Story: Hotels and motels

Delta Hotel, Ngāruawāhia, 1910 (2nd of 3)

Delta Hotel, Ngāruawāhia, 1910

The Delta Hotel was built in the small Waikato town of Ngāruawāhia in 1900. Though many hotels in small towns were more modest in size and design, this grand hotel is also typical of its time and location. In the early 2000s it was still running as a hotel and tavern. It was shorn of some of its more decorative features, and the ground floor verandah had been enclosed – and painted in the livery of the local beer of choice, Waikato Draught.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William Archer Price Collection (PAColl-3057)
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Paul Christoffel, 'Hotels and motels - Types of early hotels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 11 Mar 2010