Clarence Hotel & Bistro stands proudly within the walls of the Historic Tauraunga Post Office, providing fine accommodation with 10 individually designed suites upstairs.
Downstairs you’ll find the beautifully considered, relaxed space of the Bistro, serving innovative, modern fare and classic bistro dishes. If you’re looking for a more casual encounter, escape to the place where the air is thick with spices, laughter and music at our IKI bar. You’ll be surrounded by cocktails, craft beer and southeast asian street food.
The Story of the Bee
The symbolic representation of our bee comes from the beautiful tiles that live on the roof of this historic building. It began its life etched into a tile in Marseille, France, commissioned for government buildings all over the world. From there it started a wild adventure across Europe, Australia and to the very ends of the earth, where in came to rest on the roof above our heads.
We have kept this symbol close to remind us of our past, our present and something that is sacred, seasonal and also to beware of...a respect and awakening to the importance of looking after what we have.