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4.0 out of 5

"It was a great stay and friendly helpful staff " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 21 Jul 2022

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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.

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

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

Comfort Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$142* Per night/room 14 Aug. - 15 Aug.

Standard Studio

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 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 193 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 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 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Discovery Settlers Hotel

Everyone (99) Couples (71) Family (21)
4 out of 5
It was a great stay and friendly helpful staff

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2022

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21 Jul. 2022 by Darren H

Thanks Roger, I appreciate you taking the time. I know the staff are working very hard and they appreciate the recognition.

5 out of 5
Nice place to stay.

Posted by on 15 Jul. 2022

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15 Jul. 2022 by Darren H

Thanks for staying with us. Dee you again next time. I appreciate you taking the time to review.

5 out of 5
The room was clean and spacious with a lovely outlook from the top balcony to the bushland opposite. It is handy having the restaurant on the premises. It would be helpful if the advertising stated it was two story because part of our criteria was we wanted single story as we have challenges with climbing stairs - and then we could have requested the bottom floor.

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Apr. 2022 by Discovery Settlers Hotel

Dear Roger, It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and we look forward to welcome you again. Please let reception know that you prefer the ground floor, and we will be happy to allocate your room downstairs next time.

3 out of 5
The check in was easy and great service upon our welcome. The rooms are quite outdated and there was an odour (not necessarily a bad thing) that lingered throughout our stay. The door frame of front door and the back glass opening door to the main road doesn’t sit properly aligned to the doors fitted. Lock doesn’t always work as to why there’s chain locks also added? Very convenient location, excellent parking facility. Did not check out pool area during our stay.

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jan. 2022 by Discovery Settlers Hotel

Hi Liyana, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am glad for the most part you enjoyed your stay and had a great experience with our friendly staff. Your comments about an odor and a door lock chain have been passed to our maintenance team to rectify. Thank you for bringing this to our attentions. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Yana K

2 out of 5
Needs updating have stayed before many times but has gone downhill also very noisey ... lots of interesting neighbours Restaurant shut at 7.30 Will be last visit

Posted by on 24 May 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Jun. 2021 by DarrenH

Thanks for taking the time to respond. I appreciate the feedback and we are on the track to turning our guest experience around. Hope to see you again in the near future. Regards, Darren

5 out of 5
Location, easy to find, close to the CBD and easy to leave Whangarei

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2021

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3 out of 5
Pretty basic but comfortable. Good location. Would stay again if travelling north and needed a place to sleep only.

Posted by , from Rotorua on 5 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5
Basic tv however could log into my neon a.c. The pool wasn’t open... possibly COVID-19 restrictions. Wifi was a bit weak. As was my normal 4g coverage. Just in the room so possibly just a dead spot

Posted by , from Auckland on 1 Jan. 2021

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1 out of 5
Photos are very deceiving - it’s really grotty with very out dated uncomfortable rooms. The smell was awful and unsafe

Posted by , from Hawke’s Bay on 7 Oct. 2020

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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. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 194 square feet (18 square meters) and includes conference space. An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden 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
  • 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
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Discovery Settlers Hotel offers 54 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Whangarei hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy 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
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily until 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.

The front desk at this property is open daily until 10:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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 may be 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Minimum age for proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement: 12
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing

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

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.