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Settlers Motel
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
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Singapore, Singapore
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253 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Good property....”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

we stayed for a night. Just off the main street of the community. Therefore very close to the hot springs - walking distance unless it is raining or cold - approx 500 to 700 metres. There are units on 2 floors. No lifts. Units are nice and roomy. Beds are ok and sleep quality is good. The toilet in our upstairs room had a sloping roof just above the WC and that made it difficult for taller people to use it. No / weak exhaust fan in the toilet made life difficult for the other occupants especially since windows were closed as it was winter. Very nice furniture in the bedrooms - solid wood. The dining table and the sitting area was a bit cramped. The kitchen was well stocked and even had rice bran oil for cooking if you needed it. There is a complimentary common laundry with washing powder & liquids. There are also complementary towels for guest to take to the thermal springs. There is specific identified car parking space for each unit. Overall we liked the place quite a bit and would certainly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank RRC_1976
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 12 September 2014
thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor.
We appreciate your feedback.

There is a ceiling fan over the shower for the bathroom and we also have a long pole in the wardrobe for opening the window if you cannot reach the top opener. Our upstairs studios are not big, but have everything our guests require and they are very cosy in the winter.

We will consider a sign by the window advising the location of the pole to open the Velux.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Settlers.
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Cronulla, Australia
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

My partner surprised me with the Pamper Package in Hamner and we stayed at Settlers. After a day of relaxing and massages, coming back to our room was perfect. The bed was warm and comfy, and the bathroom was clean and well equipped with towels and toiletries. The cleaning standard was immaculate, and the customer service we received from the owners was faultless. The only downside was that the kettle didn't work! But that was a minor glitch in an otherwise perfect stay. Close to town and the spa.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 12 September 2014
Thank you for your review on trip advisor and we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your comfortable room and stay at Settlers!
We look forward to welcoming you back one day!
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Very nice hotel in a very pretty part of the world. the room was fitted out with quality furniture and fittings and had basic cooking facilities if you wanted to stay in. there is also a free DVD hire service.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our beautiful Village and that you found everything you needed to make your stay comfortable.
Our kitchenettes are well equipped for cooking light meals and enjoying a night in.

We hope you visit again!
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Great service, helpful staff and free use of Wi-Fi and a great selection of DVDs. Bed was comfortable and room was very clean and warm. A few minutes walk to the pools which was handy. Happily stay here next time we are in Hanmer Springs!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Jemz-01
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you found Settlers comfortable, enjoyed our Beds and enjoyed our Settlers touches to help make your stay enjoyable. We look forward to your return one day!
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Our long weekend stay was very comfortable in one of the upstairs 1 bedroom units. Facilities were very good and the place was spotless. The skylight window in the bedroom was great to see the stars but could have benefited from a short piece of string so shorties could pull down the blind!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Graeme M
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor and we are glad you enjoyed your Settlers experience.
We are certainly in a quiet and private location but so close to the Thermal Pools and village.
We are sorry you didn't locate the pole in the bedroom wardrobe which opens both the Velux skylight window (yes great for star gazing) and pulls down the blind.

We hope to welcome you back some day!
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Read some reviews of hanmer hotels before my partner and I stayed there. We really wanted to stay in braemar lodge but it was booked out. Hotels are pretty pricey in hanmer so we read reviews of settlers motel and decided to try it. Best decision I ever made! Pretty sure the girl on reception was Tamara and she was so lovely and helpful! She showed us to our room which was warm and smelled lovely when we went inside! Spacious and immaculately clean! Literally every surface was shining! I worked as a housekeeper for a year so my standards are high and this hotel surpassed all my expectations. The rooms have everything you could need and the spa bath was amazing. Hugh collection of DVDs in reception too which is such a nice touch. They even had towels we could take to the hot pools. By far the nicest hotel I have stayed while I've been in New Zealand (including a couple of 5 star resorts) and I wouldn't even consider another hotel to stay in in hanmer. I can't believe it was only $175!

  • Stayed August 2014
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you so much for your positive review on Trip Advisor. We all work hard at Settlers to ensure our guests have a great time and enjoy the Settlers hospitality. Our housekeeping team certainly do a great job and we have passed on your comments! We have a lot of complimentary facilities so we do feel we are value for money, with no extra charges added to your bill when you check out. We hope we can host you again some time in the future. Once again, a big thank you from the Team at Settlers, Hanmer Springs.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Why havent I done this before? This is a fabulous place to stay - the 2 room unit was perfectly positioned off the main roda - very close to the pools - closer to the restaurants and bars - but not so close to hear any noise! We could have stayed for weeks! The unit has absolutely everything you need - even electric blankets (which you dont need as the unit is warm and cosy anyway!). Thank you!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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sallysettlers, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the 'home away from home' feel of Settlers. We are certainly in a quiet yet handy location to the Pools, village, restaurants and shops. We look forward to your return!
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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 Romantic Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#1 Spa 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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