1. Heritage Hanmer Springs
Evoking historic charm in the renovated heritage Hanmer Lodge building, Heritage Hanmer Springs is an excellent choice for travellers looking for a slice of luxury and good food. The international hotel offers both well-appointed hotel rooms and self-contained villas with self-catering facilities. The Garden Room is your entry-level room, while the Deluxe Room provides more space to stretch out. During your downtime, enjoy laps in the outdoor pool in summer, get competitive on the tennis or petanque court, and dine at the elegant Isobel’s Restaurant & Bar. The menu showcases local produce through Pacific cuisine. Vegetarian and vegan options are available if asked.
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2. Greenacres Alpine Chalets & Villas
Retreat to your own European-style chalet in an attractive park-like at Greenacres Alpine Chalets & Villas. The eco-friendly haven makes it easy for guests to recycle and conserve power without eliminating comfort and convenience. Speaking of convenience, foodies will love the full kitchens to spruce up their own meals. Chalets feel spacious thanks to the high ceilings and a range of layouts to suit different group sizes. See more recommendations like this in our list of 10 Best Family Accommodation in Hanmer Springs.
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3. Hanmer Springs Retreat
After a day of adventure or unwinding in the thermal pools, retreat to this peaceful motel-hotel hybrid just a 10-minute walk from town. Hanmer Springs Retreat offers a range of rooms for couples, friends and families, as well as a marvellous on-site restaurant. Five Stags Restaurant & Bar serves hearty New Zealand cuisine in a hunter’s lodge-inspired setting. As for rooms, couples will find value in the Studio Room or a place to be pampered in the Studio Room with Spa Bath, while the One/Two-Bedroom Suites and Two-Bedroom Apartment provide ample space for families of four. All rooms at least have a kitchenette to make your own simple meals and an ensuite.
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4. Village Lake Apartments
For those who want a kitchen that’s bound to compete with your kitchen at home, take a look at Village Lake Apartments. These elegantly-designed apartments are just moments away from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools. Each provides oodles of space (96m2) and two bedrooms. Aside from keeping cosy with the underfloor heating and gas fires, the designer kitchen is a joy to cook in with stainless steel appliances! The bathroom has the added luxury of a double spa bath, while other amenities include a private balcony and beds with featherbed underlays. Find more luxury apartments in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Hanmer Springs.
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5. Braemar Lodge & Spa
Braemar Lodge is a place to relax and rejuvenate in Hanmer Springs. Not only does the high-end lodge have a range of stylish rooms with king beds, signature bathrooms and living areas, but there’s also a day spa. Treat yourself to a facial, massage or body treatment or experience it together with a couples massage. More importantly, dining is an event here with cuisine showcasing New Zealand produce complemented by wonderful views of the Amuri Basin. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Hanmer Springs.
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6. Alpine Holiday Apartments & Campground
For those on a budget, be reassured that you can still find quality self-catering accommodation in Hanmer Springs thanks to the town’s holiday parks. Alpine Holiday Apartments & Campground provide a wide range of budget accommodation, including campsites, simple Studio Units, self-catering Kitchen Cabins, spacious Family Cabins, fully-kitted up Self-Contained Units and the holiday home-style “The Smithy”. While the units and cabins are extremely affordable, note that you will need to provide your own bedding or hire them at an extra cost. Holiday park facilities include a barbecue, WiFi, outdoor games, communal kitchen and bathrooms, laundry and more. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Hanmer Springs.
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7. Cheltenham House
For foodies seeking a splendid bed and breakfast experience, set your sights on Cheltenham House. The B&B offers a selection of rooms and holiday home cottages in the heart of Hanmer Springs. Each room has its own unique charm, where amenities include (depending on the room) a gas fire, a sunroom, super-king beds, wool duvet and more. Breakfast, however, is the main event with an extensive menu including eggs benedict, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, freshly-made pancakes, muesli and more!
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8. Annerleigh Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Alternatively, Annerleigh Luxury Bed and Breakfast offers an excellent B&B experience in characterful rooms and with indulgent cuisine. The boutique accommodation is just a short stroll via a picturesque walking track from Hanmer Springs village. Enjoy amazing wraparound mountain views seen from the relaxing Crusader Lounge or your elegantly-styled room. Each room is decorated with love to say the least, but we believe your full attention will be on the breakfast with various freshly-baked bread, pancakes, croissants, muesli, bacon and eggs, eggs benedict and more!
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9. Drifters Inn
An alternative accommodation in Hanmer Springs is this boutique lodge just 80m from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools (VIATOR LINK). Drifters Inn has 19 ensuite rooms with Sky TV, coffee/tea-making facilities and Internet. The self-catering facilities come in the form of a communal kitchen where meals can be enjoyed in the dining room with a log fire. There is a range of room layouts available to suit a range of needs and budgets, including king beds, family suites and ensuites with a spa bath.
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10. Kakapo Lodge
Last but certainly not least, another accommodation type worth considering, especially for foodies on a super tight budget, is backpacker hostels. Kakapo Lodge is just a couple of minutes stroll from the town centre and its selection of eateries. Accommodation here includes dorms, private double and twin rooms with shared bathrooms, as well as double rooms with ensuites. The hostel has on-site parking, self-catering facilities in the communal kitchen and communal bathrooms. Find out more like this in our 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Hanmer Springs.
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