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“Exceptional”
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Marchmont Gardens
Ranked #2 of 15 Hanmer Springs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Exceptional”
Reviewed 11 October 2012 via mobile

This place has everything we want to an exceptional standard - comfort, privacy, cleanliness, very comfortable bed, etc. the garden setting is superb. We took the mid-week self-catering option which was good value for money. The way the place is set up is very modern with lots of nice little touches. It would be a great place to stay in summer and winter.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Argelins1, Owner at Marchmont Gardens, responded to this review, 12 October 2012
Thank you for your review and for the photos of the kitchenette and Dunblane bathroom so hard to take!
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

First I highly recommend this B&B if you're wanting a relaxing stay in Hanmer. My partner and I got the non catered midweek special in the Mount Dunblane suite which was $160 a night and well worth the money! First impressions= modern, spacious and very clean (which is a big one for me). Huge bed, with dining table and lounge area, sparkling new bathroom with great shower water pressure. The little extras really made it like the manuka scented shampoo, conditioner and body lotions, the variety of tea and coffee types, the towels provided for the hot pools,cookies and the modern decor. Marchmont gardens is about a 10 minute walk into hanmer 'town' which was nice to be somewhere secluded and quiet. The room looks out onto a beautiful garden with amazing views of the snow capped hills. The room itself is very warm with a heat pump and heated floors in the bathroom. I have only the smallest negative that the curtains let a lot of light in in the morning that woke us up but thats also a good thing to have sunlight flooding in =) The hostess (Bindy) was great not too absent and not too invasive. This B&B is pretty much next to the golf course which is a bonus if you're into that kind of thing.

Room Tip: Mount Dunblane suite had a bath tub of decent size and bubble bath provided!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Argelins1, Owner at Marchmont Gardens, responded to this review, 27 August 2012
Thank you for your comprehensive review, sorry about the light coming through the curtains nobody has mentioned it before, must have been quite late in the morning!!!!!!!!!!! So good to have somebody take up our midweek special. Hope all study goes well.
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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

We spent two nights at the Marchmont Gardens in July 2012 at the end of a loop through the northern part of the South Island.

Bindy and Peter are terrific hosts; our welcome couldn't have been more friendly nor more informative. Bindy is a "local" with a wealth of knowledge and a long family history in the Hanmer Springs area; very interesting to talk to.

We chose the Mount Dunblane Suite, which was the epitome of style and comfort - from the luxurious bed to the sparkling clean bathroom to the sun-bathed sofa. Calling it a room doesn't do it justice, in size it is more a small apartment and every need has been anticipated. The view across the immaculate gardens to the nearby snow-capped peaks is magnificent.

Bindy's breakfasts are wonderful, right down to her setting the table in your suite with quality silverware and napkins matching the colour theme of the suite. We tried both the continental and the cooked options, and couldn't fault the quality (nor the quantity!!).

If/when we return to Hanmer Springs we wouldn't hesitate to stay again at the Marchmont Gardens - it was just the best experience.

Room Tip: There are only the two suites, and either would be perfect.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Argelins1, Owner at Marchmont Gardens, responded to this review, 15 August 2012
Thank you for your generous praise look forward to seeing you both again. You were the first to mention the cutlery! I often wondered if guests took note!!!!!!!
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Room: Mt. Dunblane
Length of stay: 1 night

Pros:
Lots of privacy
Garden + mountain view
Large cozy, clean, modern room
Yummy breakfast delivered to our room
Newly refurbished bathroom (heated flooring & towel rails)
Towels in a carry bag for us to bring to nearby thermal spring
Nighttime home-made nibbles
Fresh fruits in the room
Cookies, assortment of tea and coffee
Huge selection of DVD
Free wi-fi

Cons:
We didn't stay long enough :( Should've cut our Christchurch stay short!

Thanks for making us feel so welcome Bindi :) We truly enjoyed our stay :)

Jane & Calvin

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2012 via mobile

Bindy made us very welcome when we came to stay in April this year. My partner and I were very impressed with our luxurious room overlooking stunning gardens and a view of the mountains. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone considering it. We will definitely be going back.

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Sydney
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Marchmont Gardens was the perfect way to end our NZ holiday. The surroundings were relaxing and the service was outstanding. It was everything we needed to complete the perfect holiday experience.

Room Tip: Either room will be ideal.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Woodinville, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

The rooms are more like individual town houses (called self-contained units here) so we had a complete sense of privacy. The room is very clean and modern but with lots of comfortable places to sit (inside and out). A lot of B&B's only have a bed but this place had a small kitchenette, a living room, a table and an outside table and chairs. The location is right on the golf course and an easy walk to the Pitch and Putt which was lots of fun and surprisingly challenging. I don't think there's a better place to stay in Hanmer than here.

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Argelins1, Owner at Marchmont Gardens, responded to this review, 22 April 2012
Thank you for bringing the room size to the attention of our future guests, they are, more like apartments.
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Property: Marchmont Gardens
Address: 123 Argelins Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Marchmont Gardens 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two purpose built adjoining suites in their own garden ,separate from the main home. Each suite has a small kitchenette microwave no hob but a barbacue is available. Your breakfast is delivered to you at your appointed time to eat in the garden or in your suite, a self cater option is also available.Guests must enquire if they wish to bring a pet. ... more   less 
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