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The St James

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Chisholm Crescent, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 20 hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
CSGoh Wellington, New Zealand
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    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed our three nights stay at The St. James. Pros: + The balcony view is spectacular! You can see the greenery in the surrounding, and snow capped mountain in the backdrop. + The room facilities are modern and clean. + Most of the restaurants are near enough to be within easy strolling distance. + Free and... More

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Whitianga, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights, and had a lovely stay. The rooms have great views to the Mountains, they are modern, clean and very comfortable. The location is a two minute walk to the restaurants and shops in Hanmer, and the awesome Hot Springs. The owners are friendly and helpful, and we will definitely be back again soon! Thanks... More

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Brisbane, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked 3 night stay here in a studio room. On arrival found the property on the outside to be extremely clean and well maintained. The personal service from Rae was outstanding from the check in process to being personally shown the room and how the heating works, lights etc. The studio is extremely well equipped and set out, a... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teenage children. We had the St James Suite with an interconnecting room. Both rooms are lovely. Well presented, clean, luxurious and warm. The staff at the St James are a pleasure to deal with. It is certainly one of the best motels I have stayed in, and beats the hassle of... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed overnight in Hamner Springs on a trip from Nelson. It was close to all amenities, the pools etc and everything was of a very good quality. A luxury overnight stay in Hanmer Springs, look no further than here.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again The St James didn't disappoint. Lovely hosts, very accommodating. We enjoyed the view, balcony & gas fire in the St James suite upstairs. Immaculate rooms with tasteful decor. We were able to take our 6 month old this time & worked well with having a separate bedroom to the living area.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Prompt and friendly responses to email and to any additional requirements needed whilst there. Nothing seemed to be a problem. Room was comfortable and warm during a very cold and wet spell. Very relaxing environment close to town. Looking for a break away in luxury can recommend The St James.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The room was very well appointed, beautifully presented with all the mod cons that one could want. The room was warm and very welcoming. The staff were more than happy to accommodate our requests and were very friendly and personable. Overall our stay was very enjoyable.

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Anakiwa, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Superbly appointed apartments. Beautiful soft furnishings and immaculately clean. Wonderful underfloor heating in the bathroom and kitchenette. The St James is positioned within easy walking distance of the town and the thermal pools, shops and eating establishments. Fabulous views from the windows looking over to mountains covered in snow. The apartments have been very thoughtfully designed to service guests' every... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The room was very well appointed and tastefully furnished, with a very nice kitchenette with all mod cons. It was a very quiet room, despite there being lots of guests staying there. You can walk to the hot pools in under 5 minutes.The staff were extremely helpful and take a pride in their work.

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Address: 20 Chisholm Crescent, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The St James 5*
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Hanmer Springs newest accommodation. 5 Star rating. The perfect place for couples to relax and recharge. Located in the centre of the village - park the car and stroll to the restaurants, cafes, shops and thermal pools. Self-contained studios and suites with panoramic alpine views, sunny patios/balconies, luxury bathrooms and oh, so comfortable beds. ... more   less 
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