Hanmer Springs motel


PHOTO: SUPPLIED Paul and Rae Baigent own the St James Premium Accommodation in Hanmer Springs, which has been named New Zealand’s best motel for the second year in a row.

A North Canterbury couple’s attention to detail have earned their motel the title of being New Zealand’s best for the second year in a row.

The St James Premium Accommodation in Hanmer Springs was named Best Motel in the 2019 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence at a gala dinner in Napier earlier this month.

Owners Paul and Rae Baigent said they were thrilled to win the award again.

“Our motto is ‘our difference is the detail’ and we genuinely enjoy providing a friendly hospitality experience with quality accommodation for all our guests,” Paul Baigent said.