Topic: Private Homes and Boarding Houses of Rotorua

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Renting out accommodation to tourists and short term visitors was the norm in Rotorua in the late 1800s and early 1900s

Excerpt from Advertsing found in NZ Herald, Auckland Star and Waikato Times online via Papers Past.

20 Dec 1900

Mokoia View Private Boardinghouse. Opposite Post & Telegraph Office and near the PRIEST, RACHEL & OTHER BATHS, ROTORUA. Mrs Young. Proprietress.

NZ Herald, 25 March 1903 

The Bungalow, Rotorua. Private Board for Invalids and others. The Misses Yates. Certificated Nurses.

NZ Herald 29 April 1904

"Sonoma" BOARD AND RESIDENCE. Near Railway Station, opposite Presbyterian Church and five minutes from Baths. NEWLY ERECTED AND COMMODIOUS. Terms: 5s per day ; 30s per week. Mrs K. Young, Proprietress. (late of Mokoia View)


" Webber's Devonshire House Rotorua (44 rooms) Telephone, piano, bath and shower. This new and up-to-date House is situated opposite the Railway Station. Three minutes walk from the Rachel, Priest, and Blue Bath. Electric Light. Letters and Telegrams attended to. All trains met. Terms 5s per: 30s per week"

NZ Herald 16 Dec 1905 

"The Carlton" New house, quiet, every comfort. Trains met. 5s per day, 25s per week. Wire. Write. J.N. McLean, Proprietor.{opposite the Sanatorium}
NZ Herald 1905 Melba'Nui Select Furn. Rooms, cooking convs. near Station, 254 Fenton Street.

NZ Herald 27 Dec 1906

"Rotorua - The Australia new house, 30 rooms in main street, 100 yards from railway station, 4 minutes from baths. Every attention and comfort. 5/ per day, 30/ per week. All trains met. Wire or write to J.N. McLean, Proprietor (late of the Carlton)

NZ Herald 9 Feb 1907

Glenalvon - New house. Just opened. Every Convenience and attention. Day 5s Week 25s. W.R. Melvin.

NZ Herald 1905 

"Kellsmere" Central Acc. Bed, Breakfast. Haupapa Street. Mrs T. Kelly

NZ Herald 18 Dec 1931

Hinemoa House "Bathed in sunshine the Year Round" Winter Tariff 10/- per day, £3/5/- per week. Adjacent New Bath House

NZ Herald 25 Nov 1939 

Furn. House, electric, 2-bedrooms; available next 2 months. - O'Malley, 11 Ashley St., Rotorua

NZ Herald 25 Nov 1939 

Furnished Rooms, central, use conveniences, quiet. - 106 Arawa Street.


Vacancy in comfortable refined home till Dec 20; central. - Mount View, 44 Ranolf Street.

Waikato Times, 15 March 1888

Carlton Club Temperance Hotel, Rotorua. First Class Accommodation for Travellers and Tourists. Terms : 30s per week or 6s a day. Mrs Heerdegen, Manager.

NZ Herald, 15 Dec 1898 

Bellvue House, Fenton Street - Board and Residence. 30s per week, 6s per day. In a central position for cyclists. All information in regard roads, distances etc. Near Jack's and Alum Baths. Mrs Heerdegen, Proprietress.

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