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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wheelchair accessible room with a view ! Quite rare. The facilities are excellent and hospitality much appreciated. We were near to a small shopping centre with very good bakery - so popular you need to watch for queues. The streets around have a small elevation. Everywhere at this end of Hanmer has ramped access and although we didn't use...

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Thank AnneRB15
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed here many times and wouldn't stay anywhere else in Hanmer, Paul and Rae have always been friendly and have a level of professionalism that makes you feel really special regardless of how long you are staying The rooms are all nicely appointed and the cleanliness of the rooms is second to none The complex is so handy...

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Thank rdgallop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were originally booked to stay at one of the other hotels in Hanmer but somehow they double booked us. The owner was kind enough to ring around the other accomodations in town and lucky for us, this gem had a room available. We actually drove past this hotel before checking into the original hotel and both said to each...

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Thank TTime2016
Auckland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our stay here. Very peaceful and comfortable room which was stylish and modern. Room was totally immaculate. We had such a Great sleep! I can't praise the staff enough for their attention to detail. You are the best! Thank you

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Thank Gaye K
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We very luckily got a room here due to a cancellation. The whole town seemed to be packed. The owner was friendly and had some great restaurant suggestions. We stayed in the Mt isobel suite and it was HUGE! Spacious open plan living room, kitchen and dining area. A large bedroom and bathroom with a spa bath. The kitchen was...

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Thank Kat C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at St James during a tour of the South Island and the accommodation was amongst the very best we experienced in New Zealand. The beautifully furnished suites provided a comfortable place to stay in Hanmer Springs, while staff went out of their way to offer a warm welcome and local knowledge. They even offer an extensive DVD library...

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Thank paulgarbett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 6 nights for our honeymoon at the St. James and could not fault it, the rooms were beautifully well presented- warm, comfortable and inviting. They had everything we needed and so close to the shops and pools. The staff were helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend and hope to be back!

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Thank Morgiez
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hosts are very welcoming and helpful. The property is centrally located directly behind the main street, enblling us to walk everywhere. Our room was immaculately clean and had great views of the mountains. Highly recommend this property

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Thank timgina1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Central location, 5 mins walk to spa. Large clean & nicely decorated apartment with wifi, well stocked kitchenette, spa bath with shower, air con. Small balcony Parking available Wished we could of stayed for two nights

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central location , great views ( ask for an upstairs room) almost brand new and friendly efficient operators. Had a great nights sleep and hanmer springs is a beautiful town a little bit of Switzerland in NZ.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hanmer Springs newest accommodation. 5 Star rating. The perfect place for couples to relax and recharge. Located in the centre of the village - park the car and stroll to the restaurants, cafes, shops and thermal pools. Self-contained studios and suites with panoramic alpine views, sunny patios/balconies, luxury bathrooms and oh, so comfortable beds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The St James

Address: 20 Chisholm Crescent, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $199 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The St James 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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The St James Hotel Hanmer Springs
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
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“For best access and view ask for room 107”
 of 5 bubbles AnneRB15, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There's a little more privacy on the second floor and you get your own balcony Spa suites have huge bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles rdgallop, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upper level has best views”
 of 5 bubbles Julie1958594, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No elevator, so avoid second floor if you have heavy luggage”
 of 5 bubbles mickjddc, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Excellent mid town location close to majority of towns amenities and facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles 932marilynt, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
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