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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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."
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Centrally Located
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Popular mentions
This is the second time I have stayed here. The owners are super-friendly and make you feel very welcome. The rooms are spotless and provide for everything you need. My only comment is the decor is probably a bit dated now.
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Response from settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for coming back to stay with us a second time. We appreciate you providing the positive feedback. The decor is in keeping with the original "Settlers" Theme with hand made wooden furniture etc and we are reluctant to modernise it too much as that would take away our point of difference. We have an ongoing maintenance / enhancement programme which does address some of the more dated features. Thanks again for taking the time we do appreciate your comments. Regards Alan & Sally
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I've stayed at the Settlers Motel a few times and I'm always really impressed. Service with a great attitude, fantastic rooms, facilities and location and always accommodating when I want to park my bike outside the room. Only great things to say about Alan and Sally (and Jill).
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Response from settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks Paul, we really appreciate your kind words and support for our business, it makes a real difference Regards Alan & Sally
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Hanmer Springs is a great place to visit and Settlers Motel is the perfect place to stay. Close to the thermal pools complex, shops and restaurants it is ideally located. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
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Response from settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel
Responded 4 days ago
We'd like to thank you for taking the time to post a review. We'll pass your comments on to our staff as they really appreciate hearing from our guests about their Settlers' experience
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Spotless rooms, great service, portable bbqs on request and our two bedroom apartment even had a private outdoor space with swings. Close to everything you need and want to visit in town and the staff are super friendly. We loved our stay here and would definitely stay here
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Response from settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for making the effort to post a review, we really appreciate it. Unit 15, where you stayed, is great for families and children are safe in the private courtyard and can happily play on the swings. Close to the BBQ are too. We look forward to welcoming you back again some time Regards Alan & Sally
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We were here in the heatwave where Hanmer Springs registered 38deg, so air con made our stay much more pleasurable. Also heating and ceiling fan if required. Lovely apartment with many little extras, dressing gowns, choc, free use of towels to use at the spa, despite checking
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Response from settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We love our Air-con too and not many accommodation establishments actually provide it in Hanmer. 38.4 degrees was a very very hot day (a record in fact) so air con was great to be able to keep our guests comfortable. Excellent in the winter too when the temperature drops below zero here. Hopefully we'll see you again sometime Regards Alan & Sally
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King spa studio
Great presentation when you enter
"Ground and back off the road but all rooms are quiet and secure"
"Different grades of room available"
"We prefer the downstairs studio units."
"all rooms are quite,motels are off the main road."
"Our room was accessed by a stairway which was fine and made the balcony extra special."
$107 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
settlers hotel hanmer springssettlers motel hanmer springs
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionHanmer Springs
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