We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   140 Forest Drive, Methven, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Forest Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
You added Forest Lodge to your Saves list
Ranked #14 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Methven
A recent review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014
EddieC566 Christchurch, New Zealand
Write a Review

16 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
33 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The location of the hotel is only a few moments walk to the centre of Methven which means it is in a quiet location just on the outskirts of town. Ample parking for just about any type of vehicle is a real bonus. Having checked in, I was surprised to learn that there were no bar and no restaurant facilities... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hokitika, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Must be run under the auspices of an accountant in the off season who might have figured that if none of the guests became repeat customers it is no big loss. Ran out of hot water. Heating became non existent for the whole second day. Down to single figure degrees that night This should be a modern place to stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anne M, Owner at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We live on site and are available at any time to rectify any guest issues regarding the accommodation we provide. It is unfortunate that you did not let us know that facilities in your room were not satisfactory until after you left. With regard to the... More 

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The hotel was wonderfully clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful, even when each day we would come down 10 minutes before breakfast finished. The only bad thing was the showers took about 10 minutes to warm up. I suggest turning it on the reading a book for a while.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Barbara, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had just arrived and my 10 year old had the start of a bad ear infection from the flight....the owner, Ann , made an appointment at a wonderful doctor and within a couple of days we were back to non stop fun!! We really enjoyed our stay at the lodge and the food is by far the best in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We based ourselves here for 6 nights (hubby played golf in an Ashburton tournament). Although the room was small it was very clean and serviced every day. The bathroom was spotless and quite roomy. Tea & coffee making facilities, along with ironing equipment and a hair dryer were also supplied. Walking distance to town and fabulous breakfast/coffee at Primo Cafe.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We arrived and were welcomed by the owner Ian. After a short conversation he had our accommodation sorted and it was exactly what we were looking for.Great hosts and a very friendly feel about the place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We booked a night at Forest Lodge on Booking.com. It looked to have everything we required. However the room did not come up with what was under "room details". We mistakenly thought that we would get Sky TV and did not ask about it when booking. However when we got there we found that it did not, even though it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Dreadful experience. Saw a staff member once. No information. Poky room, not even a knife and plate.NOT DELUXE. Too lazy to open the office. Recommended a restaurant that was closed the three days we stayed there. You should not advertise open for business because you were not. Very eexpensive, a rip off.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anne M, Manager at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Pumpfi, I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at our lodge. We have taken your comments on board and appreciate your criticisms. I would like to point out that most country lodges are not the same as hotels and we do not employ full time receptionist staff. It is certainly not a case of laziness... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

3 of us stayed there on a boys week end (left the WAGs at home)- each had a basic room upstairs with shared facilities (13/09 to 16/09) At equivalent AUD$40 a night, Forest lodge is value for money- only comment is that breakfast could do with some ham/ cheese/ bacon- but at AUD$5....... The Beer was fantastic and evening meals... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Have just come home from a great time at the Forest lodge ,Great resturant ,Stayed 3 nights here in a luxury room very nice but small ,No phone in room which we found a problem as we did not have a mobile ,we could not find a public phone anywhere on the property /,all in all great weather whilst there,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Forest Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Forest Lodge

Address: 140 Forest Drive, Methven, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Forest Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Agoda, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Forest Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

1 photo of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay