We loved this town and our luxury stay at Beluga Lodge. The hosts Arlene and James were warm and friendly and made us feel so at home in this relaxed and tasteful lodge. Such great touches to make your stay relaxing, stress free and enjoyable.
Pluses: Fruit, tea, coffee and biscuits that are complementary and available in the kitchen 24 hours a day. As too the honesty bar which is the best stocked "bar fridge" I have ever seen. Welcoming fire that greats you after a day on the slopes or a night out at a local restaurant. A cosy lounge and garden to relax in with added bonus of outdoor spa. Drying room to put wet cold ski clothes and Jackets in. Breakfast made to order each morning by the lovely Arlene. Light banter from James who will keep you informed of whats happening on the mountain each morning. He is also a wealth of knowledge for local attractions when the legendary Mt Hutt becomes the notorious MT Shut.
We stayed 3 nights in July 2011 and as other reviewers have stated we wish we has stayed more. If we are lucky to go back to this beautiful part of the world again I would definitely like to stay in the separate accommodation within the grounds. They say pictures speak louder than words so here is a few shots to make your decision to stay here so much easier.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beluga Luxury Lodge is a beautifully restored kiwi villa set in an acre of tranquil private gardens. This 4+ Qualmark rated property is in a great location, just five minutes walk from the shops, cafes and restaurants in the heart of Methven and 40 minutes drive to Mt Hutt skifield. Beluga offers you the choice of stylish Lodge Rooms, the secluded luxury of the Garden Suite, or independence in the delightfully restored Minke Cottage. ... more less
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