Story: Hotels and motels

Lyttelton Arms Hotel advertisement (1st of 3)

Lyttelton Arms Hotel advertisement

In New Zealand, hotels and the consumption of alcohol have long gone hand in hand. This 1852 advertisement for a hotel in Lyttelton is quite vague in its description of accommodation ‘comforts’ and ‘conveniences’, but devotes a good deal of space to its ‘stock’ – the wide variety of alcoholic drinks available from the bar.

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Paul Christoffel, 'Hotels and motels - Hotels in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 11 Mar 2010