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Harrogate Gardens Motel
Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Nice clean, tidy and well presented. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Bed and living area very compfy, and a nice bay window to sit on, with cushions.
Very close walking distance to shops and cafes etc. but still quiet and peaceful. Less than 150 mtrs to nice creak and walking tracks into the forrest.
Would definately stay again and would prefer more than any other location.

Room Tip: only two units avaliable and both with spas, so book in advance
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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harrogate2121, Owner at Harrogate Gardens Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2013

Good morning.
Thankyou for your wonderful review - very much appreciated.
We are chuffed to know you had a wonderful stay with us at Harrogate Gardens. We hope the rest of your trip to NZ was a success also - we look forward to seeing you again when you are next over in Hanmer Springs.
Kind regards,
Philippa and Kerry

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Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

What a great find. Excellently located in beautiful surrounds. The owners are the friendliest people you would ever meet. Accommodation is superb. Spa bath, washing machine, great beds, extremely quiet and great kitchen if you want to be self contained. Cannot recommend highly enough. A truly lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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harrogate2121, Owner at Harrogate Gardens Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2013

Hi there.
Thanks for taking the time to review us.
We are really plaesed you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you next time you are in Hanmer.
Philippa and Kerry

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Reviewed 18 February 2013

We arrived for our second stay here to find that I had inadvertently booked the " wee room", one which I didn't know existed -I thought there were just the two big units in the garden. The problem was that the wee room was unsuitable for my wife, who is disabled.

Kerry didn't hesitate. He told me to go and find some suitable accommodation in the village. He would be within his rights to charge me, but he wouldn't hear of it. Since it was a Saturday, Hanmer Springs was full, though we had to stay for one night instead of two.

The wee room is stylish, but it is wee, and has no furniture except a comfortable double bed and a small unit for the welcome tray Then there is a lobby leading to a very stylish bathroom with a good shower. It's much smaller than the other two units, but is just as stylish (the door leads out to a brick terrace with petunias, reminding me of home in England).

I want to publicly say thanks to Philippa and Kerry for their kindness and understanding. When they chose to go into the hospitality business, they chose wisely.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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harrogate2121, Owner at Harrogate Gardens Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2013

Hi Folks.
Thankyou for taking the time to review us . It was wonderful to see you back again and it was a pleasure to have you.
We are dissapointed for you that you did indeed book the wrong room. We realise the particular site you booked through is not very clear - and we are trying to get this fixed. We are pleasaed you were still able to get some positives out of your stay in the wee ensuite room - and hope the rest of your stay in New Zealand was successful.
Kind regards
Philippa and Kerry

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Reviewed 1 February 2013

This place is like a home away from home. No hotel feel at all which suited us perfectly.
Greeted by super friendly couple who made you feel welcome immediately

Beautiful garden setting. Spacious room, very clean and tidy amenities, large bathroom and spa bath in our room, sky tv, central location....

Theres nothing i can fault with this place and we would a happily return anytime.

Thanks so much

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Andrea B
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harrogate2121, Owner at Harrogate Gardens Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2013

Hi there.
Thankyou very much for taking the time to review us.
We are pleased you liked our homely touch , garden setting , location and luxury amenities.
It was really nice having you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again , soon.
Philippa and Kerry.

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Reviewed 1 January 2013

I stayed at the Harrogate Gardens Motel for 3 nights between Christmas and New Year. My room was extremely comfortable, very well appointed, spacious, warm and quiet. The room looked out across Phillipa and Kerry's lovely garden. The motel is very handy for the centre of Hanmer Springs. Phillipa and Kerry themselves were great hosts. Very knowledgable about Hanmer Springs and its various attractions and generous with their time and knowledge. This is a big step up from the ordinary motel room in quality terms. I would strongly recommend the Harrogate Gardens Motel to anybody.

Room Tip: Not a bad room in the place
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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harrogate2121, Owner at Harrogate Gardens Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2013

Happy New Year.
Thanks for taking some time to write a response. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay overall - we hope you found it relaxing.!!
We look forward to have you stay again next time you are in Hanmer.
Best wishes.
Philippa and Kerry

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Reviewed 13 December 2012

We have stayed here many times and have sent lots of friends to stay as well. Phillipa and Kerry are lovely friendly hosts always having the time to stop and chat or to whip up a batch of home cooking for you to smuggle up after a spa in the huge tiled bathroom. The beds are lovely and warm with the electric blankets. The garden is the perfect place to use the Free BBQ or to drift off with a good book. Just down a cute quiet side street to the pools 2 minutes away. See you guys again soon.

Room Tip: We have used all rooms BUT we do love number 1.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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harrogate2121, Owner at Harrogate Gardens Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2012

Hi there.
We are really thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us - it is certainly a pleasure to have you stay with us everytime you are passing through Hanmer Springs. That was a great looking trout you caught in the molesworth last time you were here - you made a great job of cooking it on the BBQ. It's great to know you are able to relax and ejoy you stay whith us and we look forward to catching up with you and your wife when you are in Hanmer next time.
Kind regards
Philippa and Kerry

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Reviewed 17 September 2012

My partner and I spent 3 fantastic nights here at the beginning of September and thoroughly enjoyed the warm hospitality from the hosts.
Location wise we found the 2 minute walk to the thermal pools and 5 minutes to town centre to be easy and convenient.
The self contained unit was clean, warm and very comfortable. With everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The home baking just added another level of service.
Well definitely come back again.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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harrogate21, Owner at Harrogate Gardens Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2012

Hi there.
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us.
We are pleased you had a wonderful 3 nights with us and enjoyed your stay in our lovely village. We certainly look forward to having you stay with us again next time you are in Hanmer Springs.
Philippa and Kerry

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Address: 21 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#14 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: £70 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harrogate Gardens Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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