4.9 out of 5

"The very friendly lady on reception allowed us to book in a little early which was great. We were given complimentary pool towels in a carry bag to t ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 30 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At The St James you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve and Conical Hill Walkway. Highlights at this ski motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 16 soundproofed rooms feature free wired Internet, balconies or patios and iPod docks. Kitchens come with fridges, microwaves and hobs, making in-room dining convenient. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and free toiletries. DVD players, coffee/tea makers and free weekday newspapers are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business centre and luggage storage. Other amenities include laundry facilities and ski storage. Each morning continental breakfast is available.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 5-star Hanmer Springs motel include Conical Hill and Waiau Ferry Bridge.

Deluxe Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$160 per night

Studio, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Patio, Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The St James ratings based on 141 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The St James

Everyone (60) Couples (74) Family (7)
5 out of 5
Fabulous place to stay. Clean, quiet sand totally relaxing

Posted by on 17 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jun. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 19 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 May 2019 by Rae

Thanks for choosing to stay with us.

5 out of 5
Fantastic location, clean with great amenities, and lovely helpful staff

Posted by on 10 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 May 2019 by Rae

So pleased you enjoyed our location, property and hospitality.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 May 2019 by Rae

Thank you for choosing to stay with us.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Apr. 2019 by Rae

Thanks for choosing to stay with us.

5 out of 5
Centrally located. Great rooms. Wonderful staff. Recommended. We would stay there again.

Posted by , from Red Beach, Auckland on 21 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Nov. 2018 by Rae

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.

5 out of 5
Lovely clean room with a nice view. Staff were incredibly friendly.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 31 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Nov. 2018 by Rae

Thanks for your review, we appreciated it.

5 out of 5
Very friendly. Has everything you need. Close to everything in Hanmer

Posted by on 28 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Oct. 2018 by Rae

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
Last minute girl’s weekend. They were very hospitable. Everything was fantastic. They even let us park for a few extra hours while we had a spa & some lunch 😊

Posted by , from Christchurch on 8 Oct. 2018

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8 Oct. 2018 by Rae

We are pleased you all enjoyed your weekend away and our hospitality.

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. You'll find a business centre on site. The St James also features ski equipment storage and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This 5-star Hanmer Springs motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 2010
  • Towels for the beach
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (133.4 km / 82.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The St James offers 16 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Accommodation at this 5-star motel has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers and safes, as well as telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Pillowtop beds
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 50.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 50.00 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Cash or credit card deposit required

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 16 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 50.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • St James Motel Hanmer Springs
  • St James Hanmer Springs

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®