Very good 7.9
Based on 38 reviews

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About Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei


Situated along the banks of the Hatea River with a beautiful park-like environment, this colonial-styled hotel is an excellent location for travelers visiting the Marina and city center. The property is approximately 10 minutes away from Whangarei Airport. The guest units are well equipped with en-suite bathrooms, SKY TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and wireless internet. Additional facilities include a lounge bar, outdoor pool, garden bar, and off-street parking. Simply keep in mind that Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei will undoubtedly enhance your vacation in Whangarei.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Car park
  • Taxi service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundromat
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Swimming pool [kids]


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Pets allowed
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There will be a credit card transaction fee of 1.85% for Visa/Mastercard and 3.5% for Amex/Diners cards added to the invoice of any credit card payments.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 53
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Verified traveler reviews

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Very good

based on 38 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 8.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.4
  • Service 7.3
  • Value for money 7.4
  • Food/Dining 7.2
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Gabriella from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Studio King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
Clean, comfy, close
Really good location for my long weekend getaway; very easy to walk to and from the town centre. Food was good and service was OK but could be improved.
Reviewed June 08, 2016

Paul from Australia
Family with young children
Standard Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
decent stay
location price
Good stay. Beds a bit soft
Reviewed January 31, 2016

Larry from Singapore
Standard Studio
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
simple stay
Reviewed December 22, 2015

Sue from Canada
Solo traveler
Studio King Bed
Stayed 5 nights in July 2015
A hidden Gem
I had a quiet, clean, comfortable room to rest up in after long excursions.
There are beautiful birds that sing in the trees lining the car port as you leave for your day. I would return. The staff were helpful to find places to go. The breakfast available is very good.
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Shaun from South Africa
Studio King Bed
Stayed 4 nights in April 2015
Small but cozy
Close to city center Free wifi plenty of parking
Reviewed July 07, 2015

Graham from New Zealand
Business traveler
Standard Studio
Stayed 1 night in October 2014
Good stay
Good stay
Reviewed October 17, 2014

Tamara from New Zealand
Standard Studio
Stayed 1 night in August 2014
Enjoyed the buffet menu, The rooms were very comforting, all round was very tidy, grounds and staff were lovely
I thouroughly enjoyed my stay at this Hotel. We were there as part of a birthday crowd and chose to stay on... I would definitly concider returning. Food was delish! Staff were great, room was comforting overall enjoyed it
Reviewed September 04, 2014

Michael from Australia
Standard Studio
Stayed 1 night in August 2014
Disapointing facility - exterior gives false impre
close to town for restaurants
Pre-paid 2 rooms (3 people in total)for two non-consecutive nights. First night no electric jug in one room and room heating (a/c) on 'cold', in both rooms. Asked office staff to replace jug - promised, but not done. One teaspoon in both units only. VERY small rooms and limited space around hand basins for toileteries. One room had a combined bath/shower with broken towel rail, used by previous occupant(s) as 'assist rail'. Need to make sure toilet seat is closed, if using wc cistern for necessary storage space. Overpriced for what was provided. Second night (different rooms) had electric jugs in both rooms, prompted by my displeasure on earlier stay. Now two teaspoons per room, but no bath towels in one room. Towels were provided reasonably quickly, as was a toaster. Power point for electric shaver displayed, but no power. Their restaurant prices very high, by motel standards. Both stays were considered overpriced, and POOR VALUE FOR MONEY !
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Dave from New Zealand
Studio King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in July 2014
Great Place to stay
Clean, great staff and management & price.
These guys deserve some free advertising, great place to stay, great staff & management, go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Best price ever for really clean & modern rooms, hard to beat, in fact I will discussing with my management around our company staying here as well for work as really reasonable. Food is excellent.
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Inger from New Zealand
Studio King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014
Tired, run-down motel. Adequate facilities.
Location, parking, grounds.
Uncomfortable bed with the 'roll-together' problem and thin pillows. No iron in cupboard, though there was an ironing board. Gluten free bread was provided, but no GF cereal, even though 2 weeks notice was given, when booking was made. Buffet breakfast was always running low, or out of the popular dishes. The same with the coffee dispenser, which as everybody knows, is essential to keep topped up, if you want to keep your customers happy. The price was good though.
Reviewed May 27, 2014


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