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“A convenient apartment choice for Methven” 4 of 5 stars
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Brinkley Resort
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   43 Barkers Rd, Methven 7730, New Zealand   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sydney
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62 reviews 62 reviews
61 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“A convenient apartment choice for Methven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed at Brinkley Resort for 4 nights in August 2013 to go skiing at Mt Hutt which is a 40 minute drive from the resort.

We booked a two bedroom apartment and a studio apartment to accommodate 6 adults which were conveniently attached through the back.

When the apartments were connected it was great as it was like a 3 bedroom townhouse however if it were just the studio apartment it would have been a bit too cosy.

The facilities in the 2 bedroom apartment were great - it washing machine, dishwasher etc. It is worth noting however that it is not a serviced apartment and during the stay. There is a restaurant (which was expensive compared to other options in the town)

The location is on the outskirts of Methven however being a small town, it is a 5 minute walk to the pubs, restaurants and supermarket etc so although not a 'central' location, this is not a drawback.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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BrinkleyManagement, General Manager at Brinkley Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again next year .
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Westport, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The location is great. I stayed with three friends last week. But for the price I was disappointed with the fact the apartment was not serviced and we ran out of toilet paper on the last day. We only had one towel each although there was a washing machine and drier in the apartment. However after washing our ski clothes for the day it was incovenient to have to them wash the towels. The apartment was a bit tired with chips on the bench top and the heater in the lounge could not be turned up onto high because if it did it would make a loud banging noise all night. The tv was on a demo loop that we could no turn off so when we watched movies these displays woudl come in over the top of the subtitles and screen which interefered with our enjoyment of the movies. There were no egg cups so we had to go and buy some.

Tha said the location and views were excellent. But for the price I was expecting something of higher quality.

Room Tip: Get a room on the west side so you can have a view of Mt Hutt
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BrinkleyManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Brinkley Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write your review and kind comments on our location and views. We do our best to inform guests on our servicing policy by posting it on our website, including it in the room compendiums as well as stating it on the booking slip you signed on arrival. Like most apartments we do provide initial washing powder and toiletries on arrival and guests resupply themselves when the welcome pack has been consumed. Sincerest apologies for the heater panel noise and once again thank you for letting us know. The new LCD TV and heater had just been installed and due to your feedback our maintenance manager was notified and has rectified the problems you experienced. Hope to see you back next year.
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Sydney
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11 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Recently stayed at Brinkley on a short Ski trip to Mount Hutt. The hotel is in a great location, walking distrance to everything in the town, along with the ski bus stopping right at the door. Everything is quite modern and very clean.
The twin studio was very small, literally there is no room to put your luggage, we had one bag in the kitchen and the other between the bed. Good thing we really didnt spend much time in the hotel, on the mountain all day then out too dinner at night.
It is strange that they do not include daily cleaning with the cost, since it states it is a serviced apartment (Minus the service), refreshed towels at a minimum would be good. I guess they do state that upfront, i just think it is a little odd.
The place is nice and would definitely stay there again, just maybe in a bigger room.

Room Tip: Studios are really small, go for a bigger room if you can afford too.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: 43 Barkers Rd, Methven 7730, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 20 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. Just a short two minute walk to the centre of town and conveniently positioned for transport to Mt Hutt. Brinkley features a total of 80 self contained apartments comprised of 40 studios and 40 self contained two bedroom apartments. Laundry facilities are shared between each apartment and studio room and the two bedroom apartments all contain spa baths, ideal for relaxing after a day on the mountain. Enjoy a relaxing evenings dining in Shackelton's Restaurant, award winning NZ Beef & Lamb recipient, open during the winter ski season ( please note our restaurant is closed for the summer with the exception of conferences, groups & weddings). ... more   less 
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