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Settlers Motel

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6 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When Hanmer Springs is less than two hours drive from a main centre, has year round activities to enjoy and places like Settlers Motel to stay at. It is the extra touches that set Settlers apart from other places to stay and the genuine warm and friendly hosts Sally and Alan. When we stay we know everything will be excellent... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to have a weekend in Hanmer for a change of scenery and picked Settlers Motel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was great. We had a 1 bedroom room with a separate lounge/kitchen and a bathroom with a massive spa bath which was wonderful. It is within easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants... More 

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Encinitas, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice large studio apartment on a quiet street and within walking distance to the hot springs and town center. Very friendly and helpful receptionist. Complementary use of washer and dryer and for those who want to use the spa, towels are provided.

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your trip advisor review and we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we are indeed handy to everything Hanmer Springs has to offer! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Settlers motel for just a night . We chose the Settlers motel again for number of reasons. The room are dean and well appointed. The people are welcoming and helpful. The location is excellent, you can park your car and walk everywhere. Also, the little touches are nice. They have real milk, plentiful... More 

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review on Trip Advisor, we really appreciate your feedback! We work hard at Settlers to ensure our rooms are welcoming and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed our Settlers hospitality! We hope to welcome you back some day! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms are great. Easy walk to town centre. Very friendly staff. Provide towels that make visit to Hanmer Springs. Beautiful setting. Surrounded by mountains and forests with crisp alpine air and natural thermal pools, the village of Hanmer Springs is well worth a return visit.

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Settlers and everything that Hanmer Springs has to offer. It is indeed a beautiful small town and we hope you will visit again one day! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff very friendly and a big help in our choice of restaurant 31. directions to every thing of interest which is all with in walking distance. The spring are a great experience well worth the stay. Can recommend private spar and massage

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip advisor and we are pleased your enjoyed your stay with us and found your room cosy! Our thermal pools and spa are certainly very popular and well worth a visit! We trust you return one day. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took advantage of the mid week special for a one night stay in Hanmer and were very warm cosy and comfortable at Settlers. The bed was comfortable and the room preheated before we arrived. Would stay here again.

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor and we are glad you found Settlers warm and cosy and enjoyed your time with us. We trust you will visit our lovely village again one day soon! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for an overnight stay. Very handy to everything. Clean with everything you need. Nice wide carparks too! Only thing I would change would be a bigger couch in the lounge. Good value for money

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your brief time at Settlers! We are doing some refurbishment now in our off season and some new sofas are on the list for upgrading! We hope to welcome you back one day. More 

Wareham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived late and the owners were very accommodating, leaving our choice of milk in fridge too. Stunning little town, just a shame we didn't see more of it. If we were back in the area we would stay here again without hesitation. Room was spacious, clean and very comfortable and the book of info was a real help too.

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor and we are sorry to hear that you didn't get to spend long in our beautiful village! It certainly pays to book at least 2 nights in Hanmer Springs to soak up the atmosphere and relax for a full day! We hope you return one day! More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

1st rate facilities and cleanliness great host and hostess would recommend to anyone we will stay there again when at Hamner Srings.1 bedroom suites are a good size and the location is very convenient to shops restaurants and thermal pools

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review on Trip Advisor and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in one of our 1 bedroom units. We are certainly in a handy yet private and peaceful location, a short stroll to the thermal pools and the village. We look forward to being able to welcome you back one... More 

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