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Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei
Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Once again another great stay at Settlers. I love the rooms up the back, newly upgraded, lovely furnishings, warm, close to carpark, quiet. We have made this our place to stay when I come up to visit my daughter with her little sister. The restaurant is great and the breakfasts yummy! The staff are extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

If you are looking for a great place for your group to stay in Whangarei, look no further!
In 2011 we had a large group who stayed for 3 nights over Christmas and once again in 2013 for a one night stay. On both occasions our group was really well looked after by all the staff, the rooms were large, clean and well appointed, the buffet evening meals were FANTASTIC with plenty of choices with the breakfasts equally as good. The prices were very competitive and the ease of booking and follow ups was also friendly and hassle free.
Great grounds give a relaxed feel to the hotel. Easy walk to marina for a relaxed after dinner walk.
Passengers have often commented since our stays about how well they were treated and their fond memories.
Would recommend to anyone. Well done and a big thanks for making our stays so enjoyable.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Auckland
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

Pleasant clean rooms, well equipped bathroom with nice towels. Modern TV with many Sky channels. The adequate continental breakfast was included in the price we paid sadly the cooked one wasn't, which was disappointing. Easy convenient parking and close to the town centre.

Room Tip: Road noise could be a bit of an issue for a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Great place to stay nice and central, rooms have been refurbished and are very nice.
location is excellent, staff very helpful.
On my stay breakfast was included in the price, basic but all you need.
Water pressure was great if you like a proper shower, not just a trickle.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

My party had booked ahead and we arrived to be told we were being given a complimentary upgrade to the superior suite - for all three bookings! The rooms were newly renovated and they did a great job of it. Modern, classy, spacious. King-size beds. Awesome showers (the best I had while in the country!). Friendly and helpful service. The restaurant was unfortunately closed that evening due to low numbers, however we were given good advice on where to eat closeby. Breakfast from the hotel's restaurant was delicious, with a great range of dishes to choose from. I had an unhappy toddler who wasn't in the mood for dining out, however it was no problem for the staff to bring my breakfast to me. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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West Lakes South Australia
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

A bit apprehensive on arrival as there were a lot of renovations going on but that meant our room was newly furnished and really nice. The room is rather small and compact so it meant the ammenities were a bit tight but quite adequate, although no air conditioning, fan or clock. The bathroom basin was too small to fill the electric jug so a small jug was supplied for that purpose. There was nowhere to hang the hand towel and no toilet brush. Parking at the back of the room meant we had to pull our cases around a hedge to access our room but the french doors at the front opened out onto a long balcony for all rooms and with everywhere newly painted with immaculate gardens made it a very pleasant stay. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful and the food was exceptional. The bar food menu was just right for us in the evening and the breakfast most enjoyable n the restaurant overlooking the lawns. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Thank you so much to Discovery Settlers for making our wedding perfect. The staff there are amazing, Rick (manager) greeted the bridal party in the carpark when we arrived and it made me feel like everything was under control and being taken care of. The buffet meal was awesome, plenty of food and very tasty, and the staff were incredible, waiting on all the tables and helping people get their food from the buffet if they needed help. Rick and his team go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that your day runs smoothly. They even helped set up all all our hire equipment for the outdoor ceremony and put it away afterwards. I was initally concerned about road noise being an issue for the outside ceremony but it was absolutely not an issue on the day, nobody noticed the traffic at all. Also, the rooms are very modern and comfortable. I would highly recommend Discovery Settlers as the perfect wedding venue.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei

Property: Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei
Address: 61 Hatea Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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 
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