Amuri House Boutique Motel
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10 Best Motels in Hanmer Springs

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Motel Accommodation in Hanmer Springs

Convenience, character and affordability await at the motels in Hanmer Springs. Hanmer Springs might be a small alpine village but there’s no lack of choice when it comes to motels. What’s more, there’s a vast range of motels to suit a number of styles, tastes and budgets. Whether you’re a family looking to house a large tribe or a couple looking for a spot of luxury, you’re sure to find something appropriate. We go through some of our top picks in this list of Hanmer Springs motels!

For alternative accommodation, check out The Complete Guide to Hanmer Springs and 10 Best Hotels in Hanmer Springs.

1. Spa Lodge Motel

Stay conveniently close to Hanmer Spring Thermal Pools at the Spa Lodge Motel. The boutique motel offers 11 rooms in a garden setting, all with essential amenities and an affordable price. The motel offers basic studios and one/two-bedroom units that are clean, comfortable and good value for money. Motel units feature Sky TV, free WiFi and kitchenette/kitchens, while the motel grounds has an outdoor swimming pool in summer, a children’s playground, undercover parking, guest laundry and more. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Hanmer Springs.

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2. Settlers Motel

Rated five stars by Qualmark, Settlers Motel provides a quality stay in the heart of Hanmer Springs. Two-bedroom units and a one-bedroom unit with the option of a rollaway bed is available for families, while the studios are ideal for couples. Upgrades include spa baths, balconies with a mountain or forest view, and king-sized beds. Your stay also includes free WiFi, access to more than 400 DVDs, free newspaper delivery, Sky TV, access to a barbecue area, free laundry facilities, and free towels for the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Family Accommodation in Hanmer Springs.

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3. Larchwood Motel

An affordable motel nearby Hanmer Springs’ popular forest walks and a short walk from the town centre, Larchwood Motel is definitely worth considering. It’s nothing flashy in terms of the decor but the motel is utterly convenient with kitchenettes to make simple meals, ensuites and comfortable beds. There are room types to suit most travellers, from couples in the studios and one-bedroom units to families in the Family Units. Each room also features Sky TV, a DVD player, and private undercover parking.

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4. Forest Peak Motel

Stay in one of nine stand-alone chalets or apartments at the Forest Peak Motel. Each unit is unique with features, such as timber-lined walls to compliment the alpine town vibe. There are units for couples, friends travelling together, and large families, all containing some sort of self-catering facilities and ensuite bathrooms. Additionally, the motel complex have a children’s playground, barbecue in the garden, free WiFi, highchairs and cots. See more self-catering accommodation like this see 10 Best Accommodation in Hanmer Springs for Foodies.

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5. The Chalets Motel

More alpine-style chalets await at The Chalets Motel. Stay in a stand-alone chalet just 600m from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools. 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 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Hanmer Springs.

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6. Alpine Springs Motel

Located in an acre of manicured gardens beside the Hanmer Springs Golf Club, Alpine Springs Motel is a gorgeous setting for a getaway. The boutique motel with 10 tastefully-appointed units consists of a number of layouts for couples, friends and families. Treat yourselves to a spa bath in the Queen studio or one and two-bedroom Spa Units. Larger groups will find more space in the three-bedroom Spa Bungalow. Facilities consist of Sky TV, free WiFi, DVD players, cooking facilities and free parking. What’s more, the motel also has a barbecue area and a complimentary DVD library.

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7. 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 is just a short walk from the village centre.

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8. Hanmer Resort Motel

A centrally-located motel that offers a no-frills stay for an affordable price, Hanmer Resort Motel does the job. All the necessities for cooking, sleeping and bathing are here in the Studio, Villa and Family Apartment. This motel is especially a good choice for groups with Villas sleeping three to four guests and the two-storey Apartments sleeping five to seven! Facilities are limited but no-less useful, including barbecues, a play area for the kids, and a guest laundry.

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9. Glenalvon Lodge Motel

Another fantastic motel on the main street of Hanmer Springs, Glenalvon Lodge Motel is worth checking for availability. The motel offers nine spacious rooms, all of which are on the ground floor and have breakfast-making facilities, three-channel Sky TV and an ensuite. The motel studio units all sleep two to four guests. While you won’t be able to make your own meals in your room, restaurant delivery is available or it’s just a short walk to the local eateries.

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10. Amuri House Boutique Motel

This motel exclusively for couples offers a peaceful stay in Hanmer Springs. Amuri House Boutique Motel is set in landscaped gardens to admire from either your Premium King Suite or Deluxe Queen Suite. The motel, located just five minutes walk from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools, has its own spa pool in the garden, while you’ll also find luxurious additions in your suite, such as an espresso coffee machine, beds with the premium underlay 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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