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Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei
Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Pleasant clean rooms, well equipped bathroom with nice towels. Modern TV with many Sky channels. The adequate continental breakfast was included in the price we paid sadly the cooked one wasn't, which was disappointing. Easy convenient parking and close to the town centre.

Room Tip: Road noise could be a bit of an issue for a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Great place to stay nice and central, rooms have been refurbished and are very nice.
location is excellent, staff very helpful.
On my stay breakfast was included in the price, basic but all you need.
Water pressure was great if you like a proper shower, not just a trickle.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

My party had booked ahead and we arrived to be told we were being given a complimentary upgrade to the superior suite - for all three bookings! The rooms were newly renovated and they did a great job of it. Modern, classy, spacious. King-size beds. Awesome showers (the best I had while in the country!). Friendly and helpful service. The restaurant was unfortunately closed that evening due to low numbers, however we were given good advice on where to eat closeby. Breakfast from the hotel's restaurant was delicious, with a great range of dishes to choose from. I had an unhappy toddler who wasn't in the mood for dining out, however it was no problem for the staff to bring my breakfast to me. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

A bit apprehensive on arrival as there were a lot of renovations going on but that meant our room was newly furnished and really nice. The room is rather small and compact so it meant the ammenities were a bit tight but quite adequate, although no air conditioning, fan or clock. The bathroom basin was too small to fill the electric jug so a small jug was supplied for that purpose. There was nowhere to hang the hand towel and no toilet brush. Parking at the back of the room meant we had to pull our cases around a hedge to access our room but the french doors at the front opened out onto a long balcony for all rooms and with everywhere newly painted with immaculate gardens made it a very pleasant stay. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful and the food was exceptional. The bar food menu was just right for us in the evening and the breakfast most enjoyable n the restaurant overlooking the lawns. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Thank you so much to Discovery Settlers for making our wedding perfect. The staff there are amazing, Rick (manager) greeted the bridal party in the carpark when we arrived and it made me feel like everything was under control and being taken care of. The buffet meal was awesome, plenty of food and very tasty, and the staff were incredible, waiting on all the tables and helping people get their food from the buffet if they needed help. Rick and his team go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that your day runs smoothly. They even helped set up all all our hire equipment for the outdoor ceremony and put it away afterwards. I was initally concerned about road noise being an issue for the outside ceremony but it was absolutely not an issue on the day, nobody noticed the traffic at all. Also, the rooms are very modern and comfortable. I would highly recommend Discovery Settlers as the perfect wedding venue.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We had my daughters wedding reception on the 22nd of feb and the team were just wonderful. Always there to help you and very nice to talk to and went out of their way to make my daughters day go as well as it did. The cake we had made for us was a big let down so the manager (Rick) did his best help us out. He;s just an amazing lovely man.The rooms are lovely and the food was great. We all were very happy. So thank you to all the team and manager you all are just the best. HIGHLY recommend

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had our wonderful wedding reception at settlers just last weekend. The team were amazing, all very willing to help and all went the extra mile to make sure our day was perfect. Our wedding cake was an eye sore and the team at settlers went out of their way to make it look better! The food was so good! All of our guests left with full bellies and big smiles. My husband and I had stayed at the hotel before our big day and the service, food and rooms were all just as good as our reception. We would like to thank the whole team with special mention to Rick, the amazing manager! You guys are the best. HIGHLY recommend !!!

Room Tip: All rooms are newly decorated and fantastic!
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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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: $71 - $105 (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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