IN TIME FOR SUMMER

The Marlin Hotel

With summer around the corner, a trio of waterfront hospitality buildings and businesses have come up for sale across the sunny North Island. The historic Marlin Hotel, which overlooks the Whangaroa Harbour, Admirals Lodge, on the Coromandel Peninsula, and the land and buildings housing the Tairua Pauanui Sports Fishing Club in Tairua all offer investors premium locations to get something cooking for the busy summer months. Each property is being individually marketed for sale by Bayleys Real Estate.

The Marlin Hotel has long provided accommodation and food and beverage for visitors and locals alike and operates from an 855 square metre, two-storey premises, on 1265 square metres of land. The Marlin Hotel runs a tidy breakfast and lunch-focussed café, as well as a traditional pub-like dining option for the evening services. “Both activities are sustained by the same commercial-grade kitchen,” said Irene Bremner, salesperson. “The café now has both an indoor and al-fresco seating arrangement—with a cabana overlooking the newly created deck area. Meanwhile, the licensed restaurant adjacent to the bar currently hosts up to 38 patrons.” In addition to the food ad beverage offerings, the Marlin Hotel is equipped with seven guest bedrooms on its upper floor, a two-bedroom family suite, and a separate bungalow-style building that houses three backpacker-style rooms and relevant bathroom facilities.

Whitianga’s Admiralty Lodge is also on the market through a joint sale by tender through Bayleys Hamilton and Bayleys Whitianga. Although there are no food and beverage offerings on-site, the venue itself offers a unique opportunity for an investor to get their hands on a well-established and quality establishment.

The final offering is the land and buildings associated with the Tairua Pauanui Sports Fishing Club, including the relevant hospitality infrastructure. “With a booming membership of more than 550 keen anglers, the Tairua Pauanui Sports Fishing Club has outgrown its current premises,” said salesperson, Josh Smith. The venue has a commercial-grade kitchen and bar facilities, both of which offer an investor the opportunity to expand upon for a food and beverage-focussed offering.