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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to change our plans because of an earthquake, we were supposed to be in Kaikoura. But what a pleasant surprise Hanmer Springs was. The Tussock Peak Motor lodge was wonderful, friendly staff and owners. Our room was tastefully decorated and had everything we could possible need. The bed was really comfortable, and lovely clean white towels and bedding.... More 

Thank Mariepete1953
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely motel that is well-appointed, comfortable, modern, clean and very roomy. Nice comfy bed and couch that made it more homely than other motels. Great friendly staff who were very helpful. Quiet location. Highly recommended for your journey around the South Island.

1 Thank krisandsteve2016
TussockPeak, Owner at Tussock Peak Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Kris. We had just put in new leather sofas, so we're glad you liked them. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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197 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The moment we got out of the car we were judged. Yes the people i was with had a couple of drinks ( 2 ciders each) on the drive up no they wernt pissed. The person at recpetion was questioning their drinking asking about us getting in the turps are they going to eat etc..... Next while we were trying... More 

Thank claire_beer
TussockPeak, Owner at Tussock Peak Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Claire, some people like to chat, some don't. You looked like a happy bunch and no offence was intended. Re the hair, we just wanted to save you from potential issues - we've had previous experience of dyed hair leading to stained towels, pillow cases, pillows, sheets, you name it. We couldn't know your friend was a hairdresser. Re... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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148 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed one night at Tussock Peak Motel recently. The room was very nice and on the ground floor. The bed was so soft and we didn't get a good rest. New management and were very friendly. Raining hard all the day and we used their umbrellas. Short walk to the pools

Thank JannienadKev
TussockPeak, Owner at Tussock Peak Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jannie and Kev, do you remember which room you were in? I'd like to check how the bed is. Thanks for your feedback. More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very good location ,.The room was excellent, very clean and fresh . Nice view from our balcony . The bed was very comfortable . The person from the reception was very friendly and helpful .We had such a relaxing time at Hanmer Springs .With this accommodation our holiday was even better . We had an amazing holiday and always want... More 

1 Thank shadowfax950
Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner came for a relaxing night away from the city. The room was great, better than expected and spotless! There was sky tv, internet, a massive king bed fitted with electric blankets and also a spa bath. I couldn't fault any aspect of this place & we would definitely return again. This would be our first choice... More 

Thank Darth-Reviewer
TussockPeak, Owner at Tussock Peak Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Darth. We really appreciate your review. As new owners this month, we and our team are making new efforts to exceed customer expectations. More 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We booked the Hanmer Springs Spa Pamper Package which included a night at Tussock Peak Motor Lodge. We felt extremely welcomed and very well looked after, the room was beautiful, comfortable, well stocked and very close to the spa. Exceeded expectations and would definitely stay here again. Bonus points for having complementary Milo as well!

Thank Beckaroos
Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights. Lovely little units. Did not like having NO outside light out on the courtyard. You can't see anything. Only gives 2 towels per day unless you ask. You have to hire towels to go to the Hot pools which I am sure the website says free hire. You have no sink in the unit... More 

Thank tmc0nner
TussockPeak, Owner at Tussock Peak Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, we're the new owners as of 1 week ago. We're glad you liked the unit you stayed in. We now offer free pool towels and unlimited WiFi. There are 2 units out of the 14 which do not have a sink, something we are looking into. In the meantime, anyone staying in these units, we do your dishes... More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I booked this place for my aunties from Auckland and Christchurch. The facilities were new and the place is just warm and perfect! Its so close to the restaurants and hot pools as well. The receptionist wS friendly too. Would book this place again.

Thank Charmine L
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
163 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Had an overnight stay here last night. Nice property, nice décor, nicely located and at the average (expensive) Hanmer Saturday night rate. Didn't therefore find it remotely acceptable to have inefficient and sometimes non existent heating in the middle of winter.... called down to reception for assistance with the cheap, nasty and overly complex Goldair wall heater. the person in... More 

Thank Nelcums
TussockPeak, Owner at Tussock Peak Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback on the heater. We are new owners as of 1 week ago and I know exactly which heater you are talking about... I had a tough time figuring it out this week but now I believe it works fine. If it ever becomes problematic again we will replace it. You are quite right, your room should... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Affordable luxury and style in a prime central location. Stunning mountain views and a stroll away from Hanmer Springs' many attractions. Units range from spacious spa studios through to 2 bedroom family suites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tussock Peak Motor Lodge

Address: 2 Leamington Street, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $129 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tussock Peak Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Tussock Peak Motor Hotel Hanmer Springs
Tussock Peak Hotel
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#8 Family Hotel in Hanmer Springs
#12 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
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“higher floors have a very nice view”
 of 5 bubbles shadowfax950, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here in WINTER. No reliable form of heating.”
 of 5 bubbles Nelcums, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Spa baths are enjoyable”
 of 5 bubbles culz, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are two levels. Lower ground level is best for unloading car up to your front door!”
 of 5 bubbles iank531, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Close to pool and to a first class restaurant no 31". Don't miss this one but book it is popular.”
 of 5 bubbles margaretinnz, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
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