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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Hanmer Springs

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Romantic Getaways and Honeymoon Accommodation in Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs offers the ideal balance for 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 10 Must-Dos in and Around 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. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Hanmer Springs.

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2. 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.

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3. Drifters Inn

Swap motel accommodation for a surprisingly affordable boutique lodge just 80m from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools [LINK]. 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 Internet. Prepare a romantic meal in the communal kitchen or cuddle up together by the log fire. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Hanmer Springs.

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4. 8 on Oregon

With a unique location on Conical Hill, 8 On Oregon 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.

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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.

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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. 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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9. 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 luxurious like an espresso coffee machine, beds with the premium underlay and more in your suite.

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10. Heritage Hanmer Springs

Evoking historic charm in the renovated heritage Hanmer Lodge building, Heritage Hanmer Springs is an excellent choice for a special occasion. The international 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 relax with your loved one. 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 Isobel’s Restaurant & Bar. See more accommodation with restaurants in our 10 Best Accommodation in Hanmer Springs for Foodies.

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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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