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“Beautiful accomodation - Great place to stay!!”
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The St James
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful accomodation - Great place to stay!!”
Reviewed November 18, 2010

Fantastic place to stay!! Right in the middle of Hanmer Springs, walking distance to most attractions (including thermal pools), grocery store and restaurants. Rooms are amazing - lovely bathroom and kitchen with everything you could need, all beautifully presented. The staff are very helpful and friendly to deal with, check-in and out was very easy, plus they gave us towels for the thermal pools. Would definitely stay here again, thanks!

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 16, 2010

We had a very warm welcome and then shown to our room that was just gorgeous !

Luxurious in every way, we wanted to treat ourselves and that is exactly what we got, 2 nights just wasnt enough. We didnt want to leave

The St James is so close to the main centre of hanmer which meant we were able to pop back to the room easily when we had time to spare between visits to the pools or out for a bite to eat.

We were thrilled to have chosen the St James Hotel and will be returning in the future

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

brand new units with all amenities, lovely white bedding and towels, well equipped little kitchenettes - perfect for longer stays. this new establishment is run by a charming couple who are extremely caring and helpful. the rooms are impeccably furnished in contemporary style, with views over the park. close to all the best dining spots and a short cut takes to the springs in 5 minutes. the best thing? this is probably the only hotel to offer FREE hi speed wifi connection in town!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

We were walk-ins and greeted and welcomed with great warmth. Advising us how The St James could accommodate our needs for the weekend came naturally to Rae. Quality of service and the motel room 'at it's best'. This is a new establishment and we wish everyone at The St James all the very best. On our return visit (hope not in the too distant future) to Hanmer Springs, my husband and I will certainly return to The St James.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

Beautiful new rooms with all the luxuries expected: warm floors, filtered water, lovely bed linen on super comfy king beds.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 6, 2010

A weekend away without the children was going to be relaxing anyway - and the St James in Hanmer was clearly the place to do it!! The view from the balcony was postcard perfect. The room was luxuroius and a great place to spend a rainy afternoon. The room was well appointed - we could have cooked a meal in, but opted to eat out following the advice from the wonderful Rae! A late check out was no problem. The service and welcome provided by Rae and Paul was exceptional - everything was exceptional. Even as we drove away we got a huge wave and a "Thank you for staying". I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. You've just got to check it out!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 29, 2010

This hotel has just recently opened, everything is new. The room decor is very tasteful and the fittings, furniture, bathroom etc is all of a high standard. We really enjoyed our stay, the room was a good size with a private balcony. Hotel owner was very friendly, situated really centrally in Hanmer as well. We will definately stay there again, if you pay a bit more you expect a bit more from the suite/hotel and they delivered.

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Property: The St James
Address: 20 Chisholm Crescent, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The St James 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hanmer Springs newest accommodation. 5 Star rating. The perfect place for couples to relax and recharge. Located in the centre of the village - park the car and stroll to the restaurants, cafes, shops and thermal pools. Self-contained studios and suites with panoramic alpine views, sunny patios/balconies, luxury bathrooms and oh, so comfortable beds. ... more   less 
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