Drifter’s Inn combines the comfort and personal service of an alpine lodge with all the convenience of motel accommodation. Drifter’s Inn is in the heart of the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs,
Drifters Inn is just 80 metres from New Zealand’s finest thermal spa and hot springs. and is handy to Hanmer’s cafes, restaurants and shops. A lodge-style lounge (including a large schist fireplace) and dining area are special features of Drifters Inn that enables you to prepare your own meals, should you choose not to eat out.
Your hosts, look forward to welcoming you as their guest and treating you to the special Drifter’s Inn experience. Just 10 years old our 19 studio suites, each with their own ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, tea and coffee making facilities. One suite also has a double-spa bath and most feature King-sized beds. Some suites can also be combined to form a family unit and a large kitchen, BBQ courtyard and internet kiosk are also available for guest use.
The inn is constructed of natural materials like schist stone and the large lounge has an enormous stone feature fireplace. The lounge/dining facilities are adjacent to a courtyard with outdoor furniture and wireless broadband is also available (charges apply).
Suites are well equipped and the central reception and service areas are there to encourage interaction with like-minded travellers.
Drifter’s Inn offers a range of rooms depending on your needs
We have standard double rooms with queen-sized beds, twin single rooms, king-sized and super king-sized bedroom suites, and family suites.
Each hotel room has an ensuite bathroom (shower), fridge, tea / coffee making facilities, SKY (cable) TV, under-floor heating, telephone and broadband Internet. King rooms include tables and chairs. Super king rooms have top-of-the-line beds and comfortable settees. Selected suites have interconnecting doors enabling families or groups to move between their rooms internally.
Lounge area with log fire
We invite our guests to relax and unwind in front of the log fire in the Drifter’s lounge area. Here you can enjoy our wide-screen television, music system and a selection of games, books and magazines.
Fully equipped large kitchen for self-catering
Our large kitchen has everything you need to prepare and cook your own food. From snacks to meals, a range of wonderful aromas frequently drift from this area as our guests, who travel from all round the world, produce their own fare.
Drifter’s Inn guests can enjoy our private outdoor courtyard area, where you can create that special al-fresco dining experience as the sun fades during the warm summer evenings. Hear the call of nature as the bellbirds, tui or the call of our resident wood pigeon warble into the night. Watch out for our famous ‘Nor west Arch’ – the sunset and night sky is spectacular.