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Brinkley Resort
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   43 Barkers Rd | Canterbury, Methven, New Zealand   |  
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 hotel reviews
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“Brilliant Brinkley Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Just returned from a short stay at Brinkley Resort. It was a world class hotel in a ideal place with excellent ski-ing. In addition the Restaurant was fabulous. Staff were very welcoming and instantly pointed us in the right direction for things to do. Very nice wine selection selected by the owner. I just wish it was a bit closer to Abu Dhabi so that I can take my family more often.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the mountains. Use the restaurant you will not be dissapointed.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrinkleyManagement, General Manager at Brinkley Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay and the restaurant .You certainly were a long way from home so it was our pleasure to provide your family with a relaxing holiday .
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My wife and I just got back from a quick 4 day ski trip to Methven and we stayed at Brinkley Resort, last stayed here about 6 or 7 years ago and it was just as great this time, the room was perfect and good friendly staff all helped the trip to be that little bit better.

I love coming off Mt Hutt after skiing (like to say all day but the legs can't do that anymore)and relaxing in the hot tub, great location, great time and hopefully our third visit will not be to far off.....

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a self contained apartment resort right near Mt Hutt. Everyhting in the room was well done and we didnt need anything . Things for kids to do as well as easy access to mountains. The real standout was the service from the reception staff and also the restaurant staff who sometimes were the same person on different shifts .The Manager of both was lovely and friendly and couldnt have helped us more with travel and dining suggestions as well as ideas on local activiites.Love this place....feels like you are at home and is very relaxed.

Room Tip: Mountain view rooms are great....make sure you eat in the restaurant!!!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrinkleyManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Brinkley Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Thanks !!!! I will pass your comments on to all our staff.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Excellent spot and facilities, people were extremely friendly and helpful!. Walking distance to town and to all the drinking spots. Bus stop at reception for the bus up to Mt.Hutt. Would recommend this place to anyone staying in Methven. I'll be staying there again for sure.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed with my 15 year son and we had a great time. Excellent location, great staff, fantastic room. Walk to town at night and the bus for Mount Hutt picks up at the door. Coming back next year.

Steve and Will from Qld

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Masterton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Great location and really friendly staff, easy reach to ski fields and pubs/restuarants. Only a few gripes, as a 4 star resort I would have expected our room to be serviced at least once during our stay, as it was I had to ask for basic supplies such as sugar. The bed could do with a comfort cover and as usual the rooms looking bigger on the website than they actually are.

Room Tip: Opt for a double
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Brinkley's manage owner apartments with many that look out onto the mountains. After a day skiing, you can come down the mountain and straight into the hot pools, with a drink, to relax your muscles. After that its only a short walk or drive into Methven for a meal. The units vary according to how the separate owners set them up but are generally fairly good. A great place for families

Room Tip: view of the mountains, bottom floor looking out onto the grass park
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 43 Barkers Rd | Canterbury, Methven, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Methven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Brinkley Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brinkley Resort Mt Hutt is a High Country self contained accommodation resort and conference centre situated in the Alpine heartland village of Methven at the foothills of majestic Mt Hutt. We are a two minute walk to the centre of town and a conveniently positioned transport stop for all mountain bound tour operators. We feature a total of 80 self contained apartments comprised of 40 studios and 40 quality two bedroom apartments. We have full laundry facilities shared between each apartment and studio room with the two bedroom apartments all containing spa baths, ideal for relaxing after a day on the mountain. ... more   less 
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