Thursday, 23 April 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.
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