Photo gallery

Featured image
Free WiFi
Free WiFi
Free WiFi
Free WiFi

Guest reviews

15 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationTe Waihou Walkway3 min drive
Popular LocationLake Karapiro11 min drive
Popular LocationHobbiton Movie Set30 min drive
AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)48 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

  • Basic Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 50 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsBasic Twin Room

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Putaruru Arms Motor Inn is located in Putaruru. Don't miss out on a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set.

Visit our Putaruru travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Te Waihou Walkway - 3 min drive
  • Lake Karapiro - 11 min drive
  • Off Road NZ - 27 min drive
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 30 min drive
  • Agrodome - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 48 min drive

About this property

Putaruru Arms Motor Inn

Motel in Putaruru with free parking
This smoke-free motel features free self-parking and free WiFi in public areas. All 19 rooms feature kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen televisions. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, showers and free toiletries.
Putaruru Arms Motor Inn offers 19 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Kitchenettes offer fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge



Check-in between 2 PM and 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

American ExpressMastercardVisa

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Putaruru Arms Motor Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, Putaruru Arms Motor Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Putaruru Arms Motor Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Putaruru Arms Motor Inn?
As of 10 Jul 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Putaruru Arms Motor Inn on 1 Aug 2020 start from NZ$110, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this motel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this motel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this motel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this motel located?
Situated in Putaruru, this motel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Te Waihou Walkway and 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from Lake Karapiro. Hobbiton Movie Set is 18.5 mi (29.8 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Putaruru Arms Motor Inn

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Very noisy out dated and not very clean.Quite rough

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    No hot water in the shower - which we needed after a long day. The room itself was comfortable, clean and inviting. The front door mat was almost in pieces which is what greeted us. The grounds have great potential which needs to be realised - outside the sliding doors is an outside area which could be made to be a pleasant seating space.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    Property is in very old condition, it requires a bit of a new touch. However, everything is very clean and tidy, so all together we enjoyed staying here for one night.

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Probably the worst motel ive stayed in ever in NZ or Australia. Rates are through the roof for a run down, old motel that needs alot of work. FAn in the bathroom had no cover and was dusty, old probably original taps fell off when we turned the water on. Carpet (probably original carpet) was coming up in places and had some staples that were out that i stood on. Will never stay there again.

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019