Topic: Rotorua Hotels, Motels, Guest Houses 1870s-1970s

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A brief location list with names of Establishments with managers and/or owners, A-B. If anyone knows of these people and/or have photographs of the buildings please email Kete Rotorua

 Information for this list came from National Newspapers, Don Stafford's Research Notes, Wises Post Office Guides, Electoral Rolls and Bay of Plenty Phone Books.    
Name of Establishment Era Built Manager or Owner  Era of Occupation Street address When Demolished or Renamed Site as at 2015
Aaron Motel c1960s Ian H. McLean 1968-1972 218 Fenton  Street                       Demolished March 1986 Pak-n-Save 
    Herbie & Annette Sewell c1974-1981      
Airdrie Private Boarding House was King Street Hospital Lillian J. Clune c1938-1949 King Street Cargan Guest House c1949-c1955 Flats from c1970
Ambassador Luxury Motel c1968- D & N Hart 1964- 2 Hinemaru Street   Ambassador Thermal Motel
    Kenneth & Rona Allen 1972      
    R & G Banks 1973-      
    Coinwell c1978      
Amber Lodge c1976 G. A. Donovan   50 Hinemaru Street Amber Pacifica Lodge c1998  
Arawa House c1889 Mr & Mrs Dickie (Richard) Griffiths c1895-1903, 1919-1934 NE Cnr Arawa & Amohia Streets Demolished 1986 Property block includes Amohia to Haupapa Street - Central Pharmacy
    Percy J. & Rose Ann Hammond c1903-1913      
    Waikato Hospital Board Nurses Home                               c1959-      
Arawa Lodge Motel c1967 G. F. Spence c1967- 116-118 Arawa Street Expanded 1973- Hot Rock Backpackers
    Beryl Eaton  c1978-1986      
Arcadia c1914- Mrs Margaret Baird c1914-1926 Hinemoa Street Clubb's Private Hotel c1926-  
    Mrs Winifred Clubb 1926      
Armidale Private Hotel c1910 Mrs Emily Willmott 1910-1922 104 Hinemoa Street  Burned to ground 1924, Rebuilt at 106 Hinemoa Street John Courts, then DIC, then Postbank/ANZ
    Mrs T. H. Ashton  1923-1926      
    Mrs Emily Carkeek 1926-1938      
    Mrs Ann Shepherd c1938      
    Ronald & Rebecca Wise 1939-1947      
    Louise & Willie Clark c1953      
    Norman Newdick c1957-1963      
Ashley House c1953- Mrs Isabella L Roberts 1953-1954 85 Hinemoa Street Demolished to make way for new Post Office in 1966 Royal Court Apartments
Aston Guest House c1949- Mrs Florence G. Le Prou c1949-1954 60 Eruera Street Demolished to make way for Geyser Court c1969 Approx. Art Expo Gallery
    Rowland & Evelyn Wood c1963-      
The Australia (also known as The Austral) c1900 Mr John N McLean c1906-1930 SW Cnr Tutanekai & Amohau Streets Demolished 1985  
    George Brett 1930-1931      
    Frank Greenfield 1931-1941      
    R.N.Z.A.F 1942-1944      
    Allan A. & Phyllis McGregor 1945-1947      
    George Myers & Harold Holmes  c1950-55   Flats or Apartments at this time Austral Buildings
Australia Inn   Leslie & Gaynor Temple c1971-1991  15 Hinemoa Street was Bungalow Hotel, Fire destroyed in 1990 & 1991 demolished post fire  1071 Hinemoa Street, Opus
Bellvue Guest House c1898 Mrs Caroline Heerdegen 1898 Whaka Road (now Fenton Street)   Advert from New Zealand Herald 15 December 1898
Belmont Guest House c1910-1972 Mrs Peak 1910 72 Pukuatua Street Demolished 1972  Irvin & Stern c1973-c1984, Furniture Court 
    Mrs Annie Campbell c1914-16      
    Miss C. Morgan 1940-1941      
    Mr Alfred Savage 1942-1949      
    Mr & Mrs Wilfred Quinnell 1954-1957      
    Joseph & Dorothy Rosoman 1963-1964      
    Mr C. Massey 1964-      
    Holga W. & Barbara Bellini 1968-1972      
Belvedere Guest House   Unknown   59 Eruera Street Demolished 1969 Courtney's Furnishings ; Woolworths ; now approx. Elim Church c2011-
Bidwell House Private Hotel   Charles Stewart Bidwell 1950 37 Amohia Street Reverts to Queensland Private Hotel by 1955 Railway Motors 1957-1990s, Hammer Hardware ; Godfrey's 
Bonchurch Private Boarding House c1926- Mrs Melba Haynes 1926-c1950 254 Fenton Street SE cnr Ti Street Also Known as Melba' nui, demolished pre 1963 Dallas Motors 
Bondi Private Hotel c1899 Mrs Agnes Henderson 1925-1926 54 Haupapa Street was Edinburgh 1899-1925, becomes Hotel Delta 1952- then Ivanhoe c1976-1991 Cactus Jacks
    William & Katherine Yuill 1927-1935      
    Mrs J. Vybanal  1940-1942      
    Robert A. Sutherland 1942      
    John H. Hodgson 1943      
    Mrs Mary A. McGregor 1943-1944      
    Mrs M. Edmunds 1944      
    Mr Eric C Forster 1946-1967      
Braeside Boarding House c1910 Mrs Jane Rennie 1912-1914 Arawa Street was Braeside Private Nursing Home  Unknown
Branches Boarding House c1946 Harold & Elsie Branch c1946- 17 Rangiuru Street    
Brents Hotel 1885-1979 Stephen T. Brent 1885-1921 2 Hinemoa Street Accomodation wings demolished 1979, Beer Garden still open at this time. Millenium 
    Walter B. Gieson  1922-1929      
    Harold E. Mellsop & Co. 1930-      
    Cyrus C. Hutton 1933-1934      
    RNZAF 1940s incl WW2 years      
    Mr Hartley 1972-1979      
    Mervyn Wells (Hotel Manager) 1972-1981      
Brentwood Private Hotel c1949 Mrs C. L. McGrath 1949-1953 39 Amohau Street    
    Cowan & Ruth Costello 1949      
Brinkley's Boarding House c1884 Rebecca Brinkley 1884-1895 Lake Road, nxt to Utuhina Stream  see also Grosvenor House  
Brookby House 1950 A. M. McDonnell 1950 85 Hinemoa Street also known as Ashley House and previously  Randwick House c1906-1947 Royal Court Apartments (was Post Office 1966-)
Brooklyn House 1906- Mrs W. E. Bennett 1906-c1908 73 Eruera Street Becomes -- Hamilton House c1923-Demolished 1966 Maple Furnishing Co. 1967-c1993 ; Farmers ; The Co-Operative Bank 
    Mrs J. Cross Jnr 1909      
    Mrs Constance Watson 1913-      
    Mrs Emma Andrews 1915-(see Hamilton House 1923-1928)      
Buffalo (or Buffet) Boarding House 1904 Mr & Mrs John Halkett (or Halcott) 1904-1920 Unknown    
Bungalow Private Hotel c1903- The Misses Yates 1903-1905 13 Hinemoa Street was a Nursing Home, the Misses Yates were qualified nurses. Becomes Australia Inn 1980-1991 -- Now Offices for Opus.
    Mrs Margaret Melville 1905-1910      
    Mrs Kate Constant 1912-1923      
    Mr & Mrs Caleb Tapper 1918-c1938      
    Mrs Mary K. Chandler  Owner until 1938      
    Harold & Elsie Branch 1939-1945      
    Mrs Ella M Cottrell 1945-1950      
    J. Knight 1950      
    Joseph & Mabel Duffy 1949-c1966      
    Robert & Gladys Lake 1964-1971      
    Leslie & Gaynor Temple 1972-1991    Fire then demolished 1991  
    Hugh Lloyd (Manager) 1979      
    Neil Kenny (Manager) 1986      
    Henry Kenny (Hotel Leasee) 1986      

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