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Settlers Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   24 Arahori Street, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 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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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Freindly and helpful, Having stayed at the motel previously, was very happy with the service and conditions. The location suited us well. Staff accomodated us well as we arrived late and left early in the morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was very handy to the mountain, enjoyed staying there. My children liked the loft beds and their own little area. We will come back when we visit the mountain. The room was clean and the hosts are very friendly and helpful.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a very warm and comfortable motel. Handy to the shops and main road, but quiet. About a 45 minute drive to Whakapapa, and ten minutes to Tokaanu hot pools, so perfect for the winter holiday. Good for families. Would definitely stay there again.

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

We stayed at the Settlers Motel in Turangi and were very pleased we did, the motel was very comfortable and clean and all the facilities were good too. Both Helen and Wayne were amazing, going over and above to make sure we enjoyed our stay, we would definitely recommend them and we would stay there again next time we go... More

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcomed by a very friendly and helpful lady. Rooms are just great, clean, environment is peaceful and one can enjoy unique moment of sunset by sitting in front of the bungalow. Nice walking paths in the neighbourhood and take a look when you arrive: a flag of your country will be waving in front of the motel, very nice! Really... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very very good accommodation. I had the pleasure of one of the owners turning the heater on in my room before I arrived, so I could step into a lovely warm room. Everything I could need was already in the room, also with a dvd player, multi channel sky and lots of great magazines. Comfortable, warm, clean, private and an... More

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

We really appreciate your kind review and comments. We are pleased that you found your room comfortable and warm on a cold wintery night. We look forward to your return next time your business brings you to Turangi. More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It was a cold night and the pitched ceiling of the room starts making loud clicking noises when we turned off the heater to sleep. The other option is to keep the noisy heater on all night. All the rest was good.

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

Thank you for your recent review. Unfortunately we are unable to control the outside weather conditions but do our best by providing warm and comfortable beds, extra blankets and quiet fan heaters. We are sorry that Mother Nature disturbed your sleep and hope that you have the chance to return to Turangi on a fine, warm summer day. More

Bridgenorth, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My husband and I were on our honeymoon throughout March and we stayed at the Settlers Motel. The owners Helen and Wayne were helpful and so informative. They knew everything to do in the beautiful town of Turangi, every route, every hike, and every street name. Not only were they so knowledgeable about the area but the accommodations were affordable,... More

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

Thank you so much, Meg. We were delighted to be able to reunite you with your iPad without too much trouble and hope the time without it wasn't too stressful. We really appreciate your kind comments and would love to see you back here sometime. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed for only a night while we were traveling south but enjoyed every minute. Everything that you could possibly need was available. The room was lovely and the service was excellent. We really loved it.

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

Thank you! We are pleased you stopped by and enjoyed your visit so much. We hope you call again if you return to Turangi. More

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We arrived not expecting a lot based on some reviews we had read, but figured it would at least be somewhere to stay fairly close to the tongariro crossing which we had planned to do the next morning. I have no idea what some of those complaints are on about! This place was very cute, the owners adorable, so friendly... More

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

Thank you so much for your endorsement of Settlers Motel in your review. We are pleased you gave us the benefit of the doubt and enjoyed such a positive stay. We look forward to your return visit. More

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Address: 24 Arahori Street, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Turangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Settlers Motel 3.5*
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Make Settlers Motel your home to "stay and play" while you enjoy your Central North Island experience. Within 1-2 hours drive are the major tourist attractions of the Rotorua & Taupo regions. Turangi is on the North-Eastern boundary of the Tongariro National Park renowned for skiing and hiking. A few minutes walk from our Motel is the famous Tongariro River, home to Trout Fishing, Kayaking, White-Water Rafting and beautiful walks. We can arrange and ticket any of the activities available in this area, including shuttle buses to the Mountain for Skiing or hiking. Our amenities include Spa, guest laundry & drying room, in room DVDs and 100+ DVD library, Sky Tv with 50+ channels. ... more   less 
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