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Abisko Lodge and Apartments

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   74 Main street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013
mark r Brisbane, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Besides being close to everything like the 2 pubs, transport and all the places to eat and besides being a comfortable clean place to stay the lasting impression that I took away from Abisko was the way the owners treated us. They were great. They helped us with a room swap and were always available to answer our questions on... More

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Abisko_Lodge_NZ, Owner at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thank you for your lovely comments about us and our little town that we have grown to love. Methven has a lot to offer and is a laid back kind of place where nothing happens in a hurry (except the emergency services). Smiles are free in Methven. We are so glad that you were happy with the accommodation... More

Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This place was amazing to stay at! the hosts are so lovely and friendly and have great knowledge of the local area ! The room was perfect and more than we expected. Loved the fire place in the lounge room and the cats !!! would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area for a lovely homely place to stay! Thanks... More

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Abisko_Campground, Manager at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Sairz & Muzz Thank you for your comments – it is great to hear that you guys had a great time with us in Methven. Winter in Methven would not be the same without the roaring log fire – we are lucky to have one and it makes for such a lovely atmosphere to relax in, at the same... More

Canterbury, NZ
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night recently after finding good recommendations on trip advisor. Great reception & help on arrival with recommendations for local eateries etc. The room was large, bedding for 4 people, and it was exceptionally clean and tidy. The queen bed was really comfy & once the heating warmed up the room was really toasty. The only... More

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Abisko_Lodge_NZ, Guest Relations Manager at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review

Hi there TischlerAndHubby, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and please accept my apologies for being tardy with my response to you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in the lodge and we are very happy that you found our rooms warm, bed comfortable and our rooms exceptionally clean and tidy.... More

Auckland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We booked one of the apartments for our biking group Smokin 'Arrows, and it was cosy and comfy. Would be excellent for a family on a ski holiday too. Hosts Leunne and Alex were really cheerful and helpful. Highly recommend it. Cosy woodfire burner in lounge and 2 toilets in the apartment.

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Abisko_Lodge_NZ, Guest Relations Manager at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review

Hi AucklandJax, Thank you for your comments. I hope the Smokin Arrows crew got home safe and sound and without too many saddle blisters… We are happy you enjoyed your apartment. The fireplace is surely a hit. Some years ago, a travel expert recommended that we have it pre-lit for guests to walk into the apartment to the soft glow... More

Mackay, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

My partner, two month old and myself recently spent a wonderful weekend at Abisko Lodge. We were delighted with how homely and welcoming the lodge and the managers were to myself and my family. we we spent our evenings by the gorgeous fire relaxing and getting to know our hosts. Definitely recommend Abisko! thank you for such a great experience,... More

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Abisko_Lodge_NZ, Guest Relations Manager at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review

Hi A-Renouf, It was great to see you and your young family recently on your visit to Methven. The main feature of our lodge is the warm and friendly atmosphere which is shared amongst us and our guests. During winter, we have the log-fire burning in the lounge area where you can enjoy a coffee, some music and a chat... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

I have been to Abisko Lodge for four ski seasons now. I have never met more wonderful people than Alex and Leunne. They are so knowledgable of the area and helpful. Nothing is a bother. The location is great. The view of the mountain from the lounge room is simply breath taking. My evenings are spent having a 'night cap'... More

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Abisko_Lodge_NZ, Guest Relations Manager at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Docedm, Thank you for your comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your self-contained apartment. I agree, the views of the mountains are, at times spectacular – just a pity we could not have put on one of those special sunrises we sometimes get. This really showcases the mountain well. Methven is a real hub for the ski enthusiast... More

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We had a group doing a cycling trip and stayed in one of the apartments. Nice old building and good place to stay. The rooms were well laid out with plenty of space and a generous lunge kitchen downstairs. Location was a short walk into town. Didn't get a chance to look around the rest of the facilities but I'd... More

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Abisko_Lodge_NZ, Guest Relations Manager at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review

Hi KiwiTraveller199, Thank you for your comments. The cycle tour through town was so exciting to see with heaps of energy for the town, and a little friendly rivalry with the occasional support vehicle “Van-D-Lised”… Luenne and myself were so happy to host you guys and we are so happy you enjoyed the apartment. We agree, they are quite spacious.... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed a week with another family and had an fantastic time. Our kids were made welcome and the hosts Alex and Luenne went out of their way to help us with great travel tips and were at all times friendly and professional. We will be staying there next time we ski Mt Hutt and would recommend Abisko to all... More

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Abisko_Lodge_NZ, Guest Relations Manager at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review

Hi jonswhaler, Thank you for your lovely comments. I think I can remember exactly which two families with the younglings. Glad your family enjoyed their stay with us. As I recall, it was their first trip to the snow – hope they want to come back. Being new grandparents, and with Luenne’s background working with children, we love children and... More

Markham, Ontario
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Lodge rooms are simple, but a good size, clean and well maintained. Methven options can be a little tricky in the summer since their high season is winter for skiing, but Abisko Lodge was a comfortable and well priced stopover for us. Staff were very friendly and helpful when we arrived tired from a long drive.

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Abisko_Lodge_NZ, Guest Relations Manager at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Andrea_by_Bike, First, my apologies for not responding sooner – I am not sure how I missed your review. It is our policy to respond to all reviews wherever possible. Thank you for your review and your lovely comments that you have made – we are glad that we met your expectations as a seasoned traveler and member of the... More

Sarina, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

A fantastic lodge that had great rooms, facilities and at perfect location. Hosts Alex and Leunne are very friendly and helpful. They provided great local knowledge on attractions and tourism information. Breakfast is available for an affordable price and includes, hot meals, cereals, toast, muffins, juice, wonderful coffee and yummy porridge in the dinning/lounge area. It is a wonderful atmosphere... More

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Abisko_Lodge_NZ, Owner at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Neil & Kylie, Thank you for your fantastic comments – we appreciate it. We are so glad you and the family enjoyed your stay with us – it is our goal to provide value-for-money accommodation for families, couples and singles alike. If in Methven skiing again be sure to give us a call, we would love to see you... More

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Address: 74 Main street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Abisko Lodge and Apartments 3.5*
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Abisko Lodge and Apartments offer Methven (Mt Hutt) motel style accommodation options close to the foothills of Mt Hutt, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand. Mt Hutt Ski Area is one of New Zealand’s most popular ski areas with its close proximity to Christchurch, over 680m (2240ft) of vertical and annual average snowfall of 4m (13ft). ... more   less 
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