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Settlers Motel

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6 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only stayed one night on our road trip but this place is brilliant, clean and so well set out and organised. Alan, the owner is helpful, friendly and engaging. We borrowed towels to take to the thermal pools which are a 5 min walk away, would definitely recommend this establishment.....and the shower is great! 😀

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was beautiful and clean, but the welcome was the best. You are treated like an honoured guest instead of just some customer. There was a lovely feeling of being trusted like a friend: just borrow any of the videos in this collection; just borrow a towel to take with you to the hot springs spa when you visit... More 

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73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rented a two bed apartment for one night. The room was cool and welcoming on a scorching hot day. The apartment was well fitted out and had all we needed. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom large and clean. Settlers went the extra mile and lent us all some new fluffy towels to go to the hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an absolutely ideal overnight stop for visiting thermal baths during a tour of the South Island - the room was clean, comfortable, well appointed and located, being only round the corner from the town centre, and the owners very helpful too.

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen all the nice reviews we had a lot of expectations to this place, and we were definitely not let down. We arrived a bit early and was greeted by Allan, who nicely introduced us to all the features in the motel and our room. We are also given very good and highly useful information about the village, hiking... More 

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Settlers and we are so pleased to hear your family enjoyed your stay in our lovely village and at Settlers! We would love to welcome you back one day! More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms were nice and clean staff excellent if fact anybody staying here would be hard pressed to find fault but I suppose having said that you can't please everyone. If you are visiting Hanmer check this out first and I promise you will have to look no further.

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we certainly work hard to ensure that all our guests are happy and they have all their needs meet. We are not the newest or most modern in the town by any means, but we believe we are clean and comfortable and a 'home away from home'! thank you :) More 

Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I fully support other excellent reviews of this property. It was an absolute pleasure to stay at Settlers Motel and I appreciated all the thoughtful inclusions. Great location, friendly staff and an immaculate room with everything we needed. Our children were also thrilled with the extensive DVD library. We'd highly recommend Settlers to others.

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review of Settlers. We are pleased to hear your family enjoyed your stay. We are a short stroll of 500 metres to the thermal pools and yes it is always nice to relax with a DVD after a soak in the thermal pools. We hope you will return one day! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good location, quiet but very handy to walk to pools and town. Lovely room - we had the single storey one at end of motel that had a small courtyard. Handy for hanging out wet swimming costumes. Had everything we needed. Very comfortable. Was handy for a walk along Dog Stream behind hotel also.

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our motel. Settlers is in a quiet residential street, yet a mere 500 metre walk around the corner to the Thermal pools (through our beautiful avenue of Oak trees). We are please you enjoyed your courtyard unit and the Dog Stream walk, being one of the walks in the beautiful Heritage forest at the... More 

Chesham, UK
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't fault the welcome I received at the Settlers motel. It was very good. The actual room was tidy, neat and clean. Having been in !0+ motels now in New Zealand and able to compare them, in my opinion it is need of an upgrade to reach a 5* status. Nothing wrong with it, just needs some updating. The... More 

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Settlers motel and we appreciate your feedback. We are indeed over 12 years old now and last year we replaced sofas and coffee tables in half of our units and will replace the others this year along with some other updates.There are some features that could do with an update which will happen over... More 

Homer, Alaska, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a detail was missed to make our stay comfortable, right down to the morning newspaper delivered to our doorstep. Helpful and friendly staff in convenient yet quiet location. Will be staying there next trip.

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay at Settlers and we are so pleased to hear you will be staying with us for your next visit to Hanmer Springs! More 

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