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The St James

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was only a short stay but was warmly greeted and shown to our lovely clean, modern and very warm room that had everything you would need. The appliances were all very new and the shower pressure was fabulous also the bed very comfortable.

Thank Jocelyn G
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A last minute trip to Hanmer resulted in a wonderful couple of nights at the amazing St James. Right from when I meet Paul at reception to handing the key back to Rae we had nothing but praise for this beautiful establishment. Rooms are first class with expensive linen, underfloor heating and amazing views from your own private balcony.

Thank paulades2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 2 nights as a female solo traveller. I had not pre-booked. I was delighted to find a vacancy at such fabulous accommodation. Beautifully appointed rooms, very very comfortable and in pristine condition. A delightful lady, Jan who was caring for the St James while owners were away was delightful. I was given wonderful recommendations for food and beverage....

Thank 221kathyg61
North Shore City, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The St James is a beautiful place to stay. Very modern and what you see in the photos is truly what you will get. We stayed in a deluxe studio which was on the first floor, we had a balcony to sit out on and enjoy the surroundings. These rooms are very comfortable with heat pump, heated tiled floors in...

Thank samiez
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed one night which was not enough in this high quality immaculately kept motel. We had room 206 a large room with its own balcony with mountain views. We loved it. The owners could not be more helpful. They provided towels for the springs. Allowed us to use towels and leave our car at the motel so we...

Thank caddle2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great establishment with everything you would expect from a top notch motel. Very comfortable rooms although some are upstairs so specify ground floor if needed. A kitchenette is included as well as towels for the hot pools.

Thank Neville S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Booked this last minute based on trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. 5 years old but so well maintained, it seems brand new. Modern, warm, well equipped kitchenette, immaculate tiled bathrooms with heated floors, great location, lovely hosts, super comfy beds. They also let us charge our electric vehicle for a small charge. Will definitely be back.

Thank up&away
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The St James never fails to impress. The location is central and the rooms are always spotless and fitted out with quality appliances and linens etc. Your delightful hosts will assist with bike storage and the like and if unfamiliar with Hanmer, I'm sure could offer you lots of good ideas for cafes, restaurants and activities.

Thank Nicole P
Seattle, WA
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Our agent put us onto the St James, quite happily. The rooms look brand new and are quite modern with filtered drinking water, iPod players, full kitchen and wonderful showers with, for us, immediate hot water. All of the resort is within two blocks, including the baths and three excellent Indian restaurants. Easily recommended.

Thank Nail56
New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This modern, new, clean, well located and well appointed lodge is a great place to base yourself in Hanmer Springs. You can easily walk to the local shops, restaurants and spas. The suites are spacious and the kitchen was well equipped all sorts of utensils and cookware. I would happily return. The owners are a friendly couple who live on...

Thank TommyMcCall

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $176 - $288 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
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“Some rooms don't have views, if it bothers you make sure to check when booking.”
up&away, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Second floor room are quiet.”
ronvoyage, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor if you have a lot of luggage.”
414BrianS, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any room but we chose ground floor kingroom”
wouldBtraveller, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a first floor apartment, if you have heavy suitcases you do need to lug them up a flight of stairs”
binkTravel, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
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