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Settlers Motel

24 Te Arahori Street Corner State Highway 1 and Te Arahori Street, Turangi 3334 New Zealand
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#6 of 12 hotels in Turangi
Make Settlers Motel your home to "stay and play" while you enjoy your Turangi Tongariro 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 world renowned the 'best one day walk in New Zealand', The Tongariro Alpine Crossing. During the winter season we also have the Whakapapa Ski Fields (the biggest in New Zealand). 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 our Hot Spa, guest laundry & drying room, in room DVD players, Sky TV with 50+ channels plus split heat pumps in all unit, cosy warm in winter and cool in summer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Mini golf
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Vending machine
Canoeing offsite
Water park offsite
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
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Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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AS wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
During a very difficult trip, this place was truly a peaceful haven, better than anything we could have hoped for. Clean, warm, quiet, and so welcoming. The full kitchen, laundry, bbq area and deep private spa pool were godsends, and we were very fond of Donna's caring and conscious focus as a caretaker for the wellbeing of humans, wildlife, and the environment of this unique place by the crater's heart. The additional night we needed due to a breakdown was no problem - nothing was too much trouble. We'll be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Self-contained unit was spacious with great full kitchen, other options also covered by room...
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Ilovetheatre wrote a review Jul 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom154 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights with the sole purpose of walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and this is a good base. We actually stayed here Dec 2019. The owner was friendly although she kept trying to put us off walking the trail even though we said we were experienced. The rooms are small and basic but cosy. What was nice was getting in the hot tub spa after we'd completed the trek, although the room where it is is not very nice.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Taratat wrote a review Apr 2021
Te Awamutu, New Zealand246 contributions140 helpful votes
Couldn’t have found a better place to stay. We were welcomed and made to feel very comfortable. Host was more than happy to answer questions and give directions. Room was scrupulously clean as was the bathroom. Water pressure in the shower was very low, but that would only be a slight negative in our stay. Easy walk into town centre.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Joy B wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand41 contributions8 helpful votes
Fabulous place for families. Beds were comfortable, the room was very clean and warm. Plenty of room for everyone and the full kitchen was a bonus. Kids loved the trampoline. Beautiful parklike grounds, very close to town. Thanks for being pet-friendly too.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Donna Vercoe, Owner at Settlers Motel
Responded Oct 10, 2020
Thank you for your time to review Settlers Motel, Turangi. I appreciate your feedback and with the bigger units I can offer family a relaxing stay.
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bakergirl452 wrote a review Sep 2020
Blockhouse Bay, New Zealand77 contributions36 helpful votes
Just stayed for a one night stopover. Clean especially the bathroom. No mould in the shower grout maybe recently redone. But note water pressure not good enough to wash your long hair ladies. There is some noise from the highway but didn't disturb our sleep. Think of it as being close to the beach with the noise of the waves! Bed typical style comfy but a slight feeling you might slip out. Wouldn't want to stay for more than one night. Host Donna a bit eccentric but overall very nice lady.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Donna Vercoe, Owner at Settlers Motel
Responded Oct 10, 2020
Thank you for time to review Settlers Motel, Turangi. Sorry folks no grout in showers however we pride ourselves on the mirror like finish when cleaned. I have loved reading your comment re "eccentric" just consider myself a normal older style person.
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New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTurangi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Settlers Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Settlers Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mount Ngauruhoe (0.2 miles), Southern Lake Taupo Adventure Mini Golf (0.2 miles), and Volcanic Activity Centre (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Settlers Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Settlers Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Settlers Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Settlers Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Settlers Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Creel Tackle House & Cafe, Hydro Eatery, and Turangi Tavern.
Is Settlers Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Turangi.