We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The St James

Travellers' Choice award winner
05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Professional photos
The St James
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

451 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The St James
See the most recent reviews
Showing 444: English reviews
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The St James location is EXCELLENT. So central and an easy walk to pools and all the best places to eat. Supermarket is super close also. The room was very clean and very spacious. Biscuits and chocolate were int he room on arrival. Hosts were very welcoming, and recommended the awesome Malabar for dinner. Spectacular weekend away.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sebspromos
France
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We loved just about everything about this place, in fact in our 5 weeks in New Zealand it ranks as one of the best places we stayed in. We stayed there for our second night in NZ and liked it so much we changed our plans to stay again at the end of our tour of South Island. The location...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cully69
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Centrally located and the rooms are fitted out to a high standard. The towels are fluffy and the bathroom floor is heated (nice in the winter). This is our second stay here and we will be back when we're next in Hanmer. The rooms are quiet and have a wonderful view up to the hills. We didn't even use the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank themacgirls
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely stay at The St James. We stayed in a lower spa room and it had wonderful views and we couldn't hear any neighbours or the people above which is testimony to the solid build. The studio was very clean, tidy and on the whole well appointed. We slept well. What I didn't understand...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank flossup
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Excellent and kind service by the staff. Lovely modern facilities, well maintained and clean. Kitchen well equipped for cooking meals. Fabulous mountain views, with quiet surrounds. Have stayed in many hotels and Motels there and this is the best!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tayl0rsr
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Superb accommodation with stunning views. So close to everything that makes Hanmer Springs a great destination for a romantic weekend away. Management and staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tui B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Perfect location in the hart of Hanmer Springs, close to restaurant and walks. Luxury and discrete management, that is all we needed. Our apartment was on the first floor and the only burden was to carry our bags up the stairs. There was a convenient uncovered parking.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Renata D
Cambridge NZ
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The accommodation is 1st class,very well located and the management are very helpful.We parked the car in the ample of street parking and only moved it to leave Hanmer.The resort is compact and most things do not require driving.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Stuart B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Very very nice accommodation in a fabulous position as everything was in walking distance. We did not move the car from its parking position until it was time to leave. The one bedroom suite we enjoyed had everything you would need and more.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank djharrisonbialas
Australia
Reviewed 31 March 2016

What a gem! We stayed in the St James Suite which is a spacious one-bedroom apartment on the first floor. Clean and modern with so much attention to detail. Underfloor heating in the bathroom, spa bath, kitchen with lots of utensils and dishwasher (no oven), gas fire. Very friendly and helpful owners, Rae and Paul really have thought of everything...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Oz1Sydney

94 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (78)
Viewed
Room/Suite (16)
Viewed
View from Room (10)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (16)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (7)
05/06/2017 06/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Hanmer Springs hotels
0.2 km away
Heritage Hanmer Springs
Heritage Hanmer Springs
#8 of 21 in Hanmer Springs
663 reviews
1.1 km away
Hot Springs Motor Lodge
Hot Springs Motor Lodge
#5 of 21 in Hanmer Springs
284 reviews
0.3 km away
Village Lake Apartments
Village Lake Apartments
#4 of 21 in Hanmer Springs
285 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.7 km away
Hanmer Apartments
Hanmer Apartments
#1 of 21 in Hanmer Springs
487 reviews
0.6 km away
Settlers Motel
Settlers Motel
#3 of 21 in Hanmer Springs
584 reviews
6.0 km away
Select Braemar Lodge & Spa
Select Braemar Lodge & Spa
#9 of 21 in Hanmer Springs
291 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: €116 - €190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The St James 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your The St James reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The St James Hotel Hanmer Springs
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hanmer Springs
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The St James staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Some rooms don't have views, if it bothers you make sure to check when booking.”
up&away, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Second floor room are quiet.”
ronvoyage, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor if you have a lot of luggage.”
414BrianS, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any room but we chose ground floor kingroom”
wouldBtraveller, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a first floor apartment, if you have heavy suitcases you do need to lug them up a flight of stairs”
binkTravel, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Hotels.com
US$135* /night
View Deal
PricelineUS$138
Orbitz.comUS$135
Expedia.comUS$135
View all 10 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates