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Harrogate Gardens Motel
Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Reviewed 22 November 2009

After reading other reviews, we decided to book our one night stay at the Harrogate Gardens Motel. It was even better than we expected. Large, clean and well appointed rooms. Philippa a perfect host.

After we checked out, we headed down the street for some breakfast. A few minutes later, Philippa, along with her gorgeous terrier, Millie, found us. We had left a wallet in the unit and she came looking for us!!! THANK YOU AGAIN, PHILIPPA!!!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2009

This motel is a great place to stay overnight. The rooms are very spacious with excellent facilities and the location is very central. Probably not the best choice if you don't like dogs as the owners small dog will jump up onto you! Other than that, this place is practically perfect!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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harrogate21, owner at Harrogate Gardens Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2009

Thanks for the recommendation. We are pleased you enjoyed the stay - sorry about millie's excited behaviour - time for puppy training school.... Hope to see you again when you are over this way.

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Reviewed 18 October 2009

Nothing fancy and the bed a bit soft for my liking but so much more than we expected for the price! Private, warm, clean, quiet and very central. Just what we wanted for an afternoon arrival and early check out tomorrow before heading down to Christchurch for our flight home.
Phillipa is a sweetie... Thanks Trip Advisor, we would never have found this one without you!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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harrogate21, owner at Harrogate Gardens Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2009

Hi there - thanks very much for your review - it was lovely to meet you both.
Our apologies for the soft bed in the ensuite room- we are looking to replace it in the near future - next time you are over you might like to try our spa unit - the beds are firmer and the rooms more spacious.
However we are pleased you both enjoyed your stay and we look forward to catching up when you are next over our way.

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Reviewed 16 September 2009

We found this absolute gem of accommodation and hospitality by accident. Kerry and Philippa run a very professional acommodation house not to mention their NZ warmth and helpfulness. There are only 3 full self contained units so Kerry and Philippa very much have a personal focus with their guests. They have excellent local knowledge as well as international knowledge as they have travelled and lived oveerseas and therfore appreciate the diveristy in their clients. I'll be returning to this motel and staying for a longer period of time, do yourself a favour and stay ay Harrogate Gardens Motel when in Hanmer Springs. It's also well located close to the centre of town and many bush walks

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2009

Stayed in Hanmer Springs overnight. The Spa booked us into this motel (which has 2 very nicely appointed apartments at the rear of a property) and we weren't sure what to expect. The property was very centrally located - 5 minutes walk or 1min drive from the spa and was very secluded. The bathroom was lovely with a nice spa bath and there was a washing machine hidden in a cupboard in the kitchen if you wanted to throw a load on.

It is definitely a hidden gem and would recommend it to anyone staying in Hanmer.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2009

After a horrific experience with a neighbouring establishment. My fiance and I were in need of a place to stay. A freind reccommeded Harrogate Gardens and it was everything we had hoped for and more at a very reasonable price.

At first I was a little dubious as the motel units are set amongst the garden at the rear of the owner's villa. However I was pleasantly surprised, there was plenty of off street parking ,the room was quite and private.

The room was big and airy with a fully equiped kitchen, complete with complimenty homemade slice (very yummy), the bathroom was big by normal motel standards with a shower and a double spa bath.

Our stay was pleasent and we found the room excepctional value at $90/night.

when staying in Hanmer I would not stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2009

Harrogate Gardens is about a block and a half away from The Spa in Hanmer Springs. The motel (which really is more like a bed and breakfast) only has two units available and is hailed mostly as a retreat for New Zealanders or friends of locals as it's not exactly on the tourist radar. The units are very large. They have a studio apartment feel with a large bedroom/living area and kitchen/kitchenette. The bathroom was huge and had a staning shower and a large, two person whirlpool/jacuzzi tub which was excellent. There is plenty of space. The room I was in had a bay window overlooking the garden the homeowner maintains. Linens were clean and so was the rest of the room. The homeowners that maintain the property make you feel like family and service the room as your there. She even gave us Easter eggs when we arrived and was more than willing to help make our stay as homey and pleasant as possible.

If you're going to Hanmer Springs and want to feel relaxed and at home on vacation in a beautiful and quiet environment, stay at Harrogate Gardens.

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harrogate21, owner at Harrogate Gardens Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2009

Hi there , SJ1923.
Just a wee thanks for your kind words on this site - we were alerted to it by friends in the industry.
What a great write -up! It was so nice to meet you and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and if you are ever back this way - we'd love to see you.
Thanks again. Philippa and Kerry Higgs.
Harrogate Gardens motel.

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Additional Information about Harrogate Gardens Motel

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: £67 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harrogate Gardens Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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