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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Maruia Springs is my favourite place in NZ. Yes, the accomodation and other facilities are tired and need an upgrade, but it is just like When being in Japan. Yes, there are sand flies, but that is what happens in the bush in NZ. Maruia has recently been. Ought out by new (non Japanese) owners and I hope they do... More 

Thank Chessa78
Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was very relaxing, not too many people around. I wished we came in winter to see the hills covered in snow while sitting in the hot pools .. Will definitely return when I am in NZ again :) Although the place was looking a bit rundown it was still wonderful experience.

1 Thank nadeneatAirlie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The previous reviews are pretty accurate ... the place is a bit run down, but clear that the new owners are trying to get things back up to scratch. We stayed overnight on a package deal and overall it was a nice mini break and have very little to complain about. The outdoor pools were lovely and relaxing .. I... More 

1 Thank Scirocco11
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hot pools here are so much better than Hanmer - the location is amazing and there are no screaming children as the springs have not been turned into a water park with slides. This place was owned by Japanese up until a few months ago, The original owners let it decay and now it looks tired but there is... More 

1 Thank Rdnkh
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is under renovations so 5 out of the 6 private pools were closed and it's all getting very tired looking. The food was absolutely amazing though and they said they were getting a new chef in the next week. We will wait till the renovations are done and have a look then. I think they need a couple more... More 

1 Thank Casey E
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Unique location in the middle of beautiful bush & mountain. The rooms need an upgrade but the restaurant and outdoor hot pools are lovely. Great dinner the night we arrived with fantastic service throughout the resort. The outdoor hot pools are private with great mountain/stream views.

Thank singaporestace
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Yes the place is a bit tired but it under new ownership and the owners plan and have started to upgrade the place, the staff I dealt with recently were very obliging and motivated and trying to do their best I will be back soon as the setting itself is a fantastic spot and it can only get better

1 Thank snooze21571
Tel Aviv, Israel
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233 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Went just for the pools, as a rest from the campervan life. The staff were very friendly, although quite small the 3 outdoor pools and the indoor one were quiet and beautiful with an amazing view of the valley ahead. The flies were unbearable and we had to constantly keep an eye and still got bitten like crazy. Changing rooms... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We booked Maruia Springs in preference to Hanmer Springs as it was not so commercial but we're disappointed in the quality of the facility If you are not to concerned with the standard of the facility it is OK Buildings are about 20 years old with little maintenance carried out The restaurant has an appealing menu however the food served... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The first time I stayed here was over 40 years ago I have been a few times over the last twenty. This weekend I took my young son he loved it the pools the big walks rivers and forest are as always just stunning. Over all it's time for a face lift I think the new owners have some great... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maruia Hot Springs is located on the Lewis Pass in a National Park where you can enjoy picturesque mountain views and look out to the flowing waters of the Maruia River while bathing in our 100% Natural mineral hot pools. Our pools are completely natural (no chemicals used), enjoy bathing in hot water sourced directly from our bore, our water has a high mineral content, which is considered to have healing properties especially for skin conditions and joint and muscle pain. We have 3 outdoor hot pools, and an indoor bath house that are open 7 days a week from 8am-9pm. We also have a private bathing pavilion available by booking, or in our package deals. Come and enjoy a serene and quiet bathing experience away from crowds and cell phones. Our Cafe is open 7 days a week so if you are driving past grab a coffee and enjoy a foot bath amongst the wildlife and beautiful views from our deck. Perfect for bird lovers! The restaurant open 7 days a week and offers a fresh new Kiwiana menu and a classic breakfast menu that includes poached eggs with homemade Hollandaise sauce. Visit our website to book and come and enjoy a unique experience in the tranquillity of the mountains. As new owners we are passionate about working towards making Maruia Hot Springs into a World Class resort and a pure New Zealand experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maruia Hot Springs

Address: State Highway 7 Lewis pass, 7895, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island
Price Range: €106 - €386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Maruia Springs Thermal Resort Ltd Hotel South Island
Maruia Springs Thermal Hotel Ltd
Maruia Hot Springs New Zealand/South Island
Hotel Style:
#56 Spa Hotel in South Island
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“It might be much worse than you expect”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a first floor room to avoid noise from above!”
 of 5 bubbles br0nniet, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Lovely quiet location”
 of 5 bubbles J46JKbrendas, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“mountain view with king bed”
 of 5 bubbles Jon-Pierre, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ground level garden room for a quick sprint to or from the pools day or night”
 of 5 bubbles MeanieB_11, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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