Hanmer Springs Retreat Hotel

35 Hanmer Springs RoadHanmer Springs7334New Zealand
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About Hanmer Springs Retreat Hotel

Just ten minutes on foot from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, the Hanmer Springs Retreat Hotel offers cosy, mid-range accommodations and serene mountain views.

The studios and apartments each feature a kitchenette with a microwave, mini fridge, and toaster. Upgraded rooms also offer a whirlpool tub, and some open onto a furnished deck. Unlimited free Wi-Fi is available to all guests.

The Hanmer Springs Retreat Hotel offers secure mountain bike storage, as well as free parking and car wash facilities. A guest laundry and outdoor barbecue area are also available on site.

Hearty New Zealand cuisine and fine wines are on the menu at the Five Stags Restaurant Bar, a laid-back establishment with attractively rustic decor.

Hamner Springs Adventures, which offers whitewater rafting and other activities, is roughly eight kilometres from the motor lodge. The Hanmer Springs Golf Course is two kilometres away, and the pretty Dog Stream Recreation Reserve is right next door.


35 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs, 7334, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 33155138 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Clean, comfortable rooms with a view

Most travellers are pleased with the accommodations, describing the guest rooms as very clean and spacious, with modern kitchenette and bathroom facilities. Many enjoy an excellent night's sleep thanks to the comfortable beds and quiet atmosphere. Travellers also comment on the fine mountain view, particularly from the second floor rooms.

A convenient base for exploring Hanmer Springs

While the motel is not quite within the town centre, most travellers find they can walk to the shops and restaurants in about ten minutes, and the route is found to be both straightforward and scenic. The thermal pools are also about ten minutes away on foot or a very short drive.

Good food and warm hospitality

The front desk staff have received many positive reviews for their friendly, helpful, and professional service. Guests love that they offer complimentary towels for use at the thermal pools. The service at the casual restaurant on site is also widely considered good, and the food is both hearty and tasty.

Negative Reviews

Climate control issues

Guests who arrive in winter like that the rooms are equipped with built-in heaters, but note that they operate on a two-hour timer, which can be an issue on the chilliest nights. On the other hand, travellers who come during the hottest times of the year are disappointed to find the rooms do not offer air-conditioning or ceiling fans.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1119 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
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    8.6 /10
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    8.6 /10
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    8.3 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 1119 reviews