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Village Lake Apartments

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Rutherford Crescent, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 20 hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The apartments here have everything you could possibly need during your stay. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is more than enough info provided on local restaurants and activities. The location is a short 2 minute walk to the main shops but still manages to maintain a sense of quietness in the surroundings. The bed here was probably the... More

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Oxford, Uk
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall This is a very nice apartment suitable for couples or a family group. Nice decor, great views, very handy to the pools. Book swap at reception a friendly touch. All the kitchen and laundry equipment you could need. Gas fire and double glazing ensured a warm stay. Unfortunately a few things let them down. The bathroom sink was broken,... More

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VillageLake, Manager at Village Lake Apartments, responded to this review

Hello Kiwi Traveller Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay here at Village Lake Apartments, we appreciate and take note of all feed back to enable us to provide the very best of service to our guests. I am at a loss to understand your comment about a broken sink or exactly what is... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in December 2013 on a weekend break from Christchurch and all I can say is wow! We had a 2 bedroom apartment which was amazing - so much space, beautifully decorated, very comfy beds and an amazing bathroom with jacuzzi. We had a lovely sunny balcony with loads of space. Only a couple of minutes walk into... More

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Canberra, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Recently my 2 friends and myself spent 5 days in Hanmer Springs and stayed at this fantastic accommodation. It is by far the best I have stayed in for a long time. It was exceptionally clean, spacious, very well decorated and had fantastic views, with the lake just outside our dining room door and the snow capped mountains in the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a lovely few days in Hanmer made even more memorable by the great accommodation and service. The apartments are private and warm. The heating is perfect and facilities certainly luxurious. Just a short walk from the town or just stay in for a comfortable getaway.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed in a three bedroom apartment on the first floor with a view of the little lake and the resident ducks!. The apartment was beautiful, spacious, well decorated and had a large kitchen area with a laundry. We had two bathrooms and another toilet. The staff were professional and friendly. An ideal place to stay as it was only... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed in a number of hotels in New Zealand but this one was by far the nicest and most luxurious and spacious. Our family of 4 were more than comfortable in the 2 bedroom apartment with a wonderful large gas fireplace and the feather underlays on all the beds were to die for.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Amazing. We've stayed in a few places on our trip through New Zealand, and this has been the best by miles. Pure luxury. En-suite and double in the main bed, double in another, and 2 singles in another kept the crew of 5 of us more than comfortable. Awesome bathrooms, and massive living area. The managers were also so nice,... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After an unfortunate start to our holiday in Hanmer where we turned up to our accommodation only to be told there was no booking (even though we had a written confirmation & had been in touch several times) we were literally "saved" by Village Lake Apartments & we could not have been happier. Our family stayed in the St James... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

High end design and furnishings complimented by great hospitality. Spacious suites include full kitchen, dining and lounge facilities with a large gas fire place, two person spa bath and multiple televisions. Tucked in off the main road, it's only a 2 minute walk to the shops, cafés and hot water pools. Quite literally a home away from home. Highly recommended.

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Address: 1 Rutherford Crescent, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Village Lake Apartments 5*
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Qualmark 5* Rated! Hanmer Springs Premier luxury 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in a fantastic location, balconies/patios, spa baths, gas fires.Complimentary daily newspapers (except Sundays)Complimentary use of Pool Towels for Thermal Pools Complimentary use of DVD's Complimentary Swap a Book Complimentary 200Mb daily internet use Complimentary booking Service. Rental cars available on site. Ask us about a 'Late checkout when staying mid week!' ... more   less 
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