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Discovery Settlers Hotel

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   61 - 69 Hatea Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
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Ranked #15 of 31 Whangarei B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed a couple of nights. First time since I worked at this establishment 38 yrs ago!! Pleasantly surprised with the room and the place as a whole. Good place to rest up, and see the local sights. Did not use restaurant or bar. Very reasonably priced and central to all things in whangarei

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Mackay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in late June 2014 as a travelling couple from Australia. The room is cosy and nice. We overlooked the big river in Whangarei, and could see the mountain. For what we payed, we got a brilliant room. Comfortable bed, nice bathroom, a very lovely place. The staff are kind and did not mind us booking out half an... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel front of house staff are terribly rude! What ever happened to hospitality? You will not find it here!!! We are traveling with an internationally renowned band from the USA and this horrible experience is one of the last things they will experience in New Zealand. You should be totally ashamed of yourselves and also learn how to cook! Go... More

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New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, so it was the coldest day of the year and Northlanders are quite unused to temperatures near freezing, but a couple of extra blankets would have been handy. I can see that the place would be much more pleasant in a warmer season. The room layout was fine and there was plenty of space to work in. The bed... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great hotel. The rooms were quite big and everything you needed was there. It is close to very good cafes and restaurants. There is also a good restaurant on the premises where breakfast and evening meals are served. Altogether a very good experience.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stayed here lastnight and it was terrible! The shower and toilet was not up to clean standards and the reception staff were very unhelpful!!! NOT impressed at all. The directions I was given lead me to the wrong destination and I simply asked for a 11am check out as stated on my booking but was denied! I will not... More

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Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for here for two nights, walking distance down town, clean and comfortable room, but quite small. The hotel has a big parking area and a nice garden for relaxing. Quite cheap – good value for money. We used this hotel as "base camp" for local sightseeing

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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Keep coming back and even though it is years between each visit I always get a good nights sleep. Have stayed here on and off for many years, the rooms are clean and tidy, most importantly to me the beds are comfortable and staff friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed just one night and found the room to be very clean and comfortable. My wife and I had a great sleep in the enormous bed. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the meal we had in the restaurant was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed just one night. Found it very clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We ate in restaurant and our meals were good. Very easy place to to stay with our 80 year old father. We will stay there again. Very good value for money.

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Address: 61 - 69 Hatea Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Settlers Hotel 3.5*
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Discovery Settlers Hotel, Perfectly positioned Colonial style Hotel with its in-house award winning Restaurant and Bar, nestled in Beautiful park like surrounds,a short stroll from the hotel will lead you along the riverside, down to the Town Basin; where the Whangarei marina bursts with international flavour. An assortment of colourful shops, and galleries can be found in this area. A short drive away lie the Whangarei Falls, a breathtaking waterfall and bushwalk in a beautiful native bush setting. Another 20 minutes on you will find yourself in the world-famous Tutukaka Harbour, gateway to the Poor Knights Islands. These Islands offer the most spectacular diving and snorkeling in New Zealand; with stunning underwater topography and a cornucopia colourful life. Dozens of white sand beaches, romantic paradise, or fun family getaway. These are just a few attractions Whangarei has to offer whether it's business, pleasure, domestic or international. Discovery Settlers is the place to stay in Whangarei. We look forward to hosting you. ... more   less 
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