Hotel with character. We did stay in Queens Room with huge spa and nice view olf the mountain. There in Te Aroha, are only two pubs you can eat during public holiday. These two hotels are serving dinners in shifts. During low seas one day Grand Tavern is open for meals and on the other day is the Palace Hotel where we were,. Food was excellent.
Town? Is a very small , sleepy town with perhaps some future.This town was established as a SPA way before Rotorua and it does not stinks.
Mineral waters SPA simply fantastic (walking distance). You have to book in advanc these private, huge, wooden tubs for you naked enjoyment. Buzzer will notify you about you time so there is no pressure to watch the watch.Nice Stop before you reach Cathedral Cove.