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Chessington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 February 2016

For the short time we had at Settlers it was extremely peaceful, very clean and welcoming, it was our second time there and would have no regrets about a third return .... But might stay longer next time.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we look forward to you staying again in the future. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We were travelling from just north of Auckland to Wellington, and Turangi seemed a good stopping point. We were delighted to find the attractive Settlers Motel set a little back from the road, so a quiet location. It is exceptionally well equipped and even had a small deck to enjoy a drink. Our reception was friendly...especially from the cat...and I... More 

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip south. More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2016

Canadian Traveler's ok, this is a about a year over due but here we go: we did the tong-alpine crossing, came into town late and with a very low budget. The lady behind the front desk was very kind in offering us the key to the hot tub when we expressed how exhausted we were and the one thing we... More 

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you have fond memories of your stay. More 

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Everything about Settlers Motel is excellent. The level of cleanliness was top notch. The beds are very comfy and the luxury of pressed sheets puts this motel on the top of my list. All ammenities are within walking distance. The bikes available for hire are in perfect working condition making a ride on one of the many trails pleasant. The... More 

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it is very much appreciated. I am glad you and your guests had a great weekend. More 

Bowral, Australia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

This motel has cabins to stay in, fully equipped kitchens and a friendly manager. She was able to give us good information about walks and places we may wish to visit. We enjoyed this friendly, restful place, and the river walk was very pleasant.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your time with us and felt rested. Thank you for your review. More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We found our stay, although only short, very relaxing and refreshing next morning. Our Host had a wealth of local information to assist us in our inquiries etc. With this Motel being placed centrally in Turangi it was in easy walking distance to shops restaurants and other eateries. (this allowered us to enjoy our wine without the worry of being... More 

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

So please you could stay with us and found Settlers Motel to your liking, with all wanted within walking distance. Thank you for your review. More 

Naches
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Nice unit with comfortable bed. Trees on property help the evening breeze to cool things down for comfortable sleeping. Very nice staff. Fun details: fish cleaning room, "car wash" (hose with nozzle hanging on side of garage with sign), hot tub with sign up times for private use!

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It was great having you stay and getting the feedback given. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We stayed one night at Settlers Motel we were on our way south to Wellington. The motel was well run, clean and tidy. Had everything we needed.The lady in the office was helpful.We enjoyed being able to sit on the grass and enjoy a picnic.

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We are pleased that you were able to relax and made use of the grounds for your picnic. We enjoyed having you stay. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night in October 2015. We were originally booked for 2 nights, with plans to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing the next day. However, the weather was bad and the conditions weren't safe (the trail ended up being closed, but even before this decision it was evident it wouldn't have been sensible) so... More 

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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 please that your stay with us was enjoyable. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Had two nights here on our way down towards Wellington . we hired bikes from the motel for a few hrs and cycled along the river trail which is lovely. There's a great BBQ area which we used . The place had a lovely well cared for feeling. ......we throughly enjoyed the stay

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

I thank you for your time with us, it was lovely having you stay and you were the first to hire our bikes, so I am glad you enjoyed the River cycle track. Thanks for your review. More 

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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
  • Smoking rooms available
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: $119 - $147 (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.”
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“End unit would be best”
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