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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Hanmer Springs

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Luxurious Stays in Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs is your South Island hub for rest and rejuvenation. Not only does the alpine spa village offer stunning surrounds of braided rivers, snow-capped mountains and farming stations, but it has the exquisite accommodations to make the most of it all. Luxury bed and breakfasts, international hotels, boutique lodges and stylish apartment complexes can all be found here to make your time in Hanmer extra special. Discover our top picks in this list of bust luxury accommodation in Hanmer Springs.

While you’re here, be inspired for what to do in 10 Must-Dos in and Around Hanmer Springs and 10 Things to Do in Hanmer Springs.

1. The St James Premium Accommodation

Enjoy the convenience of a self-contained accommodation without sacrificing 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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2. Hanmer Springs Retreat

After a day of adventure or relaxing in 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 the convenience of an on-site restaurant. Couples will find value in the Studio Room or something pampering 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, ensuite and an open-plan layout. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Family Accommodation in Hanmer Springs.

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3. Village Lake Apartments

Find elegantly-designed apartments just moments away from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools at the Village Lake Apartments. Each apartment provides oodles of space (96m2) and two bedrooms. Keep cosy with the underfloor heating and gas fires, relax with a glass of wine on your private balcony, and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep on beds with featherbed underlays. The kitchens are a joy to cook in with stainless steel appliances, while the bathroom has the added luxury of a double spa bath. Other facilities include free WiFi, Sky TV, DVD player and more.

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4. Braemar Lodge And Spa

Braemar Lodge is the ultimate place to relax and rejuvenate in Hanmer Springs. Not only does the luxury getaway have a range of stylish rooms with king beds, signature bathroom and living areas, but there’s also a day spa. Treat yourself to a facial, massage or body treatment or experience something with your loved one in a couples massage. Dining is also an event here with cuisine showcasing New Zealand produce complemented by wonderful views of the Amuri Basin. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Hanmer Springs.

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5. Heritage Hanmer Springs

Evoking historic charm in the renovated heritage Hanmer Lodge building, Heritage Hanmer Springs is an excellent choice for a special occasion or “just because”. The luxury hotel offers both well-appointed hotel rooms and self-contained villas. The Garden Room is your entry-level room, while the Deluxe Room provides more space to enjoy with your loved one. 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 serving Pacific cuisine. See more accommodation with restaurants in our 10 Best Accommodation in Hanmer Springs for Foodies.

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6. Annerleigh Luxury Bed and Breakfast

Elegance, charm and romance can be found at the delightful Annerleigh Luxury Bed and Breakfast, just a short stroll away on a picturesque walking track from Hanmer Springs village. The charming home offers amazing wraparound mountain views, seen from the relaxing Crusader Lounge or your themed room. Each room is decorated with love, while the main event is breakfast with various freshly-baked breads, pancakes, croissants, muesli, bacon and eggs, eggs benedict and more!

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7. 8 on Oregon

With a unique location on Conical Hill, 8 On Oregon offers panoramic views of the surrounding farmland and mountains. Hit the mountain bike trails straight from your doorstep with a network of walks available outside the lodge, or just relax in the guest lounge or library. As for the rooms, the boutique lodge offers three modernly sophisticated guest rooms with either queen or super-king beds, private balcony access, Bluetooth speakers, free WiFi and an ensuite with rain, body and hand-held shower.

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8. Marchmont Gardens

Marchmont Gardens is not just an accommodation, it is an attraction. Enjoy spending time and indulging in breakfast in a garden that’s a work of art, in between exploring Hanmer Springs and relaxing in one of only two private luxury suites. Enjoy ultimate comfort in your suite with a living area, kitchenette and bathroom with underfloor heating, walk-in shower and waffle-weave cotton robes. You’ll also be treated to home-baking and special treats, as well as a home-cooked breakfast served at your chosen time and place on the gorgeous property.

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9. Amuri Estate Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Get away from it all at this enchanting bed and breakfast set on a 26-acre property surrounded by farming stations, mountains and the braided Waiau River. Choose from either a bed and breakfast room within the main house or your own private retreat in The Wallace Peak Cottage situated in an established olive grove. Luxuries include underfloor heating in the ensuites, large sumptuous linen on the beds, and continental breakfast included in the room rate.

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10. Cheltenham House

Last but by no means least, Cheltenham House offers a selection of bed and breakfast rooms, as well as holiday home cottages, in the heart of Hanmer Springs. Each B&B room has its own unique charm, where additions include (depending on the room) a gas fire, a sunroom, super-king beds, wool duvet and more. Breakfast is the main event with an extensive menu including eggs benedict, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, freshly-made pancakes and more.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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