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Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei
Ranked #20 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Clean and Comfortable”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Booked a room here at short notice. Rate was very reasonable. Arrived early evening, check in was quick, service was friendly. We had been upgraded to a kingsize bed. Room was spacious, furnishings were modern. Bathroom was small but had been well set up to make use of small space. Wall heater was noisy but very efficient. Not sure if there should have been a remote with it. Restaurant was good, arrived for dinner at last minute, which was not a problem. Meal was good. Breakfast was reasonable as well. Unfortunately the manager was on his mobile at a breakfast table discussing various things, which we found a bit annoying. Also, receptionists were eating as we checked out which really was not a good look. Hotel was handy to all places we needed to visit.

Room Tip: Choose a room second block from the road.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Arrived at hotel around 6.30pm and were welcomed really well. Had prepaid for room and we were given an upgrade. Check in was quick and efficient. Room had been recently redecorated and was really clean and warm. Had dinner at hotel........great food and service. Comfortable bed, I mean really comfortable. Breakfast was good to and inexpensive. Staff were friendly and helpful, service good, room superb, meals great. And the rate is unbelievably low for what you get.

Room Tip: We were downstairs in the back block, very quiet
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Northland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We purchased a voucher on Grabone which included a cooked breakfast for 2 and a late checkout. Check in was pleasant, hotel amenities explained well.
Our room was upstairs on the road side. I was apprehensive as my partner is a light sleeper and as we were walking to our room I was thinking oh dear.
Well I need not have worried. The room was lovely. Modern furnishings, clean as a whistle and you could hardly hear the noise from the road.
The heatpump/heater on the wall made the room toasty warm in minutes.
But I have to talk about the BED!
We have stayed in a few places around NZ and our favourite bed was at the HIlton in Queenstown. Well the bed at Discovery Settlers managed to equal the Hilton.
It was VERY comfortable.
We had a great nights sleep and the breakfast was delicious.
I would not hesitate to recommend this Hotel to anyone needing accommodation in the Whangarei area.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We were booked in for two nights (family celebration).... enjoyed our stay and found the whole experience really very nice. Great location and the staff were very pleasant and helpful.
We did not find any significant 'road noise' at all, in fact enjoyed being in the front unit area.
The restaurant meals (and selection) was great.
Thanks so much for a really nice weekend.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Riverton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Stayed at Discovery Settlers when we came up from the bottom of the South Island to go King fishing out of Paihia. Was a great place to stay because it was not far to go for the fishing and close to so many other sights also. Rick and the staff were very friendly and helpful and the newly renovated rooms were awesome. Will definitely stay there again on our next fishing trip north. Thanks again guys

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Ashburton, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Settlers Hotel provided a comfortable refurbished, clean room. Very comfortable bed and quiet surroundings even though the room was facing the main road. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. The air conditioning unit in the room was a bit noisy and therefore could not be left on during the night. The restaurant provided great meals.

Room Tip: Ask for a refurbished larger room, as some guests in our party got very small rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We stayed at The Settlers hotel on Sunday night. We had a family function to go to on the Sunday afternoon in Whangarei.
We asked for an early check in for mid-day and that was no problem at all.
Staff Very accommodating. Nice room, a little noisy from road traffic, at busy times of the day
Great deal and a delicious cooked breakfast included on Monday morning. Friendly staff
Would have liked bar snacks with our drinks on Sunday evening. Overall great place and so close to Whangarei township.

Room Tip: Would suggest units at the rear of the property re road noise.
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  • Stayed July 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 #20 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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