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Alpine Garden Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   3 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 20 hotels in Hanmer Springs
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially we booked only 2 nights at Alpine Garden Motel. After we experienced the good quality of the appartements and friendiness of the hosts we extended our stay there to 1 week. The rooms are very clean, the furniture, kitchen equipment etc of high quality. The only thing that could be improved is the speed and stability of the (free)... More

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EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Peter for your kind review. We wish you and your family well for the rest of your NZ holiday. Kind Regards, Mark. More

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It had been a while since we stayed at Alpine Garden ... I think we have seen at least three owners/managers come through over the years as our kids have grown and moved away. Current crop can be highly recommended, very affable and nothing is a problem. The units are clean and spacious and the full kitchen is a welcome... More

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EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Pete, Thank you for the review. It's always good to see our return guests and hope to see you in the future. Yes you're probably right about the chair. When you don't sit in them yourself you don't know these things are happening unless someone tells you. Thanks again. Cheers, Mark More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed here for one night. The apartments are modern and well set up. The location was good - easy drive/walk to restaurants etc. The reception staff were very friendly and took the time to give us information on where to go for walks/ which tracks were good. Only problem we had was that the hot water ran out. I'm... More

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EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Mrs May, Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed Hanmer. The village does have a lot to offer. I have noted your comment about the hot water and will check to make sure all is as it should be. Thanks again. Regards, Mark More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We booked to stay one night but wished we could have stayed longer! Very clean and well maintained unit with seating on the verandah to enjoy the sunshine and the views. They even provide you with a towel if you decide to visit the hot pools just a couple of minutes walk away (well worth a visit!)

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Gore, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Had to stop over a night due to the fact we had car sick kids who had travelled from Takaka and needed a spell from travelling. We arrived and liked the act we could use our CRT card. This motel was both afforable and roomy. The launday facility was great, the rooms large and pleasant . Will definately stay there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Minutes walking distance straight down the road from the fantastic Hanmer Springs atttraction this little place offered a very comfortable nights rest for my two friends and I. I slept on the sofa bed in the lounge area whilst they had the double room. My bed was easy to assemble and fresh linen was in the cupboard ready to use.... More

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EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope the rest of NZ was as enjoyable. Regards, Mark More

Birkerød, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stayed four nights at the Alpine Garden Motel. Originally Hanmer Springs should only have been a small stop on our South Island round trip, but partly due to the great hospitality of the Alpine Garden Motel we stayed four nights. It is central just walking distance to basically everything in Hanmer Springs, rooms are not the news but they... More

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EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Jesper for your kind comments. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Mark More

Wellington, New Zealand
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164 reviews 164 reviews
133 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Owners are friendly, helpful and understanding. We had emailed them a couple of days before about us turning up early, and they said no problem with us dropping off our bags and immediately taking the complimentary towels to the Hanmer Springs hot pools. There's also little bath mats as well as the towels which is a great idea to help... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

A nice little motel. Friendly and helpful managers. Spacious rooms, good off street parking and spotlessly clean, Alpine Garden Motel offers well priced accomodation in a quiet area of Hanmer Springs only a short stroll up the street to the shops. The bed was comfomy affording good quality sleep in a nice quiet area of town. All the facilities are... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Outstanding motel, would definitely stay here again. A very short walk from the shops and pools. The room was clean and spacious with excellent amenities. Full kitchen and free wifi. Amazing service from the owners.

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Address: 3 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Garden Motel 4*
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Mark and Janice welcome you. Whether you are passing through or spending time in the Village and surrounds we want your stay with us to be and refreshing. All of our units are spacious, each with a sunny veranda, spectacular views over the Hanmer Basin and out to the mountains. Only a 5 minute stroll to all that the Village has on offer - the Thermal Pools, cafes and great restaurants. We are a Qualmark rated 4 star motel and our nine modern units offer accommodation options for most travelers needs - comprising of 4 one bedroom, 2 two bedroom family units and 3 studio spa bath units, all of which are serviced daily. We have free Wi-Fi and free towels for use at the thermal pools. A complimentary paper is delivered Monday-Saturday. ... more   less 
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