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“Handy location, great service”
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The St James
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Handy location, great service”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend. We were very impressed with everything. Will stay there again and definitely recommend others. Nice and quiet as well at night. Handy to shops, pools and restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

We stayed overnight in the executive suite on the ground floor which was lovely. The room was clean and tidy and very spacious. It had a full kitchen which would have come in handy if we were staying longer. The bed was lovey and comfy and we had a great nights sleep as the room was very quiet. When we arrived we were given plenty of information about things to do and where to eat around Hamner Springs. The hotel is very central and an easy walk to all restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed two nights last week (via a Hanmer Springs Pamper Package) and found The St James to be a very relaxing, clean, quiet and well appointed place to stay. We chose a downstairs room for easy access, and enjoyed our meals (from a local takeaway shop) in the afternoon sun on the patio that stretches out to the lawn.
Our concerns that there might be noise from upstairs were unfounded as the building has high noiseproof specifications. The bed was extremely comfortable.
We will be recommending this motel to our friends. Staying two nights meant a much more leisurely visit to Hanmer Springs - especially mid-week - which made for a truly excellent Pamper Package.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

This was a very clean and up to date hotel with a patio, lawns and view of mountains. It seemed brand new, it was super clean and appointments were up to date. There is a laundry and free movies from office. Owners were very accommodating, friendly and helpful for places to eat and things to do. You can walk to everything but are off the main drag so it's quiet. We highly recommend the St. James.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Friendly welcome from motel owners , who showed us to our very well appointed studio unit .Beautiful bathroom , bedroom area had a small deck with views of the hills .Must be stunning in the winter when covered in snow.
Short walk to the hot pools and well located for dining out at local restaurants.
Will return as we should have stayed longer.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

We spent last weekend at the St James and loved it. We had a warm welcome from Jan who is the stand in manager and she soon had us settled in our room. We booked the spa suite and although we didn't use the spa it was worth it for the extra space, the room was huge! The interior design was tasteful and appealing and the linens were of good quality. It was nice having the option of 'green top' fresh milk rather that the normal 'blue top' UHT. The views are great and the location is spot on, you can walk everywhere. Will definitely stay again!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Our stay at the St James was wonderful. Every detail had been thought of, the décor was superb and everything was immaculately clean. Our terrace overlooked a wonderful view and we loved the village. We received a very warm welcome and our hosts were helpful throughout our stay. They even gave us towels to use at the spa after we had checked out! A pity we were not able to stay longer.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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