Before we bought Masters Hall we were living in Auckland, where we raised our 7 children. Andy was working full time as a printer, and Cathy worked in publishing as an editor/producer/writer. We first saw Masters Hall while on an anniversary tour of the North Island, and instantly fell in love with the peace and charm it exudes, as well as the uniqueness and heritage of this beautiful property. It was a huge step to sell up and leave the big city to move here, but we've loved every minute of this adventure, and we're excited to share the amazing accommodation options available here, with holiday makers, and travelers looking for an extraordinary and memorable place to stay.
Owner purchased this Lodge in 2017
Why Owner chose Pahiatua
How often do you get the opportunity to stay in an actual hospital - when you're well! The original hospital was built in 1902, and extra wards were added in the 1940s and 1960s. The hospital wards have been converted into separate, self-contained accommodation areas, each consisting of bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and lounge. The long, wide corridors still capture the original hospital feel, and we've had many people stay in the actual birthing suite where they were born, or where they had their own children, which is now a family room with a queen bed and two singles. Other guests have shown us the room where they had their tonsils out, or where they stayed when they broke their leg, or recovered from surgery. Some of the bathrooms were the original rooms the surgeons used to scrub up before they operated. Other areas contain the nurses quarters, the physiotherapy rooms, or the matron's flat. All areas have been renovated, and redecorated to create comfortable, and spacious accommodation areas. Each accommodation area is private, and separate so you won't have to share facilities with people who are not in your group. In addition, the landscaped grounds are peaceful, and allow for outdoor activities. There are BBQs available on site for your use, as well.
What makes this Lodge unique
With it's unique layout, Masters Hall is perfect for family holidays or reunions, and both small or large groups. You will have your room to be alone, and enough space for everyone in your group to gather for joint activities. It is a safe environment for children, and caters for guests of all ages. Because of its former life as a hospital, most of the buildings have ramp access, and wide corridors to accommodate wheel chairs or walkers. There are also some showers and toilets which have wheelchair access.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Affordable adequate clean
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Amazing alternative to the usual motel room/complex
Enjoyed a weekend stay here recently. We stayed in a ward by ourselves (Cathy said they don't rent any of the rooms to anyone else when one party has booked it) and it was a treat to be able to choose from the multitudes of beds/rooms and have a large space to ourselves, escaping the heat and enjoying the through breeze in the day room. Would definitely stay again.
Was just what I needed.
Clean tidy and most of all quiet.
Tui Brewery Tours - the iconic NZ brewery (5 minutes from here)
Te Apiti Wind Farm - look at the giant winf turbines up close! (15 minutes from here)
Pukaha Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre - see Kiwis and native plants and animals (20 minutes from here)