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“An amazing find”
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Chalets Motel
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“An amazing find”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

This is a great place with wonderful views. We had a chalet with fully equipped kitchen, DVD (free DVD's at Reception. Hosts were lovely - nothing too much trouble. They didn't even charge us for WiFi. Hanmer Springs worth a few hours - but remember sun cream 4 days later it still smarts! Pitch & putt good fun too.

  • Stayed January 2012
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, February 5, 2012
Thanks heaps for your great review of our property. These reviews are extremely helpful to us, and we do appreciate you taking the time to respond. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully you will be able to return to enjoy The Chalets and lovely Hanmer Springs again!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Our family has stayed at the Chalet Motels on many occasions, usually on our way to Nelson, having flown in from Sydney earlier in the day.

The managers are very friendly and helpful, the setting is very quiet and peaceful, and only a short walk to town and the thermal baths. The rooms have always been impeccably clean.

Hamner is a delightful town, with plently of outdoor activities.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, February 5, 2012
Your enthusiastic positive review is greatly appreciated, and has been immensely helpful. Thanks so much for taking the time to put your comments on Trip Advisor. Best Regards, Pat & Jock
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

A very pleasent place to stay, close to the centre but very quiet surrounds. Loved the wooden chalets. Would be very cosy in winter.
Had every thing we needed. Only downside was paying for a very small amount of wifi use.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, February 5, 2012
Thanks Suzanne for your great review of The Chalets! Reviews with comments like yours are extremely helpful, and we do appreciate you taking the time to post them. Hope to see you all again soon! Best Regards, Pat & Jock
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Rolleston, null, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

These Chalets are just fantastic! A little home away from home. Within 5 mins walking to the heart of Hanmer township, including hot pools, restaurants, bars and shops. The most wonderful views surrounding the Chalets, a lovely relaxed setting for a break away. Brilliant for groups or family trips, with plenty of room indoors and loads of space outdoors for evening entertainment or the kids to burn off energy. Even a play area for the kids. Wonderful hosts, very clean tidy and exceptionally well presented accomodation. By far the best accomodation I have stayed for a long time.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Tuatapere, null, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed November 17, 2011

A wonderful place to rest a weary body, great views and great facilities.
This would have to be the cleaniest motel unit I have ever stayed in, a credit to the owners and staff.
So handy to the town centre too. Hope next time we get to stay a bit longer.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, February 5, 2012
Thanks Trish for your great review of our lovely Spa Chalet. It certainly is a winner, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We do very much appreciate you taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. Best Regards, Pat & Jock
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

We decided to stay in Hanmer Springs for the night while travelling round North Canterbury. From the moment we drove into this gorgeous little town we were captivated! The motel was easy to find & as others have said within easy walking distance to the pools, cafes & shops. We stayed in chalet 10(with spa bath), which was self contained, clean, comfortable & very well equipped. Pat gave us a warm welcome & that was certainly a lovely start to our stay. The chalet itself was a great size for 2 with a seperate bedroom & bathroom. The spa bath was a treat but be warned it takes ages to fill (esp. the hot water), so start well before you want to hop in!

The birdsong, views & mountain air were fantastic & would have been perfect if not for the traffic noise from the road just down from our chalet. That said though it was very quiet at night as the traffic eased away & was by no means a constant flow during the day!

All in all we would recommend this motel as a very comfortable, clean place to stay with outstanding service & views!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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kuala lumpur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2011

In short, we really love this place. The room was really nice!~ They have sky TV, and fully equipped kitchen. The toilet was clean and perfect for us (6 of us )
The receptionist was really helpful and introduce us the local attractions.
He even guided us with map. Thanks a lot for providing us a nice place!~
one of our best stay!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Chalets Motel
Address: 56 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Chalets Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your hosts, Andrew & Vera, welcome you to The Chalets Motel, a unique alpine retreat situated in the picturesque resort of Hanmer Springs. Famous for its Hot Thermal Pools. We offer 10 totally separate, modern, fully self-contained alpine-style chalets, including Luxury 1-Bedroom SPA chalet and 2-Bedroom Chalet with wheel-chair access. Each chalet has its own carpark with space for mountain bikes. All chalets have stunning views of the hills and surrounding mountains. Sunny & quiet. Spacious grounds ~ children's playarea with trampoline and swing. LCD TVs with 50+ SKY Channels, includes all Sport Channels. Free WiFi and DVDs. Easy 600 m stroll to the Hot Thermal Pools and village centre. ... more   less 
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