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Alpine Springs Motel
Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We had a single night at this beautiful spot. The three bedroom chalet had a great view over the golf course to the ranges, it had been warmed up before we got there and we received an ample supplies basket including hot chocolates for the children. The chalet is very high spec, an enormous double spa bath, lovely kitchen and linen, TVs in the bedrooms were a bit grainy, but with a good screen in the lounge, and a huge DVD library, our entertainment
Was sorted. Super friendly hosts, most highly recommended

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

While travelling around the South Island in February we stayed in quite a few different hotels/ motels and I can truly say that Alpine Springs was the best of all. We stayed in a lovely 2 bedroom bungalow where we had everything we could possibly need. The accomodation was perfectly clean, would love to specially mention high quality kitchen utilities and cutlery, I was really impressed!
The hosts are truly hospitable and welcoming people who are truly enjoying their job and their lovely dogs give the place specal home feeling. They also provide the towels for the hot pools which is a nice touch (if you wanna hire them at the pool - pay $5), have a great DVD collection (4 movies at a time - absolutely free!). As you can see the list is endless, have no comments but positive.
All in all we truly enjoyed our stay, would love to go there again. Oh did I mention a welcome basket? :)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Nutik_15
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We really enjoyed our two nights here. Our room was large and very clean. Nice and private. We were kindly given a room with a good view. The massive spa bath was an added bonus which is worth using on top of going to the hot pools. Although there isn't a way of having a normal standing shower, the bathroom fittings were so nice that I didn't really miss it.

The welcome basket is a nice touch. A HUGE DVD collection which was only let down slightly by the old style TV in the room. The free use of towels to borrow for the springs is also great. Indeed, it is the extensive list of small touches that make this a unique and pleasant place to stay. My wife even fell in love with the golden retrievers and almost kidnapped one!

Wifi internet is not free in the room, but is cheap and convenient for checking emails or searching for your next holiday destination.

Excellent and friendly service. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Michael T
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Property advertised itself as 4 stars but in reality is only 3 star. Also has a 3-star price so that is fair. We stayed in a two bedroom unit. Adequate but quite small in the central living space. Marks on the wall next to the dining table from bashes by dining chairs showed what happened if 4 people tried to fit themselves around the table. Kitchen had the basics but no extras. I brought my own kitchen knives and that was a good thing. Cooking was a bit of a challenge but we managed. Unit was quiet and the view from our front door was lovely. Mornings were cold but the heating worked fine. Maneuvering the rental car on the property was a bit of a challenge as the units were close together and the landscaping, though pretty, put rocks or pots or wooden railings in places that made it difficult to back or turn the car. But we managed.

Room Tip: View of the mountains across the golf course is lovely. See if you can get a unit that gives you a c...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank WYZDUMB
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

The motel is located near the golf course. It is about a 15 minute walk to town. We appreciate this location because the town gets so busy. This area is a lot quieter. It's nice and relaxing. The staff is amazing along with the three white Labradors they have. We stayed in the Queens Studio room. The room itself has no view of the mountains but if you go to the garden/ backyard, there is a lovely setting there and the view is FANTASTIC! This is probably the best view that you can have in Hanmer in terms of accommodation. The room is VERY clean with high end fixtures and utensils/ kitchen stuff. They provide you with a welcome basket which has milk, tea, coffee and biscuits which they top up everyday. A great addition to the basket would be jam and butter I reckon - but that's just me. There is a double spa bath in the bathroom and we ended up using it every night on top of going to the thermal pools. The room would have been perfect if instead of the painting on the wall was a 42 inch flat-screen tv in front of the bed - but that's just us. Future suggestion/improvement for owners as tv a bit outdated but still functional... They also provide towels for when you go the pool. Once you finish using them, don't even try to dry it out as they will provide you with fresh ones if you go back to the pool. There is also a guest laundry that you can use for $2 each (washing and drying). Remember to bring your detergent or get one from reception. This is a lovely place and pretty straightforward with all the information they have in their website. This place is great for families and couples. Would stay here again if visiting Hanmer again.

Room Tip: The room with the best view might be the larger ones as sitting right in front of the golf course.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank cin262
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is the second time we've stayed here and I would highly recommend it. Lovely room, good location, fantastic bathroom (spa bath and power shower) and the owners are really helpful. Also absolutely love their golden retrievers. Excellent accomodation.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank robjaggs
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Great hosts in a great location. Right by golf course - perfect views! Gardens are full and brilliant to play in with our toddler. Comfy beds and the units have everything you may need plus more. its home away from home. Keep up the awesome work bob and rihan.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank KeshaMan
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Additional Information about Alpine Springs Motel

Address: 121 Argelins Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $121 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Alpine Springs Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alpine Springs Motel is a unique, peaceful, private complex and add of qualmark 4 star plus standard, set in an acre of mature landscaped gardens next to Hanmer golf course, with stunning alpine views in every direction. Our luxurious motel is the perfect place to stay on a getaway weekend, family holiday, business trip, or while touring New Zealand. The motel has 10 ground floor self contained studios and apartments located at the quiet end of Hanmer Springs. ... more   less 
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