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Whanganui, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Excellent location,warm,clean and comfortable, quiet setting, great views, friendly helpful hosts, good parking, a few minutes walk to Springs, restaurants and cafes. Extra towels and bath mats provided for guests going to pools, an all round great place to stay.

2 Thank Jill M
EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jill, Thanks for the great review...we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! It was a pleasure to have such friendly and respectful guests stay with us...hope to see you again one day :) More 

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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We stayed for just one night on 17th November.We arrived several hours before check in time and asked if we could leave our car in the car park whilst we visited the nearby hot springs. The welcome was really warm and we were told we could check in immediately. The room was warm and had everything we needed and more!... More 

2 Thank 599annie
EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and we welcome you back anytime. Glad that you enjoyed everything Hanmer Springs has to offer! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Fabulous location. A short stroll from the Springs, and all the restaurants,but quietly tucked away with lovley views at the back. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable. The kitchen adequately stocked. The guy who managed the lodges was very friendly and helpful. We booked the BBQ one evening, which he set up for us in the garden with a... More 

3 Thank Jaxhida
EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, look forward to seeing you again! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

Lovely motel. Super proximity to pools and town but away from street noise. Appreciated the full kitchen with stove and oven. Was very well equipped. Nice to have outside garden area to sit. Also great DVD selection. Also appreciated the complementary pool towels. Only downside was that the free wifi was terribly slow such that we couldnt use it. But... More 

4 Thank sarah s
EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay. We are very proud of our location! Sorry about the wifi, it is something we are working on, some days it works perfect, others is doesn't. Hope to see you again. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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218 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014

The hosts are very nice and helpful. They accommodated our early check-in, and the hotel provides towels and bathmats for the hot pools. The room was fairly large and had a well supplied kitchen. It was very comfortable overall. They also provide a wide selection of free DVDs to borrow.

1 Thank PghPanther2014
EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, our first review as the new management! Hope to see you again in future. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Very well equipped and furnished in good position in the town with easy walk to spa and restaurants. The helpful friendly owners provide extra towels for use at the springs. The best motel we stayed in during our 3 week trip to New Zealand.

1 Thank Pam R
EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the kind review and hope to see you again in the future. Regards James. More 

Mosman Park, Australia
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Great choice for our four-day stay in Hanmer Springs. Easy walk to the hot springs plus shops and restaurants, comfortable small apartment with full kitchen, friendly and helpful hosts, lovely views of the mountains. Our stay has been great.

Thank Lois B
EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Lois, Thank you for your review. It was great hosting you and your husband for a few days. Sorry that he caught a cold but the mountain air would have been the perfect medicine for it. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Mark More 

New York
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32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

This is a clean, well equipped, good size lodging just up the street from the spa. It was great for self catering at a reasonable price. The owners were very helpful and the mountain view from the porch was wonderful

Thank Cheryl Y
EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We;re so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us and in Hanmer. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Mark. More 

Te Anau
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195 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in a 2 bedroom unit. The units are warm and comfortable and good value. The owners supplied towels to use at the hot pools and a newspaper in the morning. The motel is friendly and well positioned,we would certainly stay here again

Thank Bikehikers
EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, So pleased your stay here. We like going to Te Anau so might see you sometime. Regards, Mark More 

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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Stayed only for one night, but had a good sleep. The motel owner was friendly. The room was clean and spacious, milk was prepared for my stay. The place was quiet. I took the room with a spa bath so had a comfortable bath after hours of driving :) generally a positive experience.

Thank Cammy0_0
EmsleyNZ, Owner at Alpine Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kamila. Thank you for your nice review of our motel. So glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again in the future.. Regards, Mark. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Deb and James welcome you. Whether you are passing through or spending time in the Village and surrounds we want your stay with us to be relaxing and refreshing. All of our units are spacious, each with a sunny veranda, spectacular views over the Hanmer Basin and out to the mountains. Only a 5 minute stroll to all that the Village has on offer - the Thermal Pools, cafes and great restaurants. We are a 4 star rated motel and our nine modern units offer accommodation options for most travellers needs - comprising of 4 one bedroom, 2 two bedroom family units and 3 studio spa bath units, all of which are serviced daily. We have free Wi-Fi and free towels for use at the thermal pools. A complimentary paper is delivered Monday-Saturday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alpine Garden Motel

Address: 3 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $124 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Garden Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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#10 Family Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#13 Romantic Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#16 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
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“Ask for a sunny spot.”
 of 5 bubbles wehr317, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 at at end of complex looked a good spot.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisB393, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If needing WiFi, ask for a room that has a good signal.”
 of 5 bubbles Well-Weathered, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms in quiet area”
 of 5 bubbles irishrover16, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“2 Studio units are in the garden”
 of 5 bubbles TripMember051220151, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
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