This was not the first time we have stayed here, and the manager remembered that when we booked in. As before, she made us welcome and provided us with information on local walks and other activities we might like to try. Our unit was spotless, warm and comfortable, with all the facilities that you’d expect from a more expensive motel.
The motel is ideally placed for those into outdoor activities, such as trout fishing and hiking. Turangi is situated at the mouth of the Tongariro River where it enters Lake Taupo, and Tongariro National Park and the Kaimanawa Ranges are within easy driving distance. For those keen on mountain biking, the Tongariro River Trail has recently been upgraded to a shared use trail, offering hours of excellent cycling or walking directly from the motel entrance. No need to drive anywhere, and as a bonus, a good shopping centre is only a 5 minute walk away.
I would thoroughly recommend this place for those wanting comfortable accommodation at reasonable cost.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 and Sky TV with 50+ channels. ... more less
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