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The St James

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 August 2015

After a long tiring journey from Blenheim, it was lovely to be welcomed and shown to such a warm and pristine suite. After a blissful soak in the hot pools and a nice meal of blue cod at the local pub, we both slept really well, ready for the next day's travel. We would heartily recommend St James.

Thank Damascena
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This was a modern, warm place to stay right in the heart of Hanmer. Perfect location for activities and dining. Hosts were very friendly, allowing us to change our booking (due to sickness) with no fuss. Games/dvds/etc all provided. Very clean.

Thank 425Jordan
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We just loved the St James, the Isobel suite is such great luxury, under floor heating, large kitchen dining and lounge room, super thick curtains to keep the warmth in, good spa bath and excellent hosts!

Thank Jarrod1974
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Fabulous rooms - pricey but you can see why. The only minor criticism is some of the decor is not in fitting with the quality of the buildings but that is really picky. Great staff, amazingly well located. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would recommend and come back.

Thank Rhys C
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We needed interconnecting rooms for our family of five and it was spaciously superb! Had everything we could want and more! Arriving in snow we found heated floors, towel rail and mirrors! A fireplace! You can tell they have tried to think of everything and have included it! The perfect way to finish a holiday! The owners Paul and Rae...

Thank MelindaD1234
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We returned for a second stay as we were so impressed with our first stay. Great communication (I booked direct). Beautifully clean, well equipped and great location and lovely views. Hosts are really friendly and helpful. They offered us towels to take to the pools with us, they even gave us a St. James bag to carry them in! We...

Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

This was our second stay at the St James and we were not disappointed. The view from our room was wonderful - over a small lake to snowy mountains beyond. Hosts, Paul and Rae, are friendly and helpful. Room is spotless and everything you need for a relaxing break. You can make light meals in your room easily. Close to...

Thank Kathy V
Reviewed 28 June 2015

a beautiful place with great views and simple designed rooms that offer a luxurious experience. The polite old man at the reception is friendly. I really like that the room came with a small kitchenette which was so helpful. What I would recommend is to definitely carry a credit card or you have to bear the brunt of a $300...

Thank Tanvi B
Bhuj, India
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Had a very good stay in Jan-2015... was a short stay but was pampered were will... check-in was very smooth and helpful with our requirements.. we found everything in the room very clean and tidy... very good location and very good couple managing the hotel...

Thank Tapan T
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights whilst enjoying a relaxing weekend away in Hanmer Springs. Check-in was smooth and we were given all the information we needed, including recommendations for restaurants which was much appreciated. We stayed in a Deluxe Studio upstairs. I am a smoker and did not realise that the entire premises are non-smoking, so...

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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: $181 - $295 (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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