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Settlers Motel

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

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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great customer service from the owners. Very personal, including all the way down to providing some flour for a cooking dish we made and forgot to get the flour from the grocery store. Helpful in suggesting local attractions and hiking / tramping advice, ... Score that at 10 out of 10 and I never give a 10. Facilities were okay... More 

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

We appreciate that you took the time to write a review of you recent stay with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we take on board you comments. However, the construction of the buildings does not allow us to enlarge the bathrooms or bedrooms in these units. Similarly the bedroom would be too cluttered if we... More 

Oakura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a lovely stay at the Settlers Motel. Everyone loved the BBQ facilities, long table & close proximity to the market & Turangi town & ammenities. Comfy beds. Great Kiwi motel. We enjoyed our stay.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience at Settlers Motel. The long summer evenings at the BBQ certainly are a popular choice with our guests, both from New Zealand and from overseas. More 

Israel
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the settlers motel and it was just great! The units are big and comfortable. The kitchen is well equiped with everything you need. The Spa was perfect after walking the Tongariro crossing! The Laundry is free to use and we needed it! Helen was very kind and helpfull, and she honored us by hanging up... More 

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

Thank you very much for you lovely review, and it was our pleasure to host you both. It is always nice to hear about our Foreign guests homeland and share the beauty of our little piece of paradise with overseas visitors. We hope you have the chance to return to New Zealand. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a 2 night stay at the Settlers over the recent long weekend. We were greeted by Helen who was very welcoming and friendly. Our unit had 2 bedrooms with everything we needed. The gardens are lovely and the area is quiet, even though it is so close to the highway and supermarket shopping across the road. We used... More 

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We are very happy that we were able to provided you with a memorable stay during your visit to New Zealand and hope you have the chance to return some day. Thank you More 

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