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“Couldn't fault it! Immaculately clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Settlers Motel

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Settlers Motel
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
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Takaka, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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“Couldn't fault it! Immaculately clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Hamner is not my "gig"-would in truth recommend Tekapo far above it as a comparable destination-particularly in terms of the springs; (Hamner we always find to be very dirty-the Tekapo ones are pristinely clean and far more relaxed); but as it were we had to stop over in Hamner on our way to Tekapo.
Thoroughly recommend this motel-very clean with pretty well everything you need. Nice bed linen but NB there is no oven-just a gas hob so watch what you expect to cook there. Also there seemed to be very few towels-only one tea towel and 2 bathroom towels.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Hanmer springs and our motel.
You may be interested to know that the water in Hanmer Springs thermal pools (other than the freshwater spring pools) is geothermal water from about 2 kms below Hanmer, originating from rain that fell to the earth's core 180 years ago. due to its high mineral content it will appear 'dirty' compared to fresh spring water (non therapeutic). The Hanmer thermal pools' water is tested 3 times a day to ensure its quality is safe for bathing.
Our units have between 2 and 4 spare towels in each vanity unit cupboard, so we apologise if you couldn't locate these and we change all towels and kitchen linen daily (unless rehung on our heated rails) We hope you visit our beautiful village again some time. Thank you for your feedback.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

A beautiful, clean well appointed Motel. We stayed in a 2 room family unit. Would recommend this to anyone who wants a comfortable warm place to stay. The children enjoyed the use of the free dvd's, and Gran and I enjoyed having a lovely place to stay in!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Settlers. We work hard to ensure our guests are warm and comfortable throughout the winter months and we look forward to welcoming you back some time!
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

The owners are very welcoming. The room was very comfortable, very clean and has everything you need. The little things are very well taken care of.

We go to Hanmer quite a bit and have never stayed at Settlers. I would have to say it's the best place we have stayed at in Hanmer.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you so much for posting your recent review on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate the feedback and it is helpful as we move forward in our business ensuring guests enjoyment is paramount.
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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

My girlfriend and I purchased one of the pamper packages and didn't expect to have such lovely accommodation. Attention to detail was a big plus. I only wish we had more than one night there. Lovely welcoming owners. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
we are so glad your enjoyed your pampering visit to Settlers and our beautiful village. thank you for taking the time to review our motel. It is much appreciated.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Settler Motel. They are very friendly and helpful and make your stay a special one. I needed a weekend away from Christchurch as life is busy busy and the perfect place to wind down and relax is in Hanmer Springs and the best place to stay is Settler Motel. Comfort and warmth with all home necessities you need. If you want a weekend away and to experience top rate accommodation then Settlers Motel is the accommodation for you! A+++++

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our Motel and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Settlers. We are constantly working to ensure our guests have a relaxing and comfortable stay and will want to return!
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

I purchased my boyfriend a pamper pack for his birthday. By default we ended up at Settlers Motel and we were both really happy with the Motel.

Beautiful setting, close to the town, all the movies you can imagine free to watch, clean, tidy.... what more can you ask for!?

Would definitely stay again a+++

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of our motel. Your feedback keeps us in touch with what our guests are saying and helps us with future planning to ensure you enjoy your experience at Settlers.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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 Spa Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#2 Best Value 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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