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Settlers Motel
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Best hotel so far in NZ...”
Reviewed December 7, 2011

Stayed in settlers motel hanmer spring on 07/12/2011.
Best hotel we have stayed in the last 6 days in NZ.. Motel is very clean n cosy. The host was really nice lady, intro to the motel was clear- on the usage of complimentary laundry, dryer... The towels to be used for thermal pool, the range of DVD, carpark.. All complimentary.
Best about the host is because the motel is not busy, she even offer us a studio room complimentary for my parents in law so Tat they can sleep really comfortably... Service is excellent. We really appreciate this.
Everyone in the group of our party of 15 were happy with the motel, only regret is- we should have stayed longer...
Clean, nice room and excellent host.. Tip top. I will definitely come
Back again.

  • Stayed December 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

Hanmer Springs was our first stop, after a 14 hour flight from the UK to Singapore, then a further 10 hour flight to Christchurch.

Tranquil and romantic - my husband and I would definitely recommend it! A perfect and relaxing start to our honeymoon!

We stayed in the chalet, which is separate from the rest of the units, but not too far to walk into town and the springs. It was well equipped, clean and spacious.

The hot tub/outdoor bath out on the balcony, overlooking the moutainside was gorgeous. The weather could have been a little warmer but the fire in the lounge more than made up for it, especially when we woke up at 3am due to jetlag!

There was another double bedroom and 2nd bathroom - so plenty of room for another couple/children. But we both enjoyed having the whole place to ourselves.

Room Tip: Definitely recommend staying in the chalet - private, secluded, romantic and fantastic facilities.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

Sally and Alan are excellent hosts, the units are clean and comfortable with great added details - such as spa baths, robes etc. Just what is needed for a lovely night away!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2011

we had stayed there are about two years previously in the same unit and it was great. It has a separate lounge dining area to the bedroom. It has some cooking facilities such as hotplates and microwave. It has a little private courtyard at the back vwith a table and couple of chairs and a nice little two-person romantic swing. The spa bath is quite a reasonable size and can take two people. The added extras of things like umbrellas in the wardrobes, robes and extra towels in the laundry to use at the local thermal spas help make a very pleasant stay. The couple running the motel were very nice and helpful. The restaurant recommendations turned out to be excellent as well.unit 14 was more like a little suite and just gave us a little extra room. Certainly worth the little extra we paid. Would definitely stay here again when next in Hanmer

Room Tip: request unit 14 & pay a little extra
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

Hello Fellow Travellers!

I personally guarantee that if you are going to Hanmer Springs, stay at the Settlers Motel. I had the best stay there than any other Motel - that includes a 5 star Motel that shall remain nameless! We got a Pamper Package and by sheer luck we got given the Settlers Motel as part of the deal, and when we do another one, I will be asking for the Settlers by name. The owner operators Sally and Alan were really friendly, the rooms are comfortable and modern - and you even get a mint chocolate like the old days and a Press delivered to your room as part of the service.At a time when accomodations are minimal to save money for the operators, the Settlers puts service before profit as nothing was a problem - you even have a wide range of DVDs to choose from... for FREE. Thank you so much Alan, Sally and the team - you will be seeing the Farmers again soon!

Kindest Regards

Francine and Chris Farmer :)

Room Tip: Any one will do - however a second story room is always nice for the view. :)
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

See above. Well appointed and quiet with thoughtful touches.no dishwasher.excellent shower.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2011

We really liked this place. It was so easy to walk into town from here. Very restful stop over!

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Property: Settlers Motel
Address: 6 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, 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 Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#1 Spa Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#2 Family Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Settlers Motel 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SETTLERS MOTEL is a 5 star boutique motel carefully designed for your comfort and privacy. With relaxing decor and quality fittings you can be assured of a totally rejuvenating holiday, short break or romantic weekend away in superb accommodation which has that special touch. We are situated just 60 metres from Amuri Avenue in lovely tranquil surroundings with no street or traffic noise. We are a Qualmark 5 Star rated motel - Self Contained and Serviced - "Exceptional, among the best available in New Zealand." ... more   less 
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