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“A memorable New Year stay!!”

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Alpine Garden Motel
Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Amberley, New Zealand
1 review
“A memorable New Year stay!!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

One of the best motels we have stayed in for cleanliness and friendliness of staff. We spent two nights there over New Year with friends and had a wonderful time.The owners were very accommodating re our needs and we can't rate the service and state of the motel unit high enough!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Had the end unit so was lovely and quiet. The unit was spotless and the spa bath lovely. We really enjoyed out stay there and would go back again. Beautiful gardens and very well maintained. Nice to have towels available for pools and DVD's too.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

I stayed here for four nights in December and it was nice. The room was spacious and clean although there was a spider that seemed to work overtime in the shower and bathroom area. (I didn't bother it and it didn't bother me.) The kitchen was great and I appreciated all of the cooking amenities. The sitting area was alright, not so much lounge-y as functional. I would have given 5 stars but I feel like the bathroom needs updating and the floors tended to creak quite a bit. The sink had separate faucets for hot and cold water - not that convenient, and the shower didn't have strong water pressure. What was nice was the bench outside the door and the amazing view of the Hanmer mountains.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Midlands
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night on 15 november 2012. It has a great location, a 5 minute walk to the shops, restaurants and thermal pools, and the rooms are clean, spacious and well equipped and the bed was comfortable. The hosts are pleasant and helpful, there are towels for guests to use at the thermal pools which saves paying to hire them there, and there are lots of dvds at reception you can watch in your room. I could have stayed here longer to explore the area and would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

I stayed in a 2 bedroom unit last week. There was plenty of room for the 3 of us. Small kitchen a plus. Plenty of hot water and comfy beds. Our host was very knowledgable and friendly as was the hotel cat. I didn't realize how pretty Hanmer Springs was, I will come back for a longer look next time.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I stayed at the alpine garden motel for one night. I had been there before and really liked it. The nosts are friendly and remembered me from my last trip (about a year ago). The beds are warm and comfortable, lots of hot water, and many nice touches, eg. ground coffee and a plunger, DVDs available to watch, and a resident fluffy cat to greet you on the porch. Easy to find, good parking and a few minutes from the thermal pools. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Nelson
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We arrived in Hanmer tired, seeking reasonably priced accommodation. We eventually found Alpine Garden Motel and were warmly welcomed by hosts Mark & Janice who provided us with a delightful well appointed unit with all the comforts that one could wish for and so handy to the village centre. Our unit was fresh, clean and comfortable and absolutely likewise for the bed, together with a wide flat screen digital TV ( you need a good TV especially in Hanmer because radio reception is almost nil). In addition there is an enormous range of free DVD's available.
Computer WiFi is also available as are towels should you wish to visit the hot pools. Also some units have a private 2 person spa room too.
An additional delight to round off our stay was to admire the stunning snow capped mountain views as we enjoyed breakfast. We thoroughly recommend this place at one of Canterbury's most unique holiday destinations. Mark & Janice are delightful hosts.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alpine Garden Motel
Address: 3 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Garden Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deb and James welcome you. Whether you are passing through or spending time in the Village and surrounds we want your stay with us to be relaxing and refreshing. All of our units are spacious, each with a sunny veranda, spectacular views over the Hanmer Basin and out to the mountains. Only a 5 minute stroll to all that the Village has on offer - the Thermal Pools, cafes and great restaurants. We are a 4 star rated motel and our nine modern units offer accommodation options for most travellers needs - comprising of 4 one bedroom, 2 two bedroom family units and 3 studio spa bath units, all of which are serviced daily. We have free Wi-Fi and free towels for use at the thermal pools. A complimentary paper is delivered Monday-Saturday. ... more   less 
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