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“A pleasant haven”
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Chalets Motel
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Enjoyed our stay here with two teenage girls. We experienced warm and generous southern hospitality. Pat shared relevant information with us on arrival and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Our unit was very clean (we have high standards of cleanliness) and comfortable. A reasonably easy walk into town for pools and restaurants. We would certainly stay here again as a family or a couple. Good value.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2013

Great review ~ thanks so much for taking the time to put it on Trip Advisor for us ~ we are rapt you enjoyed your time with us in lovely Hanmer Springs. =) Pat & Jock

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Reviewed 21 January 2013

We sure enjoyed our stay here. We were so close to town center, yet far enough away to be very peaceful and quiet. ( not that the town is rowdy by any means!) This property is well maintained, clean, and fully equipped for a long stay. We took advantage of the DVD collection, the laundry, kitchenette, and books. We enjoyed the forest walks, car trip over the back of the mountain and the fine restaurants in town. We were not so impressed with the hot springs, too many people and way too commercial for our tastes, but others enjoyed immensely!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2013

A big THANKYOU Anna for your great review of your stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in our lovely alpine environment, and we certainly appreciate you making time to write your super review for us. Hope you had a good trip home! =) Pat & Jock

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Reviewed 19 January 2013

What a lovely place to stay to get away from it all.Lovely friendly hosts make you feel like a home away from home,The kids enjoyed the tramp and also borrowing a dvd to watch for abit of quite time.So close to the Hot Pools with great views.Would recommend to everyone!

Room Tip: stayed in a 2 bedroom chalet,great comfortable beds to sleep in.
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2013

Lovely to see that you really enjoyed your stay here with us, and thanks heaps for taking the time to write your great review of your stay ~ very much appreciated! =) Pat & Jock

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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Hosts very welcoming on arrival. Chalet was excellent, clean and well equipped - nice to have your own little bit of space. Easy walking distance to centre of town yet quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the main street. Would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2013

A big thank you Clive for your great review. We do really appreciate you taking the time to go on Trip Advisor and do it for us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. =) Pat & Jock

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Reviewed 11 January 2013

Upon arrival at the Chalets Motel office we were warmly and genuinely welcomed. It was Christmas Day and there was no hint from Pat that we had disturbed her day. It shows that Pat and Jock value their customers. Whenever we saw either of them on the property we were greeted.
We love the separate chalets, the cleanliness and the added touch of a newspaper in the morning.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2013

Thanks so much Ian for your lovely review! We really appreciate your comments, and it was a pleasure to have you with us at Christmas time. Thanks heaps for taking the time to go on Trip Advisor for us =) Pat & Jock

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Reviewed 11 January 2013

Pat and Jock provided me and my friends with the best accommodation we could have asked for. They were so friendly and helpful and more than happy to help us out when things didn't go as planned, even gave us a lemon so we could make some famous kiwi dip!
Definitely best motel I've stayed at in NZ thanks so much Pat and Jock I've already told family and friends where to stay when they're in hanmer :) :)

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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2013

Thanks Erin ~ that's an awesome review you have given us and we do appreciate it heaps.
Look forward to seeing you again for that 'girls' weekend!! =) Pat & Jock

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Reviewed 10 January 2013

A beautiful position overlooking the mountains with superb views all around. We felt as if this was our home. There was a small garden to the front and rear so we could sit outside and have different views. There was also a side garden with a private washing line. We had a separate bedroom which was unexpected for the price we paid. The kitchen was well equipped and having been travelling for such a long time it was great to be able to cook a meal and not have to go out and eat. The cleanliness was superb, we wish we could have picked the whole house up and taken it with us everywhere we went. Pat and Jock were so kind, we wouldn't think of ever staying any where else should we go to Hanmer again

Room Tip: We were high up and had fabulous views
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2013

Thankyou so much for the wonderful review you gave us. We do strive to put everything in the Chalet to make it a 'home away from home', and the beautiful mountain views are an extra special bonus! And yes we do agree that it's great to be able to cook your own dinner sometimes on holiday, instead of having to eat out every night. So glad you enjoyed your time with us.
=) Pat & Jock

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Address: 56 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: £75 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chalets Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your hosts, Andrew & Vera, welcome you to The Chalets Motel, a unique alpine retreat situated in the picturesque resort of Hanmer Springs. Famous for its Hot Thermal Pools. We offer 10 totally separate, modern, fully self-contained alpine-style chalets, including Luxury 1-Bedroom SPA chalet and 2-Bedroom Chalet with wheel-chair access. Each chalet has its own carpark with space for mountain bikes. All chalets have stunning views of the hills and surrounding mountains. Sunny & quiet. Spacious grounds ~ children's playarea with trampoline and swing. LCD TVs with 50+ SKY Channels, includes all Sport Channels. Free WiFi and DVDs. Easy 600 m stroll to the Hot Thermal Pools and village centre. ... more   less 
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