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Topic # 151239 18-Aug-2014 21:02
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anyone know of good accomdation in Hamner Springs,

looking at taking a little break, staying for 2 nights in december

something modestly priced for 3 people (Couple + Friend)


*the heritage is a little over my pricerange @ $350 a night*


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  Reply # 1110827 18-Aug-2014 21:09
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Heaps of options if you google it. No individual can know all the options aval.

But, if you google, spell it Hanmer!

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  Reply # 1110831 18-Aug-2014 21:17
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Have stayed here http://www.glenalvon.com/ a couple of times.
Nice and tidy, with pretty big rooms opposite the pools.

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  Reply # 1111005 19-Aug-2014 08:04
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Pretty sure there are few rental places up there although during December prices will go up and you probably needed to book 4 months ago....

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  Reply # 1111036 19-Aug-2014 08:35
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I find all my accommodation using Trip Advisor and generally book using Expedia or direct with the hotel. I've done that with a variety of places (a few places in Thailand, Fiji, Samoa, airlines) and never had a problem. I tend to confirm anything I book with a booking site with the hotel, just in case, but no problems so far.




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  Reply # 1111038 19-Aug-2014 08:39
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Check out Hanmer Holiday Homes if you want a whole house and comfort. I highly recommend their services and the selection of houses available.




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  Reply # 1111040 19-Aug-2014 08:41
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Yes, Hanmer Holiday Homes is the way to go. So many people renting out really nice houses.

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  Reply # 1111082 19-Aug-2014 09:35
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chiefie: Check out Hanmer Holiday Homes if you want a whole house and comfort. I highly recommend their services and the selection of houses available.


Yep, +1 for HHH.  I've used these guys multiple times (probably 10+ times over the years) and always found the process easy with a range of options available. 

Theres plenty of holiday homes in the area and some are fantastic, be aware that some are distinctly downhill from the pools and township, whilst others are definitely uphill! 

The trick to the spelling the name (with a bonus place name included!)...: 
"Theres no ham in Hanmer, and no sun in Sumner."



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  Reply # 1111274 19-Aug-2014 13:13
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Thanks for the replies, will be checking out HHH when I get home, looks nice and cheap too which will keep the other half happy

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  Reply # 1111355 19-Aug-2014 15:36
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Also, spell it right when you're there. You'll piss the locals off otherwise. ;-)

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  Reply # 1112222 20-Aug-2014 16:45
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Village Lake apartments. Lovely!





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  Reply # 1112228 20-Aug-2014 16:50
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The Heritage is worth the price, if you're looking to treat a certain someone.

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  Reply # 1112256 20-Aug-2014 17:33
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I really like to use AirBNB when traveling. You can rent a whole house/apartment or a room. Good to live with locals that know the area I find, so like to rent a room in someones house and be social when on vacation.

Check out: https://nz.airbnb.com/s/Hamner-Springs-new-zealand?source=bb




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  Reply # 1112468 20-Aug-2014 22:08
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jarledb: I really like to use AirBNB when traveling. You can rent a whole house/apartment or a room. Good to live with locals that know the area I find, so like to rent a room in someones house and be social when on vacation.

Check out: https://nz.airbnb.com/s/Hamner-Springs-new-zealand?source=bb


Social?! *shudder*!

I'd spend the whole time in my room terrified to come out I suspect.







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  Reply # 1113465 22-Aug-2014 14:29
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yeah don't really like the idea of living in with people I don't know, especially when taking the other/better half with me.

still scrolling thru the HHH houses, will be booking one of them next week laughing

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