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Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs

2 Harrogate Street | North Canterbury, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Rach015 New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for only 1 night and would stay again if we came back to Hanmer Pros: location right opposite hot pools and walking distance to restaurants/cafés/shops; quiet rooms; ample parking; electric blankets on the beds; friendly owners; fridge in room; the owners were flexible with check-out/in times Cons: the bed was two singles zipped together which caused us... More

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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Really enjoyed our night here. Very smart hotel room with ensuite. A bargain at only $100. Beautiful shared lounge and guest kitchen. Friendly staff. Not many other guests at this time of year. Right over the road from the hot pools.

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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was a last minute booking - most places were full - and we were greeted very warmly by the couple managing the hotel who went out of their way to show us around the property/kitchen/communal area. Very strong air-freshener throughout the hotel which is overpowering, very dark paint on walls and carpets desperately in need of replacement - the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

I booked a place to stay in advance of my trip to Hanmer Springs. However I made a minor error and contacted the wrong Inn! I left my original booking as my room was dusty and dirty and triggered as asthma attack!!! Thankfully, there was a room left at Drifters to take me in! Thank you so much to the... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Whilst I agree with a lot of the reviews our stay was excellent. The bed was uncomfortable because of the zip down the centre and the shower was tiny. However, the hosts kindly stored our bikes, they were super friendly and nothing was a problem. The room was clean with all necessary amenities, extra towels are provided FOC for the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the Drifters Inn. The staff were friendly and took the time to show us around, as well as tell us about the local eating spots, even telling us about the local pub's steak special. Directly across from the Thermal Springs and the Day Spa, it's perfectly located to be a great base for a trip... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our stay was on a hot night in February. The room was tiny and very hot even with the windows and door open. The bed was solid to the point of thinking I might sleep better on the floor. Everthing seemed dated and due for refurbishment. The shower was tiny and as a 6ft man I struggled to wash my... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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43 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great bed, king size, which was just as well because the room was very hot. The windows only open a couple of inches. No windows in the very small bathroom. Shower was small but ok. Staff were pleasant and friendly and everything was clean. What a beautiful little town!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The location was the only good thing about this place. Very overwhelming deodorising smell throughout room and reception. Room very small and stuffy-no air con. Tiny bathroom and shower didn't even have a shelf for soap or shampoo. Towels were threadbare. Room wasn't very clean.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

In town for one night, my partner was sick so we were unable to go to the hot pools. The room was tidy and comfortable although a lot smaller than I realised from the photos online. I had heard good things about the place through friends though so was not too bad. For the romantic evening we had ideally wanted,... More

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Address: 2 Harrogate Street | North Canterbury, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
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