Generally good accommodation but definitely not on a warm spring day/night as the premium rooms (upstairs river view) do not have airconditioning nor air ventilation. Windows are unopenable (paint) and as balcony is shared with other rooms, leaving balcony door open all night is not an option. No fan other than a miniature split system heater that was useless. Only option was to swelter all night. Furthermore, smokers on either side partaking their habit on the balcony necessitated closing door because of cigarette odours. Overall, we were quite disappointed with the accommodation provided.
- 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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