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Purple Hen Guest House

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
In-room dining
Living area

Overview of Purple Hen Guest House

Purple Hen Guest House

2.5 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
227 Wharawhara Road RD2, Tahawai

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKarangahake Gorge37 min drive
  • AirportTauranga (TRG)41 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Karapiro66 min drive
  • Popular LocationHobbiton Movie Set71 min drive

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About this area


Located in Tahawai, Purple Hen Guest House is in a rural area and in the mountains. Wharawhara Track and Leveret Estate Winery are worth exploring if an activity is on the agenda. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including hot springs.

What's nearby

  • Wharawhara Track - 4 min drive
  • Haiku Park - 9 min drive
  • Karangahake Gorge - 37 min drive
  • Lake Karapiro - 66 min drive
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 71 min drive

Getting around

  • Tauranga (TRG) - 40 min drive


  • The Blooming Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Oi Sushi Limited - 6 min drive
  • Robert Harris - 6 min drive
  • Subway - 6 min drive
  • Sushi - 6 min drive

About this property

Purple Hen Guest House

Guesthouse in Tahawai, near Wharawhara Track
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free guesthouse has a garden and barbecues. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a picnic area. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. Guests will also find 3 bathrooms, showers and ironing boards. Limited housekeeping is available.
Purple Hen Guest House offers 4 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. This Tahawai guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 5 PM - 10 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 70.

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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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.

Property is also known as

Purple Hen Guest House Guesthouse Katikati
Purple Hen Guest House Guesthouse
Purple Hen Guest House Katikati
Purple Hen House Katikati
Purple Hen Guest House Tahawai
Purple Hen Guest House Guesthouse
Purple Hen Guest House Guesthouse Tahawai

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 12 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 12 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stately old home with beautiful garden and views
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I really enjoyed that this property was private and we had a lot of privacy with no distractions also that from every room we had a beautiful views. The beds were nice and comfortable with and rooms were very spacious. Nice and big.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I enjoyed the country setting. Set in an avocado Orchard, with freedom to wander around and enjoy the space
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely quiet country environment and still close to everything.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We were very comfortable and enjoyed our use of the communal lounge area. We were lucky to be the only visitors, it might seem a bit communal if all 4 rooms are taken. Good to be able to walk around the garden and Avo orchard.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019