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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on route to an event in nearby Awapuni. The price was cheap and previous reviews were ok. How wrong they were. We arrived to find our booking was in the bin and the date changed for two weeks time. Silvia (staff) was excellent and had a room we could use however it hadn't't been cleaned from two...

Thank Full_noise_duo
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The manager is lovely and very friendly. My room was nice and spacious the bathroom was a little old and not so great. The windows are very old, thin and noisy! I didn't use the kitchen so I can't comment The wifi was not bad but not amazing

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PutaruruHotel, Manager at Putaruru Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment..Yes the hotel is old but still a gem!!! We hope to see you again in the near future.. Regards Accommodation.. Sylvia

Reviewed 11 March 2017

You can really appreciate how this would have been spectacular back in the 50's; A really beautiful Art Deco hotel in its prime. Pretty much agree with the other reviews, in that it's a far cry from its prime now. Stay here with the idea of a cheaper nights accommodation... Maybe close your eyes and visualise what it was like....

Thank DHC2-Man
Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night as had read in a magazine some years ago how it was been done up and the story and images intrigued me with its art deco beauty to want to see it for myself....but done up did not seem to be the case yet. But it was clearly in it's hay day a stunning hotel. I would...

1Thank pone6
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this place for two nights and couldn't get away fast enough. This place is no hotel, not even a motel, perhaps a hostel. The building is old and very little has been done to renovate it. The room was small and run down, the carpet dirty, no space to put down things, the one closet had no hangers...

Thank Mirja T
PutaruruHotel, General Manager at Putaruru Hotel, responded to this review

Although didn't enjoy your stay with us, we do appreciate your feedback. Over the holidays we have done a lot of cleaning. Walls are done, carpets are cleaned and we even have a family room now. We also had a serious look at our website and the way the hotel was presented on websites and made some price range changes....

Te Awamutu
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...

2Thank Wendlewulf
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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
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.

1Thank Peter1940perer
PutaruruHotel, General Manager at Putaruru Hotel, responded to this review

Good you please let us know why you ranked us with just one star? By the way you talk about us we should at least got 3 or 4 out of 5 stars it think. Hope you will reconsider your ranking.

Otorohanga, New Zealand
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
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...

2Thank 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...

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Additional Information about Putaruru Hotel

Address: 79 Princes Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Putaruru
Price Range: €37 - €67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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