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Alpine Garden Motel
Ranked #16 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Very friendly and helpful owners who have thought of everything to make a pleasant stay. The Motel is close to the village centre but quiet and set in pretty gardens. The comfortable and immaculate apartment is particularly well equipped.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

We chose the Alpine Garden Motel based on TripAdvisor reviews. It was a perfectly fine motel athough we got a bit spoilt by some of the fabulous places we stayed on our trip so it wasn't the best value for money (although perfectly ok). Hanmer Springs was a bit of a weird place (we only really stopped there since after driving over the Lewis Pass it was always going to be too far to get to Kaikoura that night). It was the only place in the whole of NZ where people seemed to be depressed - I think it had been a terrible summer in Hanmer. However the Motel owners were cheerful :-). The Motel has free internet access but try what we could we couldn't get it to work. We tried fairly late in the evening so didn't want to bug the owners about it; apparently there had been some problems with the comms that evening due to the adverse weather.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Alpine Garden Motel is my favourite place to stay in Hanmer. It is always so lovely to chat with the owners - they have an incredible memory for people and are always very welcoming. We usually stay in one of the family rooms, and most recently the spa unit down the end. That is my favourite room - it has windows around 2 sides looking out to the mountains and the beautiful trees bordering the property. It's a very comfortable layout, very clean and best of all has a relaxing spa and kitchen facilities for making your own meals. Highlight of the stay is always the little wee cat Lochlan who is a little shy but loves a cuddle when you visit reception for a DVD! love this place, we will be back soon!

Room Tip: The spa suites are perfect for couples. The unit at the far end is very quiet and has a lovely view...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Great location close to the village centre. The appartment was clean and well equipped. Very welcoming and helpful owners.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

The hosts are very friendly, warm and welcoming and very helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable, really quiet, the motel is very close to everything and only 5 minutes from the Thermal Pools. Free towels for the pool, free Wi-Fi are a bonus. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

Great little motel. We stayed here for one night in November 2011. Walking distance to everything in Hanmer Springs. Friendly and helpful owners. Free towels for the Thermal Pools. Very comfortable unit at a great price. Quiet, had a great night's sleep.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

Cozy, clean, well equipped apartment with fantastic view. Definitely recommend.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Address: 3 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: £68 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Garden Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chris and Becky welcome you. Whether you are passing through or spending time in the Village and surrounds we want your stay with us to be relaxing and refreshing. All of our units are spacious, each with a sunny veranda, spectacular views over the Hanmer Basin and out to the mountains. Only a 5 minute stroll to all that the Village has on offer - the Thermal Pools, cafes and great restaurants. We are a 4 star rated motel and our nine modern units offer accommodation options for most travellers needs - comprising of 4 one bedroom, 2 two bedroom family units and 3 studio spa bath units, all of which are serviced daily. We have free Wi-Fi and free towels for use at the thermal pools. ... more   less 
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