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

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A brief location list with names of Establishments with managers and/or owners, Q-R. 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/Owner Era of Occupation Location Demolished or Renamed Site as at 2015
Queensland Hotel/House   c1911  Ray Mousely  c1911-13  37-39 Amohia Street  Demolished c1966, Railway Motors c1966-1999  Godfrey's Vacuum Cleaner Shop & another shop attached.
     Mrs G. Armer  c1913   Bidwell House c1950 only  
     Mrs C. Pepper  c1912, 1913-1917      
     Mrs Daisy Berge  1922-1938      
     Mrs A. Simpson  1940-1945      
     Mrs M. N. Nelson  1945-1947      
    Records of Owner or Managers is not known after this date. If anyone knows or worked there please let us know.         
 Queensland Flats        33 Amohia Street  Demolished c1963  L. J. Hooker Real Estate
 Randwick House  c1906  Mrs J. Cross  c1906-1907  85 Hinemoa Street  Brookby House c1950  Royal Court Apartments Building c2011-
     Mrs Bell  1907    Ashley House c1960  
     Mrs Mary J.Wrathall  1910-1922    The 'new' Post Office 1966  
     Charles Andrews  1914-1917      
     Stewart Sinton  1923-1942      
     Rumble  1942-1943      
     J. Relf  1943-      
     Mrs J. Bell  1946-1947      
 Ranui Guest  House                                     c1969  Dorothy & Margaret Bearn  1969-c1978  114 Arawa   Street  Taken over by Arawa Lodge Motel c1979-  Lava Bar -- Hot Rock Backpackers
 Regent Hotel  c1930s  Mrs Hodge  1932-1934 NE Cnr Pukaki & Rangiuru Streets  Rotorua Tourist Lodge c1975-  Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel
    Mrs Zena Parkinson c1943-1950s      
    Mrs Amy Wallace c1963-c1969      
    Marion G. Ellingham c1972      
    Valetta E. Brownlie c1978      
    Malcolm A. Young c1984      
    John & Maureen Naulls c1989-1991      
 Richmond Guest House  c1968  Unknown   67 Amohau Street   Spa Lodge Backpackers
 Riviera Motel / Flats  c1964  Syd Allen  1968 16 Fenton Street  Riviera Lodge 1990s Lago Apartments
 Rocky Nook  c1899  Mrs M. Cross  1902-1903  44 Whakaue Street  Pendennis c1940 Lakesyde Business Centre, Site 
     Mrs A. Prince  1904-1912      
     J. A. Wilson  1915-1924      
 Rotorua Family Hotel / Rotorua Hotel  c1874  J. T. Morrison  1874-1880  Ohinemutu  Unknown  
     Mrs Morrison  c1883-1891      
     George Crosby  1892-1893      
     John Falloona  1894-1897      
     Mrs Morrison  1898-1899      
 Rotorua House  c1907  Mr A. L. McLean  1912-  SE Cnr Pukaki & Tutanekai Streets Demolished 1962, Odeon Theatre 1964-c1997  Destiny Church
     Mrs Annie Gray  1919-1923      
 Rotorua Travelodge  c1957  Mr J. Low  1968-1977  6 Eruera Street    Sudima Hotel
 Royal Guest House  c1953  Mr & Mrs Andrews  c1953-  3 Tutanekai Street   Novotel
    Mr & Mrs Boddy 1957-1967      
     H.S. Herbert  1968-1974      

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