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Scarborough Lodge Motel
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Hanmer Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Horsham, Vic. Australia
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102 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Lovely!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

As per a previous review, at first glance Scarborough Lodge does not look anything special but as the old adage goes, "You can't judge a book by it's cover" it certainly applies here. We were greeted by a neighbour who was standing in for the absentee owners for the afternoon. I am so sorry I can't remember her name but she was so friendly and accommodating and showed us around the 2 apartments (there is only 2) that us and our two friends had booked explaining eveything and supplying towels for our use at the hot pools. Nothing was lacking in the unit and with free wifi thrown in for good measure we were set for the night. It's location and proximity to all Hamner Springs has to offer is superb so the car is just not necessary when restaurants, pools etc are so close. Graham the owner met us the next morning and he too was very friendly and eager to offer any touring tips to us. Do not hesitate in booking here if your travels take you to Hamner Springs, a lovely little town. Well done!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Sunshine Coast, Qld
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57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

The owner Graham was extremely friendly. We only had a fly by visit to experience the hot pools. We were glad we stayed here. It was an easy walk to the springs and into town for dinner. Graham supplied extra towels for us to take to the pools. There is easy parking close to the room which was great for lugging our luggage out early in the morning. There was a mini kitchen and a spa which is probably under utilised, I imagine, as we had had enough of soaking by the time we got back to the room. The room was lovely and warm to return to after a brisk walk home. It's a lovely village and I would recommend a stay here.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jalaky
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Okato, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013 via mobile

Scarborough lodge is a small motel within easy walking distance of hanmer springs village, the rooms were clean, well equipped and warm (have heat pump). The host Graham is very friendly and has good local knowledge, he even offered to transport us to wedding we were attending at a nearby winery. Definitely would recommend motel.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RSBLJV
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Auckland
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67 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

This motel was in a great location very close to the centre of Hanmer Springs and the hot pools etc. The host was extremely welcoming and helpful on arrival. The room itself was large and very clean with a kitchenette, sofa, flat screen TV, large bathroom with spa bath, and a little garden out the back. There was Sky TV in the room, including sports and movies, which I thought was fabulous.
One negative was that the walls were very thin, and I could hear everything the people next door were saying in the night, the shower going, the toilet flushing etc. Also, I personally found the bed was a little hard for my liking, but then I am extremely spoilt with a fantastic pillow top super-king bed at home, so not much really compares to this except in 5* hotels.
All in all a good stay, and the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. I would recommend staying here, good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lisamarieauckland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013 via mobile

This is the second time we've stayed here and we would come back again and again. The owners make you feel very much at home and nothing is too much trouble. Last time they even did our laundry for us!
The rooms are spacious and very clean with everything you need and the location is a two minute walk away from all the action. Fully air conditioned with sky television and a fully equipped kitchen.
I would recommend the Scarborough Lodge to everyone, it's a lovely place to stay.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andrea Q
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

Just the warmest welcome received by the host Graham. We arrived to a freezing cold temperature in Hanmer and Graham turned the heat pump on. The unit was spectacular and very cosy. The com pendulum provided awesome information on local eateries wether it was a thumbs up or please avoid. The location is handy and walks all round. The hot pools are a must do. Our unit also came with a king spa bath.....very nice indeed. Can't rave more. We stayed there from December 7th- December 8th 2012. Stunning service.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lois h
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Kilcullen, Ireland
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273 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed in Scarborough Lodge for a night while doing a tour of the south island and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The lodge is in a good location, close to the centre of Hanmer, and all the main attractions of the area. We were welcomed warmly and the room we were given was spacious and very clean. The bathroom was also quite large with a spa bath. Unfortunately because we spent much of the day at the thermal pools in Hanmer, we didn't actually make use of it! The bed was comfy and the owners very helpful, recommending places to eat (and those to avoid!). They also gave us extra towels to bring to the thermal pools. There was a wide range of channels on the television if you wanted to spend the night in too!
Overall, we felt that Scarborough Lodge represented exceptional value for money and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Scarborough Lodge Motel

Property: Scarborough Lodge Motel
Address: 34 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#5 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Scarborough Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scarborough Lodge is a couples-only retreat just a short walk from Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools Reserve. The property offers barbecue facilities, free Wi-Fi internet access and free parking. The air conditioned apartments feature flat-screen satellite TV with over 40 channels. Each apartment has a double jacuzzi, separate shower and a well equipped kitchenette. ... more   less 
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