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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many New Zealand holiday locations have a row upon row of rather tacky motels but the Discovery Settlers is in a different class altogether. Standing opposite a pleasant inlet of the river, the rooms are fully and comfortably furnished to an excellent standard. The restaurant serves an excellent buffet breakfast and we would have chosen to eat there in the...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Thank you and we hope you enjoy the rest of your NZ holiday. Rgds Chris

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got into my room ,turned on what I thought was the A/C. Nope very loud rumbling louvers did not move looked liked they had partially melted,asked front desk about that said not actually ac it's a heater offered to move me for a twenty dollar fee to be moved to first floor that has A/C or give me a fan...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi, Sorry about your stay and as you mention we do not advertise A/C as we do not have A/C in the rooms. The photos your posted are of the heaters in the rooms and they do have "coolair" on the units, which is just the room air. Rgds Chris

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Well I decided to try this place after my usual was hotel was booked out and to see if Whangarei offered up anything better at a corporate rate. All I can say is that the place is average and a little bit in need of a spruce up. The room was large - but paper thin walls and doors/windows without...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

HI, Thanks for your comments and I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Rgds Chris

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

First time staying here. Staff friendly & helpful. Had a friend who decided they would book a room while I was in town. They were offered a discounted rate for last minute booking - which was appreciated. Rooms are tasteful & suit the age of the hotel probably time to refurbish .plenty of parking . Has a 24 hour security...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your comments and great to hear you were looked after by the staff. Rgds Chris

Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Here for 8 night stay, room is clean but extremely small. There is no where to unpack or store luggage. Would not recommend for more than a one night stay. Shower / bathroom also small not recommended for larger people.

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi, Please note that we were fully booked on days through your stay and could not upgrade you to the larger rooms we have available. When booking with the Expedia site, please note they do not always have all the room types available on their site. Rgds Chris

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We attended a convention in Whangarei in August. This was one of the accommodation options on the pick up route. We were booked into an attractively decorated, large upstairs executive studio which overlooked the road. However it was quiet even at busy traffic times. The room was very comfortable with everything we needed as a delicious buffet breakfast was supplied...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your comments and I have since found out that we replaced all the night lights in the block, but the electricians did not re-wire the light in stairwell at the time. Rgds Chris

Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed October 19, 2016

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Executive studio good size, clean and best hotel bed I've slept in for a long time. Decent breakfast and restaurant staff very pleasant. Drawbacks are 'balcony' which is shared and means people can be walking past your room when you least expect, and road noise. Would recommend room in rear block as 'view' of river is largely obstructed by trees...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi, great to hear you had a great night sleep and I do understand that the road noise can be a bit disruptive through the night if you are not use to it. Rgds Chris

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 26, 2016

The room was great, small but modern and clean, the bed was super comfortable and made for a great nights sleep. There wasn't much in the way of cutlery or kitchen space - however this was a small issue and did not impact too greatly on our overall opinion. Parking was close by and the reception were friendly. We were...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi, Sorry we could not help you out with a longer stay, but we do get very busy at times. Rgds Chris

Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

I was booked in here by my client. Smallest room I have ever had in NZ. very noisy heater. Tiny bathroom with sink impossible to get near. My co-worker has room in same hotel he would rate 4 or 5. Bad luck for me but I won't be back.

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi, the room booked for you are the smallest and cheapest room type we have, but there are 3 other room types that are larger. Rgds Chris

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discovery Settlers Hotel, perfectly positioned colonial style hotel with its in-house restaurant and bar, nestled in beautiful park like surrounds,a short stroll from the hotel will lead you along the riverside, down to the town basin; where the Whangarei marina bursts with international flavour. An assortment of colourful shops, and galleries can be found in this area. A short drive away lie the Whangarei Falls, a breathtaking waterfall and bushwalk in a beautiful native bush setting. Another 20 minutes on you will find yourself in the world-famous Tutukaka Harbour, gateway to the Poor Knights Islands. These Islands offer the most spectacular diving and snorkeling in New Zealand; with stunning underwater topography and a cornucopia colourful life. Dozens of white sand beaches, romantic paradise, or fun family getaway. These are just a few attractions Whangarei has to offer whether it's business, pleasure, domestic or international. Discovery Settlers is the place to stay in Whangarei. We look forward to hosting you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei

Address: 61 Hatea Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: $74 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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“next time going for next level of accommodation ”
 of 5 bubbles F4946DSyvonnec, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay when the hockey finals are on”
 of 5 bubbles 277MarkM277, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
“Front row may have river views .Rear row maybe quieter and some executive rooms are larger. Ask for A/C or the room could be stuffy.”
 of 5 bubbles 412laurencef, Mar 27, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room away from the road”
 of 5 bubbles opiopi, Feb 14, 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask if there are larger rooms if sharing a room”
 of 5 bubbles triciad108, Jan 15, 2016 | Read review
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