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4.1 out of 5

"it was nice. I was there for one night only and spent allot of it out on business " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 28 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

Discovery Settlers Hotel places you in the center of Whangarei, within just a 15-minute stroll of Claphams Clock Museum and Whangarei Art Museum. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with satellite channels, and all 54 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and hairdryers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and room service. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

The restaurant, Parahaki Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is available.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 3.5-star Whangarei hotel include Claphams National Clock Museum and Tuatara Gallery.

Standard Studio

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$94 per night

Comfort Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Studio, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Studio, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Discovery Settlers Hotel ratings based on 166 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Discovery Settlers Hotel

Everyone (92) Couples (63) Family (12)
4 out of 5
A decent hotel alongside the river in Whangarei. It's in a very handy location, has decent rooms with good bathrooms, and is clean and tidy.

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5
The only good thing was being able to get our room 1 hour before check in.

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr. 2019 by Discovery Settlers

Thank you very much for your review.

3 out of 5
Smokey smelling rooms :-( and people smoking on the balconies.

Posted by on 20 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Mar. 2019 by Discovery Settlers

Thank you for your feedback - we really appreciate it. We apologize for guests smoking on balconies affecting you. Please contact reception next time and we can remedy that immediately.

4 out of 5
Everything was great except it didn't have air conditioning.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Mar. 2019 by Discovery Settlers Hotel

Thank you very much for writing us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and you are absolutely correct - we do not have air conditioning. We do however have fans and heaters in the room to help either cool or heat in summer and winter. Thank you again.

5 out of 5
Relaxing place with a feel of historical ambience in the dining areas. Very pleasant people and location and great value. Get a front room and watch the river flow between the magnificent stand of pines from the verandah. Food terrific too. Chef happily cooked the snapper I caught to perfection.

Posted by , from Sydney on 30 Jan. 2019

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30 Jan. 2019 by Discovery Settlers

Hi Roachy, Thank you very much for your review. It is lovely to hear that you had a relaxing stay and enjoyed the historical ambience in the dining areas, the location, people, food and views from the verandah. Such a compliment, thank you very much.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Jan. 2019

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19 Jan. 2019 by Discovery Settlers

Thank you very much for your 4 out of 5 review rating. We really appreciate the feedback.

4 out of 5
The room was nice and clean. Friendly staff. The only annoying thing is the feedback won't let you continue without meeting a minimum word requirement.

Posted by on 11 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Jan. 2019 by Discovery Settlers

Thank you very much for your feedback. We do understand how it can be frustrating to fill in more than you'd like but we really do appreciate your time and effort involved. Thank you again, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

2 out of 5
Seen better days. Staff were pleasant but facilities are tired and the restaurant wasn't open or available when we were there

Posted by , from Sydney, Aus on 10 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Jan. 2019 by Discovery Settlers

Hi Mike, Thank you for posting your feedback about Discovery Settlers Hotel. We apologize that the restaurant wasn't open for dinner during your stay. The Settlers Bar and Grill closes for dinner only (open for breakfast) for a short period each year during our quieter time. We advertise this on our website. Apologies that this affected you. We hope that you were able to explore the may different eateries that Whangarei has to offer.

1 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Jan. 2019 by Discovery Settlers

Hi, We are disappointed that your rating was not higher and not up to our usual high standard. As you have not left any feedback we have been unable to follow up on any concerns that you may have had. Please feel free to contact us directly reservations@discoverysettlers.co.nz if you would like to let us know how we could have improved your experience.

About the Discovery Settlers Hotel

Location 61 Hatea Drive, Whangarei, 0101

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 194 square feet (18 square metres) and includes conference rooms. An outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and a picnic area are also featured at the business-friendly Discovery Settlers Hotel. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Whangarei hotel is smoke free.

  • 54 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 194 sq ft of conference space
  • 18 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Whangarei (WRE) (8.3 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Discovery Settlers Hotel offers 54 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Whangarei hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Parahaki Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 4 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No lifts

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 9.50 and NZD 26.00 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei
  • Discovery Settlers Hotel
  • Discovery Settlers Whangarei
  • Discovery Settlers

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.