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Settlers Motel

3.5 of 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights and had such a lovely relaxing peaceful stay. Our host Wayne was incredible...nothing was too much trouble...even going online to sort out my wifi problems for me...and all with a smile. Cabins are very comfortable and warm and altho not luxurious just perfect for unwinding in after a long day on the hill. The hot... More

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We always appreciate our guests sharing their accommodation experience with fellow travellers, thank you! We are pleased that you enjoyed your break in this beautiful part of New Zealand and hope you get the chance to return sometime. More

Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Warmly welcomed by the hosts and an even warmer room waiting on a cold, snowy night. This was the 3rd motel that we stayed in on our trip and by far the best in terms of amenities and comfort. Thank you.

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Settlers Motel. We are pleased that you found your experience with us so enjoyable and hopefully we will see you back again before too long. More

Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We found this motel to be a good place to stay. As the units were separated you get the feeling that you are staying at a "County Home Stay". This excellent. The units are very well laid out and the kitchenette has excellent bench space. The en suite is adequate, given the age of the units. The hosts are excellent... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you have the opportunity to return in the future. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed for a night after skiing at whakapapa which was only 40mins away. Lovely and clean, quite comfortable. I couldn't help feeling like we were imposing on the hosts...lots of rules posted everywhere. No water around the spa, etc . And at ten minutes before check out time ( the morning of daylight savings beginning when 10am felt like... More

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

Thank you for your review Claire. However I would just like to clarify a couple of points. Firstly you were certainly not “asked to move along” – your mother was outside and for some time had been moving between the 3 units your extended family occupied. As it was almost 10am and we had been assured the previous night that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Typical Motel for NZ clean, does the job, traffic noise was bit of a pain due to being close the main hiway. Very large wide open grounds. Room and bed were comfortable with the amenaties which catered for the short term stay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a charming old fashioned motel with an excellent level of service and cleanliness. Good value for money if you are travelling on a budget. Wayne's garden was in full spring bloom and couldn't have looked prettier with all the daffodils and tulips. Helen was extremely helpful with tips for activities in the area and recommendations for dining.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Was a lovely place to stay, very nice owners who looked after me and my 2 year old daughter. Close to supermarket and town centre is a short walk away. Beautiful walk ways and playground just down the road in easy walking distance of the motel.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a great place to stay. It's not posh, but it was clean, comfortable, and had everything you could want. It's conveniently located near the national park, and right down the street is the Tongariro River Trail. One can also walk to a supermarket to get food to cook in the small kitchen. There is also free laundry and... More

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24 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

In a region full of boutique fishing lodges and natural hot-spring spa hotels, this motel is bland in comparison. The big turn-off for me however was the tiniest bathroom I've seen outside of Asia - there wasn't really a bathroom, merely one small cubicle for the sink, another for the shower and a third for the toilet. Pluses were the... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 8
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