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Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei

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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
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Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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FOI D wrote a review Feb 2024
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Please look after Pau the same way she looks after us! She is amazing.She makes mine and the boys stay very good. Pretty much the only reason we come back is cos of her. The food is yum, portions could be bit more for us though as some of the boys don't come breakfast yet we are still charged for it, but if we ask for extra food they don't really give it cos it aint in the "budget" of $110 that our company pays for food everyday.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Daydream18059348431 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Here for work with Fulton Hogan the kitchen/wait staff here are absolutely amazing so friendly helpful and catering to specific needs always willing to go the extra mile for you I highly recommend, they even take the time to get to know you a little a look after you Pau has been the most friendly and helpful person nothing is ever to much for her to help out with
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Explorer35022342722 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Settlers is a great place to come, being from Fulton Hogan the only reason why I suggest to my boss we stay here is because they do aim to take care of you. Pau in the kitchen really does make sure we are looked after from the moment we step through the door, making sure our stay is comfortable and we are well fed! Will be back!!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Pau and all the staff are very helpful! Always making sure we're comfortable
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Kirstin T wrote a review Jan 2024
Glenfield, New Zealand55 contributions7 helpful votes
There's no escaping that this is an older hotel. Forget that though and enjoy the warm and friendly service. Our room was impeccably clean and staff were so accommodating when we said our Grandson (3) was having a sleepover. We were able to choose a room service (or not) over our stay which was great for saving on unnecessary daily linen changes. The hotel restaurant offers breakfast ( continental or cooked) and the dinner we had on site was beautiful. We have rebooked already for an overnight stay in a couple of weeks.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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barbara g wrote a review Apr 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand44 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited for one night recently. The room, while small, was perfectly adequate although is seemed somewhat damp and possibly unused for sometime? The location at the back of the property meant we had no view but it was very quiet, which we appreciated. Unfortunately the bed was sadly lacking in comfort, with an old innersprung mattress that I imagine hasn't been upgraded in many years. I really don't think its adequate to provide a bed of this standard when you are charging over $200 per night. Its what I might expect from a cheap bach rental. We would not stay again due to the bed. On another note, while the heatpump was good to see, the filter had not been changed or cleaned and as a result we were reluctant to use it. Fortunately the excellent buffet breakfast went some way to make up for the bad nights sleep.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a new bed!
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Response from Darren Hayes, General Manager at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei
Responded 13 Apr 2023
Dear 300barbarag, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a response. I appreciate your feedback as that gives us teh opportunity to see where we can improve. I am very glad to see that the breakfast quality was able to make your stay more pleasant and I am sorry to see that the bed was not comfortable for you. I am looking at the beds, and am slowly replacing through what is required. I will look at this one sooner. Thank you for letting me know. Kind Regards, Darren
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Pamela R wrote a review Jan 2023
We loved staying here. The room was large and airy ( downstairs comfort room) with 2 queen beds. Great breakfast and food was excellent. The whole area of Whangarei was beautiful. Rugged and natural . The staff were very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No air conditioning so grab a downstairs room if it’s hot weather .
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munchkin74 wrote a review Jan 2023
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4 of us stayed here in 2 rooms in a superior studio. Rooms were large but I got the feeling that the rooms had simply been 'tidied up' with a lick of paint and some new curtains to justify the cost. Most of the furniture was very old and scratched, there was a large crack in the bathroom sink, a hole in the wall leading into the bathroom and dusty ceilings. The hotel was swarming with flies and they were constantly landing in the cooked breakfast trays which had no lids on. We suggested they put the metal lids on but nothing was done. We stayed 4 nights there and the beds were only made on the third morning. When we complained, we were told we needed to let them know if we wanted the beds made ??? (we were not asking for clean sheets, just for them to make the bed. When they did go in, dirty glasses weren't replaced, and the bin wasn't emptied. We paid over $200 per night per room so I would expect a better room service and better overall standard of room. Great size roo though and good location
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: Whilst the superior garden rooms have a better view, they are facing the busy SH1
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michellesW2683SO wrote a review Sept 2022
Whangarei, New Zealand52 contributions14 helpful votes
Went for dinner, OMG delicious! Great service, so polite so warm, so so good! Our meals were delicious! Scallops perfectly cooked, calamari delicious and pork belly with actual crackling deliciousness! Duck, steak lamb YUM along with the sides!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul Hartog wrote a review Sept 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand26 contributions3 helpful votes
A few things that I was disappointed with: 1. The basin in the bathroom is so small and situated right underneath the glass shelf that you can’t even wash your face without splashing the whole bathroom. 2. You can’t fill the jug with water because of the small sink so you have to decanter it with a drinking glass 3. I found the evening Head Waitress to be quite abrupt and rude. Maybe it was just me but her table side manners weren’t very appealing or professional 3. The bouquet of tv channels is not very fulfilling for what you’re paying per night I did, find the room to be very clean and tidy. And the food was pretty good. Would I stay here again, I don’t think so .
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Make sure you take your own drinking glasses and water.
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red1mc wrote a review Aug 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand43 contributions2 helpful votes
While the staff are all friendly, the accommodation is below par. The smell of mold hits you as soon as you enter reception and the dining area. Mold can clearly be seen on the window frames as you walk along the rooms. I ordered the steak for room service which arrived quite quickly, but unfortunately the veges were cold and the steak was rubbery. A bit below expectations for the price
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei
Which popular attractions are close to Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei?
Nearby attractions include Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery (0.8 km), Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum (1.0 km), and Town Basin (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei?
Conveniently located restaurants include Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, Khane Bahar Indian Restaurant and Bar, and Turmeric Indian Whangarei.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.