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“A magical place” 5 of 5 stars
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Amuri Estate Retreat
4.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   2 / 128 Medway Road | PO Box 143, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 Hanmer Springs B&B and Inns
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“A magical place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My daughter and I had a wonderful stay. The retreat with its views and welcoming atmosphere was a healing place and we came away feeling extremely well rested and relaxed. Lisa was an amazing host, friendly and inviting. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CharlotteCanterbury, Owner at Amuri Estate Retreat, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your comments Caley. It was wonderful to have you & your daughter stay & I'm so happy that you both had some time to rest & restore yourselves. We hope to see you here again sometime. All the best to you, Lisa.
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  • Value
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My partner and I had a perfect relaxing break at Amuri Estate Retreat - from our initial enthusiastic welcome by Uno & Charlie (the dogs), followed by a friendly greeting from Lisa & Chris, who were warm and welcoming despite having just concluded a hard day's olive picking.
We stayed in the Wallace Peak cottage - a bit separate from the main house and guest rooms, which was just perfect for a pair of introverts. We enjoyed our stay so much, we extended it by an extra night!

Room Tip: Stay in Wallace Peak cottage if you want a bit of extra space & privacy
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Lisa and Chris welcomed us right away like old friends making a great start to a very restful couple of days. The resort is beautiful, the rooms cozy and very comfortable and the perks very pampering!

Not only do I recommend Amuri Estate Retreat, I am planing going back a soon as I can!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CharlotteCanterbury, Owner at Amuri Estate Retreat, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
It was wonderful to have you both here & we are so glad that you were able to enjoy spending time relaxing together in our B&B. It was so special to be able to pamper you with an in-house massage, and a luxurious spa bath.

We very much look forward to you coming back again to stay with us. Until then all the very best to you both. You certainly are our friends!
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Naples, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

My wife and I had an absolutely brilliant time at Amuri Estate. The retreat itself was excellent - clean, tidy and extremely well-appointed. The views from the Estate and our suite in particular were breath-taking. The celebrity greeting is a must, and the owners - Lisa and Chris - could not be more welcoming, friendly and truly interesting people to hang out with. Again, it was a truly brilliant stay. Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotorua, NZ
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We were only able to stay at Amuri Estate for 1 night. Enjoyed meeting the other guests for evening drinks before we went out for dinner. Room and bathroom very spacious, comfortable bed. Great views and friendly dogs. Thank you Lisa & Chris.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Lisa gave us a warm welcome to Amuri, Chris was a friendly attnetive host and we felt very well looked after. The views from our room, the lounge and dining areas were gorgeous, panoramic views of mountains in every direction. We loved the peace and quiet, the suggestions for dinner were spot on, breakfast was delicious including gluten free cereal and toast for Ruth. We enjoyed meeting the other guests over a glass of wine in the evening before we drove to Hanmer for dinner.

Room Tip: We chose the St. James room as it has twin beds.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CharlotteCanterbury, Owner at Amuri Estate Retreat, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
We enjoyed getting to know you both so much! It's wonderful to us that you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for taking the time to let others know of your experience. We really look forward to seeing you again. All the best to you both.
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

A very relaxing weekend in a perfect location. The retreat was beautiful and our host's, Lisa and Chris, were extremely friendly and could not do enough for us! Perfect place to stay if you are visiting Hanmer Springs as its only 10 minute drive away. Waking up to the sun beaming through the window of our room was perfection. Could NOT have asked for more :) We will definitely be visiting again :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Amuri Estate Retreat

Address: 2 / 128 Medway Road | PO Box 143, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Amuri Estate Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our rural retreat takes in 360° of outstanding landscape. Revel in the panoramic views of majestic mountains, and the braided Waiau River. A luxury boutique accommodation overlooking the beautiful high alpine basin at the foot of the Southern Alps. The park-like grounds include an olive grove, small fruit and nut orchard, vegetable and flower gardens. We use our organic extra virgin olive oil, fruit and vegetables from our gardens in the guest accommodation and for breakfasts. ... more   less 
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