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Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei
Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Reviewed September 3, 2012

I would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone visiting Whangarei to stay at this hotel. I was found the services outstanding and the staff super helpful and the rooms very spacious.
The food was phenomenal and nothing was too much hassle ever.

For those like me that don't drive it was a nice stroll into town( about 10 mins) but who cares when you are surrounded by so much natural beauty that is the New Zealand landscape.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Emma S
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shady007_11, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

Thank you for your kind words, we are glad to hear such postive feedback.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Went to the Settlers for dinner at the weekend, a buffet, normally not my choice but I have to say I was most pleasantly surprised; the place was buzzing, lots of people in the bar and restaurant and I'm not surprised; the food was really good, a good selection of fresh seafood and salad starters or soup, plenty of choice of mains including delicious roast beef with fluffy light Yorkshire pudding; a fairly good range of desserts including a lovely refreshing fresh fruit salad, all very well done at a reasonable price. The staff and management were very friendly.

Room Tip: I did not stay at the hotel (we live locally) but it seemed clean and well run.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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shady007_11, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank you for your review, we work hard to ensure that our buffet dinners are run at a high standard. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The service was exceptional, was looked after by Vishal who could not have done any more to make us feel welcome and a valued customer.
Dinner in the restaurant was great.
Got a package deal so got breakfast included too!!
Thank you so much and well done.

Room Tip: Go for the recently renovated rooms well worth the extra.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mike N
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shady007_11, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

We are very strongly focused on customer service and appreciate your positive feedback.

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Hospitality in all areas of this facility was outstanding, thank you for caring and taking time to make me well treated, nga mihi, tau ke nga manaakitanga!!! Rawe!!! All staff were so helpful, caring & always happy! I will return again! Appreciated with gratitude!!!! Your generosity, arohanui, Tui

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank Hinetuitepo
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shady007_11, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank you for your kind words and praise, We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

What a night thanks to Rick and all the staff we had a wonderful meal and nothing was a problem. It made both my husbands and my night as we wanted to take all the family and friends out for a smorgasbord and Rick gave us that option. I will recommend to other people that the establishment has changed dramatically and well worth the visit. Keep up the good work and we will see you soon.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank 434Dianes
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shady007_11, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

We are glad that we could be a part of such a special day. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

I happened to stay in two separate rooms on two consecutive nights. The rooms are being renovated and I was able to get a completed ones. The rooms were good though I noted that there were things missing in one and not the other and there were blown light bulbs. Overall the stay was enjoyable

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Roborhodie
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shady007_11, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank you for the feedback and bringing this to our attention. This is something we will work on to ensure that all lightbulbs are in working order.

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

A recent upgrade by new owners and well run by Vishal makes this hotel number one again in Whangarei. Added value is the resturant on site that serves up top value meals. Handy and quiet.
Staff are more than helpful with a freindly smile. Weekend buffet dinners are very well done.
Great to see them moving with the times. We have stayed there many times over recent years and always feel welcome.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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shady007_11, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2012

Thank you for your feedback, and we look forward to your future visits.

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Additional Information about Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei

Address: 61 Hatea Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Price Range: $74 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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 
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