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“Best Stay of the South Island” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hanmer Apartments
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Rotorua, New Zealand
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Best Stay of the South Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed in Hamner for unfortunately just one night in January. The Apartments are beautiful, perfect for families and we even took a few tips home for our own motel 'Arista' here in Rotorua.
Its a really pleasant and short walk into town, my only regret? I would have liked to have stayed Much longer!!!! Of 7 accommodation providers we stayed with on our trip down south, these guys were, by a country mile, the best.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Mike and Annema... G
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Hanmer_Apartments, Owner at Hanmer Apartments, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
thanks for the kind words - it is always nice to hear from someone in the motel industry that we are doing things right, thanks again.
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English first
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Very clean, modern property just out of town in a quiet location. Easy access to centre by either free shuttle bus, 20 minute walk (very scenic as you go along a footpath into the back of the village) or borrow a free mountain bike outside Reception.

Unlike many small, privately owned entities, Shane and Amy (the owners) were very relaxed about things. For example our kids regularly went to Reception to root through the loads of free DVD's to borrow, my wife needed to use the laundry on numerous occasions (small fee) and said there were none of these 'anal' do's and don'ts signs everywhere. We've toured Australia and New Zealand and stayed in many similar places where the owners had rules plastered everywhere. The Hanmer Apts are nothing like that.

Apartment was absolutely spotlessly clean, and we also found the quality of everything from the bedding to the TV top class. There were 5 of us, so we had the end apartment which was also suitable for Disabled if required.

Outside, the gardens are lovely, and the back drop of mountains/forests breathtaking. The back lawn has a trampoline and swings for the tiddlers.

One final point, and a personal thank you to Shane and Amy, we regularly found ourselves bombarding them with questions about things like the best route to Picton to catch the ferry, best place to get fuel at 7.30am (beware there's not many pump stations around). Nothing was too much trouble, and the advice we got, upon arrival and when required was top class.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Mackayvers
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Hanmer_Apartments, Owner at Hanmer Apartments, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
thank you for your kind words - we try to give great service so that guests remember their holiday and make the most of what is on offer, thanks again.
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Auckland
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

Very nice, modern and clean apartment. As a family of five this accommodation was spacious enough for us all, Beautiful garden to relax in. Short walk to town (10 mins), far enough out to be quiet. Lots of information given to us about Hamner Springs, where to eat and about the pools by Amy. Felt welcome from the time we arrived by both Amy and Shane. Definitely recommend Hamner Apartments and will stay here next time we visit Hamner Springs.

Room Tip: Any apartment would be suitable, as all have access to private garden.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank videoboy
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Hanmer_Apartments, Owner at Hanmer Apartments, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
thank you - agree it is quiet out here being a short walk into village and garden setting is a plus for all the guests to relax in, thank you.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

We really rate this spacious, light, modern & well-designed 2-Brm apartment. Will definitely stay again. Could not be cleaner or better equipped. Handy to town, lovely lawns and garden. Kitchen facilities are easily sufficient for a short stay. Excellent choice for couples or small families.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank 46MAB
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Hanmer_Apartments, Owner at Hanmer Apartments, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
thanks for kind words - we try to strive for "value for money" modern facilities, thanks again
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New Zealand
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

These apartments are perfect for families. We loved our stay, although short, and hope to return again. The owners were very friendly and went out of their way to make us welcome. The rooms are spacious and immaculate. Although a bit further from the centre of town than most options, it was worth going the small distance.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank robsalNZ
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Hanmer_Apartments, Owner at Hanmer Apartments, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
thank you for review - you have taken words from our logo - modern, spacious, clean, 2brm luxury thanks again
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

Just like staying with friends. Plenty of room to spread out. Clean and well appointed for a family of 4. Shane organised massages in the apartment. We borrowed bikes and rode around town. Had the best ever dinner in town at No 31 which Shane recommended. We would have no hesitation coming back to stay at Hanmer Apartments.

Room Tip: Unless you're on a budget - check out restaurant in town No 31.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Bruce G
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Hanmer_Apartments, Owner at Hanmer Apartments, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
well thank you - you have mentioned most of our great attributes - spacious, clean, well-appointed, local knowledge and extras like free bikes for road use and massage available - thanks again
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Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

We spent our holiday with three children in Hanmer Apartments and were very impressed by the property and especially by the incredibly warm and friendly welcome we received. Having bikes available was great and the trampoline in the garden was certainly a hit with our children. Comfortable and clean. Many thanks.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SKDonl
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Hanmer_Apartments, Owner at Hanmer Apartments, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
thank you - our backyard garden area is great for kids with the trampoline and swing set with fantastic alpine views to match! thanks again
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Property: Hanmer Apartments
Address: 4 Woodbank Road, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hanmer Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four exclusive modern (4+ star) affordable, spacious 2 bedroom apartments. FREE WIFI, FREE bike hire, FREE towels for pools, FREE DVD hire, FREE shuttle into town (1.5km away) in evenings. Inclusive of heat pump / air conditioning, electric blankets, SKY TV & Freeview, queen & king / twin beds, fully equipped kitchenette with benchtop oven, electric frypan, microwave oven, kettle & toaster. Patio with BBQ facilities and magnificent alpine views. Huge backyard with trampoline, jungle gym and swing for kids. Relax and unwind in our spacious quiet surroundings just 1km from the world famous Thermal Pools. ... more   less 
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