Putaruru Hotel

3.0 star property
Art Deco hotel in Putaruru with restaurant and bar/lounge

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Putaruru Hotel

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Daily cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee
Front of property
Standard Queen Room
Bar (on property)

Overview of Putaruru Hotel



Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
The price is NZ$78
Price available on 15/10/2023
79 Princes Street, Putaruru, Waikato, 3411
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Budget Single Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Twin Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Double Room

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Budget Twin Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Basic Apartment

  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Single Beds and 1 Queen Bed

Budget Double Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Single Room with Shower

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Queen Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Karapiro - 9 min drive
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 32 min drive
  • Skyline Rotorua - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 49 min drive
  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 61 min drive


  • Great Flavours of India - 1 min walk
  • Canton Takeaways - 7 min walk
  • Hello India Restaurant and Takeaway - 5 min walk
  • Paulios Pizza - 12 min walk
  • The Chip Inn - 15 min walk

About this property

Putaruru Hotel

When visiting Putaruru, Putaruru Hotel is a great choice to consider. For a bite to eat, guests can visit The Cook, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This Art Deco hotel also features a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 5:30 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 8 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Pool table

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1953
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Cook – Overlooking the garden, this bistro specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 10.00 to 20.00 for adults and NZD 5.00 to 12.00 for children
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Putaruru Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Putaruru Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Putaruru Hotel?
As of 4 October 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Putaruru Hotel on 15 October 2023 start from NZ$78, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Putaruru Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Putaruru Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Putaruru Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Putaruru Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Putaruru Hotel and nearby?
Putaruru Hotel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Putaruru Hotel?
Yes, The Cook offers local and international cuisine and garden views.







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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

No parking that is close
Sheridyn, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The Putaruru Hotel has definitely seen better days. The photos of the outside were taken at least a decade ago. When we showed up it was looking very drab. All of the common areas like the bar, ballroom and lounge have been locked up. The lounge had a huge stack of mattresses in it. It's a bit sad to see how glamorous the building must have been and now it has been neglected. There was a strong smell of damp, carpet cleaner and cigarettes in the corridor. The concierge was very friendly and helpful, the room was clean. We weren't bothered by any noise from the street or from other guests. I think this hotel might have quite a few longterm residents based on what could be seen on windowsills from the street. We had a really delicious dinner at the Indian restaurant across the road.
Elise, 1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

2/10 Poor

Not what we expected for the price. Old furniture not acceptable dirty chairs not acceptable . Bathroom needs work done. Overall disappointing.
Brian, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Was clean and priced well just traffic noise
Michael, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is an old art deco hotel now a bit rundown the room we stayed in was amazing
Anthony, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Best accommodation in Putararu
Grand old hotel that has seen better days. Room was clean and spartan, linoleum, bed, 2 chairs, table, side table, TV, closet, shelves. Bed was VERY COMFORTABLE. Bathroom, I was not keen to use. Bath with shower, wash basin and toilet. The shower curtain should have been thrown out as was EXTREMELY dirty along the bottom.
REECE, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I’ve given this 5 stars because I feel the owner needs a chance…I’ll explain myself. At one time this hotel would have been very grand, with rooms for every purpose. I think the owner has bought it and is trying to make a successful business of it. There is much that needs doing…but if you can ignore the flaking paint, it is clean, new items have been bought for the room, the bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in, and the sheets were top quality. Even the pillows were new. A new kettle and fridge were in the room, and a plug-in radiator. There was an electric blanket. Yes the carpets were worn…but clean. The bathroom even had a tiny slot for used razor blades…which indicates the age of the building. The owner owns the cafe next door and was busy cooking…and looking after reception. He was pleasant and helpful and I wish him luck with this enormous task that he has taken on.
Jean, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was a lovely hotel which was once built for the queen's potential visit.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Ian, 1-night trip
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