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Settlers Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$142*
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing could have been better. Great location, clean, friendly & informative staff, loved the special treats (Easter). Nice & quiet, easy walk to town. So many places to eat we never cooked. Free towels & laundry - nothing seemed a problem. Thanks Alan, really appreciated your local knowledge. Would stay again.

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Really enjoyed my recent stay at Settlers Motel. The accommodation is very modern, clean and the property is located just off the Main Street, about a 5 mins walk to the hot spring pools. The apartment we had consisted of a kitchen area, lounge, dining area and balcony which overlooks the car park and town. We had a separate bedroom...

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I have stayed at this motel. I definitely recommend it. Staff are very lovely and welcoming. Rooms are very clean and tidy. Beds and pillows are comfortable. Very quiet at night.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend Settlers!! Handy location to pools & town area & close to forest walking tracks. Lovely greeting by owners & our room was just perfect & the welcome basket & little touches all very much appreciated. Courtesy pool towels. Free WiFi. Quiet rooms. Warm and very clean unit. Can't wait to visit again. Thank you!! 😀

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Thank Pearlklah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few days in Hanmer at the Settlers with the kids for some R&R. The 2 bedroom apartment was awesome! Very clean and tidy with comfortable beds, well decorated with great kitchen facilities and all the utensils that you would ever need. Nicely serviced on a daily basis. Just a short walk to the Springs and some nice eateries....

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Thank Andy M
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed overnight in Hanmer Springs and chose Settlers Motel. The motel was clean, comfortable and quiet. A short walk to restaurants and cafes and the thermal pools. Would not hesitate to stay again and recommend Settlers to anyone travelling to Hanmer Springs.

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our motel. We are pleased to hear you had a positive experience and will be recommending us to others. Thank you so much!

Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a warm welcome and the room was nicely set up. The room was ideal for our needs and was comfortable and clean. They had just installed a new Wi-Fi system and there were a few problems logging on but our host was most helpful in trying to resolve the issues. We appreciated the loan of DVDs and towels...

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, we really appreciated you taking your time to tell us about your stay! We have recently needed to make changes to our Wifi system (as one does from time to time as hardware and technology change or need upgrading). It is a little harder when we are in a small rural town away from...

dunedin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very quiet and all the things you expect from a 5 star motel. We would definitely make a point of staying if passing through Hanmer Springs. Our unit even had swings for smaller visitors. Managers very accommodating and went to the trouble of contacting us about a forgotten iPad cable.

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on our Motel and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Ground floor family unit. It is ideal for families with small children with the private rear garden and swing set. We hope to be able to welcome you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely & great place to stay. Excellent location, spotlessly clean, laundry facility and can't speak highly enough for Alan & Vivien, they advised us the best things to do in Hanmer springs, they always polite and helpful. Highly recommended and definitely return if we visit NZ again 😍

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review on our Motel and we are pleased to hear that our Motel Relief Managers made you feel so welcome! We hope you do return if you return to NZ.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We thought this 2 bedroom unit was one of the nicest we stayed in during our 10 days in New Zealand. We could walk to several restaurants and the spa only a few blocks away. Kitchenette seemed a little small but we didn't use it anyway. I was very happy when we walked into the room. It was on the...

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settlershanmer, Owner at Settlers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Motel. We really appreciate your feedback. We are indeed handy to the Thermal pools and the village but just out of sight down a side street which does help with ensuring a peaceful stay away from the main Avenue. We hope you will return one day!

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Settlers Motel

Address: 6 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: RM497 - RM693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Settlers Motel 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Settlers Hotel Hanmer Springs
Settlers Motel Hanmer Springs
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#2 Family Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
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“Our room was excellently appointed, due to only an overnighter stay can't exactly give a valid tip re room choice.”
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“The upstairs studios provide better privacy and own balcony.”
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“Top floor with balcony - great sunset views”
  • Great presentation when you enter
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