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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Unit was well big enough for the 5 of us only down fall was two 2 seater couches so someone had to sit on floor or dinning chair and sadly spa wasn’t working but besides that was great place to stay for 2 nights

Stayed: September 2018, traveled with family
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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Currently looking into procuring 3 seater couches. We are working on repairs to the Spa and hope to have it available for guest use very shortly.

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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Left the arrangements for accommodation till the last minute and managed to secure this venue for 2 nights. Large A-frame unit with good clean facilities. Friendly welcome and heater turned on for us too.

Would recommend as a well priced, well presented affordable option for Whakapapa skiing.

Stayed: September 2018, traveled as a couple
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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thank you for your time to review us. Your feedback is appreciated.

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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Comfortable but basic with very attentive service. Owner took my clothes out the dryer and put in the room. Great option if you are looking for a bed to sleep in between fishing sessions. Would use again for future fishing trips with the lads.

Stayed: August 2018, traveled with friends
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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank you for review. We always try to do the little extra things that can make your day and your stay more enjoyable.

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Stayed one night en route up the North Island. A friendly welcome, nice warm cabin, well equipped. Comfortable and clean. The only thing I would change would be the ability to control heating ourselves as heat pumps can be a bit noisy and drying after a while.

Stayed: July 2018, traveled with family
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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for time to review us. Appreciate your comments - regarding controlling the heating, when I receive either the controllers back from the guests that removed them from the property or remuneration for such - guest control will be reviewed. All heat pumps can be turned off at the unit in the room, if you find them noisy and drying. A quick tip if you are finding the heat pump is drying - a glass or container filled with water and placed on the sink bench in the room will mitigate the drying effect.

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Reviewed July 14, 2018

We were very happy with the place and accommodation. The owner was lovely and very helpful. Stayed 2 nights as a base for the Tongario Alpine Crossing walk and was easy drive to and back after a day of walking.

  • Stayed: June 2018, traveled with friends
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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you for your review, very happy that you enjoyed your stay and it was great to be of help.

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