohau Street]  
Oakleigh Guest House [65 Amohau Street opp. Railway Station c1925-]  
Oxford House [Haupapa Street]  
Park View Hotel [SW Cnr Hinemaru & Pukuatua Streets ]  
The Pines [Boarding House] - Renamed 'Denbies' [5 Pukuatua Street]  
Pendennis Guest House [44 Whakaue Street] was Rocky Nook  
Plaza [103 Hinemoa Street]  
Princes Gate [Cnr Hinemaru and Arawa Streets] c1915-Present  
Queensland Hotel [37-39 Amohia Street] [renamed Bidwell House] in 1949, changed back following year]  
Queensland Flats [33 Amohia Street]  
Randwick House [85 Hinemoa Street]  
Regent Hotel [39 Pukaki Street]  
Rocky Nook {Boarding House} [44 Whakaue Street] - Renamed 'Pendennis'  
Rose Marie [Guesthouse - 171 Hinemoa Street]  
Rotorua Hotel {ex Metropole} from 1912- [cnr Amohau and Tutanekai Streets]  
Rotorua House [cnr Pukaki & Tutanekai Streets] Hostels
Royal Guest House [3 Tutanekai Street] Maori Apprentices Hostel, Whanaungatanga {next door to Janet Fraser House Ranolf St} 
Sandringham {Boarding House} [Haupapa Street]  - Renamed Lynwood Guest House Waipa Mill Hostel [No. 1 Waipa] 
Sonoma {Boarding House} [68 Pukuatua Street -- in block between Tutanekai & Amohia Sts opposite St John's Presbyterian Church]  
St Anne's Guesthouse [50 Haupapa Street]  
St Elmo [Boarding House - 14 Hinemoa Street] {owned by the Kusabs family}  
Station Guest House -- see Leemon's Station Guesthouse  
Surrey House [Haupapa Street -- in block opp Blue Room cafe] ex Carlton  

Tainui Hotel c1952, prev Commonwealth Hotel, located on the site of the old State Insurance building [84 Hinemoa Street] (opened 2012 Quest Serviced Apartments)

Tarawera House [Tutanekai Street] see also Windsor House  
The Terraces  
Thirwell Boarding House/Hotel [214 Tutanekai Street]  
Tremayne Boarding House [Hinemoa Street nxt to Langham]  
Tresco Guest House [3 Toko Street]  
Verdonks [31 King Street] also known as Cargan Guest House  
Waiwera House, possibly previously known as Holyrood House built 1898 [17 Tutanekai Street] demolished October 1968.  
   Wallaby Motel
Waverley Hotel [opp Empire & Australia on Tutanekai Street]  
West End Guest House [148 Malfroy Road]   
The Wonderland Private Hotel {2nd house from Railway, Amohau Street} c1910  
Yorkshire Grey Hotel [transferred to 'New' Rotorua Township 20/3/1895]  
Maori Girls Hostel [31 King Street]  
Maori Boys Hostel [Ranolf Street, next door to Janet Fraser Guest House]  

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