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“Excellent place to stay for a Holiday...” 5 of 5 stars
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Settlers Motel
5.0 of 5 Motel   |   6 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay for a Holiday...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

We stayed for just one night on 22nd Sep. Booked a Honeymoon suite room. The receiption was small and fine. Got our keys and the receiptionist led us to the room and showed us the room personally..there was a big hall with a TV, Kitchen, One bed room with a double bed and a single bed then there is this wonderful bathroom with Jacuzzi...wow!! the room was great...had a small backyard too..This is the first time in our travel we decided to get some take away and eat in the room rather than going to a restaurant. We can pickup some DVD's from the Receiption. There was wireles. DVD's and Wireless are included in the Room cost..The DVD collection was great and the Wireless was fast..what else do we need!! The amenities were great too!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Darwin, NT
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

We loved this place, even had comp plunger coffee!!

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

Had a great night in one of their spa rooms. Warm and cosy which is just what you want after a walk in the crisp Hanmer air!

Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

We keep picking places which are rated number one and again this one didn't let us down. Clean, comfortable and friendly.
Booking over the phone was easy and friendly. On arrival they met us with a smile, showed us our room and all the amenities (lots of free things included - washing facilites, DVDs, bike lockers, wireless) which is nice in this day and age. Also gave us a low down on the town with walking tracks, restaurants, cafes and of course the pools.
We stayed in the two bed bungalow which was just big enough for the four of us plus toddler. Anymore than two days would have been a push but then not many places do comfortably keep 4 adults plus baby for long so no issue. The rooms, kitchen and living area were clean with nice flat screen and DVD player. Only a short walk to town and the pools. Wallking/mountain bike tracks close by as well.
Would recommend for those in NZ willing to pay that little bit more.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth WA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

Travelling with two adults and two teenage daughters, Settlers easily became a home away from home.
We stayed for one night in a two bedroom unit but could have easily stayed for the week....but ski fields beckoned. Very helpful and friendly hosts from booking, check-in and our (reluctant) check-out. Unit was clean with pleasant decor and everything was in working order.
Kitchen, opening to a small courtyard, with beautiful views to the alps and enough supplies to make a hot cup of tea/coffee - plus some treats to eat.
Wi-fi access was a bonus as was the free use of the DVD library. Flat screen TV in lounge and one bedroom.
Easy walk to town and the hot springs.
A great place to just kick back and relax.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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Lower Hutt
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

Booked for 2 nights, ended up staying 4. Very clean, comfortable, warm, added extras, DVD's, internet, pool towels made stay very pleasurable. Didn't need car as could walk everywhere. No hesitation in recommending this motel.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

I can now see why the Settlers Motel is no1 in Hamner Springs.

We stayed for two nights, and the motel was everything a good motel should be, clean, value for money, close to town, comfy and great service. What made this more exceptional, were the hosts, being super friendly and relaxed. Lots of free extras as well:- hot pool towels, umbrellas, dvd's, newspapers, internet, etc.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Settlers Motel

Address: 6 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#1 Spa Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#1 Family Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Settlers Motel 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SETTLERS MOTEL is a 5 star boutique motel carefully designed for your comfort and privacy. With relaxing decor and quality fittings you can be assured of a totally rejuvenating holiday, short break or romantic weekend away in superb accommodation which has that special touch. We are situated just 60 metres from Amuri Avenue in lovely tranquil surroundings with no street or traffic noise. We are a Qualmark 5 Star rated motel - Self Contained and Serviced - "Exceptional, among the best available in New Zealand." ... more   less 
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