8.5

Excellent
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Housekeeping8
Spa & Sauna1
Check in/Check Out1
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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Turangi i-SITE Visitor Information Centre 240 m
Vertical Assault Climbing Wall 240 m
Four Fish Sports Bar 290 m
Barry Greig's Sporting World 330 m
Mount Ngauruhoe 950 m
Tongariro National Trout Centre 1.9 km
Taupo Airport 36.5 km
Hawke's Bay Airport 105.5 km
Rotorua Regional Airport 107.4 km
Hastings Airport 110.0 km
Settlers Motel

"Much appreciated the little touches and flexibility owing to changes."

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Settlers Motel

24 Te Arahori Street, Turangi, Turangi, New Zealand, 3334 - See map
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Hot spring bath

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money8.3
Distance to city center0.4 km
Location rating8.6

Rooms available at Settlers Motel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.4
Twin Studio
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
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  • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Garden view
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Twin Studio
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Settlers Motel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Settlers Motel?

A stay at Settlers Motel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the motel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Settlers Motel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the motel.

Is breakfast offered at Settlers Motel?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 15 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

What is the smoking policy at Settlers Motel?

Settlers Motel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Settlers Motel?

Settlers Motel’s neighborhood is Turangi which includes popular restaurants such as Parklands Restaurant, Toi Cafe & Bar and The Red Crater Cafe 2006.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Settlers Motel?

Settlers Motel is located in the Turangi area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Mount Ngauruhoe and Tongariro National Trout Centre.

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What people love about Settlers Motel

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Host, Donna, is super informative and helpful."

    Andy

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    February 11, 2021

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Beds and furniture were very comfortable."

    DENISE

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    April 22, 2018

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Great communication from the owner."

    Lou

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    August 26, 2020

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Room size
40 sqm.
Cleanliness score
9.2/10
Room comfort score
8.4/10
Location score
8.8/10
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Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
322 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.1
Location
8.6
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What travelers say they love:
Good size rooms, very clean and hospitable hostess
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More about Settlers Motel

More about Settlers Motel

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Settlers Motel is ideally situated in Turangi; one of the city's most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Vertical Assault Climbing Wall, Mount Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Trout Centre.

Settlers Motel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Turangi. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, BBQ facilities.

Settlers Motel is home to 8 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, heating. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include golf course (within 3 km), fishing, spa, children's playground, garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Whatever your purpose of visit, Settlers Motel is an excellent choice for your stay in Turangi.

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Housekeeping

6 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

What they offer

8.8

Excellent

"Nice motel, well appointed, good spa, well priced."

Adrian

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June 7, 2020

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8.5
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Cleanliness9.1
Facilities8.1
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.6
Value for money8.3
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9.6
Exceptional
Kok from Australia
Couple
Superior Studio
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Extremely clean and cosy”

The hotel owner/staff was very friendly and informative. Shower is a little weak for our liking. But overall, 2 thumbs up!!! A good stay if you are around Turangi and on the way up to Mt Raopehu / Whakapapa Skifield from the North.

Reviewed August 15, 2017

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Thank you for time to review us, much appreciated. We consider Turangi to be the gateway to the Tongaririo National park where the Ski fields are located.

Responded November 19, 2017
Settlers Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Yen from Philippines
Couple
Superior Studio
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

So much better than expected. Worth every penny! ”

Our stay in Settlers was so much better than we expected: 1) Place was spacious, clean and kept warm 2) Bed was so comfy 3) for a 3 ⭐ hotel, services were over the top. There's a good range of kitchen utensils and cookware available. Plus a laundry room outside. However we did not get to use this. 4) Private spa /hot tub (a big plus!) was conveniently available for us. 5) Donna (reception) was super friendly and accommodating. She is our lifesaver at that time. She patiently waited for us for a very late check in, at a short notice. Very kind person. She went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay. Thank you for the experience. Highly recommended!!!

Reviewed July 13, 2019

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Thank you for your review, much appreciated. Settlers Motel believes in good old fashion service - this is trained to staff so your stay is enjoyable and worry free.

Responded July 28, 2019
Settlers Motel
9.2
Exceptional
DENISE from United States
Couple
Queen Studio
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Central location for National parks in area and great fishing!”

We stayed a Settler’s Inn when we spent 3 weeks in New Zealand March 2018. This hotel had a welcoming appearance, flowers, large yard, quiet. They were cabins that were connected to other motel rooms but never heard our neighbors. Our room as large and very clean and bathroom had plenty of room as well. Kitchen, many electrci plugs that were easy to get to. Beds and furniture were very comfortable. We had a nice deck and could walk to the river. There were hiking paths along river. Hotel had washer/dryer, clothes line and hot tub. Owner was nice and helpful. Easy to walk to grocery store and restaurants in town, there is a underpass below the highway to get to the downtown.

Reviewed April 23, 2018

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Very pleased you enjoyed your time at Settlers Motel, my motel has been set up to make guests feel at home and comfortable.

Responded June 19, 2018
Settlers Motel
10.0
Exceptional
BERNARD
Couple
Twin Studio
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

CUTE SMALL MOTEL”

The photos don't do this little gem justice. These history-steeped suites have been lovingly renovated by their very friendly owner who gave us a warm welcome and brief story about the history of the cabins and an explanation of the use high pitched rooms with their high "cathedral-style" ceilings. The rooms were spotless and well equipped with quality linen, modern kitchen taps & shower heads and air conditioning. We were told of the under-road walkway to the nearby shops/restaurant area which was a short walk away. Amazing value for money with a very cute ambiance - the perfect stop before tacking the spectacular Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Reviewed May 09, 2019

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Thank you for your time to review us, much appreciated.

Responded August 02, 2019
Settlers Motel
9.3
Exceptional
Jan from New Zealand
Couple
Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

Very friendly staff, quiet room and great spa. ”

Very close to town centre and also close to lovely river walk.

Quiet, friendly. No hairdryer, but we had the cheaper rooms and the motel owner did offer to lend me one if I wanted. Lovely spa to relax in after the Tongariro crossing. Room was spacious and had a deck to sit on outside.

Reviewed April 11, 2012

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8.8
Excellent
LIM from Singapore
Couple
Queen Studio
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

Warm and friendly. Comfortable stay. ”

Love how warm and welcome we felt from the time we checked in to the time we checked out. The owner was exceedingly friendly, even taking the time to print out an 8-page long summary of walks we could do while checking us in and coming by our car to say goodbye when we checked out. Utensils, cutlery, crockery were sufficient. Heater kept us less frozen especially in the mornings. Toilet was freezing and I really missed the heated toilet seats in Japan and Korea when I had to use the toilet here. Hot shower was good - beware the condensation on the floor. Great service by the owner and staff. We left our pan to soak and dishes to dry when went out and we're surprised to find them washed and kept when we returned - a nice gesture which we appreciate. All in all a comfortable stay. Would be back if we travel to the area again.

Reviewed June 03, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Andrea from New Zealand
Couple
Twin Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

The room was so clean and had everything we needed”

Was very impressed with the room, whilst a little older it was very nicely presented, soo clean ( the shower sparkled!) and it had everything we needed. The owner was very accommodating for our early check in and very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed February 24, 2020

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Thank you for your time taken to review Settlers. As you say, we are not the newest motel however we pride ourselves on service, cleanliness and the guests just being able to relax and enjoy the activities, surroundings and themselves. Donna

Responded March 07, 2020
Settlers Motel
8.8
Excellent
Adrian from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in June 2020

Excellent”

Nice motel, well appointed, good spa, well priced. Book direct

Reviewed June 07, 2020

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Thank you for your review, much appreciated advising all to book direct - settlers gives very deals to those guests who do this.

Responded September 19, 2020
Settlers Motel
9.6
Exceptional
Nicole from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior Studio
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Clean, central and quiet. ”

Helpful friendly and accommodating staff, very clean room, quiet but central location. Very pleasant stay, thank you.

Reviewed September 10, 2019

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Thank you for your time to review us.

Responded September 11, 2019
Settlers Motel
8.0
Excellent
Valerie from New Zealand
Couple
Superior Studio
Stayed 3 nights in November 2020

Very good”

A good location and very comfortable bed, but the motel and grounds are looking in need of some TLC

Reviewed November 18, 2020

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Thank you for your time to review us. Yes total agree the grounds are a little messy, at present, with a mixture of wind and rain most days - does not allow them to be anything but. Spring bulbs are dying down and leaves are still being blown from neighbouring properties. Thank you for your attention to detail, much appreciated. All units have been maintained with new new linen, repaint and where required new bedding/pillows/throw rugs. Carpet and curtins are the next to be replaced however we have to have the business in order to achieve this expenditure If you can advise your area's of concern, in more detail, perhaps we are missing them - your feedback would be very much appreciated.

Responded November 25, 2020
Settlers Motel
8.4
Excellent
aroha from New Zealand
Couple
Superior Studio
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Excellent”

Would have been a 5 star rating if the owner hadn't come into our room to turn an outside light on and service us only having been there 3 hours max while were out. Felt our privacy was invaded. Apart from the many questions asked at check out and time it took to receive my key to the room I would recommend to friends. Travelers sometimes just want to go straight to their room especially after a long journey for a shower.

Reviewed July 19, 2019

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Thank you for your review. We have been emailing about your concerns of servicing your unit in the afternoon - ensuring that linen is clean and dry for the next use. and the owner entering your unit to turn on a porch light on darkness - this is standard practise at Settlers Motel - to satisfy our health and safety policy to ensure our guests do not have a fall or injury when re-entering their unit upon there return and once again my apologies if you found this invasive. We always enquire at check out if you enjoyed your stay with us - usually if guests have issues, they verbalise them and they are discussed, usually reaching a understanding where the guest leaves and does not have dis-satisfaction encroaching on a fresh day to be enjoyed.

Responded July 28, 2019
Settlers Motel
8.8
Excellent
Andy from New Zealand
Couple
Twin Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Great location”

Just across the road of supermarket and fast food. Host, Donna, is super informative and helpful. The room has all the amenities you'd need, including bug spray if you ever need it. I'm prone to sandflies and sprayed some just for precaution. Not a single bite. Maybe there's none because room is clean.

Reviewed February 11, 2021

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Thank you for your time to review us. Much appreciated and thanks for your feedback.

Responded March 02, 2021
Settlers Motel
8.3
Excellent
Raymond from New Zealand
Couple
Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Great Location”

Location, Clean, Friendly

Clean and comfortable. The owners were friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. 2 minute walk to restaurants, cafes and the river. Good value.

Reviewed January 28, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Fredrik from Sweden
Family with teens
Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Just loved it!”

This was just on the other side of the highway from the city center. The manager was very service-minded and gave advice both during our visit as well as we were to continue our travels. We ended up staying three extra nights and doing some extra stuff in the area since we liked our accommodation that well. The only thing that could have been more of was the Internet WiFi - since there were limited amount/capped amount per 3 days you stayed. (and 400Mb does not get you that much these days)

Reviewed March 11, 2018

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Thank you for your review. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay, Internet WIFI has been increased to 2 Gigabites per day.

Responded June 19, 2018
Settlers Motel
8.3
Excellent
Sabine from Germany
Couple
Queen Studio
Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

Come and book here, quiet, nice and enough space”

Kitchen, enough space, a little deck to sit outside, hotspa!

Helen and Wayne are very caring and helpful. You can get walksticks or rucksacks or whatever for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. They book the shuttle for you and afterwards you can hop into a hotspa. the hotel is quiet and nice.

Reviewed March 18, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
john from Australia
Couple
Twin Studio
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

COMFORTABLE STOP OVER”

PLEASANT PLACE TO STAY, VERY HELPFUL OWNER, SPACIOUS CABINS, SAUNA & CAR WASH FACILITIES.

Reviewed March 22, 2019

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Thank you for your time to comment on your stay, much appreciated. Stay safe for the rest of your trip.

Responded May 06, 2019
Settlers Motel
9.7
Exceptional
Nurhamida from Singapore
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

Home away from home”

Location, Amenities, Comfortable

Awesome place. Helen was a very nice host. She gave good suggestions as to where we could go during the day. Place is really near to Whakapap Village and Taupo Lake. My kids love to play on the trampoline and swing. It's also really near to New World supermarket which has the cheapest chocolates. Our car is just parked outside. Safe, quiet, a really nice place. A gem.

Reviewed December 31, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Ha from Australia
Couple
Superior Studio
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Excellent place to stay as a base for Tongariro bastion all park. ”

The lady that runs the place is very knowledgable and ensures everyone is comfortable

Reviewed November 24, 2018

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7.7
Very good
September from United States
Group
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in December 2011

Cute Hotel & Service with a Smile”

Adorable Hotel, Friendly Staff

the owners are a sweet couple, who are more than willing to recommend local places. the two bedroom, family style room had an upstairs loft for one bedroom, while everything else was downstairs, including a kitchen and dining area. this was a great place to rest for the night, clean and quiet. the bathroom had a shower.

Reviewed January 17, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
anna from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin Studio
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

Specious motel rooms,very helpfull”

Close to activities

Very clean, great rooms, very good in explaining the local scenery, and information.

Reviewed December 16, 2011

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