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“Fab stay in Hanmer Springs”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chalets Motel

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Chalets Motel
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
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Nelson
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“Fab stay in Hanmer Springs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

5 - 10 minute walk to the cafes / centre / hotpools. Close enough to walk off dinner, far enough away to not hear the karaoke booming.... Accomodation is log cabin-style construction - this also means they are very warm in summer, as we found when it was 30 degrees and no air con. Not a problem if like us, you prefer to open the windows and sit outside star gazing. Lovely views from accomodation; very relaxing stay. We also stayed at the St James in Hanmer on our return leg; whilst it was shiny and new offering excellent apartment style accomodation, would return to Chalets for the more alpine quality (and no karaoke noise from the village centre). Otherwise both are great places to stay.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
We really appreciate your great constructive review ~ thanks heaps for your positive comments.
Yes ~ it surely has been an unusually hot summer (and we are not unhappy about that!) but with temps of 30+ every day we have purchased a good fan for every Chalet. Just as good as aircon!!
Look forward to seeing you again =) Pat & Jock
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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

this was truly the best place i have stayed in NZ ,clean comfortable and nothing was too much trouble for pat and jock ,i extended my stay based on how relaxed i felt ,i would not hesitate to book again if i am in NZ i wish them all the best in the future david

Room Tip: they are all good rooms ,i had the one bed chalet as i was a lone traveller but jock showed me some...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
It was a real pleasure to meet you David and share the stories we did. Thanks heaps for posting this great review on Trip Advisor for us. We are so glad you enjoyed staying here with us in lovely Hanmer Springs ~ hope to see you again one day! =) Pat & Jock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

We were welcomed by a lovely, bubbly and caring lady named Pat on our arrival to the Chalets Motel. She provided us with everything we needed - maps, towels for the thermal pools and milk for our tea :) The cabin was very clean and warm and contained everything we needed and the view was beautiful. A nice little touch was the free newspaper the next morning! Highly recommend.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
A big thank you for your great review Ashleigh! We do so appreciate you taking time to post it on Trip Advisor for us =) Pat & Jock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Our stay in the Chalets was fantastic, very peaceful and relaxing, The chalets very well equipped, and in excellent condition, very clean and tidy.
Host's were very welcoming and friendly, would definitely stay there again and the Hanmer Hotpools are such a great relaxing unwind, after a long drive.

Room Tip: Unit 6 . was a large 2 bedroom unit, which was spacious, great for a couple with 2-3 children
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Great to hear you all so enjoyed your stay with us and that Chalet 6 was just the ticket! It sure is hard to beat a relaxing soak in the lovely hot thermal pools ~ glad they worked their magic after your long drive. Thanks heaps for going on Trip Advisor and posting this great review for us
=) Pat & Jock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We are a family of five (two of the children are teenagers) so chose the larger chalet this time around so we could have large living area. This proved a wonderful choice and it felt like a home away from home. The chalet was spacious, very clean and had everything we needed. When we arrived we expressed an interest in the walking tracks and Pat not only shared her experiences of the tracks but also gave us a folder showing all the local tracks as well! It was great. This is our second stay at the chalets and will certainly be staying again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
What a great review for us ~ thanks so much, we really do appreciate you taking the time to do it. That's great our largest 2 x Bedroom Chalet was just right for you, and it was good to hear you enjoyed some of the lovely walking tracks around Hanmer Springs. =) Pat & Jock
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wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Lovely hosts. Immaculately tidy and clean unit! Gorgeous gardens, easyto the village and the hot pools. Wonderful library of books/dvds - our 7 yr old loved it, especially as the day we arrived the weather was a little inclement. He slept til 730am - a first- it was so quiet and the bedrooms dark -an improvement on the usual 6am wake up! The views were wonderful and the grounds peaceful. Units private. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Wow ~ thanks for that great review, so glad you enjoyed staying here so much ~ and rapt you got the extra bonus of your 7yr old sleeping a little later ~ it starts the day off a lot better! We do appreciate you taking the time to go on Trip Advisor and write this marvellous review for us =) Pat & Jock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Enjoyed our stay here with two teenage girls. We experienced warm and generous southern hospitality. Pat shared relevant information with us on arrival and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Our unit was very clean (we have high standards of cleanliness) and comfortable. A reasonably easy walk into town for pools and restaurants. We would certainly stay here again as a family or a couple. Good value.

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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Great review ~ thanks so much for taking the time to put it on Trip Advisor for us ~ we are rapt you enjoyed your time with us in lovely Hanmer Springs. =) Pat & Jock
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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 #6 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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