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Village Lake Apartments
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Penrith, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful”
Reviewed October 15, 2010

The apartments were gorgeous. Very very clean. Beautifully presented with immaculate attention to detail. The gas fire, under floor heating and spa bath were just some of those little extras that made the stay even better. In fact, it was difficult to leave the apartments to go out for the day because of how nice and comfortable they were. The staff were fantastic. They were very helpful and polite. It would be very difficult to find anywhere better than these apartments. Absolutely outstanding.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

We enjoyed our two night stay in a two bedroom apartment. All the rooms are large and comfortable and very well appointed. We found the beds too soft as we prefer harder beds, but this is a personal choice The kitchen is very well equiped, the apartments nice and cosy and the gas fire gives a lovely atmosphere. As others have said, the owners are very friendly and helpful.
It's probably best not to stay on a weekend if you have the choice. It was quite noisy on the Saturday night we were there - not from the other apartments but from a party in the house next door. They did stop at middnight though and no further problem after that. The Sunday night was very peaceful.
A good choice for Hanmer Springs.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2010

This is simply the best accommodation we stayed in during our trip to New Zealand. The apartment is very clean, good size, and the TV in the bedroom is a nice touch. Cathy and Brian are superb hosts too. It is a very popular establishment too as there was hardly any empty room during our stay. The location is within walking distance to the town centre, and there is a shortcut too.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

We had booked a two bedroom appartment but were upgraded to three bedrooms. The apartments are new and well designed. Our room looked out over a park below and to the mountains. There was an ensuite on the master bedroom and a separate bathroom with spa bath and a separate toilet. The beds were divine. I have never had such a comfortable sleep anywhere. The gas fire place was comforting and it was great to have a complete kitchen. The hosts are friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Auckland
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Reviewed August 31, 2010

Beautiful rooms, great service and very family friendly. 10/10

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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auckland
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Reviewed August 26, 2010

My partner and I were blown away by the standard of Village Lake. You can tell from the little touches in the rooms that Cathy and Bryan had put in a lot of thoughts.
The service was immaculate and top notch. Definitely a rarity in New Zealand. Thank you for making our stay so wonderful. We will see you again next year :-)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Canberra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2010

We stayed in a two bedroom apartment here for four nights during winter and it was amazing. The apartment was elegant yet cozy. The gas fireplace was my favourite added touch. The underfloor heating was much appreciated in the cold weather too. All the amenities were top notch. And we loved the spa bath too.

The owners were very friendly, they even recommended a great restaurant for dinner on our first night. The service was fantastic, we almost never had to even ask for anything, they thought of everything, they even provided laundry powder so we could do washing while we were there.

I also appreciated that the tea/ coffee(plunger coffe, not just instant)/hot chocolate they provided was fair trade (and delicious).

Great location too, walking distance from the thermal pools and shops in town. Gorgeous views of the mountains from our windows.

I don't have a bad word to say about this hotel. Was worth every cent.

  • Stayed August 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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