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Village Lake Apartments

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were very impressed with Village Lake Apartments, from first contact with this property you can see it's professionally managed and the highest standards prevail, everything has been covered, you even get a brown face washer to remove your make-up. The apartments are nicely furnished, spotlessly clean, and would be cosy in winter with a gas fire and underfloor heating in the tiled areas. The location is excellent, very close to the main street and the hot pools. Only one thing detracted from our stay, no air-conditioning. Our apartment got the afternoon sun and we all felt uncomfortably warm on Saturday afternoon, the fan that's provided helped a bit, sadly, when we returned from dinner the apt was still very warm. We opened the balcony doors and some windows for a couple of hours to let in some air, there are no fly screens, so decided to close them when we went to bed. (I did have some insect repellant in my luggage but we didn't see or hear any mosquitos even though there's a lake close by) Unfortunately, we all slept poorly...feeling hot, sweaty and uncomfortable. It was the only thing that detracted from our stay, the bedding was great quality, the kitchen was well equipped (inc. washer and dryer behind doors) we even had beach towels we could take to the hot pools. Absolutely everything else has been covered... We'd definitely stay again but only over the cooler months.

Very luxurious, spacious accommodation. The quality of the apartment showed that no expense has been spared by the owners as they have equipped them to a very high standard to offer guests the most comfortable stay. Kitchen very well equipped with everything one would need, like a home away from home and absolutely spotless, as was the bathrooms. A bonus to have a washing machine and dryer. The service was outstanding, A very warm welcome on our arrival, Stuart and Jill are outstanding hosts and will do anything to make your stay just the best Location is excellent, very quiet and easy 5 minute walk to the town centre , Hot Pools, Restaurants and of course the shopping

We stayed at the Village Lake Apartments in Summer and although there was no air-conditioning, we were extremely impressed with the location and cleanliness of these apartments. The apartment was self contained and very luxurious with a short walk to the nearby shops and attractions. Our hosts were very helpful and informative. Will definitely stay there again.

We held our sales conference here last week. Everything went very smoothly and nothing was too much trouble. Lovely facilities, gorgeous views and great catering. Highly recommend for a corporate function. Many thanks Jill!

Love staying at Village Lake Apartments. Jill and Stuart are fabulous hosts, the apartments are well appointed with comfy beds and quality fixtures and fittings. Centrally located to shops, restaurants, walks, spa, hot pools and oh so peaceful!

With the impending doom of my 60th birthday looming on the horizon my husband offered me an exotic holiday of my choice.I chose to travel just a couple of hours from my home to Village Lake Apartments after a wonderful stay in March 17. The apartments embody every detail of five star accomodation . Jill and Stuart are friendly , accommodating and totally professional hosts. What gives these apartments the X factor- :ambiance:Three minutes from the busy main street of Hanmer sitting on our balcony,looking out to the southern Alps and a term of phrase comes to mind.:Far from the madding crowd : Best birthday ever.

Amazing accommodation, bedrooms and lounge were very large with amazing views. So quiet and peaceful only 1 minute to the main street. Hosts extremely helpful. I always recommend the Village Lake Apartments when people are staying in Hanmer Springs.

We booked a 3 bedroom suite for our family of five adults over Christmas. We were impressed by the website photos but once we arrived we were blown away by how spacious it actually was & with a great layout. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed & more. Extremely spotless, quality bedding & fixtures. Loved the balcony & how quiet it was even through the night with windows open. Lovely friendly & helpful hosts. We look forward to returning. Have a Happy New Year.

My partner and I stayed here for two nights. The views coming in to Hanmer Springs (from Nelson) were just amazing... but it also meant that we were exhausted by the time we arrived at Hanmer. We were met by one of the owners who was lovely and gave us some suggestions for things around the town before showing us to our room. The accommodation is lovely! The rooms have new lush carpet and the living room was large and comfortable with double bifold doors opening to a small porch area - where we sat for our breakfast or in the afternoon with a glass of wine. The living area has a gas fireplace - which added to the ambience of the room. The kitchen was great - it's large and well set out. And there is a mini-bottle of milk for you on arrival - enough for a couple of cups of tea, or two cereal bowls (additional milk is easily purchased for $2 from reception - or across the street at the supermarket). There is 1G of internet per day for free - but if you need more, you can purchase extra. For holidayers - 1G was more than enough. The beds were comfy - although soft (I usually prefer a firmer mattress). I ended up opening the windows at night also - as the rooms seemed to stay quite warm overnight (I think the floors are heated) - but it was quiet, so that wasn't an issue. Whilst the units don't have tennis court facilities - the hotel next door does offer use of their courts for people wanting to play. The hotel also has pool towels for use at the local hotpools (if you get one at the hot pools themselves, they charge). The owners gave us some travelling tips as we were heading off - which we were later, very grateful for!!! (Thank-you!!) Overall - lovely property and lovely owners, which made for a great stay!! I would definitely recommend this place to others visiting the area.

We stayed at this luxurious apartment complex in Hanmer - everything was perfect. The suite was large and very well appointed. Couldn’t fault it at all! It is centrally located so you can walk everywhere and the views from our balcony - breathtaking!

1 Rutherford Crescent Hanmer Springs

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Located within a leisurely stroll of Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve, Village Lake Apartments is within a 10-minute drive of Waiau Ferry Bridge. The 13 rooms at this 5-star apartment include kitchens and LCD TVs. Conical Hill Walkway is also nearby.


The 13 apartments feature kitchens. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests staying at Village Lake Apartments enjoy free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 317 reviews