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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 #1 of 20 hotels in Hanmer Springs
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“Nice hotel, nice team, nice town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We only stay for one night in the Hotel but this was one of the best during our stay in NZ.
I would say that the room are new and very well equiped. Internet is free from 200MO and you can use free of charge the washing machine.
Team is very friendly and helpfull.
I would recommed any body traveling in Hanmer to go and stay in St James.

Room Tip: Free internet 200Mo. Can aslo wash and dry for free in the laudry.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

spent the last night of our trip @ st james. warm welcome from Rae, and shown to our lovely comfortable room.
really well appointed, everything you need for a fantastic omfy stay. just a shame we couldn't stay for longer and enjoy the selection of dvds or spa bath.
recommended the number 31 restaurnt which was lovelly.
Rae very kindly helped us out with some postage.
amazing views from the room, a great place to spend our last night! thanks :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed here in Dec 2012, the staff are very friendly and helpful and showed us to our room and features within the room on arrival. Location is perfect, just a short stroll to the main street and 10min to the Hot springs. The hotel supplies towels for the Hot springs which is very convenient. The room itself is quite spacious and very clean. Hanmer Springs was one of the highlights of our trip and would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This hotel was excellent. All of the little things made a big difference (e.g. being walked to our room, restaurant recommendations, free wi-fi, great bath products, filtered water, towels for the springs supplied, airconditioning and block out curtains). The bed was amazing and the decor was very tasteful. The hotel was in a very good location with easy walking distant to restaurant and shops. We loved this hotel and desperately wanted to stay another night but in the end decided not to mess with our itinerary.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

One of the nicest places i have ever stayed. Location was in the middle of town so could easily walk everywhere, staff were very friendly and helpful and loved the free wi-fi. Rooms were modern, clean and very comfortable! Would highly recommend this place!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

The St James is more like renting a small apartment and is new, clean, modern and spacious... It is less than 5 minutes walk from the town centre, hot pools, restaurants and shops. This was a very easy and thoroughly pleasant stay!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

WOW - Thankyou Rae and Paul for making our last stop in New Zealand the most wonderful experience. Our room exceeded all our expectations ultra clean modern and very tastefully decorated. Location of the St James is a plus being within walking distance to the pools and restaurants and Rae kindly provided great tips on visiting the wineries in the Waipara region - Absolute Gem in Hanmer Springs :-))

  • Stayed December 2012
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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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The St James 5*
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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