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Discovery Settlers Hotel

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61 - 69 Hatea Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed as a couple in a room at this hotel. The rooms are very tiny. My bag opens out into two halves but is an average sized bag - had to put it in front of the fridge as there was no where else I could put if so that we could get past. Nice desk and chair for writing.... More 

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Thank Tricia D
DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tricia D, We do have larger rooms available as all the room sizes are on the booking page. Sorry about the noise, I hope you called us as we would have said something to the other guests. Glad to see you had a peaceful night the following day. Rgds Chris More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

When I lived in Auckland I would travel and stay at Discovery Settlers Inn in Whangarei often The staff are friendly, the rooms are nice and the meals are good. Since moving to Whangarei I only dine there now. The restaurant is open to the public often. The sad thing about last year (2015) the hotel did not open to... More 

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Thank JimJim_2016
DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi JimJim_2016, thanks for your comments on the hotel, and as for Xmas day, we made the decision not to open months ago as we did not have any bookings, so we cannot justify opening on a public holiday if our costs are not going to be covered and the rooms booked for Xmas day are always very small. Rgds... More 

Glasgow, Scotland
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Spent two nights here while visiting relatives in Whangeri. Staff were very keen to please and the continental breakfast had an excellent variety of options. Cooked breakfasts taken by other guests seemed enormous but too much for us! The only minus was the size of our bedroom which although compact and contained all the necessary features, seemed to be the... More 

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Thank wpwGlasgow
DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi wpwGlasgow, Please note that the rooms do vary in size and if you had a standard room booked, these are the smallest room we have, but there are larger rooms available. It's good to see you enjoyed your breakfast each morning. Rgds Chris More 

Rionegro, Colombia
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

New Zealand is not cheap for the budget traveler, but all difficulties to reach are nothing when we were welcomed at this hotel, which allowed us to know wangarei and around, really enjoyed it, it was worth doing the effort to reach the end of the world. Greetings from Rionegro, Colombia. South America

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Thank JGSP960
DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Rionegro, Great to see you enjoyed your stay and I hope your holiday in NZ was as good as you hoped. Rgds Chris More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

This is the second time I've stayed here and once again I was pleased with my stay. It was good to be able to have dinner there after a long day of travel and work. My only suggestions to make it even better would be plunger coffee in the room, not instant; better pillows; and a quick breakfast option, like... More 

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Thank Jayne S
DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jayne S, Thanks for the comments and I see the pillows have not suited you for your stay. Next time you are staying, please contact reception and we can get some other pillows for you. With breakfast, we do have muffins available in the continental section. Rgds Chris More 

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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Booked one night many weeks in advance as part of a North Island road trip. After a cursory checkin process I found my way to my room which in itself was quite acceptable. However I had to return to reception to find out the wifi password and pool location. What I wasn't informed about on either visit was the private... More 

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Thank Jen W
DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jen W, As we spoke in the bar that night when you came in for some drinks, I did explain that the restaurant was closed because of the wedding. The music stopped at 10:15pm, so I believe this to be a very acceptable time for the wedding to run to, and not mid-night as you have said. Also because... More 

Emmaville, Australia
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51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

The room was a little small, but clean and well maintained. Modern styled room good shower. Could use some sound proofing as we had noisy neighbours. Easy 800mtr walk to trendy river front restaurants, cafe's and shops. Has a pool and very well maintained gardens and surrounds.

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Thank Jacqueline N Li... I
DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jacqueline, Thank you for your comments and please do note that we do have larger rooms available with superking beds and some with balconies overlooking the gardens down to the river. Rgds Chris More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights with family. We had adjoining rooms with adequate space. Very friendly and accommodating service from the booking process to check-in and check-out. The Discover Settlers is close to town and within walking distance of most restaurants. It is in a very picturesque setting and Whangarei has great scenery.

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi timnz2015, great to see you enjoyed your stay and the location of the hotel. Rgds Chris More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This place is made special by Pau and her afternoon team. They make an effort to make you feel welcome and personalize your visit. Rooms smallish but nice. Buffet has good range of tasty food. Breakfast choices include just a bit more than your standard fare. Everything we encountered was of a good standard but the staff made extra difference.... More 

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi DeborahJane1964, Thanks for your comments and I have passed this information onto Pau and her staff. Rgds Chris More 

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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Here for business. Fresh, clean and cosy. Bed was comfortable. 2mins from the amazing Mair park. Close to town. Great buffet breakfast. Friendly staff willing to help with anything. Could find the number to call reception so could gain the wifi. Will definitely come back next time.

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Thank Mathew B
DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Matthew B, Thanks for the comments and we look forwrad to seeing you again. Rgds Chris More 

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