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Maruia Hot Springs

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The actual hot pools, sauna, steam rooms and plunge pool were nice. The sand flies are abundant at the pools and can be annoying to say the least. Bug spray can be purchased at the front office. The food was delicious at the facility. The staff were polite and accommodating. The actual rooms looked pretty old and could use a...

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Maruia_Mktg, Marketing at Maruia Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed our pools and new bathing facilities. The sand flies can get annoying on occasion - unfortunately that's a part of being in amongst the stunning landscape we are set in. We have an indoor thermal pool for occasions when the sand flies are hanging around our outdoor area....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights on a hiking trip through the south island of New Zealand with a small group of friends. The setting within the lush mountain landscape is absolutely beautiful. Taking in the scenery whilst enjoying the hot pools is a fantastic place for relaxation and reflection. We went on a couple of hikes in the surrounding...

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Maruia_Mktg, Marketing at Maruia Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed our beautiful scenery and the array of wonderful activities around Maruia Hot Springs. - Well done for taking the 'plunge' in our new cold plunge pool! We hope to see you next time you are visiting New Zealand!

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to treat ourselves to a night at Maruia Hot Springs on the way home to Christchurch after tramping in the Abel Tasman National Park. We've driven past the hotel many times over past years but never stopped in previously. We were so pleased we planned ahead, and made a reservation to stay. The restaurant had a lovely menu...

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Maruia_Mktg, Marketing at Maruia Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hi and thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, thanks for your comments about our guest lounge, that is a very recent addition, so it's great to get positive feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to write your review and your kind words. We look forward to seeing...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Maruia Hot Springs a few times over the past couple of years and it just keeps on getting better and better. The new management team are a very friendly and clearly dedicated bunch. The things that stood out to me as the big leap forward and the must do experience for anyone visiting New Zealand are...

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Maruia_Mktg, Marketing at Maruia Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hi and thank you so very much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. We are very proud of our new direction and the upgrades we have made so far and we are excited about the upgrades to come. We truly have the most beautiful environment and scenery around us, we are so...

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

It's been 10 years since the last time we were at the hot springs. The last time the pools were a little tired. There has been a big improvement as new owners have just completed a major upgrade of the facilities with new pools, sauna, steam room and plunge pool. Completed 10 days before we arrived. Great improvements for what...

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Maruia_Mktg, Marketing at Maruia Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted you enjoyed our newly upgraded bathing facilities. The beetroot chips are one of our most popular food items too! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kaiapoi, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 April 2017

First visit there. Lovely spot, beautiful views, picturesque and breathtaking. 4 hot springs pool range from top 30s to low 40s, plus a 2.4m very cold water plunge pool that looks like a water well. The changing rooms are small, but modern, clean and tidy. There isn't a baby-changing table, and only 1 shower cubicle and 1 toilet cubicle. It...

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Maruia_Mktg, Marketing at Maruia Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad you you enjoyed our gorgeous scenery and brand new changing facilities. We will certainly take your comments on board in regards to the baby changing and we are looking to improve our walkways as part of our overall property upgrades. Given the environment we are...

Albury, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A much quieter and more natural option than Hanmer. The water is not treated so there are black floaties. It was so relaxing and the cafe is also a great place. I tried to get accomodation but it was booked out.

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Maruia_Mktg, Marketing at Maruia Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, the black algae in our pools is naturally occurring algae which proves our water is alive and healthy. The algae has been tested and was found to share similar properties to spirulina. Hopefully you will be able to stay...

Southampton, Hampshire
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This place is amazing. I honestly can't believe some of the bad reviews I have read on here? These people who write them must be so bored and lonely to write such nasty things. We had a great chat with Jen who was really passionate about the plants and hot pools, it was great to speak with someone who has...

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Maruia_Mktg, Marketing at Maruia Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and lovely words. Reading reviews like yours inspire us to continue with our journey to make Maruia Hot Springs the most wonderful place to visit to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. Our staff will be overjoyed to hear of your experience with us. We are so glad you enjoyed our pools, food and your...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Should have been a relaxing retreat from life, used to be. New owners obviously updating amenities but missing boat completely when it comes to relaxing peace and quiet. While the staff where generally very friendly they where also intrusive. It was like entering into an international backpacker environment with loads of young staff obviously having a wonderful bonding time but...

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Maruia_Mktg, Marketing at Maruia Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments, we will take these on board to ensure we create a relaxing atmosphere at our stunning location. We are in the process of upgrading our facilities which includes keeping the ground manicured and native planting around the pools.

Reviewed 7 April 2017

It is a lovely place to have a break. Yes, it needs some updates, but we have seen great work in progress. I was very pleased to discover a dry sauna and a steam sauna. Clean and well functioning. Very friendly staff, great food. Lots of hiking options. It was actually great to spend a day on St.James track and...

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Maruia_Mktg, Marketing at Maruia Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so please you had a wonderful time with us! We are very excited to show off our amazing new facilities and look forward to more in the future.

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maruia Hot Springs is located on the Lewis Pass in a National Park where you can enjoy picturesque mountain views and look out to the flowing waters of the Maruia River while bathing in our 100% Natural mineral hot pools. Our pools are completely natural (no chemicals used), enjoy bathing in hot water sourced directly from our bore, our water has a high mineral content, which is considered to have healing properties especially for skin conditions and joint and muscle pain. We have 3 outdoor hot pools, and an indoor bath house that are open 7 days a week from 8am-9pm. We also have a private bathing pavilion available by booking, or in our package deals. Come and enjoy a serene and quiet bathing experience away from crowds and cell phones. Our Cafe is open 7 days a week so if you are driving past grab a coffee and enjoy a foot bath amongst the wildlife and beautiful views from our deck. Perfect for bird lovers! The restaurant open 7 days a week and offers a fresh new Kiwiana menu and a classic breakfast menu that includes poached eggs with homemade Hollandaise sauce. Visit our website to book and come and enjoy a unique experience in the tranquillity of the mountains. As new owners we are passionate about working towards making Maruia Hot Springs into a World Class resort and a pure New Zealand experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maruia Hot Springs

Address: State Highway 7 Lewis pass, 7895, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island
Price Range: RM506 - RM741 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Maruia Hot Springs 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Maruia Springs Thermal Resort Ltd Hotel South Island
Maruia Springs Thermal Hotel Ltd
Hotel Style:
#58 Spa Hotel in South Island
#296 Luxury Hotel in South Island
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