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The St James
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Stayed at the St James for one night whilst in Hanmer for a weekend. Was really impressed with the cleanliness of the place for a start, very new and modern rooms as well. Great views over the park. The St James is an excellent location, with everything in walking distance including most restaurants so no need to drive anywhere.
What impressed me the most was the wonderful friendly service. What a nice warm welcome and so helpful. We also recieved a bag with towels to use specifically for going to the hot pools just down the road so bath towels weren't used. What a great idea, especially if you forget to bring towels yourself. If you are looking for nice, clean and modern accommodation in Hanmer, then this is definitely the place. Would definitely return here.

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Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

A lovely motel, clean modern rooms. Superb bathroom. Just a bit expensive for a motel. we stayed for 1 night, but it was the most expensive motel we stayed at on the south island. but in this situation suppose you do get what you pay for.

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

We had a lovely deluxe studio room - beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We had a friendly welcome and our stay was hassle free. We really appreciated the free use of the laundry complex, a great added extra. Close to hot pools and shops / restaurant - only a 5 minute walk. We are planning to return as soon as we can.

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Excellent Hotel, very nice and comfortable, very friendly and helpful people. We would recommend this place, it has been the best place in NZ during our overseas stay. The design of the rooms are more than excellent (bed, bathroom, living room), Paul and Rea are so friendly that you dont miss anything. We would stay there again and again. Follow the recommondations of them for dinner and you will have a wonderful evening.
If you stay in Hanmer, there is no other choice !!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

There really is nothing that can be added to the praise already heaped upon this hotel by many reviewers. I can't think of a single thing that could be improved. The welcome is exceptional, the word 'comfortable' does not even begin to describe the bed, the views are magnificent, the cleanliness is impeccable, the bathroom and bedroom are beyond reproach.

I've stayed here three times now, and would not even consider any other hotel in Hanmer.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

I would recommend to anyone this place is very nice and I will stay there again. Rooms are fantastic looking out to the lake and hills. The Deluxe Studio Unit is very nice and has everything you will need. There are places to eat within walking distance and close to the HOT POOLS. Guest information is set up and easy to access. The owners are lovely and always ready to help
The beds are so comfortable if you are looking to stay in Hanmer Springs I would recommend staying at The St James

Room Tip: all rooms are fantastic looking out to the lake and hills
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We arrived at 9pm at night with a booking only for the following night. Paul said that they only had the Suite left and arranged for a deal for that night and for us to stay in the suite the following night.

Great location, great facilities - top stuff!

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Additional Information about The St James

Address: 20 Chisholm Crescent, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: £99 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The St James 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hanmer Springs newest accommodation. 5 Star rating. The perfect place for couples to relax and recharge. Located in the centre of the village - park the car and stroll to the restaurants, cafes, shops and thermal pools. Self-contained studios and suites with panoramic alpine views, sunny patios/balconies, luxury bathrooms and oh, so comfortable beds. ... more   less 
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