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Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs

2 Harrogate Street North Canterbury, Hanmer Springs 7334 New Zealand
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Skiing
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Books, DVDs, music for children
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Parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Rocketee wrote a review Feb 2024
Tasmania, Australia144 contributions39 helpful votes
What a lovely surprise 👍 with a super friendly greeting. There is a commercial grade kitchen available for guests that is fully kitted out with cooking gear, hot plates and ovens, microwaves, a coffee machine and so on. Big lounge area with a mix of tables and soft furnishings, tv, games and similar plus outdoor courtyard with tables and BBQ. Had a relaxed night cooking some local chorizo and Zuchinni with Italian gnocchi and a tomato and basil sauce enjoyed with a bottle of Hawkes Bay Syrah. Rooms are modern and well equipped and while not huge have everything you need with the lounge and kitchen facilities available. Highly recommended if you are visiting Hanmer Springs 😆
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking right at the door
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Jocelyn P wrote a review May 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand102 contributions36 helpful votes
We stayed just one night as part of a pamper package which also included massage & hot pools entrance. The room was comfortable & facilities excellent. We loved the fact there was a shared kitchen we could cook in. The roaring fire in the lounge and range of board games was excellent. The owners were friendly and helpful. A good central location as well. We'd choose to book into this motel again should we return to Hanmer.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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62Peter1952 wrote a review May 2023
Ashburton, New Zealand220 contributions37 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights, over a weekend. Found the gentleman at reception, very helpful, and was booked in in good time.The weekend manager obliging, and courteous. I had a studio room for a solo traveler, which is comfortable for the one person. Good shower and bathroom facilities. Ordered continental breakfast for my stay, which was very generous in variety and quantity. Found my stay excellent. The complex is in the centre of town. A very short walk to the hot springs, and eateries close by.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Many rooms appear to on a upper level. Perhaps, stairs may be an issue.
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crazysda wrote a review Apr 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand12 contributions19 helpful votes
We had a weekend at Drifters and our experience was awesome. Staff are amazing as are the beautiful rooms. Great bed and really comfortable. Very close to some great restaurants with fabulous food. If you want piece and quiet this is a great option for some time out. Plenty of parking available as well. Thanks we will definitely be back again. Sharon & Dave
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Off street parking and great cooking facilities available
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allan s wrote a review Apr 2023
Kalgoorlie,Western Austarlia252 contributions153 helpful votes
Asked for a larger room but was told if I want to be near my mates, who were riding around south island independently of me I would have to have studio room. Technically they were right, I guess, I wasnt far away, in a straight line, they were on the upper storey, I was on the ground floor! Room neat and tidy, so small couldnt even fit a chair or desk in,great service upon arrival, given real milk, that is always a winner for me.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Lorraine C wrote a review Mar 2023
Northland Region, New Zealand13 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a great place to stay in Hanmer Springs and boy does it tick all the boxes, Close to the pools, provides pool towels, lovely clean rooms, It has a kitchen that guests can use which use to be a restaurant kitchen. It is stocked to the hilt with kitchenware and crockery so you can cook a storm if you want to. The Hosts are lovely and incredibly helpful. I would love to stay here in winter when its snowing and they have the fire going. This place will be my go to for all future trips to Hanmer Springs. Keep up the good work - 10/10
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Great Chinese takeaway restaurant next door (very handy if you can't be bothered going out for...
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66sam2015 wrote a review Feb 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom26 contributions3 helpful votes
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We stopped in Hanmer Springs at the recommendation of friends - upon driving into the town I liked the look of the Inn and where it was situated (easy access for the bars and restaurants) The receptionist was extremely helpful and welcoming, and our room was immaculately clean. The bathroom was small but had everything we needed for our overnight stay. We both had a great nights sleep, and paid for the breakfast - it’s a continental one but we were supplied with fruit and yoghurt, 3 different cereal, orange juice, milk and 4 slices of bread for roasting with various jams etc. Towels for the Springs opposite the Inn were also provided, and we visited these after breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble, and every member of staff was helpful - I would definately recommend this place to anyone wanting a clean comfortable place to rest their heads whilst in Hanmer Springs! Well done to all the staff xx
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laurel wrote a review Jan 2023
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Absolutely loved our stay at Drifters Inn. The hosts are so lovely and the motel is beautiful and has so many great touches that sets it apart from other accommodation. It was perfect for our family of five and the location was amazing, we could walk to the pools and back in our swimwear and the motel providing pool towels was so handy. The views from our room were gorgeous too - won't stay anywhere else in Hanmer now!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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JenniferD wrote a review Jan 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom47 contributions51 helpful votes
A very last minute decision to come to Hanmer Springs, and we got so lucky to find accommodation at Drifters after seeing the good reviews. Adele was so welcoming, and as we were an hour early for check in she provided us with their complimentary towels to use at the springs, which was a lovely touch. The living area was huge and welcoming, with a fire, smart tv, lots of games and cute Christmas decorations. The kitchen was huge and had every amenity you could hope for. The bedroom was well equipped with aircon, smart tv, excellent shower pressure and a good hairdryer. The bed itself was massive and comfortable, and the location is the best in Hanmer. We’ll 100% be back! Thanks Adele and Andy
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sarah1991905 wrote a review Aug 2022
Dublin, Ireland153 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night. It was a beautiful stay. The rooms were exceptionally clean and nicely furnished. We even kindly got an upgrade free of charge on arrival. Phil was welcoming and gave helpful advice and local tips. The living area is so homely, open fire blazing and plenty of board games. The kitchen is very clean and has a coffee machine available. I was impressed to see the kitchen even stocked guinness glasses too. The location is perfect as it is literally across the road from the hot pools. The staff kindly give you towels to use at pool. Thank you for lovely stay. It was kind, welcoming and homely. Sarah (Ireland) and Stephen (London)
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs
Which popular attractions are close to Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs?
Nearby attractions include Hanmer Adventure Centre (0.3 km), Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa (0.1 km), and Alpine Crazy Putt & Village Cruisers (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs?
Conveniently located restaurants include MK Restaurant, Spice Village, and No.31 Restaurant & Bar.
Is Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of Hanmer Springs.
Is Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.