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Te Awamutu
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Putaruru's old lady is a place I have seen so many times and always wanted to see the inside of. The elegance of the art deco exterior is still apparent, especially in the reception area, but regrettably it is a faded elegance. Effort has been made to save the hotel from the ravages of time but now, I am sorry... More 

2 Thank Wendlewulf
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Well the Putaruru Hotel is like stepping back in time, from the green carpets, to the rooms that must be literally unchanged in many decades. If you like the idea of experiencing accommodation reminiscent of an old nursing hostel or psychiatric hospital, you will love it.

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Te Aroha, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We had a great weekend, lovely food, great companie at a funky location with great hosts. The atmosphere was fantastic and the funky hotel led to this lovely family gathering. Is family friendly with lots of room for them to play.

1 Thank Peter1940perer
Otorohanga, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Just had a lunch meal at the Bistro. Meal and Service excellent. Dining pleasant for casual dining. Wine list could certainly be improved. First wine ordered was unpalatable but it was changed with no problems at no extra charge. Have no recommendations for any other part of hotel as we did not view any.

Thank 444kauri
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This hotel's web-site says "The Putaruru Hotel extends a friendly welcome to all visitors to Putaruru." My experience was certainly not friendly. In October I made a confirmed booking for accommodation in February but one week before utilizing the accommodation I received an email from the hotel saying my booking was cancelled. Upon telephone enquiry I was told the hotel... More 

1 Thank hambo
TeWaihouBistro, Owner at Putaruru Hotel, responded to this review

I did try to explain to you why the booking was cancelled and I did have alternative accommodation for you. You failed to give me an opportunity to discuss this with you, rather threatened to put up a poor review on trip advisor. Your booking was for a bowling tournament, and we had several other participants booked in with us... More 

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70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2012

This hotel/motel needs a lot of tlc. There seemed to be only one or two people working. Not that they were rushed off their feet. The motel unit was clean but the sliding door couldn't be locked properly, there were cigarette butts outside(they must have been there for ages and the large A4 can was full. Bathroom facilities really cramped.... More 

4 Thank lordyclaudy

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Address: 79 Princes Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Putaruru
Number of rooms: 21
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