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Scarborough Lodge Motel
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Warkworth, New Zealand
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81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“A good choice.”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

A boutique style accommodation, very well located within easy walking distance of town but far away enough to be quiet, on the edge of the forrest. There are two spacious rooms, a large and clean comfy bed and the apartment is fitted with everything we needed for a short stay in Hanmer. The host is really welcoming, and gave us some good local advice. I'd be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Me and my partner stayed here in January 2012 for the night and it was just lovely. A nice quick walk to the pools made it close to town yet still it was still far enough away to feel secluded from the busy area. Lovely big room with kitchen, dining area and outdoor area made it much nicer than any of the hotels on the main street. Definetly recommend this lodge if you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

The Scarborough lodge is more than "just a room", and we could have easily extended our stay if we had not made other plans. We felt that the room was decently priced as it included free Wifi and separate spa towels. What really impressed was the size of the room, with cooking facilities, massive bed and all the necessities. Also on offer beside Sky were DVDs free to use. Host was friendly and offered basic ingredients if we were going to cook. Looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

A short walk from the most amazing Hanmer hot pools, the best thing about this nice place was the hosts who were wonderful. We followed their recommendation to go up the nearby hill and to visit the hot pools (we'd have driven on and missed them otherwise) and had a brilliant time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Torquay, Australia
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

As per a previous review, at first glance Scarborough Lodge does not look anything special but as the old adage goes, "You can't judge a book by it's cover" it certainly applies here. We were greeted by a neighbour who was standing in for the absentee owners for the afternoon. I am so sorry I can't remember her name but she was so friendly and accommodating and showed us around the 2 apartments (there is only 2) that us and our two friends had booked explaining eveything and supplying towels for our use at the hot pools. Nothing was lacking in the unit and with free wifi thrown in for good measure we were set for the night. It's location and proximity to all Hamner Springs has to offer is superb so the car is just not necessary when restaurants, pools etc are so close. Graham the owner met us the next morning and he too was very friendly and eager to offer any touring tips to us. Do not hesitate in booking here if your travels take you to Hamner Springs, a lovely little town. Well done!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Sunshine Coast, Qld
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

The owner Graham was extremely friendly. We only had a fly by visit to experience the hot pools. We were glad we stayed here. It was an easy walk to the springs and into town for dinner. Graham supplied extra towels for us to take to the pools. There is easy parking close to the room which was great for lugging our luggage out early in the morning. There was a mini kitchen and a spa which is probably under utilised, I imagine, as we had had enough of soaking by the time we got back to the room. The room was lovely and warm to return to after a brisk walk home. It's a lovely village and I would recommend a stay here.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Okato, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Scarborough lodge is a small motel within easy walking distance of hanmer springs village, the rooms were clean, well equipped and warm (have heat pump). The host Graham is very friendly and has good local knowledge, he even offered to transport us to wedding we were attending at a nearby winery. Definitely would recommend motel.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: Scarborough Lodge Motel
Address: 34 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#6 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Scarborough Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scarborough Lodge is a couples-only retreat just a short walk from Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools Reserve. The property offers barbecue facilities, free Wi-Fi internet access and free parking. The air conditioned apartments feature flat-screen satellite TV with over 40 channels. Each apartment has a double jacuzzi, separate shower and a well equipped kitchenette. ... more   less 
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