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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Hanmer Springs šŸ½ļø [2023]

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Where to Find Self-Contained Accommodation and Stays with Kitchen Facilities in Hanmer Springs

After days out on the hiking or mountain biking trails, blasting through farming stations on quad bikes, jet boating on the Waiau River, or simply indulging in the town’s thermal pools, where you eat becomes more important than ever! Luckily, Hanmer Springs is a town of apartments, holiday parks, motels and even hostels, so you won’t struggle to find somewhere to cook your own food and save money along the way. With that in mind, we’ve compiled the best self-catering accommodations in Hanmer Springs!

While you’re here, get inspired for more things to do in Hanmer Springs with ourĀ 20 Best Things to Do in Hanmer Springs and get more tips for trip-planning success fromĀ The Complete Travel Guide to Hanmer Springs.

1. Clear Ridge Apartments

An obvious (and good) go-to for self-catering accommodation in Hanmer Springs is the Clear Ridge Apartments. Suites are modernly-appointed with an open-plan kitchen, laundry, dining area, office and lounge leading out to their own balcony. Each apartment contains two large bedrooms so everyone can enjoy their own space. What’s more, you’re just a short walk away from the village centre, but you may struggle to leave with the apartment complex’s heated outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, in-suite spa therapies and double spa baths. For alternative apartment complexes, also check out the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Hanmer Springs.

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2. The Chalets Motel

Stay in a stand-alone chalet just 600m (656 yards) from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools at The Chalets Motel. Each chalet offers excellent views of the surrounding mountains and features such as Sky TV, a designated car park beside the chalet, a full kitchen, separate bedrooms, daily newspaper delivery and more. You’re sure to find something to suit your party, with chalets in a number of layouts and sizes sleeping two to six guests. We also list this motel in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Hanmer Springs.

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3. Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park

For those on a tight budget, be reassured that you can still find quality self-catering accommodation in Hanmer Springs thanks to the town’s holiday parks. Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park offers modern and affordable accommodation. If you’re not camping, then choose from simple “Kitchen Cabins” or “Standard Units” sleeping four to six guests. Alternatively, upgrade to one of the stylish and freshly-decorated “Self-Contained Units” or “Motel Units” with attractive timber-lined walls. The latter options have their own convenient kitchens and ensuites, while the budget options require you to use communal kitchens and bathrooms.

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4. 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 the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Hanmer Springs.

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5. 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 (96mĀ²/1,033ftĀ²) 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 Accommodations in Hanmer Springs.

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6. Drifters Inn

An alternative accommodation in Hanmer Springs is this boutique lodge just 80m (87 yards) from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools. Drifters Inn has 19 ensuite rooms with Sky TV, coffee/tea-making facilities and WiFi. 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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7. The St James Premium Accommodation

Enjoy the convenience of self-contained accommodation without sacrificing any luxury at The St James Premium Accommodation. The luxury apartment complex offers rooms sleeping two to six people with deluxe additions, such as bathrooms with underfloor heating, king and super-king beds, spa baths and gas fires, and breakfast delivery available. What’s more, there’s never a dull moment with a DVD library, board games and a barbecue area to make use of.

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8. Kakapo Lodge

Another accommodation type worth considering, especially for those 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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9. Hanmer Springs Scenic Views Motel

Travellers have plenty of choice at the Hanmer Springs Scenic Views Motel. Keep things simple and affordable in the well-appointed Studio or upgrade to a “Spa Suite” or “Spa Bath Unit” with cooking facilities. For families, if the “Two-Bedroom Family Unit” with a full kitchen, gourmet hot drinks, family couch, TV with Sky TV and garden patio isn’t enough, then perhaps upgrading to the “King Family Unit” with three bedrooms will suit? Find this quiet family-friendly accommodation just a short walk from the village centre. See how this compares to other motels in theĀ 15 BEST Motels in Hanmer Springs.

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10. Alpine Holiday Apartments & Campground

Alpine Holiday Apartments & Campground provides a wide range of budget accommodations, 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 the 15 Best Budget Accommodations in Hanmer Springs.

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More About Self-Catering Accommodations in Hanmer Springs

That’s it for our list of the best self-catering accommodations in Hanmer Springs, but it’s by no means the end of our travel tips! Get more stellar travel advice from the following guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it inĀ The Complete Travel Guide to Hanmer Springs.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before calling New Zealand home. He has now spent over a decade in the New Zealand tourism industry, clocking in more than 600 activities across the country. He is passionate about sharing those experiences and advice on NZ Pocket Guide and its YouTube channel. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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