Te Puia Springs Hotel

Te Puia Springs Hotel
State Highway 35, Te Puia Springs
Phone: (06) 864 6755
**Please mention nzhotpools.co.nz when you call**

Recently re-opened after extensive renovation and restoration.

Hot pools are open to the public. Only $5 per person (+$2 towel hire).


The hot pools are located at the Hotel. Just see reception to book. [Tere Harrison, ]

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Bather Reviews
Since leaving Te Puia Springs as a 6 year old to move 62 years ago up North with our parents, my ,brother and I, with spouses, returned and stayed in the Te Puia Spring hotel as a bit of a pilgrimage . We are all thrilled to see the Hotel in such caring hands with restoring the now 100 year old beauty back to all its glory. The restoration thus far is fabulous. The welcome and friendliness was superb, the staff and owner were so hospitable and went beyond the norm with their hospitality .. the linens and beds and new fitting are modern and fit well with the era of the Hotel. A long soak in the mineral bath was just bliss and we all slept extremely well in lovely comfortable beds. We can’t wait to go back and stay. A beautiful old building. A unique Hotel. Learning that there is a takeaway at the dairy not a few minutes walk away from the Pub is a bonus. And of course. The fabulous beach a mere five to ten minutes drive away to Waipiro Bay. (We visited specially to see where our parents were married . At the lovely old church Waipiro Bay.). Thank you Zhu. And wishing you all the best with the project.
Rating: 10/10
Raey Fulton - Tauranga NewZealand
07th May 2018
Nice, comfortable, lovely quiet place to stay. Hot pool is very relaxing. Definitely be back!
Rating: 9/10
Tatanera -
31th January 2017
Kia Ora Marilyn & Knox Thankyou so much for your tautoko to us whilst we were there to attend our Aunty's Tangi at Tikapa (21-22 Sept 2016) and for your kindness providing transport for us - this we will not forget. We look forward to coming back. Nga Mihi - Arohanui Hana, Laurayne, and Lawrence (Skipper/Konia Whanau)
Rating: 10/10
Laurayne Mariu - Wellington
27th September 2016
Pool was nice and hot. It is in a little enclosed building out the back of the hotel. It is nice and deep, too. Hot pool was free, of course, as we were staying there. The hotel room was lovely. Nicely renovated room with ensuite (ensuite not renovated but good and big). Knox, one of the owners, is great to chat to, and is a local from way back. Has owned the hotel for about three years now. As a guest in the hotel, you have access to the shared kitchen downstairs. If and when I do the coast again, I'll be staying here!
Rating: 8/10
Ben McEwan - Auckalnd
12th June 2013
We really enjoyed our relaxing stay here with some friends. Newly decorated clean & cosy rooms and ensuites. Delicious meals and very friendly hospitality. The Hot pools were just wonderful!!! We would happily recommend your time here :)
Rating: 10/10
R & R mitchell - Clinton, Otago NZ
28th May 2013
My sister and I, had the opportunity to visit Te Puia Springs on the 13th March 2013. The hospitality and service were second to none,the meals were excellent, the rooms were spotless,and overall the experience was refreshing. I would not hesitate to recommend this fine establishment to acquaintances and the like. Thank you to our Host & hostess Knox & Marilyn oxo
Rating: 10/10
Kate Spooner - Napier, New Zealand
8th April 2013
My wife and I spent the weekend there 12-14 Nov . Great easy going propietors, they are doing a great job reviving the old place . Enjoyed our stay nga mihi ki a korua Knox and Marilyn, unforgettable night with all those old soldies. Thanks for your hospitality .
Rating: 8/10
Bryce Morrison - Rotorua
15th November 2010
Awesum place, friendly locals!! Can't wait to come back.
Rating: 8/10
Lisa Harrison - Marlborough NZ
16th June 2010
About 20-25 of our bike club (Maketu Gentlemans Club), and our families rode over from the Bay of Plenty on 1 January 2010. What an awesome time we all had. We basically had a free run of things while we were there and the hospitality from the locals (or in my case, whanau) was fantastic. Some of us tented it, some of us had rooms and all the kids slept in the big lounge. Because of an accident, we had to cut our trip short, but will definitely be going back. Thanks Auntie and Uncle for an awesome time.
Rating: 10/10
Maxine Harrison - Tauranga
27th April 2010
Brilliant new management could not have had any better than these 2 lovely people Marilyn & Knox. Good Luck to you both & all the very best for the future.
Rating: 10/10
Gail - NZ
24th January 2010
Accommodation is modern and clean. Hot pool is world class and the bar is nice to wile the hours away in. Great East Coast Hotel and hospitality.
Rating: 10/10
Tere Harrison - Wellington
10th January 2010
Awesome venue a lot of hard work has been done on this grand old lady of the coast. Fantastic Hosts
Rating: 10/10
Bernie Campbell - Wellington New Zealand
31st December 2009
We stayed at the hotel July 08 on a family visit and found the hotel family to be very accomodating. The meals were excellent. We even tried the pool it was enjoyable but very hot.
Rating: 8/10
Anne Haenga - Wellington
17th November 2008
This is a must if you happen to be driving around the scenic east cape, you can accuire a key from the friendly staff at the local pub. It is a nice private pool in an inclosed outside room.
Rating: 8/10
Brad - NZ
24th July 2005
Hi there, We called in twice this week to indulge in a hot soak and we were going to use the hotel as a base to come and go however, no one came to the door , no one answered the phone both times. We want to know where you are and who you are. Look forward to your reply. HELEN & GORDON
Rating: -/10
Helen & Gordon - Tauranga
21st November 2014
Knox was great, Friendly and accommodating. The room was beautifully done and access to the balcony was a bonus. There was no ensuite with our room, the shared bathroom was adequate and we were lucky that no other rooms sharing this bathroom were let. The Pool was just wonderful, which we soaked in again prior to departing. Great to meet some of the locals in the bar on a Friday night.
Rating: 8/10
Stephen Howell - Gisborne
5th April 2014
Called in today, 2nd of June and was told it was closed for the winter. Very disappointed!
Rating: -/10
Verity -
2nd June 2013
We are 10 women from Whakatane who annually go away for 4 days. Te Puia Springs Hotel was one of our stop overs. The owners were more than accomodating even organising a packed lunch for us as we left and provided us with alot more food than we asked and paid for. The living accommodation was excellent with all refurbished rooms and some with new ensuites. The hot pool was used and enjoyed. An evening of darts in the bar finished a great night off. Thanks Knox and Marilyn for your hospitality.
Rating: 8/10
Sandra James - New Zealand
7th November 2011
Hello Knox, Hello Marilyn Thank you for a brilliant stay, I came for 3 nights and stayed for 10 and didn’t want to leave. You set the standard for other establishments to achieve. All the best from fred
Rating: -/10
Fred Hunter - Romsey UK
19th March 2011
What a fantastic place to stay. Knox & Marilyn couldn't have made our stay any better if they tried. I had the most amazing sleep. What a trarific job they have done with the rooms. Can not stress how clean & cosy the rooms were. As for the Hot Pool. You really have to try it. Look forward to the next trip there.
Rating: 10/10
Kerry Walker - New Zealand
24th February 2011
Fantastic place to stay. I've been back twice now, & each time, Knox & Marilyn couldn't have made the stay any better if they tried. Never intruded, very comfortable & they have done a fantastic job re-decorating the place. Very clean & cosy. Beaut Hot Pool too. I will be back as arranged with a ladies bike riding group soon.
Rating: 10/10
Chrissy Dougherty -
21st January 2011
Spent one night in the hotel. Room was basic but very comfortable, ensuite with a good shower. The owners were very friendly, but didn't intrude at all. The hot pool is magic and was free to use as often as we liked during our stay. No TV reception as such, but magically quiet & restful place to stay. Check you have cash in case eftpost signal is low.
Rating: -/10
pormick - NZ
19th September 2010
Awesome hospitality. Thanks Uncle and Auntie.
Rating: 10/10
Maxine Harrison - Tauranga, NZ
13th August 2010
fantastic place to stay beautiful rooms excellant bar & hot pool we couldn't have found anything nicer. Congratulations to the owners who have done an excellent job can't wait to come back again recomend this place to everyone.
Rating: 10/10
Gail Tuhoro - Wellington
17th March 2010
Havnt had the privilage yet but will love to when next back home , whanau Peter and Bernie have done the experience and I know and wish Knoxy and Marilyn our sincere enthusiasm for your chosen paradise
Rating: -/10
Charlotte Campbell - Sydney Australia
20th February 2010
My wife Bernie and I are very good friends of new owners Knox and Marilyn , and had the pleasure of staying with them at the newly opened hotel . They have done a huge amount of renovation and restoration with still lots more to do , but the new rooms are very comfortable , with modern , beds , bedding and furnishings . The bar is up and running and very appealing , for a cold ale or two . A private hot mineral bath is one of the luxuries to relax in after a long trip, and a back section with picnic tables under shading trees is great for enjoying that freshly caught and cooked crayfish from near by Waipiro Bay . We wish Knox and Marilyn all the best with their new venture , and I'm sure it will be the most sought after accommodation on the East Coast
Rating: 8/10
Peter & Bernie Campbell - Petone Wellington New Zealand
29th December 2009
when is it re opening, ? go to anaura bay!
Rating: 1/10
john denison - hastings
19th December 2009
Kia Ora I have just been doing some research on TPS and seen some of the comments wanting to know more info. If you haven't already you can find some info from a book called Taking the Waters - it seems to cover those families who leased the springs since they were 'established' and there are government records and newspaper articles that relate to these families too. Google Papers past on national library website or even email me as I have a couple of old newspaper articles from the Gisborne library (H.B. Williams) from 1902. Noho ora mai
Rating: -/10
Pia Pohatu - Ruatorea, NZ
7th October 2009
My family visited Te Puia Springs during the summer of 1968-'69. I was 13 years old and I recall a large, outdoor pool. I still have photos, one of my younger brother on Dad's shoulders in the middle of the pool. Obviously, that large pool has gone but I can clearly remember the wonderful time that we spent en-route to Hick's Bay where we camped for a week. Stan (formerly of Hastings NZ)
Rating: -/10
Stan Hatton - Townsville, Queensland
8th September 2009
Rating: 8/10
Dick Bos - Netherlands
11th February 2009
I had the pleasure of visiting Te Puia Springs and learning more family history and now have a document around their story. I would love to respond to A Llyod's request (05) if anyone can help contact her. thankyou- Deby.
Rating: -/10
Deby Sowter - NZ
5th November 2008
i love te puia springs because i come from gisborne
Rating: -/10
kasey - nz
5th March 2008
My late Grand parents Joe & Jenny Moody ran the Hotel around 1930-1940's. I recall my mother saying the Hotel was burnt down by the chemist next door. They lost every thing. I would love it if some one could tell me more & the year this happened. My Mothers name was Nancy Moody & her brother was John. Regards Prue
Rating: -/10
Prue Clifford -
3rd March 2008
Hi im a decedent of the gordon family who started the healing pools in the late 1900. at te puia. if you know and history of this place post european, we would be keen to here from the locals, my great, great grandad was taking up to te puia by local maori to heal his authoritis by horse in kart, they asked him to bring more people to heal and built a boarding like house built from split timber form the bush. Please I d love to here form you. Allison
Rating: 5/10
allison lloyd - new zealand
2nd October 2005
Lovely hot pool. Incredibly soft water. Well worth a trip.
Rating: 8/10
sandy - Hamilton NZ
30th July 2005

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