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“Become our Usual Stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Alpine Lodge Motel
1 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Become our Usual Stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is the third time now that we have stayed at the Alpine Lodge and they have put us in the same room each time! We book a studio room and even though it is basic, it's always clean, comfortable and most importantly quiet! We always eat out, so can't comment on the kitchen facilities. The location is great - across the road from the thermal pools and walking distance to restaurants, cafes, etc. The rooms in Hanmer always seems to be quite pricey, so for $100 a night, I find this good value for money. There is ample car parking and it's very safe. Even though the motel is in need of a makeover, this now seems to be our usual stay when we come to Hanmer!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Hosts couldn't do enough to make your stay smooth & comfortable. Great value for money. Close to the hanmer springs (free towels & mats to take with you) and i-site. Fresh milk on arrival, and free dvds to watch for a cozy night in. Lovely!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I recently went to Hamner on a boozy 40th birthday bash of a good friend. I found the Alpine Lodge accomodation very convienent for all amenties and a clean comfortable stay. Staff very friendly too.

The great thing is they went the extra mile for me
1) Allowed late checkout with no issue as I went mountain biking in the late morning (and to douse my hangover)
2) In fact mailed me free of charge the mobile charger I had errorenously left in the room.

Hats off Alpine Lodge for your great service. I will be back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

right smack in the middle of hanmer springs.. reasonably priced and comfortable. thin walls

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Close to hot pools and town, very quiet which was surprising as it was fully booked. Good size for a single room. One negative - would like to have seen a heater or heat lamp in bathroom as that was freezing (-6 degree night!). We would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vincentia, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Right in the center of town and across the road from the thermal pools the Alpine Lodge motel is fantastic value for money ($120 NZD for two adults). Easy, short walking distance to town with convenient access to great restaurants, cafes and bars, novelty shops, supermarket and the bakery. Larger style room (queen and single with sink, fridge, dining table and lounge in front of TV, wood paneled room, with coffee/tea making facilities). It had clean well maintained furniture and quality fixtures. The room had front and rear access which could be used to walk to town instead of walking around the back through the car park to enter. They have free ample off street parking right outside your room. The bathroom has heat lamps to create a warm room whilst showering and the oil heater in the lounge/bedroom was more than adequate to warm the place when it dropped to 3 degrees outside. The bed was firm although comfortable and resulted in a good nights sleep. The high ceiling in the room was good as it made the room feel bigger and more spacious. They offer free towels to be taken to the thermal pools at no extra charge and are more than accommodating on any request. No hassles. Would stay again. Highly recommended for the price and location.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Dublin, Ireland
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This motel is right across the street from the pools and nearby to the main part of town. It's perfect for its location. It looks like a really cute wodern alpine motel from the outside but it's actually quiet dated inside. It's was definitely a tired and old room and there were a few little things in our room that was broken, like the TV remote and light was flicking in the bathroom. It was also a bit pricey for what it is but it was a busy weekend in Hamner. The walls are also quiet thin so you can hear the murmurs and snoring from next door. Apart from that it was very clean and comfortable. The shower works perfectly and there is plenty of space in the room. They also have a cupboard with plates, cups, kettle, toaster, fridge, tea and coffee which is handy. Parking is no problem there too.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alpine Lodge Motel is a charming motel located in the heart of the alpine village and set in beautifully maintained gardens. With our fabulous location, it is an easy stroll to all the fine shops, cafes, bars and restaurants that Hanmer Springs has to offer, as well as a quick hop across the road to the famous Thermal Pools! We are renowned for our impressive round tower and suites with very unique super-king sized ROUND BEDS. Also, with our great selection of studios, chalets, family units and luxury suites, we remain a very popular choice with all of our visitors. All of our units are serviced daily, our car park is private from the road and we have 5 SKY Channels and yes, 2 of them are sports channels so you won’t miss that crucial match! Hanmer Springs has a lot to offer, starting with the Thermal Pools, horse riding, walking and mountain bike tracks (many tracks from beginner to advanced accessible from the end of our street), mini golf, a fun maze, fishing and skiing. For the more adventurous of you there’s Thrillseekers which can provide bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting and quad biking to name a few, all of which you can book from our reception. For those who want to relax and unwind, grab a DVD from reception and chill out in your room. With 24 units we can easily accommodate from large groups to people traveling alone, families to special occasions, we have something for everyone! Whatever you are looking for, Alpine Lodge Motel can provide. We look forward to seeing you soon! Your Friendly Hosts: Ash and Emma. ... more   less 
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