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Chalets Motel
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We booked the chalet online and had a great stay. The chalet was very well equipped, warm and well designed. In walking distance to the pools and in a peaceful and quiet setting. The staff was very helpful and we had a very friendly welcome. Thank you, Pat. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chalet Motels!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Hi Sabine & Mark ~ thanks heaps for taking the time to post this wonderful review on Trip Advisor for us! It's always so good to get such positive comments, and we are just rapt that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you can make it back to The Chalets sometime! =) Pat & Jock

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed here for two nights as part of a mini South Island road trip. I think I may have actually enjoyed the motel more than the attractions offered by the town! The view was gorgeous and the surroundings were so peaceful and so green! However, I think what we enjoyed the most was probably the free WiFi! It was the only place we stayed at that provided free, high speed WiFi and it was wonderful to check emails or even to find places to go explore around Hanmer Springs! The DVD collection was also a plus as it brought the family together each night. Jock and Pat were also wonderfully friendly hosts. In fact, I would've loved to stay longer! I would definitely recommend Chalets Motel to anyone considering staying in Hanmer Springs!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Elzappozah
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Wow, thanks for that great review! Yes, the free wifi is very popular now with advults and young ones. And holidays are a good time to catch up with some DVDs you have been meaning to watch for a while. Thanks again, and we hope to see you back one day! =) Pat & Jock

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

It was beautiful place and very peaceful surrounding. Jack & Pat were pleasure to deal with and made us feel really welcome. We could have stay longer there as all my relatives loved it very much but we had our ferry tickets booked. I would be very happy to recommend Chalets Motel to anyone who want to stay there. Jock & Pat thank you for the experiences.

Hemant Bulsara

Room Tip: I love that Lockwood finish it was like you living in Cabin. Brillant
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Thanks so much Hemant for doing such a lovely review for us.. We really appreciate you taking the time to do it, and we hope one day you may be able to return for longer =) Pat & Jock

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Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a night passing through hanmer springs and loved it. We had a family unit which had 2 bedrooms, one with 3 single beds which was great for us ( often in other motels the option for child number 3 seems to be a sofa in the lounge which doesn't work as well). The kitchen had a full oven and microwave and was very well equipped. The whole unit was spotlessly clean, the shower was good and the beds were comfortable. The view was stunning and it was lovely to sit outside in the morning reading the complimentary newspaper looking at the view. The free wifi coverage was faultless and very fast and the 50 sky channels were appreciated by our children. Thank you, we will be back!

Stayed: December 2013
Thank suzynelson
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Thanks so much - that's a great review, and we are just rapt that our 2 x Bedroom Chalet suited you so well. It was lovely to have you stay with us and we hope you can return one day! =) Pat & Jocki

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

We turned up at the Chalet after staying at a pretty grotty place in Kaikoura and we certainly landed on our feet. Pat gave us such a warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble for her. Our Chalet was cosy, comfortable, clean and well-equipped. The chalets are detached so you don't have close neighbours and the views for the chalets are amazing. The chalets are well situated, the town being a 10 minute walk away and in a peaceful location. We would certainly recommend staying here if you want excellent accommodation at a very reasonable price.

Room Tip: All the chalets are detached so any of them would be fine
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank vse40
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

That's so great that you enjoyed your stay here with us at The Chalets ~ thankyou so much for your great review, and we hope to see you back one day! =) Pat & Jocki

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

The Chalets Motel was one of the best places to stay in our NZ travels. Our chalet was extremely comfortable and warm and our hosts Pat and Jock were helpful in telling us what to see and do in the area. The chalets are well laid out with good attention to detail. We like comfort when we travel and we would highly recommend the Chalets Motel.;

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Thanks so much for your awesome review! We really enjoyed meeting you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Spa Chalet Hope you had a great trip home to Ireland! =) Pat & Jock

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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Chalets Motel was recommended to us.
The location and hospitality were fantastic, and we really enjoyed our stay.
The chalet was spotless and very comfortable, and it was lovely to wake up to the sound of so many birds. What a lovely place to stay and relax! I wish we could have stayed longer........
We wouldn't hesitate to return and recommend to others.

Room Tip: Because of the location I think any of the rooms would be fine. The chalets are nicely separated in...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

A big thankyou to the Tyman Family! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope that you can return one day. =) Pat & Jock

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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
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Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $92 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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