Thursday, January 22, 2015

Oxford Royal Hotel, Tirau

It's hard to imagine that Tirau was originally called 'Oxford'. It was intended to be built in the style of an English town, complete with a Cathedral. A remnant from this optimistic beginning still exists in the Oxford Royal Hotel. Built around 1877, it was the staging post for travellers between Rotorua and Cambridge.

Today however, the hotel serves an excellent steak, and still makes a good stopping point.
Visit date: 22 January 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Harbourside, Tauranga

Although, not strictly a historic hotel, the Harbourside Resturant is located in a stunning location in an old harbourside building, built out over the water.

Eating on the old veranda is delightful, and the food excellent. A real summer's day treat.
Visit 20 January 2015