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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 February 27, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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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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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36 hotel reviews
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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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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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Christchurch New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We recently stayed one night at Drifters Inn after a wedding........so wish we were staying for longer. As we were only sleeping there for a few hours before heading home, we booked a small room (we were advised on booking that it was small). However, it was well appointed, comfortable and immaculately clean. We were shown the community lounge and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed here for the location to the pools. We stayed one night in winter to check out the town. The pools were fantastic cold in the night air so the luxurious complimentary towels for the pools came in handy! We booked an adjoining room both with their own bathrooms and double bed so we had a lot of room... More

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We were looking for a room for the night and we came across a sign outside this hotel advertising $100 night so we went in. Yes we got a room for that price but it was very small altho we did have an ensuite. The hotel provides an awesome kitchen which you can cook any meals there which was great... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

On Friday night which was a quite night in Hanmer Srings we saw the sign outside from $100 a night, so my sister and I went in to book but the $100 rooms all of a sudden become $140,00 and when I asked for there best price deal I was told that was it. The room we were shown was... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Just enjoying the excellent country style hospitality and welcoming atmosphere. Drifters is situated in the heart of Hanmer and directly across from the pools so restaurants, bike riding, mini golf etc is all so accessible. We have enjoyed the convenience of having the option to use the excellent commercially equipped kitchen and dining facilities. (Great for late breakfasts!) Thanks to... More

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Also Known As:
Drifters Hotel Hanmer Springs
Address: 2 Harrogate Street | North Canterbury, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
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Ranked #10 of 13 Specialty lodging in Hanmer Springs
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