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Woodbank Park Cottages
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We found these cottages because everything else was booked full in Hanmer Springs when we arrived, and they weren't. I think this place deserves a lot more visitors and credit! The two cottages themselves are absolutely gorgeous and quite fancy, and smell great because of the cedar wood they're made of. Every little detail in the house was taken care of by the two very friendly owners. They brought us fresh eggs every day, made an extra bed (we were with three in the one-bedroom cottage) without charging any extra, and even provided a picknick basket, games and books, a bag with towels for the Hanmer Springs pools, and several movies for the dvd player. The terrace with great gas-bbq had a beautiful view all day through and lots of sun (see photo for the terrace). We never wanted to leave and booked an extra day (cause it's also not expensive for what you get at all), can recommend this to anyone!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We absolutely loved our time at Woodbank. The cottages were equipped with everything you could need and all the special 'extras' supplied like the eggs, cereal and snack platter were unexpected and a lovely surprise. We'll definitely be back!!!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

My fiancee and I stayed here for 2 nights (5-7 July) to celebrate our birthdays.
It's a rare occasion that we get away without the children, so it's important to us that we go somewhere truly special on these odd occasions. Woodbank Cottages are indeed truly special.
The cottage is somewhat remote, 5 min drive to Hanmer town but also a world away - just perfect for a break.
The cottages are very clean, very well equipped and very comfortable. The owners have really thought of everything, from large umbrellas for rainy days, to towels for the hot pools and the kitchen had everything we needed, and then some.
The bed if very comfortable, with a lovely view from the bedroom.
The log fire was great over the cold weekend (and was lit for our arrival), but the heat pump is there also if you need immediate heat (first thing in the morning).

We felt extremely relaxed the entire weekend. We hope to be back and will be definitely sending friends and family. We cant recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We stayed at the Woodbank Park Cottages in June 2013 and had a fantastic stay. The peaceful location and views were wonderful and the cottage itself was such a lovely wee place with top quality fixtures and fittings. The cosy woodfire was a treat and the bed was comfy. I would definitely recommend to couples wanting time away for a break. Couldnt fault anything and the hosts were friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

stayed there with my wife and baby for 3 nights.
the cottage was beautiful , well designed and well equipped with a beautiful forest around .
the hosts mike and Liz did everything they could to make our stay pleasant.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank yaron1976
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

These cottages are absolutely beautiful, they have everything you could possibly need in them, and the fire and up plied wood is a huge bonus. We will certainly be back. Absolutely wonderful. Quiet, comfortable, and the owners are lovely. They are only a small ten minute drive into Hamner itself which is really hand.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Catherine D
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Immaculate cottages with every detail thought of. Mike and Liz were amazing hosts and went the extra mile for there guests. This was the most perfect little cottage with the most perfect location for a couples weekend away (and very very quiet). This is the first proper holiday together my partner and I have taken in the 4 years that we have been together and it couldn't be more relaxing and enjoyable! We highly recommend it and will certainly consider returning to stay again!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Hayley A
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Address: 381 Woodbank Road, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
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Ranked #7 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: £113 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Woodbank Park Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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