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Chalets Motel
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
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“Mini-holiday”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I have stayed at The Chalets on a number of occassions for a number of different purposes. The hospitality is outstanding-- warm and friendly. I love the location-- a real get-away-from-it-all feel.
The units are always spotless and I feel safe and relaxed even if I am on my own

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 31 August 2013
Thanks so much for your lovely review Lois ~ we really appreciate you taking the time to pop onto Trip Advisor and do it for us. It's great to hear how much you like staying with us! =) Pat & Jock
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Was a fantastic get away from Christchurch, even if it was just for one night! Units were very clean, comfortable and inviting. Our outside chalet light was on for us along with our heater as we arrived early evening, a lovely touch! Hosts Pat and Jock both welcomed us and were very friendly. Would definitely stay again. Thank you

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
A great review for us Sally ~ thanks heaps, it was great to have you and Jo stay with us again, and we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and your night out in lovely Hanmer Springs ~ and the All Blacks won!! We look forward to seeing you again when you can make it up for a break again =) Pat & Jock
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We booked the chalets again as our previous experience in the spa bath chalet was excellent. We did not manage to get the spa bath chalet but instead a 2 bedroomed chalet (no8). We arrived at 2pm and were met by Pat who as ever had a very inviting manner. She showed us on the map which chalet was ours and we said it was fine as we had visited earlier (otherwise she would have taken us to the chalet) She did say she would visit us in a few minutes to show us how the tv etc worked.(which she did) We settled in and the views from the chalet was amazing. The chalet itself again was very clean more than adequately equipped and had the full chalet effect and felt like our own little place with our own car park outside the chalet.The main bedroom bed was very comfortable and we had an excellent sleep.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Hi David, Huge thanks for taking the time to post your awesome, positive review!! We thank you for choosing to stay with us again and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your second visit, this time in No. 8! It's really gratifying for us when guests return to stay with us, and it was lovely to see you again. Hopefully you can return for some R & R in lovely Hanmer Springs before too long =) Pat & Jock
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Sydney
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We stayed with another couple, renting Chalets #10 and #1. Both were exceptionally clean and very comfortable and warm. The spa in Chalet #10 was excellent. The hosts were very welcoming, making our stay a memorable one. With modern features and a traditional vibe, Chalet Motels has the best of both worlds - tucked away only minutes from the hot pools. We would most definately stay again!

Room Tip: Chalet #10 is the best for a romantic getaway - the spa is big, clean and cosy.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Hi John, a big thank you for your great review of yours and your friends' stay with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, even tho' it was only for one night ~ hopefully you can return before too long and enjoy a few more days of R & R with us in lovely Hanmer Springs!
We really appreciate you taking the time to do this great review for us, and we hope you have enjoyed your trip around NZ. Hope to see you again one day =) Pat & Jock
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

The Chalet was clean, warm and cosy. We would love to go back for at least 5 nights as only stayed one night. We had a lovely stay and hosts are very helpful. Close to town and to the Thermal pools. Enjoyed eating in with the full equipped kitchen. Thank you Pat and Jock.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Thanks heaps Heidi for this really great review, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Yes, it would be great if you can return for longer next time! Thanks again for taking the time to do this for us =) Pat & Jock
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We booked 2 nights in Chalet 10, which came with a big spa bath. It was our first break since October last year and we were looking forward to some down time. We were not disappointed!
Check in was smooth and friendly, with Pat being very welcoming. Our chalet was immaculate and without fault. It was a nice to see a full oven instead of the normal mini one - not that we used it except to heat up croissant and cook bacon for breakfast :).
The spa bath was lovely - the large bifold window allows you to enjoy a spa experience whilst looking at the stars with the window wide open. The electric blanket was welcome as it was quite chilly overnight, although the next day the weather was glorious enabling us to enjoy lunch outside on the picnic bench after a lazy morning in the pools.
The towels for the pools were available free of charge, and so was wi-fi which is an added bonus. Books and DVD's are also available free of charge at the office.
The chalets are dotted around, which was nice and it is a comfortable stroll to the centre of town. En-route you pass several cafes/restaurants. We tried Saints, where the stonegrill was excellent. The Log Cabin also does lovely fish and chips.
We walked up Conical Hill - rather steep, zig-zag path with spectacular 360 views from the top. On the way back, we detoured onto the Majuba Walk and then onto the Woodland Walk. In all, it took around 2 hours 40min and very enjoyable.
A lovely stay and we are already planning our return visit - my husband brought the key home so we have to really :)

Room Tip: Room 10 has a huge spa bath, where you can relax whilst watching the stars!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Thanks sooooo much for this awesome, positive and informative review!!! We are just rapt that you enjoyed staying with us in the Spa Chalet ~ it is a little bit of heaven when you really need some serious downtime! Glad you had a great time in our lovely little alpine village too ~ it's hard to beat for a retreat from the business of the city, that's for sure.
We so appreciate you taking the time to write this marvellous review for us, and we look forward to having you stay next time you can escape to lovely Hanmer Springs! =) Pat & Jock
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Burnie, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We stayed at the Chalets Motel for two nights, which happened to be the last two nights of our honeymoon. It was such a perfect place to stay, quiet and comfortable and the owners were lovely. Great views and short walk to town, we will definitely be back! Thanks again :)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Hi Elle & Travis, It was a pleasure to meet you and have you stay with us, and thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here at The Chalets. All the very best to you as you start your married life, and we hope to see you back 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
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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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