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Chalets Motel
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Loved this place”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Perfect for a break away. 5 minutes walk to the centre of town but beautifully peaceful. The units are laid out to give you privacy, well appointed and spotlessly clean. The spa chalet is worth every penny of the higher rate. With a well stocked local supermarket this is an ideal spot if you like to self-cater. Owners are lovely, very respectful of your privacy but nothing is too much trouble. We struck it lucky - it snowed while we were here, just added to the magic.

Room Tip: Chalet 10 has a huge spa bath, lovely!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Thanks a million! This is an awesome review for us, and we want to thank you so much for positing it on Trip Advisor. That's so great that you enjoyed your stay in our Spa Chalet. Hope you can come and stay again and enjoy some more R & R on another visit to lovely Hanmer Springs!
Cheers, Pat & Jock =)
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Picton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Everything at Chalets Motel is great - the price, the separate and well appointed chalets, the location (walking distance to pools and restaurants/shops and walks/MTB rides) and the very friendly, welcoming and flexible service. I'd definitely stay again. Nothing was a problem to the owner - even to coping with us springing an extra person on him at the last minute when the whole place was full. Thanks!

Room Tip: All rooms are in separate chalets and have good views and sun. We were in the end chalet meaning noo...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Wow, we are so glad you had a great time with us at The Chalets, and we want to say a huge thank you for doing this wonderful review for us. It all helps us immensely, and we want to thank you for taking timout to do it for us. Hope you can return before too long =) Pat & Jock
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We had a great short stay here - the rooms were nice & relaxing and the view of the surrounding mountains on the clear hanmer morning was beautiful. Would definitely recommend it. If I was looking to pick holes it would have been nice for sky to be in HD and the internet to be faster, but those points are obviously not part of the core experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Hi Chris, thanks heaps for your great review! That's awesome that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, and we really appreciate you taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor for us. Look forward to seeing you again one day. =) Pat & Jock
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We stayed for three nights and timed our visit to concide with a huge dump of snow! We were rapt as there was snow all around the grounds of Chalets Motel which meant we didn't have to go and "find snow" - we able to sled, build snowmen and play in the snow just outside our chalet! We also woke up to find it was snowing on Saturday morning! We're from Nelson and our daughter is eight years old - we see snow up on the hills but it's the first time we've seen so much of it as a family. Pat and Jock are amazing hosts who left us to it while giving us everything we needed and more. Pat was empathetic on the phone before we left Nelson as the Lewis Pass was closed for the first hours before we were due to travel so we weren't sure we were going to get there as planned. We loved the cosiness and privacy of the chalet we were in, the vistas it provided plus the lovely stroll into town. I stayed here three years ago with my daughter and extended family and I'm sure we'll be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 7 July 2013
Hi Lynda, Wow! Thanks heaps for your awesome review. We are just rapt that you had such a good time here on your 'winter escape'. Yes, it was great timing to catch a good dump of snow, and we certainly were a 'Winter Wonderland'. The snowmen are just about all melted now and we can see the grass again. There's plenty of snow on the mountains tho' so our ski-field team is very happy. Hope to see you back again, maybe in summer! =) Pat & Jock
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

A lovely place to stay - a warm, cozy chalet with a gorgeous view of the mountains. We stayed for a couple of nights with our toddler and it worked out really well. Pat was very friendly and helped us get settled in. The kitchen was well equipped, which made it easy to cook our own meals while we were there. Nice and close to playgrounds, walking and biking tracks, and the pools. Would definitely recommend the chalets to friends and family!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 24 June 2013
Thanks so much Kristy for that awesome review. We are just rapt that you had such a good time here with us at The Chalets in lovely Hanmer Springs! We do appreciate you taking the time to do this review for us, and we hope you can come and stay again before too long =) Pat & Jock
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New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
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Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

Only stayed one night and this motel is very comfortable and very clean. Loved the separate chalet style which gives you space from the neighbours. The chalets are very spacious. We had a separate bedroom. Excellent location. Walking distance into the town and pools. The views are lovely from the units.
We got an extra bonus of the use of large spa towells for the pools and free wifi.

  • Stayed June 2013
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 24 June 2013
What a great review for us! Thanks heaps, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at The Chalets. Life's busy, and we do appreciate you taking the time to post this on Trip Advisor for us. Hope to see you again =) Pat & Jock
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Alexandra, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

very clean tidy and warm, great hosts Pat & Jock. I would recommend the Motels to all my friends. We stayed two nights and had a great time. We were up graded to the Motel with the Spa Bath in it which was really great and enjoyed having a Spa after Bike riding in the forest.

Room Tip: The room with the Spa bath
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 15 June 2013
Hi Marg, thanks heaps for posting your great review of your stay with us. We do appreciate very much you taking the time to put it on Trip Advisor. It was great to catch up and we hope you can come up this way again before too long. Keep warm down there! Best Regards, 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 #7 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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