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Settlers Motel
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

This motel was a great base for doing the tongariro crossing. The staff were helpful and the rooms were clean. We would recommend this motel for others in the area. The Bridge restaurant nearby was a great place for dinner as well.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Calli S
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Helen S, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I hope you all returned home with pleasant memories of you day in the Tongariro National Park.

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Great base for fishing and tongariro crossing excellent hosts very friendly and knowledgeable made our visit superb, highly recommended , Helen and Wayne were terrific went out of their way to book our trips and were overall superb hosts helens apple pizza is to die for

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank James B
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Helen S, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Thank you so much for your review. We had a great evening with you all and loved hearing about your adventures in this area.

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Very clean units, good facilities and friendly hosts.
Settlers motel is convenient for driving to the start and end of the Tongariro crossing if you want to take your own car, although Helen at the motel can arrange for shuttles if you'd rather have someone drop you off and pick you up.
The units are well equipped - ours had a microwave, fridge, two-ring hob and enough pots and pans that we could cook in for some meals. It is also close to town so you can walk to the supermarket or restaurants.
There are some handy facilities on site, too - including a hose / bucket / sponges etc. so you can wash your car. It isn't something I usually do on holiday, but after driving to the start of the Tongariro crossing, the car had acquired a coating of volcano-dust and it really helped to be able to see through the windows again :o)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Helen S, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

We are pleased you enjoyed your stop over in Turangi to enjoy the Tongariro National Park and all it has to offer. Thank you for your kind remarks.

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We stayed at Settlers for two nights. We had a friendly welcome from Wayne who provided us with good information about the area and, after we had left, sent us a personal email wishing us well on our onward travels. The accommodation was just right. We would happily recommend The Settlers to others wishing to explore this beautiful area.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Helen S, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Thank you for your comments - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

We stopped overnight on our way north and stayed in the 3br. unit. The units are clean and comfortable with everything required for a short stay. We were pleased to be able to use the bbq area outside, and Helen generously provided us with paper plates. There was plenty of room for our extended family and we all slept well, the beds were comfortable and there was little noise considering the proximity of the highway. I would highly recommend a stopover hear or even a break as there seemed to be lots to explore in the local area

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Helen S, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

Thank you for your kind words and endorsement of Settlers Motel. We hope the remainder of your New Zealand excursion was also enjoyable.

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