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“Solid 3 stars - but not 4”

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Alpine Springs Motel
Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Property advertised itself as 4 stars but in reality is only 3 star. Also has a 3-star price so that is fair. We stayed in a two bedroom unit. Adequate but quite small in the central living space. Marks on the wall next to the dining table from bashes by dining chairs showed what happened if 4 people tried to fit themselves around the table. Kitchen had the basics but no extras. I brought my own kitchen knives and that was a good thing. Cooking was a bit of a challenge but we managed. Unit was quiet and the view from our front door was lovely. Mornings were cold but the heating worked fine. Maneuvering the rental car on the property was a bit of a challenge as the units were close together and the landscaping, though pretty, put rocks or pots or wooden railings in places that made it difficult to back or turn the car. But we managed.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

The motel is located near the golf course. It is about a 15 minute walk to town. We appreciate this location because the town gets so busy. This area is a lot quieter. It's nice and relaxing. The staff is amazing along with the three white Labradors they have. We stayed in the Queens Studio room. The room itself has no view of the mountains but if you go to the garden/ backyard, there is a lovely setting there and the view is FANTASTIC! This is probably the best view that you can have in Hanmer in terms of accommodation. The room is VERY clean with high end fixtures and utensils/ kitchen stuff. They provide you with a welcome basket which has milk, tea, coffee and biscuits which they top up everyday. A great addition to the basket would be jam and butter I reckon - but that's just me. There is a double spa bath in the bathroom and we ended up using it every night on top of going to the thermal pools. The room would have been perfect if instead of the painting on the wall was a 42 inch flat-screen tv in front of the bed - but that's just us. Future suggestion/improvement for owners as tv a bit outdated but still functional... They also provide towels for when you go the pool. Once you finish using them, don't even try to dry it out as they will provide you with fresh ones if you go back to the pool. There is also a guest laundry that you can use for $2 each (washing and drying). Remember to bring your detergent or get one from reception. This is a lovely place and pretty straightforward with all the information they have in their website. This place is great for families and couples. Would stay here again if visiting Hanmer again.

Room Tip: The room with the best view might be the larger ones as sitting right in front of the golf course.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

This is the second time we've stayed here and I would highly recommend it. Lovely room, good location, fantastic bathroom (spa bath and power shower) and the owners are really helpful. Also absolutely love their golden retrievers. Excellent accomodation.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Great hosts in a great location. Right by golf course - perfect views! Gardens are full and brilliant to play in with our toddler. Comfy beds and the units have everything you may need plus more. its home away from home. Keep up the awesome work bob and rihan.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

What a fabulous motel. Vary clean and well appointed. Large spa bath. Lovely garden and surrounds. Very friendly hosts. Lots if free DVDs to borrow. Warm with a heat pump. The dogs are gorgeous. Free towels for the hot pools was great as we hadn't brought any and towels are $5 each to hire at the pools. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

The whole place is immaculate, clean and also lovely and relaxing. Hosts are very obliging. Would definately stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

We were fortunate enough to stay here at the recommendation of the hosts at another motel which was fully booked. What a great recommendation it turned out to be! We had the 'studio' (slightly less expensive) at the very front of the property with fabulous views of the golf course. Everything about it was first rate and although called a 'studio' it would easily accommodate a family. It was clean, well-equipped, quiet and the hosts were wonderful. I would recommend this to friends and family.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 121 Argelins Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: £89 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Alpine Springs Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alpine Springs Motel is a unique, peaceful, private complex and add of qualmark 4 star plus standard, set in an acre of mature landscaped gardens next to Hanmer golf course, with stunning alpine views in every direction. Our luxurious motel is the perfect place to stay on a getaway weekend, family holiday, business trip, or while touring New Zealand. The motel has 10 ground floor self contained studios and apartments located at the quiet end of Hanmer Springs. ... more   less 
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