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Alberta
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We chose this motel as a single night's stay for easy driving to Tongariro and Rotorua next to the highway. It was that. The check-in service was friendly. This would have been an adequate place to stay, but the wifi vouchers we received for 500mb were useless. Three of us punched up our passwords and checked e-mail, and left to...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. I also thank you for bring the Wi-Fi to my attention, I will check with the provider and staff to see if it was down during your stay however we normally get notification, if this is the case. I am at a loss as to why the office was...

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Thank you Donna. Such a lovely lady and extremely helpful. Everything there that we needed. Could hear the road noise but that's life and didn't bother us. Sky TV was handy to entertain my grandson at times. All was great.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Settlers Motel, it was a pleasure to have you, your daughter and your lovey, but shy, grandson stay. Thank you for this review, much appreciated.

Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We arrived mid evening to this beautiful complex with a well appointed spacious chalet type room...then upon getting into bed, found the lovely lady who greeted us, had turned on the electric blanket to warm the bed for us! That is so considerate and we certainly appreciated it. Next morning revealed the spacious grounds, gorgeous gardens, lovely spa and lots...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time to complete this review. I appreciate your lovely feedback and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Reviewed 21 May 2016

This was the best motel I have ever stayed in. Super clean and tidy, the shower was unbelievably clean! Loved the private spa. Don't even get me started on the bed.. Donna was very welcoming, shes is happy to help with anything! I highly recommend Settler Motel.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to get this review completed. It was a pleasure having you stay at Settlers Motel and we would welcome you back anytime. It is always very nice to have guests that are appreciative of the effort that goes into keeping Settlers motel at this standard for any guest.

Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights and encountered one of the most enjoyable motels of the last 10 years. Owner and staff were kind and helpful, while our dogs were allowed in the unit, which was spacious and NOT seedy as we have seen quite often in pet friendly motels. It offered all the basics, an excellent queen sized double bed,...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time taken for this review. It was a pleasure to have you and your dogs stay with us and we look forward to seeing you, when you are up this way again.

Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Two weeks in NZ. 6 diff stays (north & south) but this one beat the rest. Extraordinary stay! Super nice, super clean and super comfy room. Complete clean set of utensils in my room, you can bbq outside if you want and a balcony with a nice big lawn. Saw a hot spa sign but we dont have time! Close...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time and reviewing us. It was a pleasure to have you and your husband stay, pleased settlers could make you feel that your honeymoon was a pleasant trip and time.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We stayed for one night on our trip north. Found the room very clean and the bed comfortable. The motel had everything we needed. The Settlers Motel offers great value in an easy to find location. Would recommend.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and had everything you needed to ensure this.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights in the queen studio. It is so lovely and clean with all the cooking facilities. Great scenery, quiet surrounding, Close to town and attractions. Donna is just a great host. As Turangi is a famous place for fishing, this motel has a special place for BBQ your catch and do you out door cooking so...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Would love to have you stay next season around.

Auckland City
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Was very relaxing. Donna is a great host. The place is very well kempt with all amenities. Great coordination with tour operators making my holiday really easy and comfortable. Highly recommended to all.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Really pleased you enjoyed your weekend and went home feeling rested and relaxed (even though you completed the Crossing on the Saturday). Look forward to seeing you again in the future as I really enjoyed our conversations.

Auckland
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We were allocated a studio unit with a very comfortable queen bed plus a single.. Ensuite is not roomy, but is adequate. There is a microwave and 2 ring stove (no oven). The high cathedral ceiling gave an impression of roominess. There is a balcony with a pleasant parklike view towards the main road. The only minor criticism we have...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated. I have taken your suggestion about repositing the TV's and am looking into this now (perhaps wall mounted). We would be pleased to see you on some future occasion.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
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 

Additional Information about Settlers Motel

Address: 24 Te Arahori Street, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: $106 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Settlers Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Unit had a loft bed if you have kids would be a plus”
 of 5 bubbles 278DaveH, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“neat and clean, had heaters and electric blanket which was great to have due to the cold weather, I would recommend it to others but please if people come late, at least think about a discount!.....”
 of 5 bubbles ladybella724, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All quite basic, but it was a clean comfortable motel space with a very comfortable bed”
 of 5 bubbles janthiah2016, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Steep stairs in the chalet style units. Don't count on the wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles scipwraec, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“End unit would be best”
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