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“Simply Lovely”
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Chalets Motel
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
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Reading
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Simply Lovely”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Excellent location, warm and very helpful welcome. Chalet has separate living area which was a nice surprise, even seats outside so that you can enjoy the sun. Wifi really good service at 5 dollars per day. Very short walk into town; would highly recommend. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ruth13reading
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Big thanks to you Ruth ~ we much appreciate you taking the time to do this great review for us.
Yes, the outdoor seating where you can relax and enjoy the views/sun/sunset has definitely been given a big thumbs up! =) Pat & Jock
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Bargara, Australia
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Our third and fourth stays here this year and as good as ever. The chalets are self-contained units and are well equipped, kept, comfortable and scrupulously clean. Wireless Internet access is good and cheap. The views are excellent and it is only a 15 minute leisurely stroll to the pools and restaurants (on which Jock and Pat will give sound advice). We’ll be back next year (as we said last year).

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Thanks Jim & Fran ~ wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again next year =)
And the little soap stick is working a treat!!
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Lovely small apartments with everything you need. Owners are happy to help. Great dvd collection and fantastic views from every unit. Tramp for the kids and handy to the pools. Will stay again, worth every penny!

  • Stayed March 2013
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Thanks heaps for taking the time to do this great review for us - Jock and I really appreciate it =)
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

If you want a friendly welcome, clean and comfortable self-contained accommodation, brilliant views and excellent walks all only a “stone’s throw” from the township, then the Chalets motel will fit the bill! Décor is simple and homely. The units are well equipped with a full sized stove, microwave and decent sized fridge. You can be completely independent if you wish or enjoy the delights of some jolly good restaurants only a short walk away.

Room Tip: All chalets have a view - choice is really dependent on numbers staying.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Jenny M
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Thanks Jenny ~ Glad The Chalets was just your cup of tea! We really appreciate you doing this lovely review for us. =) Pat & Jock
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

A stay in the Chalets is like being in the observatory/dome car of the Rocky Mountaineer - but with all the conveniences of home.

After our third visit to Hamner we have sussed out the fruit stands, the restaurants, the church fete and spa; they are all top notch. But the best part is coming 'home" to the Chalets at the end of the day.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 29 March 2013
Hi Mary Ellen ~ a big thank you for your great review! We are so pleased to hear that you had fun exploring our lovely alpine village and it's surrounds, and then enjoyed returning to your 'Home away from Home' here at The Chalets. We have put a trip on the 'Rocky Mountaineer" on our Bucket List!! =) Pat & Jock
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

We stayed at the chalets for two magical nights. We arrived late at night due to a plane delay and were still made feel welcomed by Pat over the phone and the room was left opened for our late arrival. The next morning we awoke to the the most amazing views of the mountains and were able to sit out on the deck and enjoy these magical moments. The chalet was very clean and well appointed and our hosts were both knowledgeable and friendly. Perhaps a little table on the front porch would be appreciated just to place our coffee or wine on .A great place to stay to relax and forget the rest of the outside world.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the mountains.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 29 March 2013
Thanks Trevor for your great review of your stay with us! We are glad you enjoyed your timeout here at our 'Home away from Home'. Nothing like some quiet rest & relaxation in our lovely alpine environment to recharge the batteries! We look forward to seeing you next time you 'cross the ditch' =) Pat & Jock
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

We stayed here again on our recent trip. As ever, the chalets were brilliant-comfortable beds, quality bed linen, well equipped kitchen and a view to die for. We had 2 nights there this time and in fabulous sunshine, sat out with our glass of wine each evening watching the sun go down. Pat and Jock are excellent hosts-they make you feel like friends. We will be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 29 March 2013
Wow - great review - thanks heaps! Thanks for returning to stay with us and we are thrilled you enjoyed your time here so much. Glass of wine - beautiful views - sunset - that's what holidays are all about! Hope to see you again on your next trip =) Pat & Jock
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Property: Chalets Motel
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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