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Chalets Motel
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
“Best hotel so far....”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We really enjoyed ou stay at chalets motel, it's the best stay of our trip through new zealand so far. Jock and Pat are very kind and full of really good travel advice! this hotel is perfect for families, couples or young people as we are. we would definitly recommend chalets motel to our friends and family for honey moons or just a short get a away. Thanks to Jock for all your good advices....we just visited the highland race court today :). Florence and Viktor

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Hi Florence & Victor! Thanks so much for your great review ~ we are just rapt you enjoyed your stay in our Spa Chalet. Hope the trip down south went well and you enjoyed the Bert Munro Weekend down in Invercargill in spite of the chilly weather! Look forward to seeing you again one day =) Pat & Jock
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

My friends and I had a great time in Hanmer at the Chalets Motel, it was nice and quiet, close to town, and the chalet was homely and functional with everything we needed. Looking forward to our next stay at the Chalets Motel.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thanks Conor! We much appreciate you taking the time to put this review on Trip Advisor for us - it's a great one, and we are rapt you and your friends enjoyed your stay. Yes, we look forward to seeing you again! =) Pat & Jock
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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Would highly recommend for a relaxing stay in the spa suite.
It is close to the thermal pools, golf course & restaurants in the village. Friendly helpful service all at a reasonable price. Will definitely go back to stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Hi Kristyn & Darrin, thanks so much for taking the time to say how much you enjoyed staying in our Spa Chalet. We are just rapt you had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again when you can make it back for some more R & R =) Pat & Jock
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Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2013

This stay at the Chalets Motel was a perfect break away! Extremely nice, functional & warm self contained chalet. Not far from local shops, restaurants, bars & amenities. Very helpful and friendly owners - I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anybody who would like to take time out in Hanmer Springs! Thanks for a wonderful stay & will hopefully be back for another visit!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Hi Chris, Wonderful to hear you had a 'perfect break away' with us at The Chalets. Thanks heaps for taking the time to post this great review on Trip Advisor for us - it's very much appreciated and we hope to see you again one day =) Pat & Jock
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

What a peace of heaven this motel is. I would love to keep this place a secret so there will be a place to stay when next in Hanmer! However you all need to know this motel is well worth a visit. The self contained, private chalets are homely and the beds are so cosy and comfortable. The heating is ample for the size of the units. 1 queen and 2 single beds in the 2 bedroom units. Towels to hire for $2 each so don't take your own. Close to amenities. Friendly, helpful hosts. What more could you want... highly recommend!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank Biffee63
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
What a great review for us! Thanks so much ~ it's great to hear you really enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, the $2 Spa Towel Hire to take to the Hot Pools is very popular! We so appreciate you taking the time to do this review for us ~ big thanks again, and we hope you can return to enjoy some more R & R when you can =) Pat & Jock
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We had only one night at the Chalets Motel just to get away from the hustle of Christchurch for a night. It was perfect for what we needed, a full kitchen, nice bedroom and bathroom. It's greatly situated just out of the town, so we were able to take stroll to the cafes and restaurants if we wanted. We will definitely come back a lot as it was a nice wee escape, and especially relaxing with the great hot pools just down the road!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Thanks so much Lucy ~ great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your 1 night stay ~ come back again and enjoy a few more days of R & R! We so appreciate you taking the time to post this review for us =) Pat & Jock
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Chalets motel and will definitely be coming back to stay. We met Pat on day 1 who was very friendly and welcoming, she also has a lot a knowledge on the area. The self contained room we had was spotless and had everything we needed. The pools are only a 5 min stroll away so we couldn't have asked for anything more. We could have stayed for longer as all the amenities provided ensured you had everything you could require.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Geoff M
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ChaletsMotel, Owner at Chalets Motel, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Hi Geoff, Thanks so much ~ that's a great review for us, and we are just rapt you enjoyed your stay here at The Chalets in lovely Hanmer Springs!

Big thanks too for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor for us, and we look forward to seeing you again! =) 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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