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Cheltenham House
Ranked #1 of 15 Hanmer Springs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We had just one lovely night here, and can't wait to go back! Maree greeted us very warmly when we arrived and showed up to our room which was the 'Earl Room' away from the main house and it was warm and nicely decorated. We had a lovely soak in the hot tub before joining Len, Maree and the other guests for a local wine in the billiard room which was a really nice idea. We had a great nights sleep and breakfast was served in our room with a great choice of breakfast options. We will definitely be back we had such a lovely time and Maree and Len were the perfect hosts, Thank you!

Room Tip: Earl room was nice, didnt get a chance to see rooms in the main house
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2013 via mobile

We had one night away from it all and this place gave us a luxurious break. We felt very rested and ready to get back to the world after one night. Our sumptuous breakfast was cheerfully brought to our room nice and early and beautifully laid out before us. As we were leaving I was given a bag of pears to take home to our children. Such a delightful place to stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

We were coming to the end of our amazing honeymoon in New Zealand and Cheltenham House was our final destination before taking the flight back home.We couldn't have asked for more from this wonderful B&B. Maree & Len were wonderful hosts who welcomed us in high spirits.Maree got us set in comfortably and guided us for the apt. restaurants near by.Our room was on the ground floor facing the main road with an extended garden.The room itself is very well-done ,big,spacious,clean and perfectly done beds. The extension led us to the in-room breakfast table followed by a small garden.Location is perfect right in the centre of the small town.It is just a walk away from the springs.They have a nice collection of Dvds and also a big pool table in the living area for the guests to entertain. They invited us for some wine in the evening,though we couldn't join but seen some other guests having a good time.
The bathroom is kind of small,specially the bath area,could do with a bit bigger one..
Breakfast was served in room and was quite delicious and very well presented.
It was the most perfect ending to an awesome vacation.
We shall be back again!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank IamWanderer
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Beautiful B&B with well appointed rooms, and breakfast served in them. Len and Maree are perfect hosts, offering all the guests a glass of wine between 6.30 and 7.30 which created a fun event bringing the guests together. Among the many facilities on offer is a full-sized snooker table!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Thank WeeJohnnie
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

Maree and Len are the perfect hosts. We felt so welcome. The room was luxurious and the garden setting was beautiful. We really enjoyed being able to have our dog share our holiday with us. The location is so convenient, minutes walk from the shops and the forest walks. The gourmet breakfast served on the patio in front of our suite was a definite highlight. Only a two night stay but it felt like longer, we were so relaxed at the end. We definitely intend to return. Thank you, Maree and Len.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank LibbiW
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Cheltenham_12, Owner at Cheltenham House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2013

Thank you for taking time to review our property.
We loved meeting you and so happy you enjoyed your stay at Cheltenham House. Meg is an absolute delight and we welcome her to stay anytime. Len and I look forward to seeing you again.
Kind regards
Maree

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Reviewed 25 November 2012

We got to Hamner late afternoon on the sunday of Labour weekend with no prior booking....bit silly I know..... we drove around looking for "vacancy" signs. We saw a lovely house with B&B sign & vacancy, they had 1 room left. We were welcomed and shown around by this awesome property. I thought it might be out of our price range...but no.... to our surprise it was very reasonable. We met other guests in the billiard room for complimentary drinks which was a lovely touch. The cooked breakfast was served in our room and was brilliant. We could not fault the total experience.

Room Tip: wheelchair access, child friendly
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham_12, Owner at Cheltenham House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2012

Thank you for taking time to review our property and for your kind words. We are so glad that we had a bed for you and you enjoyed your stay.! We loved meeting you both and sharing time with you. It is the wonderful people we meet, that makes our lifestyle so special. Have a happy weekend and Len and I hope to see you again.
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Maree

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Reviewed 19 November 2012

We spent one night at Cheltenham House, which is conveniently situated near the Hot Pools, bars and restautants on a quiet side street. We stayed in one of the garden suites which were situated only yards from the main house. The room was spacious and very clean; the bed was large and comfortable. Drinks in the Billiards Room were a very nice touch where you have the opportunity to meet other guests as well as hosts, Len and Maree. We had already booked dinner at a restaurant in Hanmer but would have liked to have stayed and chatted a bit longer with other guests and our hosts. Breakfast, which was excellent, was delivered to the garden suite at an agreed time. A very friendly and comfortable accommodation and I would recommend this B&B to anyone that is visiting Hanmer Springs.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham_12, Owner at Cheltenham House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2012

Thank you for your kind words and taking time to write a review. We consider ourselves so lucky to be able to live in such a great spot and meet such wonderful people. Len and I hope to meet you again in the future.
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Maree

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Additional Information about Cheltenham House

Address: 13 Cheltenham Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: £120 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cheltenham House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a thoughtful mix of comfort, traditional elegance and warm NZ hospitality in one of the private suites in our gracious B&B or self contained accommodation, in our NEW, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Villa, built & furnished to 5 star criteria. Both are within 300metres or the Thermal Pools, restaurants, shops & forest walks. ... more   less 
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