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Settlers Motel

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24 Te Arahori Street, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Turangi
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In NZ with the family (2 adults & 3 kids) really great place to stay. Accommodation is clean modern and spacious. Great internet, loft area with 3 beds for kids plus 2 further rooms 1 king and a double. Nice kitchen all you need to self cater if you like. We only have time for 1 night, but the kids... More 

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

Thanks so much for the lovely review. Our three bedroom cottage is great for families. We Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in New Zealand and safe travels. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family from Tahiti thoroughly enjoyed their stay, even though it was only for one night. They stayed in the 3 bedroom family unit and said it was very comfortable and cosy. Big ups to the owners for being very friendly & accommodating hosts.

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Debbie D, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to have your lovely family stay with us and we are so pleased they enjoyed their stay. Thanks so much for the review. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently went to Turangi for a weekend of snowboarding and stayed at Settlers motel, the motel is located very central to everything with a supermarket and nice pub right across the road, units are older style but done very well, very comfortable and warm (owners even had heater going for my arrival so was toasty warm as soon as i... More 

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Debbie D, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay and look forward to future visits from you and appreciate you recommending us to your family and friends. We are glad there was plenty of snow for you. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These motel units are in a great location across the road from town. We had a room with a queen bedroom downstairs with a twin mezzanine level upstairs. The units are older style but comfortable. It was freezing while we were in Turangi (snowing a little too) so we had the heater going non stop. Dean, the manager was terrific... More 

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

Thanks so much for your lovely review, it was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. It was certainly a chillier than normal few days but exciting to see snow down here. We are working hard to get the units up to our standard and there is still a lot to do, having only taken over on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband Mark & I with our friends & their families, 15 of us down from Auckland & Coromandel discovered this awesome place to stay .. The owners Dean & his lovely wife are a great couple providing excellent friendly & helpful service, making our stay all the more better. Modern clean motel rooms nestled in the heart of Turangi... More 

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

We are so pleased your and your friends chose to come and stay with us for your annual holiday. It was a pleasure having you here and we will look forward to another visit in he future. More 

Waiouru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Turangi to do some fishing and attend a show. Settlers was located across the road from the shops and had space for my boat. Friendly reception warm and spacious room. For boaties you just drive in and turn on the grounds. The boat is secure and fish cleaning shed just 10 metres away.

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

Thanks so much for taking time to place a review. We are well set up for the fisherman and we are so enjoying seeing the trout caught at the end of the day. As new owners it is great to learn more about the trout fishing and we have been given some yummy recipes for smoking them too! Look forward... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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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 

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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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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 

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