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Village Lake Apartments
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Reviews don't lie- wonderful place”
Reviewed April 10, 2010

We had two nights here and the previous reviews have not exagertaed this place- lovely and beautifully set up. The kitchen was well set up and well provisoned with more than basic kitchen utensils.
We ate in one night- made the mistake of "eating" at Robbies one night and certainly you'll do better in the apartment kitchen
beds were to die for with the mattress covers just letting you sink in (maybe the pillows are a little thick). A great bath with spa setting if you didn't get enough in the hot springs.
The use of towels for the hot spas in town was a nice touch.
Very friendly service and quick response to any queries- soem previous people had turned the underfloor heating up and the room was a little too hot but quickly fixed.We stayed in soem lovely accomodation in NZ on this trip but this was the best for comfort.

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new zealand
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Reviewed April 5, 2010

My partner planned (from the UK) to take me to this place to propose to me! The owners were fantastic! All of the arrangements were done (surprise bunch of the most wonderful flowers & handmade chocolates) between my now fiance & the owners thru e-mails. The apartment was modern, clean, beautiful, quiet, roomy, the list goes on. I would highly recommend this place to everybody. We had a fantastic stay & thank the owners very much for all they did for us!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Taupo, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2010

Village Lake Apartments is the best place we have stayed at in New Zealand. The apartment was ultra modern, spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Would like to have used the gas fire but was not needed as the underfloor heating was great. Also enjoyed the range of toiletries provided. The service was friendly and helpful, nothing was a problem, towels were even provided to use at the pools. We would totally recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Hobart, Tasmania
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3 reviews
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Reviewed March 22, 2010

Absolutely sensational accommodation in a beautiful location. Luxurious fittings throughout and nothing was too much trouble, including a late check out so we could visit the spa pools in the morning. The only criticism is a weeny one, but not everyone likes big pillows to sleep on. Two thinner pillows would suit those who like low pillows and high ones.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Ashburton
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Reviewed March 13, 2010

We stayed in a 2 bedrooms apartment for one night with our toddler and my sister and her partner. There was more than enough room for all of us. The complex is stunning and the rooms even more so. But what really makes this hotel stand out from the crowd (and there are a few in Hanmer!) is the service. The lady on reception was sooooooo nice, and was really lovely to our toddler. Quite often at nice places they arn't too toddler friendly - but Village Lake was the opposite. I requested a 2nd floor apartment to stop our toddler escaping through the slidding doors and this wasn't a problem. They even have pool towels at no extra charge which is very good service. And the bed! Where do I start? Soooooooooo comfy OMG! I meant to ask where they got their duvet from because I want to get one for home :-) and to top it off I get home today and they have already rung to say we left a DVD behind and they can post it to us! Amazing :-) Can't rate it highly enough. We will be back.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2010

We've never stayed anywhere as nice as this, quite simply it is superb. Believe all the other posters and book with confidence. If only there was a bit more to do in Hanmer and a better supermarket we would happily return for a week or two. Well done to Village Lake's owners, you should be proud of such a lovely place. We paid NZ$230 a night for a 2 bedroom apartment which I considered money well spent.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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chch new zealand
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Reviewed March 2, 2010

great hosts, great place to stay, beds are comfortable and everything was clean and well presented. loved the bathroom too with the nice liquid soaps and shampoo and conditioner supplied.Even the nibbles left on the table for us was a nice treat too. only a short walk into town and all the main attractions are right there. mini golf was fun just down the main road.. Many thanks and we will return one day and hopefully soon

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Village Lake Apartments
Address: 1 Rutherford Crescent, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Village Lake Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Qualmark 5* Rated! Hanmer Springs Premier luxury 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in a fantastic location, balconies/patios, spa baths, gas fires.Complimentary daily newspapers (except Sundays)Complimentary use of Pool Towels for Thermal Pools Complimentary use of DVD's Complimentary Swap a Book Complimentary 400Mb daily internet use Complimentary booking Service. Rental cars available on site. Ask us about a 'Late checkout when staying mid week!' ... more   less 
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