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Settlers Motel

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24 Te Arahori Street, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Comfortable, clean, good location for skiing, fishing and lake. Fresh milk in glass bottles. Free wifi and sky TV. Hospitable staff and friendly cat. Decor a little dated but spacious, spotless and comfortable with good heating for winter. Great shower pressure too. Good value for money. Personal deck and parking. Not a big fan of the town but facilities at... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights to go skiing at Whakapapa. Motel unit was very clean, bed was comfy & all staff were Helpful & friendly. Great value for money. Only about 40 minutes to ski field and a 2 minute walk from Turangi

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was just perfect. We got a warm welcome, advice on where we can go, what to see. The room was warm, clean an had everything we needed. We took extra blankets but we didnt need it. There was a spa bath where we could relax after the long drive from Auckland but the bed just swept me away. Thank... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Settlers Motel for one night and we found the accommodation very cosy. The spa was an added bonus. Dean was so very helpful and friendly and when we met his wife Debbie, we found her to be lovely as well. We wish them all the very best and we will definitely be back next time we are... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice one night stay here, staff all very welcoming, friendly and helpful, decent value for money, good facilities to cook for yourself, very spacious, drive to Tongariro crossing went on a bit, but not many other accommodation options closer so not too bad a location.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing that got me into booking this place is simply the warm and accommodating personality of Dean and Debbie. The location of is awesome as it is a 3 minute walk to New World, Z, and Burger King. To add, the living spaces have remarkable character aside from being tidy and cozy.

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Dean B, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We strive very hard to help our guests in any way we can and appreciate the acknowledgement of such. We are in a fantastic location with shops,restaurants etc only a short walk away via the underpass. Look forward to your next visit to this beautiful part of NZ More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great stay here last weekend. Perfect for day trips up to the snow. Older style and could do with some things replaced (sofa bed etc) but very clean and tidy and understand these things will be addressed over time. Owners went above and beyond to accommodate us which did not go unnoticed. Great rates and location with all... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off you can't put a value on great hospitality so no amount of five star ratings can show our appreciation for the fantastic service and welcoming hospitality given by the hosts of this motel. The motel is older and a bit tired but as the owners are new I trust this will change in time and also to be... More 

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Dean B, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review, we appreciate you taking the time to do it. We certianly do live in a beautiful part of the country and we enjoy seeing other people coming to the region and experiencing all the great activities there are here. Yes we are an older motel and we do have things we want to... More 

Lyttelton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely new owners. Very comfortable beds with new toppers. Owners could not be more helpful. Worth a stay. This is a lovely part of the world and a fisherman's paradise. Stay at Settlers Motel and go fishing. There is a BBQ and smoker onsite to cook your catch to perfection.

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Dean B, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review, it was a pleasure to host you and your friends and we are pleased there was plenty of snow for you. Look forward to your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Me and a couple of friends came to Turangi for a weekend of learning how to snowboard found settlers was a great place to stay nice rooms new owners were great looked after us very well. Will definitely be coming back again and recommend to all my friends and family.

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Dean B, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review, it was a pleasure to host you and your friends and we are pleased there was plenty of snow for you. Look forward to your next visit. More 

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