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Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei

1.8 km from Whangarei centre
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  • Pool
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61 Hatea Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
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Auckland
Reviewed 7 December 2014

We stayed 1 night in the comfort room on a Saturday night, and paid $129. This was excellent value as it included a buffet breakfast. The hotel has a lovely setting and is about 10 minutes walk to the town basin. We received a warm welcome, the receptionist on duty (Nov 29) was helpful with advice. Our room was at...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi NZTourist, It will be great to welcome you back to Discovery Settlers Hotel next time you are in Whangarei. It is always good to hear that guests enjoyed their stay and we were able to offer you a good breakfast to get your day underway. We are always looking to improve where we can, so thank you for your...

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 December 2014

When we first booked for an important function we were not very confident we would get a good night out, however we couldn't be more wrong. Excellent customer service, the food was really good for its type and we all felt the booking was very worthwhile

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi JaneB57, We are very happy your expectations were exceeded here at Discovery Settlers Hotel. Rgds Chris

Northland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 November 2014

We had our wedding reception at the Settlers Hotel. The manager as well as the team were very helpful with the planning and preparations. Excellent communication and customer service. They all made our day so special. The food was awesome, very tasty buffet for our wedding. Our guests were able to stay at a cheaper rate and they all enjoyed...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi Kakite A, The staff really enjoy looking after you on your special day at Discovery Settlers Whangarei. We wish you all the best for the future and look forward to welcoming you back some day. Rgds Chris

Reviewed 27 November 2014

Three days prior to my arrival I had spoken to a women who was very helpful and we discussed the room requirement and the deal offering breakfast included in the price. I felt trip advisor reviews were okay with the odd exception being very negative. When we arrived they had no record of my booking. The very pleasant young women...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi Denise, We are very sorry that you did not stay with us, but I do believe that, as we had only one male staff member working on the day you called, you may have called another property. The staff offered the website rate, which was lower than your phone quoted rate from the woman you called. I believe the...

North Shore City, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 November 2014

We had a large group and the Discovery Settlers really looked after us. There was no problem too big and the staff were brilliant. Alongside this the rooms were all of a generous size, beautifully clean and with great bathrooms. It's only a short walk into town and the views across to the nearby native forrest are great. It's not...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi JohnLove, Great to hear you and your group enjoyed your time in Whangarei and you had time to take-in some of the native bush and attractions that the district offers to visitors. The staff here do their best to ensure that all guests have a great stay and look forward to seeing you again at Discovery Settlers. Rgds Chris

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2014

I stayed 1 night in this hotel last week after checking out of the place where I was booked (see review for Kingsgate Hotel, Whangarei). The woman who I phoned to confirm the booking was very pleasant and helpful and upgraded my room after hearing my experience at Kingsgate. When I arrived and checked in the young woman at the...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Hi Denise, I am very happy to hear our staff were able to give you the service that you were expecting for your short stay at Discovery Settlers Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back any time. Rgds Chris

Reviewed 19 October 2014

CLEAN room's and bathroom....room 25 was perfect. I love the doors that open up to the grass area and road...great service/staff...not to in your face like other places...and really good prices. Thanks guys

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

We were thrilled with your lovely comments regarding our property and the service received. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Discovery Settlers Hotel, Whangarei. Kind regards, Joan

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Stayed two nights recently, arrived a little early reception staff were very friendly and accommodating so were able to go to our room early. This was at the back of accommodation blocks. plenty of room to park car near to your room. Bed was 4 foot with a single bed as well. TVs etc.. , plenty of coffee, tea, hot...

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DiscoverySettlers, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing an extensive review with great feedback regarding our property and service received. We are soon introducing a slightly altered a la carte Menu in our Settlers Bar & Gill Restaurant, a busy and popular venue. We hope to welcome you back soon to enjoy another stay at Discovery Settlers Hotel in Whangarei. Kind regards,...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I have stayed at this Hotel on previous occasions but will not stay there again after the rooms they allocated to me and my colleague. These rooms are overpriced and very small, the window did open but could not stay up, the aircon had no controller, the washbasin is squashed into a recess that any decent sized person cannot wash...

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shady007_11, Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we take your comments very seriously. Room 29 and 38 are part of the few smaller rooms in the hotel. We are aware that the kettles are too large, they will be replaced, and our Restaurant Menu is in the process of being altered. We apologize that you didn’t enjoy your stay and hope that...

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Thank you to the fantastic staff, who were more than helpful with my partner and I stay over the weekend to be so enjoyable. We had last minute bookings, changes, and additional room add ons over the 3 days, not only did they accommodate us but the rooms were A+. I would recommend Discovery Settlers Hotel to anyone staying in...

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JoanDHNZ, Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei, responded to this review

Dear Silberia, many thanks for your kind comments. It was our pleasure to make the changes for you and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our refurbished rooms. We look forward to accommodating you and your partner again soon. Kind regards, Joan

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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 

Additional Information about Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei

Address: 61 Hatea Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: ₹ 5,215 - ₹ 8,490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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