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Auckland
Reviewed 25 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.

San Francisco
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Older place, good distance from the highway so it's quiet. Very friendly host set us up with complimentary laundry and hot tub session! Like Turangi it's not a glamorous place, but very comfortable, affordable, and a great base for doing the day-long Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike. Rewarded ourselves after the hike with a great dinner at the nearby River Vineyards...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I agree that the Alpine Crossing deserves a reward and I am please you enjoyed the Rive Vineyards Restaurant.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2016

10 of us stayed in two studio apartments and the three bed unit. All units were clean and well maintained. We were made to feel very welcome and the owner was both helpful and informative. The spa was a welcome treat for those of our party who did the Tongariro Crossing.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

It was lovely to have your family stay at Settlers Motel, Turangi. Thank you for your review, it is appreciated. Stay safe.

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The Settlers Motel was a perfect location for our stay in the Taupo/ Tongariro area as we could take advantage of the mountains, lakes and thermal areas. The room was cosy and well equipped and the owner was extremely friendly and helpful. She organised our pick up for the Tingariro Crossing using a local firm which was a real treat...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am very glad you enjoyed Turangi and the attractions that are available, as well as feeling at home which is very important to all settlers staff.

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We had a very pleasant stay at the Settlers Motel. Donna was just great,so friendly and helpful. The unit was older but clean and had everything we needed. She also suggested to us an Army Museum to visit. We did and it was just great. Thankyou Donna.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was lovey having you stay and I am very glad that you enjoyed the Army Museum. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Very comfortable and clean room. The manager lady is so nice that she helped us to book pickup for next morning hiking when we arrived late. Very good location, about 20 mins drive to the finish spot of tongariro cross trail.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you stay.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Nice homely accommodation, friendly and helpful staff....even the gardener needs to be acknowledged! Great location, nice deck in nice quiet settings to relax on.Looking forward to staying there again sometime.

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Waihi
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We've stayed here in studio units several times over the past years, and have always found it good value. However, this time we could only get a 2 bedroom unit. This really had just one bedroom plus an open mezzanine room above the lounge containing 2 single beds. There were no windows upstairs, and in hot weather the lack of...

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DonnaV_24, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated. The shower hardware is planned to be upgraded very shortly. The quality of the TV sound we are looking into, in the hopes that we can improve on what we currently provide. Looking forward to having you stay when you are next in Turangi.

Chessington, United Kingdom
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.

Auckland, New Zealand
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...

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

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: RM345 - RM423 (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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