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Settlers Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had one night stay here earlier this week en route to Palmerston North. Have no complaints whatsoever. Very clean and tidy room and mega comfy bed. Would be an ideal place to stay en route down the line. Lovely spa pool as well which hit the spot on a chilly day

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to review your stay. We are pleased that you had a cosy stop over.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The booking was easy and I arrived late in the evening. The host was very welcoming and had my room all ready with heating on which was so nice on a very cold frosty evening. It was very comfortable and had all the necessary facilities for cooking, eating and sleeping and I settled in for the night eating a late...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to review Settlers Motel, Turangi. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Pegasus north canterbury
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pulled into Settlers Motel, Lovely lady reliving in the office, made us feel very welcome. We stayed one night, lovely clean, warm and comfortable. Even though it is on a busy road it was very quiet inside the motel.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to review us. I appreciate your feedback on the minder at the motel and well pass onto her your comments. It was a pleasure to give you a lovely and quiet stay.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Had lovely stay with whanau on a one night stay-friendly and helpful young man on counter (however take the hoodie off and put something on your feet) for top marks....Yvonne was very accommodating with our mokos running excitedly around the place - fabulous BBQ area and plenty of space behind units - will stay again

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the time taken to review Settlers Motel, Turangi. The helpful young man is now wearing Jandals and the hoodie is nowhere to be seen, he was concerned that he his appearance was offensive. Looking forward to seeing you and your next time you stay, stay safe.

Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stayed 4 nights. Very convenient for the Tongariro national park area. One bedroom cabin had plenty of space and privacy. Child loved the 'attic' bedroom. The host was very helpful - directed us to some good walks and her advice on the weather was spot on.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to review Settlers Motel, Turangi, much appreciated. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay and I hope the rest of your journey was enjoyable.

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights . The host was very pleasant & helpful. She showed us some good walks & lots of local information. She gave me extra wifi when mine ran out :) The place is a little dated but clean. Good Sky choice. Had a lovely stay.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

I am pleased you had a lovely stay and thank you for the review.

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The motel room was adequate and well equipped and this was not the reason for our poor rating.but the behaviour of our host. She had been pleasant and helpful the night before but in the morning we had a verydifferent experience. We decided to give the car a quick clean before leaving, using the hose provided. We did not notice...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I have thought very much on how to respond to your review, here goes; Your host at Settlers Motel is Donna not Debbie. I will try to walk slower so I do not give guests the impression of storming anywhere. I will reframe from raising my voice to gain a guests attention when...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant overnight stop. Clean, tidy. Comfortable bed. Friendly service. Good access to the shops and to the river track. Decor is now a little dated but everything was well appointed. We would stay again.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to review Settlers Motel, Turangi. I am pleased that you enjoyed your brief stay and you are welcome anytime.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

As a whole the accommodation was adequate, we had everything we needed including heated blankets. The shower wasnt the best. But the reason for our low rating was the service we recieved. From start to finish the host was not very welcoming and it felt like we were a burden to her, as aposed to a paying custoner. The thing...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

I take your comment of service without a smile, when you stayed, on the chin and fully deserved. I was very up and down emotionally due to very sad news I had just received and give my apologies for this. Water pressure for the shower is always a little low after 11 am due to the motel laundry being started,...

Florence, Oregon
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is a clean and tidy motel that is conveniently located in central Turangi where you can stage for the famous Tongoriro Alpine Crossing or for the famous Fly Fishing in the areas lakes and streams. We spent two nights here. Turangi itself is in an economic downturn with many shops shuttered in the Town Center. This motel property shows...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Hi Larry, Thank you for your review. Your comment on the pillows, I have now added an assortment of soft and firm pillows to all rooms. There is not much I can do with the water pressure at this time of the year as the population grows significantly in Turangi over the Christmas period and the water supply does not...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: ₹ 5,009 - ₹ 6,147 (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”
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“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!.....”
ladybella724, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All quite basic, but it was a clean comfortable motel space with a very comfortable bed”
janthiah2016, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Steep stairs in the chalet style units. Don't count on the wifi.”
scipwraec, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“End unit would be best”
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