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Settlers Motel

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24 Te Arahori Street, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Turangi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stayed one night at this motel. Despite a friendly host couple, I cannot recommend this motel. The lock to the room was not functioning, and the motel is located right next to a road with heavy traffic i.e. high degree of noise during the night.

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Settlers M, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Our rooms are a few years old but they are perfectly clean and everything we provide is in working order. I am not sure why you thought the door lock was not functioning as you didn’t bring this to our attention at the time. The lock was working... More 

Waikato
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stayed for 1 night in the 3 bedroom unit. Unit was very comfortable and roomy. Stairs to top bedroom a bit narrow but manageable. Unit had all it required and was extremely clean. Would recommend this motel to others.

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Settlers M, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

We are pleased that we were able to help you enjoy your golf tournament by providing accommodation that suited your requirements. Hopefully your golf results were also to your satisfaction! Thank you for taking time to review us. More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We booked 2 nights and did the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Hosts are very welcoming. They helped us with tips and bookings for the tour..thanks for that! The room was very clean and we could even use the spa. Great place to be. Thanks from your swiss guests

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Settlers M, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

We thank you for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to help you enjoy your time with us enjoying the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and then soaking your tired bodies in the Spa on your return. Hopefully the remainder of your NZ tour lived up to expectations too. More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights at this motel when we trekked the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Wayne and Helen were very welcoming and friendly, providing sensible advice and precautions for us. All our transfers were booked and paid for on site making the whole process so straight forward. Wayne helps with up to the minute weather updates. The rooms are clean and... More 

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Settlers M, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you James. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us experiencing some of the wonderful outdoor activities available in this area. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stopped over at this neat Motel on our way to Wellington. It was nice and cosy, spacious, tv channels were good too (hubby liked them). We arrived very late (9:30pm checking in! coming from Auckland) and the owner was accomodating. We would highly recommend and my husband and I wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you

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Settlers M, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you are able to return soon. More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We toured NZ for a month and stayed in a great variety of motels and hotels, and this was easily one of the best. I knew it at the time and still think of my short stay there with fond memories. The room was very well appointed and spacious. We had all that we needed and it felt special as... More 

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Helen S, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Dennis. We are only a small complex but that has many advantages and our guests seem to appreciate the fact that we are "hands on" and are willing to assist our guests in a personal way where we can. We hope you have the chance to return some time. More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After our first visit we stayed at this motel for a second time on our way back to Auckland! Such a warm and friendly welcome, and you can feel that everything is done with love! Exceptional clean and cosy rooms, in which we felt like home! Every room has its own veranda. Beautifully kept property! Washing is for free, WLAN... More 

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Helen S, Manager at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Wow! - We must be doing something right to receive a glowing review like this and the fact that you returned for a second visit is very pleasing. We are happy that you enjoyed your stays with us. Thank you very much. More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My mother and I had a great stay here in early February! The owners are wonderful and so helpful. The place was huge and very clean. The town itself is super cute. In the morning I went on a trail run recommended by the owner. The trail follows along the river that winds through town, and that run is now... More 

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Helen S, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

We love satisfied guests! Thank you for your review and recommendation for the Tongariro River Trail. It is certainly an extremely popular walk, run and cycle trail which is so easily accessible from Settlers Motel. I hope you were also lucky enough to encounter the endangered native Blue Ducks (Whio) which have chosen to make the Tongariro River their home. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had been driving for the whole day, to Turangi, we did not have any accommodation reservation in place and the Settlers Motel was the first place we found. The owner was extremely helpful providing local information, she was far better than the staff at the local iSite. However, the accommodation was very tired, the settee cirtainly had seen better... More 

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Helen S, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Miriam. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay for the most part - the fact that you extended your stay after the first night was an indication to us that you were satisfied with your accommodation. Yes the sofa is a little old, and perhaps not as comfy as what we would like, but that... More 

Leersum, Utrecht, Netherlands
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Pleasant owners, a good house to stay in, a hot pool, BBQ-area, breakfast service if wanted. National flag as a welcome. Good information on area-activities, places to go to. A supermarket, petrolstation, Burger King close by.

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Helen S, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

We were really pleased that you chose to stay at Settlers for your second visit to New Zealand. Being able to fly your National Flag is a little bonus surprise!! Thank you for your kind review. More 

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