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Pinedale Lodge & Apartment

11 Alford Street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 12 Methven B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a big group of boys away for the weekend. We rented out the whole place and found it great. Good stereo with a connector for music players, two fires to keep the place warm along with night store heaters in each room. Great facilities for a weekend away with a large group. My only complaint was that the cues... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

My Partner and I stayed for a couple of days. WOW loved the apartment. private. A very reasonable price. Close to town was an easy walking distance to hotels cafes and shops. The apartment very warm clean and welcoming. We loved the personality and personal touch in the instructions. This place would be perfect for children. We will be bring... More

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Pinedalerocks, Owner at Pinedale Lodge & Apartment, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our apartment. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the private space and how great it is for children. We hope you do return with your grandchildren. More

Boxborough, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

My son & I stayed in the apartment for 3 days - very comfortable and well located. Penny was great, helping us out immediately with a couple of minor issues on day 1. As usual in NZ everyone - local or tourist was very friendly and helpful.

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Pinedalerocks, Owner at Pinedale Lodge & Apartment, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you both to stay. More

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

A cosy, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, Pinedale would definately be my first choice of accomodation when next returning to Methven. Feeling more like a hotel than a hostel, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The rooms, bathrooms and living area were always clean and tidy, fellow travellers were sociable and welcoming and features such as the 'love pit' really made... More

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Thanks so much for your review of Pinedale. We aim to make it cosy, friendly and relaxed, so we're pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed at Pinedale with a friend and we both feel in love with the place and didn't want to leave. It is a small hostel with only a few bedrooms but has a huge communal space with two open fires, a long dining table, book exchange, pool table and the infamous love pit! While we were staying at Pinedale... More

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Thanks so much for your review of Pinedale. It's so great to know you didn't want to leave! We hope to see you back again some day. More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Great fire place, good kitchen. The internet is pricey but that seems to be the case all over NZ.

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Pinedalerocks, Owner at Pinedale Lodge & Apartment, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. As for the internet, we will investigate again to see if there is a cheaper and better third party internet provider for our guests. At the moment our current provider is the best option especially as they are also willing to provide us with those first 15 minutes... More

Methven, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Very chilled hostel, open fires so cosy. Lots of more 'mature' people, not kids boozing all night and getting excited about a 'flouro' party. Great place to base a ski trip, or just to relax. Highly recommended.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

We stayed in the two bedroom apartment and one of our party stayed in the lodge so we can comment on both parts of Pinedale. The service was great, Tim and Penny are very helpful and accommodating and helped us out with booking an extra night when we needed to. The lodge beds are very comfortable and warm and the... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

Room was very small, compared to other places I stayed at in NZ for similar price, like no room to put your bags on the floor, TV reception wasn't very good at all. Decor was very old. We got the private double, the only thing was that the room was accessed from outside the house, not inside, where all the... More

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Lopez75, Manager at Pinedale Lodge & Apartment, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback on our Budget Private Double Room. We are renovating this room in April, so it's nice and smart before the next winter season and working on providing space-efficient storage. As for it's size and situation, we will double check all our internet listings to make sure they say the Budget Private Double Room is... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

We stayed in the apartment for 2 nights. The apartment was cozy and spacious, with a well equipped kitchen. As the apartment is situated separately from the lodge, it offers plenty of privacy as well. It comes with 2 bedrooms and a small garden. Perfect for small families in my opinion. Tim and Penny (the hosts) were warm, friendly and... More

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Address: 11 Alford Street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
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Pinedale Lodge is Methven's largest holiday home and perfect for groups from 8 - 24 people, with 4 large family bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom and a tiered room rate for flexibility. Insulated and warm with 2 large living areas each with a fire place to relax around, pool table, long dining tables, high-definition freeview TV, video and DVD players. Large book and video libraries. If your group is 4 or less, then the Pinedale Apartment would suit you - a family friendly, fully self contained 2 bedroom space. Both holiday houses come with iPod docking stations, fully equipped kitchen with lots of storage space and a dishwasher. Plenty of off-street parking, a lockable shed for sports gear/bikes, WiFi access available for extra charge. ... more   less 
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