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Settlers Motel
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Always look forward to coming back!!! :D”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

So nice to have a big comfy bed, tv, kitchenette with dining table AND the spa bath is magic! Thank you again as always AND for the free ride to my awards dinner ...that was over the top!!! :D Close to the spa, pools and restaurants and cafes too!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our motel. We try to ensure our guests are warm and comfortable and we can provide the best service possible. WE look forward to your return!
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

I highly recommend Settlers: super-friendly and accommodating when we added extra people; fresh, clean, modern. Large DVD library (at no cost) and minutes' walk to pools/restaurants. And to top it off, they returned to me an item of clothing - at their own cost. I will definitely stay at Settler's again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Settlers. We constantly strive to ensure our guests enjoy their stay and to provide the best possible service while you are here. We hope you visit us again some time!
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We had a wonderful welcome from Alan who ensured we had lots of info about the area, gave us some suggestions of things to do and actually showed us to our room which doesn't always happen nowadays.
The room was well appointed, spotlessly clean and extra bedding for the foldaway bed was supplied. I loved the wee bag of bath salts for the super large spa bath and the kids loved that there was a tv in the lounge and the bedroom!
Our kids were made welcome which also doesn't always happen nowadays and Sally was very helpful with my washing! (I had a bit of trouble with the machine and had to leave it still going through while we went out to meet friends for dinner. I got back and she had put it in the dryer for me)
With two young kids it is definitely a treat for us to stay in such a nice motel and I am pleased to say we didn't regret the extra few dollars at all. We would definitely stay here again.
Kelly and Allan Rea

  • Stayed July 2013
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about our motel. We are really pleased that you and your family enjoyed the Settlers experience and we look forward to welcoming you back some time!
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Takaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Hamner is not my "gig"-would in truth recommend Tekapo far above it as a comparable destination-particularly in terms of the springs; (Hamner we always find to be very dirty-the Tekapo ones are pristinely clean and far more relaxed); but as it were we had to stop over in Hamner on our way to Tekapo.
Thoroughly recommend this motel-very clean with pretty well everything you need. Nice bed linen but NB there is no oven-just a gas hob so watch what you expect to cook there. Also there seemed to be very few towels-only one tea towel and 2 bathroom towels.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Hanmer springs and our motel.
You may be interested to know that the water in Hanmer Springs thermal pools (other than the freshwater spring pools) is geothermal water from about 2 kms below Hanmer, originating from rain that fell to the earth's core 180 years ago. due to its high mineral content it will appear 'dirty' compared to fresh spring water (non therapeutic). The Hanmer thermal pools' water is tested 3 times a day to ensure its quality is safe for bathing.
Our units have between 2 and 4 spare towels in each vanity unit cupboard, so we apologise if you couldn't locate these and we change all towels and kitchen linen daily (unless rehung on our heated rails) We hope you visit our beautiful village again some time. Thank you for your feedback.
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Kaikoura
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

A beautiful, clean well appointed Motel. We stayed in a 2 room family unit. Would recommend this to anyone who wants a comfortable warm place to stay. The children enjoyed the use of the free dvd's, and Gran and I enjoyed having a lovely place to stay in!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Settlers. We work hard to ensure our guests are warm and comfortable throughout the winter months and we look forward to welcoming you back some time!
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Christchurch
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

The owners are very welcoming. The room was very comfortable, very clean and has everything you need. The little things are very well taken care of.

We go to Hanmer quite a bit and have never stayed at Settlers. I would have to say it's the best place we have stayed at in Hanmer.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Thank you so much for posting your recent review on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate the feedback and it is helpful as we move forward in our business ensuring guests enjoyment is paramount.
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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

My girlfriend and I purchased one of the pamper packages and didn't expect to have such lovely accommodation. Attention to detail was a big plus. I only wish we had more than one night there. Lovely welcoming owners. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
we are so glad your enjoyed your pampering visit to Settlers and our beautiful village. thank you for taking the time to review our motel. It is much appreciated.
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Property: Settlers Motel
Address: 6 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#2 Family Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#2 Best Value Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Settlers Motel 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SETTLERS MOTEL is a 5 star boutique motel carefully designed for your comfort and privacy. With relaxing decor and quality fittings you can be assured of a totally rejuvenating holiday, short break or romantic weekend away in superb accommodation which has that special touch. We are situated just 60 metres from Amuri Avenue in lovely tranquil surroundings with no street or traffic noise. We are a Qualmark 5 Star rated motel - Self Contained and Serviced - "Exceptional, among the best available in New Zealand." ... more   less 
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