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Chalets Motel
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Superb”
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Great place to spend two nights on our South Island trip.Jock was a magnificant host,friendly,helpfull and great accomodation.Units were clean and had everything you required.
Very short stroll to town and veryquiet,
Thanks for having us!
Paul

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
And thanks for staying with us Paul! We really appreciate you taking the time to do this 'superb' review for us, and that you enjoyed your stay so much. Hope to see you again one day when you can make it down to the Mainland! =) Pat & Jock
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

What a great find! The Motel is a few hundred metres out of the centre of Hanmer which meant it was beautifully quiet and peaceful, yet everything we needed was easily accessible (especially the ducks and the swings!) The motel units are all quite separate and sit amongst well kept lawns and trees.
The hosts, Jock and Pat,are absolutely charming and were very generous with their welcome and made us feel quite special! The motel servicing is completely unintrusive too.
The location was delightful especially with all the autumnal colours.
Great place...we'll be back!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
Huge thanks to you Sue for doing this great review for us! We are so glad that The Chalets suited you so well and that you had a good time with us in lovely Hanmer Springs. Look forward to seeing you again =) Pat & Jock
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Greymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I loved the layout of the Chalets and the fact that you were so private. I would have spent a week there if i could, it was very peaceful and the view was beautiful. Very friendly welcoming staff. Chalets were very warm comfortable and clean! Cheers Jock

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
Thanks heaps Lauren! Great review, and we thank you for taking timeout to do it for us. Would love to have you stay for a week next time! Cheers, Jock & Pat =)
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Lytham St Annes
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

A perfect place to end our holiday in New Zealand. We were in chalet number 1 and we had a fabulous view up to the mountains on one side and across the valley on the other - a real alpine picture. The weather was fantastic and the chalet was great. Everything you needed and very comfortable. Perfect location just outside the town but only five minutes walk into the town and the facilities. Jock was a perfect host, very friendly and helpful. Some lovely walks in the area and who could resist the thermal springs, especially at night when you can see the stars. Brilliant. We had only booked two nights but could have stayed much longer. Many thanks for a fabulous couple of days.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
Hi Chris, Thanks so much for your awesome review, and we are just rapt that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We very much appreciate you taking the time to do it for us. =) Pat & Jock
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

This was our last accommodation before leaving the South Island. Everything was perfect. We stayed at cabin 8. It was very cosy and had a good view. We quite like the wooden design and felt like being home. Jock even provided free towels for our thermal spa. Thanks heaps!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 27 April 2013
Thanks for that wonderful review ~ just 'perfect'! Glad you picked us to stay with as your 'lucky last' accommodation in NZ before heading home. We do also appreciate you taking timeout to post this on Trip Advisor for us. Hope to see you again one day =) Pat & Jock.
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Mascot, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 22 April 2013 via mobile

Cabins are cosy and comfortable. Jock was very welcoming. We only stayed one night but wish we could have stayed longer. The two bedroom cabins are a little more classy than the 1 bedders, but they are still good, cosy and very clean. All was great. Thanks Jock.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 27 April 2013
Thanks heaps Mark ~ we are rapt you enjoyed your stay with us, and we much appreciate you taking the time to post this review for us on Trip Advisor. Hope you can return' one day to lovely Hanmer Springs! =) Pat & Jocki
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 22 April 2013 via mobile

We had one chalet and cousins another near by- perfect privacy and the most glorious view of mountains and the Lewis Pass. Chalets had everything needed for a relaxed self cooking stay but were a short walk from town for eating out too. Warm and comfortable, each chalet is well situated on the property which is high enough to afford all round views. Our hosts were extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming. Unreservedly recommended!

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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 27 April 2013
Hi Amanda, Thanks heaps for your great and positive review ~ very much appreciated! And big thanks too for taking timeout to post it on Trip Advisor for us. Hope to see you again one day =) 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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