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Cheltenham House
Ranked #1 of 15 Hanmer Springs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We felt welcomed and spoilt by Len at Cheltenham House. This is a character filled property in a quiet spot but right in the heart of Hanmer Springs. Everything is walking distance from here, so you can enjoy it all.

We stayed in the Rutherford room, a lovely room with breakfast table overlooking the garden. The breakfast was lovely and a great start to our days. An evening glass (or two) with hosts and other guests in front of the open fire is such a lovely touch. We would most highly recommend staying here.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

My wife and I stayed one night here in mid March. Everything was excellent and the hosts could not have been better. The room was gorgeous with a fireplace. It was the room right as you entered the house (can't remember the name). The "private bathroom" was down the hall so not ensuite. Two highlights were wine in the billiards room that was actually many glasses as Len kept filling the glasses and breakfast served by Mauree (sp) in our room. We both had Salmon Benedict and the night before I even asked Len (the chef) for hashbrowns and he included them. We would highly recommend a stay here and it is very close to the hot springs and only one block to the main street and restaurants including a great Irish Pub.

Room Tip: After looing at room next door it was ensuite and had a nice sun room which was nice, but ours had t...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights in february. Enjoyed the heritage charm of the house and the peace of the garden, great breakfasts, and especially the very enjoyable and social evening drinks on the patio with the hosts and other guests. Walking on the nearby trails- and soaking in the thermal pools was great too.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

We enjoyed just one night at Cheltenham House while on a motorcycle tour, and found it to be completely comfortable. The Hosts, Maree and Len, are fantastic, and we enjoyed their nightly cocktail party for their guests immensely. Easy walk to the springs and restaurants, and breakfast arrives in your room! We only regret we didn't have time to stay longer!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

What a fantastic B&B in the heart of stunning Hanmer. Len & Marie are wonderful special hosts that will make you feel welcome and at home from the very start. An easy walk to the hot pools, fantastic restaurants and many attractions. If you are even remotely considering a stay here, then click the reservation button and book your room - you won't be disappointed!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

After being away nearly a month our final stay was Cheltenham House which was such a treat we stayed another night. From the hot tub, to the annex in our room with armchairs and a table for our breakfast, to the billiard room which on one chilly night had the fire going. To our delightful hosts Len & Marie who not only help with our questions but what to do there and where to eat, they also hosted all the guest with a Happy Hour each night either in the billiard room or out on the terrace if it was warm enough, this was a great time to met the other guest. Everything is within a short walking distance. I would recommend this place highly to anyone wishing to stay at a B&B in Hanmer Springs.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

This is an excellent bed and breakfast. The location is close to both town and walking trails. At 6:30PM each day, the host and hostess gathered with many of the guests to enjoy before-dinner wine. They helped us make a last-minute dinner reservation on New Years Eve. A huge and delicious breakfast was served in our room. Everything was fabulous.

Room Tip: Our room was upstairs, but was very large and had a great view out the windows.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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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: £119 - £144 (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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