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“Great lodge/hotel with stunning view of Mt Hutt”
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Ski Time
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Great lodge/hotel with stunning view of Mt Hutt”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this lodge/hotel. Bought the room on Wotif and have not been disappointed. Really nice room with deck and stunning views, comfortable queen sized bed, nice bathroom with good shower and all the mod-cons of a modern hotel. The hotel has a nice restaurant - we had a really good meal there, friendly staff and nice bars. Would thoroughly recommend it, if you're staying in Methven.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Noosa, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

I guess one of the skills in operating a great lodge is selecting great staff. Pete and Susi should be very happy with the friendly and efficient staff they have employed at Ski Time. Having great staff certainly makes a very positive difference. I recently stayed for 6 nights with my young son in a standard room. While the room was not large it was always well presented, warm and clean. My son enjoyed his access to Disney Channel and I was happy to relax in the lounge area and watch something else on quite nights. The courtesy bus makes it easy to get into "town" in the evening and there are a couple of supermarkets there were you can get supplies. The bus runs every 20 minutes from 5pm until 9pm. Speaking of buses, the bus to Mt Hutt stops right across the street at 8am and 10am. Overall, our stay was very nice and I would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Methven is not the most glamorous destination our purpose for staying there is probably the same as most, to ski Mt Hutt. As a base for this it is perfect warm dry and comfy. Big log fires and friendly staff. The room decor may not be to everyone's taste and the bathrooms are basic. The restaurant is popular it was full both nights probably because the portions are enormous and the food is tasty, nothing fancy but fairly hearty stuff. The only downside was there was not a great selection for vegetarians as they only had 2 options for starters and 1 for main and these didn't change. The other downside was the breakfast. it was a poor selection with cheap sliced breadand nothing for vegetarians. But overall it was a good choice

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
310 reviews
67 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed here to ski Mount Hut and it's a basic "says what it does on the tin" kind of place. It's clean, warm and compact.

The staff are very friendly and helpful (apart from one morning where the person on duty looked as though she would rather be anywhere else....).

It's near enough to the skiing to be fine but Methven is hardly the centre of the universe when it comes to things to do/places to eat so don't expect much and don't stay long. There's a reason why there is an alcohol ban in public places during the day.....

The restaurant at the hotel is good although the portions are too large. Their view appears to be make up for lack of quality with loads of quantity. It seems popular with locals and the quality was fine if unspectacular, the fish curry for example was more like fish stew with no spice. They also had very limited or no veggie options. Their chocolate brownie was very good.

The breakfasts were poor, very basic with no veggie options.

Overall it's good value in a town bereft of other good quality options.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The minute you open the door to your villa at Ski Time you know every cent of yours has been well spent. Great furnishings, fittings, bath, kitchen and gas fireplace. All incredibly clean and kept to a high standard. When your trip is totally about skiing, it is nice to know that after a hard day on the slopes accomodation like this awaits you!!
First class!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We were in Methven for a quick ski trip but it ended up being so much more than we expected. Great studio. Great shower. Great breakfasts & dinners. Great staff. Great views.
Great value = brilliant holiday :)

Stayed August 2013
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Randwick, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We've just checked out today after a 5 night stay and could not have been happier with our stay. The location is just out of the main part of Methven though only a 10 minute walk, and being directly across the road from an empty field with unobstructed views to Mt Hutt was perfect. The team there were incredibly friendly, and with free wifi and continental breakfast there really wasn't anything we could fault. Thanks for a great week!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about Ski Time

Property: Ski Time
Address: 43 Racecourse Avenue | PO Box 84, Methven 7730, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Methven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ski Time 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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