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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed July 28, 2016

We are a young couple who wanted a nice place to stay while skiing at Mt Hutt for the week. Methven Motels did not disappoint. We chose an Executive Studio w/ Spa Bath because it housed a small kitchenette. On arrival we were upgraded to a Two Bedroom Apartment due to another couple wanting to stay on in the Studio.... More 

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Mocksey, Owner at Methven Motels & Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for staying and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I wish you had asked about the wi fi as people who book direct I give for free as I am not loosing commission to anyone. When I am asked about places to eat I tell people the menus are only a guide line as they are out... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Cheap and niggardly . Eg washed my socks and undies and left them to dry on towel rail , heated .But came home to find it turned off . Yes they turn everything off to save power the minute you leave . The tv is out of the ark. ie 20 years old the picture doesn't fit screen . They... More 

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Mocksey, Owner at Methven Motels & Apartments, responded to this review

T.V is 10 years old. Even so it has a remote which you only have to pick up to alter the picture size. People change it when watching a DVD. The toaster I thought was controlled by the person putting the bread in as to how brown they want it. You were traveling with kids and they are so smart... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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129 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great cozy motel. Good rooms, friendly staff, quiet and a short walk to town. What more can I say in 200 characters minimum. They have a clothes line and drying room for wet gear. The electric kettles work. Nice baths for relaxing in.

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Bournemouth
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214 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2015

Strange how experiences vary. We were referred here from an over full Ashburton and, though a long way out, we found it to be excellent. Very helpful and friendly owner and a very spacious and well equipped unit that was also nice and warm on a chilly evening. Quiet and very clean with very good facilities. All in all, we... More 

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Mocksey, Owner at Methven Motels & Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope you may be able to come back again. More 

Oxford, New Zealand
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114 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2015

My biggest gripe for this motel is that when I asked about internet I was told it would cost $5.00 for the duration of our stay. As most people only overnight in a motel we believe this is too high. Given that there is Zenbu out there they could have offered 500MB for free as most places we stay in... More 

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Mocksey, Owner at Methven Motels & Apartments, responded to this review

15 minutes before this lady arrived an elderly couple came in who couldn't manage stairs. Since the lady had not specified down stairs I shifted them upstairs. When she arrived I explained what happened and that if the stairs were an issue she could have a 2 bedroom apartment down stairs.She told me that was fine, no problem. I am... More 

Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 8, 2015

Stayed in Methven for one night - and no one else in residence. Met by the daughter of the owners in Reception in old T shirt, leggings and slippers. When asking for ice, Mum was looking equally shabby. We were told that if we left unwashed dishes in the sink we would be charged extra. What are they doing all... More 

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Mocksey, Owner at Methven Motels & Apartments, responded to this review

Ouch what a review and all because we ran out of ice for her G & T. No need for the personal attack and the lies. Shop is only 5 mins walk away if she was that desperate she couldn't wait for the ice to set. Never mind gave us a laugh.Whats the saying. Oh dear, How sad, never mind. More 

Brisbane
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

A great little place. Methven is a small town at best, but we stay purely for skiing at Mt Hutt. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment- which was great for two couples. Kitchen big enough to cook breakfast every day etc. Some decor a little dated but that's ok, great value for money compared to others in town! Only... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2014

We returned to Methven for some skiing on Mt. Hutt, which we do on a regular basis although this is the first time since 2011, this stay was for 3 weeks. Our choice of accommodation has never changed, Methven Motel and Apartments provide us with all that we require. The apartments are modern, spacious, very clean with warm comfortable beds,... More 

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Mocksey, Owner at Methven Motels & Apartments, responded to this review

Thanks Lynn, It is always a pleasure to see you.You are always wonderful guests, thank you for your lovely comments. More 

NZ
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 6, 2014

The owner operator is loosing the plot, clearly having life issues which is being reflected at the customers with her temper tantrums. Bathroom sills were rotten but painted over and let drafts into the unit. Pictures not reflective of actual space and bathroom not generous as described. Shower over bath not separate as described. No teatowels provided. If you add... More 

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Mocksey, Owner at Methven Motels & Apartments, responded to this review

This customer left our Motel with out paying for the extra person they hadn't paid for. They had been told of the extra amount and I asked for a cr card as security. The card declined. With help I got my money and this comment is just sour grapes because he did not get away with it. I changed there... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed at the Methven motels for a ski holiday recently. The motel units were very modern, clean and tidy. The service was friendly and helpful and the motels are conveniently located, walking distance to town. We were very impressed and would definitely stay here again.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Methven Motels & Apartments

Address: 197 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Price Range: $81 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Methven Motels & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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