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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Hanmer Springs ❤️ [2024]

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Romantic Stays and Honeymoon Accommodations in Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs offers the ideal balance of adventure and rejuvenation for couples. Famous for its hot pool complex, adventure activities and stunning alpine surroundings, Hanmer Springs is well worth choosing for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or anniversary. Wherever you are in your couples’ journey, make sure you celebrate your time in the alpine village in style and set the mood right by staying in one of these romantic accommodations in Hanmer Springs!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 8 Romantic Things to Do in Hanmer Springs or The Romantic Getaway &  Honeymoon Guide to Hanmer Springs.

1. Braemar Lodge And Spa

Looking for a special place to relax and rejuvenate with your loved one? Not only does Braemar Lodge have a range of luxury rooms with king beds, signature bathrooms and living areas, but there’s also a day spa to take advantage of. Part of the extensive spa menu is couples’ massages to experience together. Romantic meals are also sorted here at the restaurant showcasing New Zealand produce complemented by gorgeous views of the Amuri Basin.

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2. 8 on Oregon Boutique Lodge

With a unique location on Conical Hill, 8 On Oregon Boutique Lodge offers romantic panoramic views of the surrounding farmland and mountains. Hit the mountain bike trails together straight from your doorstep using the complimentary bike hire or unwind in the guest lounge or library. As for the rooms, the luxury boutique lodge offers three modern 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. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Hanmer Springs.

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3. Drifters Inn

Swap motel accommodation for a surprisingly affordable boutique lodge just 80m from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools. Drifters Inn has 19 ensuite rooms with your choice of queen, king or super-king-sized beds, some including a spa bath. Rooms also include conveniences like Sky TV, coffee/tea-making facilities and WiFi. Prepare a romantic meal in the communal kitchen or cuddle up together by the log fire in the guest lounge. See more recommendations like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Hanmer Springs.

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4. 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 spacious suites. Enjoy ultimate comfort in your suite with a living area, kitchenette and bathroom with underfloor heating, a 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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5. The Chalets Motel

Set the scene in your own alpine-style chalet at The Chalets Motel. Your own stand-alone chalet is located just 600m from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools. Each chalet offers affordable rooms with timber-lined interiors leading out onto a private deck to enjoy the surrounding mountain views. Facilities include Sky TV, a designated car park beside the chalet, a full kitchen, separate bedrooms, daily newspaper delivery and more. There are three standard one-bedroom chalets available, as well as an additional one with a spa bath.

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6. The St James Premium Accommodation

Enjoy the convenience of a self-contained apartment without sacrificing luxury at The St James Premium Accommodation. The premium apartment complex offers rooms for couples with deluxe additions, such as bathrooms with underfloor heating, king and super-king beds, spa baths, gas fires and breakfast delivery available. What’s more, you’ll hardly have a dull moment with a DVD library, board games and a barbecue area available. For more stays with cooking facilities, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Hanmer Springs.

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7. Cheltenham House

Choose from a selection of bed and breakfast rooms, as well as holiday home cottages, in the heart of Hanmer Springs. At Cheltenham House, each B&B room has its own unique charm, where additions include (depending on the room) a gas fire, sunroom, super-king beds, wool duvet and more. What’s more, rooms are tastefully decorated for a romantic getaway. Breakfast is the main event here with an extensive menu including eggs benedict, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, freshly-made pancakes and more.

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8. Settlers Motel

Rated five stars by Qualmark (among other organisations), Settlers Motel provides a quality stay in the heart of Hanmer Springs. Spacious one-bedroom units and slightly smaller studios are the ideal room options for couples with upgrades including 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 how this motel compares to the 10 Best Motels in Hanmer Springs.

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9. Hanmer Springs Retreat

After a day of adventure or inevitably relaxing in hot pools, retreat to this peaceful motel-hotel hybrid just a 10-minute walk from town. Hanmer Springs Retreat offers a range of contemporary rooms for couples, as well as an on-site restaurant. Find value in the “Studio Room” or pamper yourselves in the “Studio Room with Spa Bath”, while the “Superior Rooms” provide more space. All rooms at least have a kitchenette, ensuite and a modern open-plan layout.

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10. Hanmer Springs Hotel

Evoking historic charm in the renovated heritage Hanmer Lodge building, Hanmer Springs Hotel is an excellent choice for those seeking that hotel experience. The international hotel offers well-appointed hotel rooms across its heritage lodge and gardens. During your downtime, enjoy laps in the outdoor pool in summer, get competitive with each other on the tennis or petanque court, and dine at the elegant on-site restaurant specialising in Italian cuisine. Compare more hotel-style stays in the 10 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Hanmer Springs.

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[CLOSED] Scarborough Lodge

For those seeking a more affordable getaway, check out Scarborough Lodge. The motel-style accommodation offers studio rooms with king-sized beds and an ensuite with a double spa bath. Convenience is also key here to enjoying a romantic night in thanks to your room’s kitchenette and private garden area to enjoy a glass of wine together in. What’s more, Scarborough Lodge is set on the tree-lined street in a quiet location just a short walk from the Hanmer Spring Thermal Pools and the village centre.

[CLOSED] Amuri House Boutique Motel

Retreat to this exclusive boutique motel for couples only! Amuri House Boutique Motel is set in manicured gardens that you can 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 gardens, while you’ll also find additional luxuries like an espresso coffee machine, beds with a premium underlay and more in your suite.

More About Romantic Accommodations in Hanmer Springs

That’s it for our list of the most romantic 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 in The Romantic Getaway &  Honeymoon Guide to Hanmer Springs.


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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