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“Close to pools, friendly place to stay”
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Aspen Lodge Motel
Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
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“Close to pools, friendly place to stay”
Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

Less than 5 minutes walk from the pools and cafes.
Friendly welcoming staff, we were very pleased to find a basket of muffins waiting for us upon our return from a day out.
Rooms were clean and modern with DVD player, satellite TV and microwave. Over 500 DVD's to choose from is a nice touch for those traveling with children.


  • Stayed April 2012
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eas12, Owner at Aspen Lodge Motel, responded to this review, April 25, 2012
It was our pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. Thank you for your review.

Kind regards

Merv and Anne
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

For the Thermal Pools and town restaurants this is ideal. We had a king-sized room with all the facilities you need for a nights stay (or two). Very comfortable bed and a small veranda for having you breakfast on - the owners will supply one for you but we might have been better advised just wandering back in to town (2 minutes). Excellent internet access if you need it and a large range of DVD's available to use. All-in-all very good value.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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eas12, Owner at Aspen Lodge Motel, responded to this review, April 25, 2012
Hi William, we hope you enjoyed your self drive tour through New Zealand in February 2012. We understand the agency you used are extremely professional and in April this year changed ownership.

We agree, Hanmer Springs is very spoilt for eateries.

Thank you for your review of your stay with us.

Kind regards

Merv and anne
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

We stayed in a two-bedroom unit, it was very spacious and comfortable - upstairs, so there was a few stairs to climb when carrying the luggage. Car-parking was very tight, and it appeared that some guests had to park on the road. Used the laundry which I felt was rather expensive. Internet access was good.

Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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eas12, Owner at Aspen Lodge Motel, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Thank you for your review of your stay with us. We would like to advise, when we see guests' may require help with their luggage we gladly offer to assistance. We would also like to advise, when guests' arrive with more than one car, management ask that the second car be parked on the street, as each unit is allocated one car park. When laundry facilities are required we give our guests' the choice of using the driers in the laundry or using the fold away clothes line located in each guests' unit or the use of the lage clothes line at the end of the complex.

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Merv and Anne
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sebago
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

What a perfect location towards the end of a sweet little town that is the host for the Thermal
Pools. We stayed there at the end of our holiday to soak up and rejuvenate for our long flights back to the US. I arrived with an aching back and the management discussed which of their available Units would be most beneficial for my recovery. We were placed in a wonderful unit; full kitchen, living room, dining room and it was a totally separate cabin with a front porch and car port.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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eas12, Owner at Aspen Lodge Motel, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
We appreciate your review of your stay with us. Thank you. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us.

Kind regards

Merv and Anne
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Kiwi in London
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

I have now stayed at Aspen Lodge on three occasions and I was not disappointed on this third visit. The location is excellent, just a short walk to the Thermal Pools, shops and other attractions but just far enough away to not be noisy in the evenings. Everything has been thought of for visitor comfort and, on each occasion I have visited, I have received a warm welcome. The beds are comfortable and if I am returning to Hanmer Springs in the foreseeable future, then this is where I would choose to stay.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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eas12, Owner at Aspen Lodge Motel, responded to this review, April 1, 2012
Merv and I would like to "Thank you sincerely". for staying with us again. It is our pleasure to welcome you both to stay each time you visit Hanmer Springs. We look forward to seeing you again in 2013 if you should be down this way.

Kindest regards

Merv and Anne
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2012

King size bed, good size room, excellent courtesy DVD collection and close to the central part of Hanmer springs. Has little kitchenette and average size bathroom. Clean and reasonably new interior. We got a good night sleep there. Service was good except for the morning of checkout when the (male) manager was surly to us for some reason...otherwise would have been five stars. Others have commented that the managers were good so maybe it was a bad day? We paid $125 for the room which we felt was pretty good value.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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eas12, Owner at Aspen Lodge Motel, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Thank you for your review of your stay with us. In response to your remark about management (male), we would ask that you try to understand Merv had open heart surgery on 29 February 2012, a quadruple bypass and is most apologetic of your impression on check out.

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Merv and Anne
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

Very clean and tidy units, central to the village. Serviced each day, and a basket of muffins dropped off after the service. Free DVD library

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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eas12, Owner at Aspen Lodge Motel, responded to this review, March 28, 2012
We would like to "Thank you", for taking the time to review your stay with us.


Kind regards

Merv and Anne
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Property: Aspen Lodge Motel
Address: 24 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
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Hotel Class:4 star — Aspen Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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