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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 #2 of 20 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Stuttgart, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely DIVINE!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

This has got to be THE best accommodation we stayed in. The location was perfect, the amenities in the room were more than enough & internet was COMPLIMENTARY!!! The view that greets you early morning is heavenly! It was a plus point that the toilet floors were heated! And my partner & I both agreed that the BED was fantabulous! It was like sleeping on clouds! Soft & heavenly! Lulls you to sleep immediately!

It was a great pleasure to have stayed in St James! Would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Hanmer Springs! :) keep up the great job!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

Great motel! Modern rooms, super friendly staff. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, GA
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26 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

We wound up in Hanmer Springs very much unexpectedly and decided to stay at the St. James. It was a good choice, the rooms were spacious and clean in a very modern style. From the back of the room was a beautiful view of the mountains.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Would highly recommend to anyone. Excellent modern facilities and great hosts. Short walk to town and great scenic views. Thanks for great stay.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at the St James, the room was lovely and spacious with all the mod cons. Its really close the everything but amazingly quiet.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

This place is great value for money. The room is gorgeous and the beds are extremely comfortable, which is very important to me as I am a light sleeper. The location is excellent. Our view was ho-hum but some of the rooms have very pretty views. The best Indian food I have ever had is right across the street at Coriander's. A lovely park across the street. They even lend you DVD's. Felt private enough to really enjoy our bedroom during our honey moon ;) and yet still had a charming feel to it as it wasn't like a big hotel. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We had a fantastic stay at The St James, could not have asked for more, free internet, fantastic crockery and equipment, wished we could have stayed for longer.

Room Tip: We had a room upstairs which was fantastic, views great and very quiet
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The St James 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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