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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

5 couples stayed for 4 days & it was great fun. It has the perfect set up as a ski lodge. Plenty of hot water, loads of firewood, lodge-like kitchen & communal tables. Easy walk into town. The beds were a little short for the tallest among us but we'd all return. Maybe we'll even bring the kids next time... More 

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Thank sc0tttraveler
pinedalerocks, Owner at Pinedale Lodge & Apartment, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, much appreciated! See you soon :) More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Fantastic little apartment at a very reasonable price. Lovely and clean with a huge library of video's, book and games and a well equipped kitchen. Nice to have a private little garden too. My son loved this place and cant wait to return :)

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

Thank you for those kind words, we are glad you enjoy it! See you again soon we hope. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

Hi, Thanks for your review. We're glad you had fun at our Lodge. We have only just taken over the Lodge and have plans lined up to improve the Lodge and make it more of a holiday home and away from the backpacker image it has. We have already done some improvements and the last few days I actually fixed... More 

Oamaru
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 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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Thank Warren K
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
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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 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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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Management response:

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 

Christchurch
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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Thank Ellie H
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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
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP 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 

Additional Information about Pinedale Lodge & Apartment

Address: 11 Alford Street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Price Range: $92 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pinedale Lodge & Apartment 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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