Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Rob Roy Hotel - Waihi - built in 1886



What an interesting place this is! The Rob Roy Hotel in Waihi was originally built in 1886. The block of property it stands on was bought by a Mr S. Jagger for 5,000 pounds and the Hotel back then when it was finished consisted of 25 rooms...kitchen, pantry, scullery, coal cellar, store room, servants quarters, 9 bedrooms and a sitting room plus dining room.

It was burgled in 1901, one of the owners was assaulted and turned into a boarding house. After being sold several times to new owners over the years the Hotel is now owned by Paddy and Brian Smith who have been the proprietors since 1981.

5 comments:

  1. Cool hotel. I also love the lampposts, both the one in front and the one attached to the corner column. We haven't been to Coromandel in nearly 11 years. maybe it's time for a visit.

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    1. I first visited the area many years ago when I was little, quite nice driving through there again :-)

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  2. Thanks for all the info! A few months ago we were in that area and I took a photo of the hotel from the car but it didn't turn out.

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  3. Excellent that they have kept this piece of history in such beautiful shape and are using it!

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