The St James

20 Chisholm CrescentHanmer Springs7334New Zealand
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About The St James

$hotename enjoys a privileged position in the heart of Hanmer Springs, just five minutes' walk away from the town's famed Thermal Pools & Spa. Chic interiors and impressive views are par for the course at this modern, upscale motel.

Stylish guest rooms with contemporary decor feature kitchenettes and patios/balconies with mountain views, as well as flat-screen televisions with DVD players. Upgraded units add whirlpool tubs and dining tables. Multi-bedroom apartments boast lounges; some have gas fireplaces.

Along with free Wi-Fi, The St James has a DVD library and board games for guest use. Additional amenities include complimentary parking and laundry facilities.

A continental breakfast is offered for a fee, plus there's a barbecue area. There's also a relaxed Indian restaurant, Coriander's, just across the road, and Four Square supermarket 200 metres around the corner.

The St James is 400 metres from Hanmer Springs bus station, and two kilometres from Hanmer Springs Animal Park.


20 Chisholm Crescent, Hanmer Springs, 7334, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)3155225 | Fax: +64(3)3155265 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:30
  • Check-out: 10:30

Positive Reviews

Location is as central as can be

This motel's setting in the heart of the village is, according to reviews, one of its most impressive features. Satisfied guests love the way they can walk to pretty much anything; shops, restaurants, tourist centres, and bus stops are approximately five minutes away on foot. Having the famed Thermal Pools & Spa located nearby is considered a major plus point too.

Well-organised staff provide top service

The vast majority of visitors who leave reviews of this property say nothing but positive things about the good-natured and highly industrious people who own and run it. Travellers applaud the warm and genuine welcome they're afforded upon arrival, and really appreciate how their hosts express actual interest in each guest's comfort and well-being. Reviewers also admire how efficiently the place is run, observing it seems to operate like a well-oiled machine every day.

Very modern and comfortable property

Many guests are blown away by the immaculate interiors and fresh, modern decor which characterise the property. Travellers say the spacious, well-appointed accommodations are particularly impressive as they feel very luxurious and decadent for a motel. The wonderful mountain views from the balconies are, reviewers remark, the icing on the cake.

Negative Reviews

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 548 reviews across the web
9.6 /10
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    9.0 /10
9.6 out of 10 based on 548 reviews