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Settlers Motel
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Once again an awesome stay at the settlers inn, excellent friendly service from the moment we booked through to leaving. Nothing was too much trouble and all the team were so friendly. Can highly recommend for anyone looking for top rate accommodation and a great price.
Once again thanks for a great experience.
Paul

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

It was my first trip to Hanmer Springs, second for my partner who loves the place. I wasn't sure what to expect and was I was not disappointed.

We were warmly greeted upon arrival and taken to our room and shown around. Settlers is off the main road so no traffic noise, and a very short stroll to springs, shops and restaurants. We strolled to the hot pools for an hour or so before our dinner reservation at one of the local restaurants.

Good choice of DVD's in reception which you can take to your room to watch at no charge or security deposit. Strong connection with the free Wi-Fi to.

The room was very comfortable, clean, tastefully decorated and the bed makes for a good nights sleep.

I loved every second of Hanmer Springs and the accommodation was the perfect way to spend our last night in New Zealand.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We were gifted a holiday from my husbands work, and chose to visit Hanmer....We hadn't been there for years. It truely is a lovely place. We loved our stay at the Settlers Motel. The unit was lovely, and the wee gifts, especially the 'teabag' for the bath were very much appreciated!!! The hosts were lovely, and have dvd's to borrow, and towels to take to the hot pools....... The service within the township was superb....many a town could do with some training from the staff in Hanmer. We were made to feel like we were one of the locals. The quiz night at the Whateva Cafe was well worth attending, and filled in an evening......An amazing trip, we stayed three nights, but felt like we had been away a month.
Thank you Hanmer Springs Village.

Room Tip: We were kindly upgrade to an upstairs room because we were staying three nights. Our romm was very...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank TheIrelandClan
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Excellent Motel, great location, quiet and close to everything. Nice property. Nice comfortable rooms. Very friendly staff (& 2 cats, possibly ragdoll persians -not in the rooms of course!) When we stayed the staff were friends of the owners looking after the place for a couple of weeks and they were very pleasant and helpful. Good choice of DVD's in reception & you can take more than one to your room to watch at no charge or security deposit. Great chocie if staying in Hanmer Spings.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

First time in Hanmer Springs so really didn't know a lot about what we were booking. Pre-booked for 1 night but ended up staying for a second. Ended up being in a great location, just off the main road so virtually no traffic noise, and a short stroll to springs, shops and restaurants.

Rooms were good and tastefully fitted out. Maybe a bit on the small side but still more than adequate for a short stay. Motel staff were very helpful.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Third time staying at the Settlers, and as always excellent. The welcome warm and friendly. The room well appointed, clean, quiet, and very comfortable. The Settlers is located close to the center of town, but back from the main street just far enough to miss traffic noise. We had two nights at The Settlers, the second morning woke to snow everywhere. Unfortunately this meant the Lewis Pass was closed so the trip home was a little extended, we had to do the long way round via a very angry Kaikoura coast. I digress.
Our stay was wonderful, we will be back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I arrived at the motel for 1 night on a short trip to relax and explore after a business trip to NZ. The motel was perfectly located in a quiet street close to the spa and geothermal pools, both of which were fabulous! The staff at the motel really look after you well . My room was very well equipped with a spa bath, veranda and kitchen - and they lend you towels for the pools and DVDs. Next time I will definitely stay more than one night!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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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
#2 Best Value Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $111 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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