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Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Pending being washed and/or blown away from our camping area we decided to try Hanmer for the night. We were lucky to get the last room available due to the new year rush.

From the time we walked into reception the service was excellent with them even trying to contact us soon after checking in to tell us our car windows were down with rain coming.

The facilities are second to none with guests having full access to a modern kitchen and lounge area where we prepared our meals and enjoyed having dinner without having to pay to eat out somewhere. The room was beautifully presented with the ensuite spa bath much appreciated after tenting for the previous nights.

The location was so close to the pools we didn't have to brave the public showers at the hot pools, being able to walk across the road back to the inn and have a leisurely shower there.

Overall the night was relaxing and just what we needed with staff helping out anyway they could. It was probably not somewhere we would have booked but would now definitely be booking there next time we are in Hanmer.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

one of the best and most friendliest motels Ive been too. The new owners are working very hard to make this already great place even better. Service was excellent and the lounge area is large, warm and spacious. A big log fire for reading and meeting new people. Best place to stay in Hanmer
Highly recommended

Kobus S

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Kobus S
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed at the Drifters Inn during our honeymoon. We were very impressed with the atmosphere of the place, the hosts went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and able to get the most out of the beautiful place Hanmer Springs is. Excellent place, we will definitely be staying there again and again!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Kara B
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

From the time we arrived the owner was extremely helpful and informative. Guest amenities are superb. Very highly recommended. The lounge and kitchen facilities are brilliant. Very relaxing environment.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Kerry Cheryl N
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Check out the Drifter's Inn opposite the Hot Pools in Hanmer, NZ, just like a luxury back packers. On-suite rooms, clean commercial kitchen with luxury lounge. Great hosts and even towel for the hot pools across the road. All for $100 per night per room - perfect,

Room Tip: go for the cheapest smaller rooms as your only in there to sleep , they are still great and the rest...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We chose this hotel originally for its great location, but were pleasantly surprised at its lovely friendly managers Penny and Mike and the warm welcome they gave us. The room was adequate for an overnight stay, but we were impressed with the large and spacious lounge area and communal kitchen for the guests. It had a lodge feel to it, cosy and welcoming and our hosts were most helpful with anything we needed. Easy walk to everything and didn't need the car. Good value and would stay again.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms would give you more privacy from the carpark
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We had a superb stay at the Drifters Inn and it is literally a stones throw from Hamner Springs so the location is fantastic. The room was beautifully presented and immaculately clean as were all of the communal areas and facilities. We received a very warm welcome from Penny and Mike (Managers) who were very helpful and gave great recommendations both for our stay at Hamner Springs and the rest of our visit to NZ. They really couldn't have been nicer. We would highly recommend staying ay the Drifters Inn and with the benefit of hindsight, we would not have spent the time that we did in Christchurch - we would have just headed straight for Hamner.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Houstie H
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Additional Information about Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs

Address: 2 Harrogate Street | North Canterbury, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
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Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $81 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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