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“Superb Bed and Breakfast in magnificent setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cheltenham House
Ranked #1 of 15 Hanmer Springs B&B and Inns
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Superb Bed and Breakfast in magnificent setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2010

If anyone travels to New Zealand, one of the most delightful B&Bs has to be Cheltenham House in Hanmer Springs, a fabulous spot in itself. Len and Maree are terrific hosts. If one is lucky as my wife and I were, one gets a cottage where the owners deliver a magnificent breakfast every morning. A friendly lab will come to the door but not enter the cottage! In the evening Len serves fabulous wines on the terrace or by the billiard table. They know the area well and my wife and I were given excellent travel tips. We have no hesitation in recommending this first rate Bed and Breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2010

We received a warm welcome from Len. We had the Morse room, spacious and well appointed with a useful private dining area where a hearty breakfast was served. Free Internet worked well. We enjoyed meeting other guests at ‘apperro’ time and then a game of Pool in the Oak panelled reception room once we returned from dinner. The Spa pools and restaurants are just minutes walk away, yet the house is very quiet. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Kenilworth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2009

Wonderful friendly service from hosts Maree and Len. We stayed in one of the garden cottages, which suited us perfectly. Meeting other guests each evening over glasses of free wine was very pleasant! The location right in the centre of Hanmer Springs couldn't be bettered.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2009

We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon, and it was probably our favourite accommodation on our month-long trip. The owners (names escape me...) were lovely, and evening wines on their deck was a great way to end the day. And the billiards table was fantastic (my husband particularly loved it). And Jordy the dog (looking oh so cute and wanting to come inside) made the place feel like home. Cheltenham house is conveniently located to the 'main' street of Hanmer Springs, and it is a gorgeous place to visit, Summer or Winter.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2009

We stayed at Cheltenham house for 1 night for our 1st year wedding anniversary and it was first class. The B&B is walking distance from the hamner springs and restaurants and shops. They offer towels to take to the springs. Breakfast is served in your room which was great. The rooms were spotless and had everything we needed. Our evening started with a glass of wine in the billiard room with the owners fo the B&B. It was great to get this chance to speak to the owners and meet the other guests. The owners are the friendliest B&B owners I have met.

All in all a great place and will highly recommend to anyone visiting Hamner Sprints.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Bay of Plenty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2009

This was our second stay at Cheltenham. This time we travelled with another couple. We occupied the two refurbished and delightfully comfortable adjoining garden cottages. It is peaceful, clean, convenient and friendly. Len's breakfasts have to be tried regardless of your diet! Len's and Maree's hosting of evening drinks in the snooker room by the open fire was dangerously enjoyable! If you miss your family pet whilst away from home then the family labrador will love you to bits. A really lovely place to base yourself in Hanmer.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2009

My husband & I stayed here for two nights in a Queen bed garden studio/cottage. The guest house is situated on a quiet street, among beautifully manicured and private garden surrounds. The generously sized rooms are beautiful - immaculatey presented and tastefully decorated. Hosts Len & Maree are just great. They go to a great deal of trouble to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of guests. We particulalry enjoyed the evening glass of wine in the billiards room with Len & Maree and other guests - such a nice touch. You don't have to leave your room in the morning to savour a delicious breakfast - it is brought to your room ( I'd highly recommend Len's omlette by the way! ) This was a 10/10 for us - perfect! Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cheltenham House

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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