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Amuri Estate Retreat

4.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   2 / 128 Medway Road | PO Box 143, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 15 Hanmer Springs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Lisa and Chris are fantastic hosts. While we only stayed one night we relished in their relaxing environment. Provided with unbelievable views, first-rate amenities, a delicious breakfast, and expert advice on New Zealand, we were blown away. Would highly recommend this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is so well named as a "Retreat" - absolute five star luxury. The warmth of the welcome, the exquisite décor of Wallace Cottage, the totally quiet and private accommodation and the just scrummy breakfast all contributed to a really delightful stay. We will be back again thank you to Chris and Lisa

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Gosh where do i start, i will say the most memorable things are the Quiet, peace, tranquillity, view, olive tree groves, with the room being impeccably clean and well looked after. Service is notable for being flawless and i can happily say my time of three nights there was way to short as i did not want to leave. Highly... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Lisa was very welcoming and helpful, recommending and booking our wonderful dinner, and providing passes for the hot springs. The breakfast basket was generous and delicious. However we thought the cottage was very expensive, as the bathroom was not at all luxurious - in fact smaller than the ensuites in our school camp rooms, and with the same sort of... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stayed three nights in this extraordinary place: the surroundings are beautiful with fantastic views to the valley of Hammer Springs and to the impressive mountains; the house is surrounded by very well maintained gardens, many native plants and hundreds of olive-trees. The bedrooms are very luxury equipped, just beside the very comfortable lounges. The breakfast was excellent, very tasty.... More

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Highly recommend staying here if you are staying near/in Hanmer. Located in a quiet location just east of town with great vistas of the valley and mountains this B&B did not disappoint! Chris and Lisa were attentive and generous to our needs and breakfast was great. Best hosts and breakfast of our four B&B trip!

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed at the cabin at Amuri Estate over Christmas and found the whole experience to be perfect. The estate and views are wonderful: Close enough to downtown Hanmer Springs to easily drive into town for dinner, a mountain bike ride, or a dip in the hot springs yet far enough away to escape reality and allow your mind to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Amuri for 2 nights over the bank holiday weekend and it was an absolutely perfect getaway. We had a tranquil cabin in the olive groves, with a superb view of Hanmer Springs. Lisa and Chris were wonderful hosts, always ready with advice and help. I can't recommend here enough.

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Rolleston, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Three years ago we booked a Taste of Italy session with Chris and Lisa as part of a girls reunion weekend - it was such an amazing experience that we had to do it again this year when we returned to Hanmer Springs. I dont know how but it was even better this time! The views and property are amazing,... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed here on the first two nights of our honeymoon and the accomodations were absolutely wonderful! The location provided great privacy but was close enough to Hanmer Springs to make a convenient trip to dinner or the springs. Lisa was a great host and couldn't have been more friendly! loved the stay! Byron and Jacki

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Address: 2 / 128 Medway Road | PO Box 143, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Amuri Estate Retreat 4.5*
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Our rural retreat takes in 360° of outstanding landscape. Revel in the panoramic views of majestic mountains, and the braided Waiou River. A luxury boutique accommodation overlooking the beautiful high alpine basin at the foot of the Southern Alps. The park-like grounds include an olive grove, small fruit and nut orchard, vegetable and flower gardens. We use our organic extra virgin olive oil, fruit and vegetables from our gardens in the guest accommodation and for breakfasts. ... more   less 
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