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The St James
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 June 2013

The St James is a lovely hotel and its friendly staff and service made our trip complete. The hotel includes free wifi and towels for the thermal pools. These little details are appreciated! We traveled with our three month old and the room was set up in advance with a crib and extra towels. The staff went out of their way to help us - including locating a wedding gift we wanted to buy and to return to us something we left in the room. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

The St James is a high quality complex with wonderful views, services and staff. We loved our stay and intend to return in the near future. Close to all services and restaurants. We can highly recommend The St James to all travelers.

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Reviewed 22 May 2013

This property is close to everything in Hanmer Springs and is very well appointed. The owners work hard to provide everything to the highest standard - they are very attentive and helpful. All the fixtures and fittings in the room were top quality and the bed was magically comfortable. We ate out which was almost a shame as the kitchen facilities were wonderful.

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Reviewed 12 May 2013

This was an amazing weekend and a stunning place to stay. Close to everything, clean gorgeous room, friendly, helpful service. Would not hesitate to recommend to everyone. The bed was so comfortable I didn't want to leave, was so warm and cozy in the room. They had enough tools in the kitchen to actually make a meal. Thank you!

Room Tip: Loved having the spa in the room, didn't even go to the pools the whole weekend!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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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.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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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: £109 - £179 (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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