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“Perfect hospitality”
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Cheltenham House
Ranked #1 of 15 Hanmer Springs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Beautiful B&B with well appointed rooms, and breakfast served in them. Len and Maree are perfect hosts, offering all the guests a glass of wine between 6.30 and 7.30 which created a fun event bringing the guests together. Among the many facilities on offer is a full-sized snooker table!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Maree and Len are the perfect hosts. We felt so welcome. The room was luxurious and the garden setting was beautiful. We really enjoyed being able to have our dog share our holiday with us. The location is so convenient, minutes walk from the shops and the forest walks. The gourmet breakfast served on the patio in front of our suite was a definite highlight. Only a two night stay but it felt like longer, we were so relaxed at the end. We definitely intend to return. Thank you, Maree and Len.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank LibbiW
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Cheltenham_12, Owner at Cheltenham House, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Thank you for taking time to review our property.
We loved meeting you and so happy you enjoyed your stay at Cheltenham House. Meg is an absolute delight and we welcome her to stay anytime. Len and I look forward to seeing you again.
Kind regards
Maree

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We got to Hamner late afternoon on the sunday of Labour weekend with no prior booking....bit silly I know..... we drove around looking for "vacancy" signs. We saw a lovely house with B&B sign & vacancy, they had 1 room left. We were welcomed and shown around by this awesome property. I thought it might be out of our price range...but no.... to our surprise it was very reasonable. We met other guests in the billiard room for complimentary drinks which was a lovely touch. The cooked breakfast was served in our room and was brilliant. We could not fault the total experience.

Room Tip: wheelchair access, child friendly
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cheltenham_12, Owner at Cheltenham House, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

Thank you for taking time to review our property and for your kind words. We are so glad that we had a bed for you and you enjoyed your stay.! We loved meeting you both and sharing time with you. It is the wonderful people we meet, that makes our lifestyle so special. Have a happy weekend and Len and I hope to see you again.
Kind regards
Maree

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We spent one night at Cheltenham House, which is conveniently situated near the Hot Pools, bars and restautants on a quiet side street. We stayed in one of the garden suites which were situated only yards from the main house. The room was spacious and very clean; the bed was large and comfortable. Drinks in the Billiards Room were a very nice touch where you have the opportunity to meet other guests as well as hosts, Len and Maree. We had already booked dinner at a restaurant in Hanmer but would have liked to have stayed and chatted a bit longer with other guests and our hosts. Breakfast, which was excellent, was delivered to the garden suite at an agreed time. A very friendly and comfortable accommodation and I would recommend this B&B to anyone that is visiting Hanmer Springs.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cheltenham_12, Owner at Cheltenham House, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

Thank you for your kind words and taking time to write a review. We consider ourselves so lucky to be able to live in such a great spot and meet such wonderful people. Len and I hope to meet you again in the future.
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Maree

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Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Stopped at hanmer springs on the way to Christchurch airport for the last couple of days of our holiday . The house and its owners were delightful , breakfasts wonderful, the gardens spectacularly out in flower . The country is physically so beautiful and hanmer springs was no different . The only dark spot was the woman in the information centre who told us there was very little to do. We found plenty of things and can recommend a stay

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Cheltenham_12, Owner at Cheltenham House, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

We are so glad you have taken home lots of happy memories of our wonderful country. It was great to meet you both and hope we get to meet again. We will address the problem in the Information Centre!! There is so much to do, both passive and active. Thank you and kind regards
Maree

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Definitely reflects the top rating in the lonely planet. We stayed 1 night on our trip across the south island. The room was perfect and the host, Len had ensured that you had everything to make the stay comfortable and amazing. We had the best night's kip since arriving in NZ? Breakfast was fab and having it served in your own private conservatory attached to your room was truly magnificent. If you are looking for top class accommodation and comfort then Cheltenham house has it all. Ma really nice touch is joining your hosts Len and Marie for a glass of local wine by the open fire.

Rob and Ellen

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank moley13
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at Cheltenham while on a short break away from Christchurch. The hospitality shown by Len and Maree far exceeded what we expected.
The room was awesome, the food brilliant and the wine and conversation around the open fire with hosts and other guests was a wonderful experience.
Just a fantastic stay and certainly not the last.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Matt A
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Additional Information about Cheltenham House

Address: 13 Cheltenham Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $160 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cheltenham House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a thoughtful mix of comfort, traditional elegance and warm NZ hospitality in one of the private suites in our gracious B&B or self contained accommodation, in our NEW, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Villa, built & furnished to 5 star criteria. Both are within 300metres or the Thermal Pools, restaurants, shops & forest walks. ... more   less 
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