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Village Lake Apartments
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“For Us the Best in NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2010

We stayed 4 nts and the apartment was everything we would have wished for. It rated in the top 3 of places we have stayed at in our 6 week trip to NZ. Quiet, comfortable, well equipped, spacious and luxurious. A place we would recommend without reservation. A contrast to the place we are currently at which is more expensive.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2010

A frequent visitor to Hanmer Springs, I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Village Lake Apartments for 10 nights. This is pure New Zealand hospitality .Cathy and Bryan have chosen the highest quality bedding, linen, furniture and the whole apartment is filled with local NZ art works and lovely local environmental bathroom products .
The balcony of each Apartment opens to a full view, to capture views of the snow capped mountains and each bedroom has huge windows that open for fresh air and for guests to enjoy the views. A gas log fire, two large plasma TV's a spa bath for two, fluffy bathrobes and a huge comfortable bed to rest in, with lots of pillows are just some of the features. A kitchen fit for a master chef,and self contained laundry complete the picture and it was hard to leave!
I have booked my stay for 2011 and will be a regular guest! Thank you Cathy & Bryan for a marvelous NZ Hanmer Springs holiday !!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2010

From the moment we walked into the Village Lake Apartments premises we were very happy!

When we go on holiday, it can sometimes be difficult for us to find a place that we feel happy with. After staying in some places around the world, we have often come away thinking "our home is much better than this". After staying at Village Lake Apartments this thought never crossed our minds!

The service was fantastic and always with a smile. No question was difficult to answer and no request went unaccommodated. The rooms were fantastic and well appointed with the best of everything.

If you are looking for a bit of luxury and quality - look no further. The views from the apartment were breathtaking and second to none. Heating was excellent and self catering facilities simply wonderful. The room we stayed in had a main bathroom and a powder room – which is really fantastic for families.

The location is just down the road from the hot springs and some lovely walks. It is also very close to town so you can purchase self catering requirements very easily.

Parking is on a first come first served basis, which we found the only issue I could think of….but there is plenty of street parking available.

You will not be disappointed so please make Village Lake Apartments your choice when you stay in Hanmer Springs.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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adelaide
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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
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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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