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“Great accommodation in Methven”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ski Time

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Ski Time
Certificate of Excellence
Taipei, Taiwan
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64 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great accommodation in Methven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2008

We stayed 5 nights in one of Ski Time luxury villas. Originally, we wanted to book a self-contained studio since we were only 2, but hotel was full and proposed us a 2 bedroom apartments instead. It was fairly expensive for 2 ($340/night) but was indeed luxury. Villas were very new and include a full kitchen with oven and dish washer. During the first 2 days of our stay, weather was bad and we spend the entire days in the apartment, enjoying the cooking, the fire (electrical, but still very nice), the living room and the TV/DVD. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sophie_In_Taipei
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2005

In fairness this is more of a Backpackers lodge than a motel / hotel and having not been accustomed to this type of accommodation I found it a bit hard to take. The room and ensuite were very clean and tidy. No faults there at all. The bed was very soft and other room furniture very basic (raw timber framework as the closet). The ensuite was very small, toilet to the left, shower to the right and hand basin right in front with a sliding cavity door, all within about a 90cm x 250cm floor space. None of this was a problem, after all you come here to go skiing. The restaurant was the best in town, for food, service and ambience. Complimentary, all day tea and coffee making facilities along with a limited supply of DVD / VHS videos, all in the main recreation room. A continental breakfast eaach morning with more than enough variety. It is a little bit of a walk being on the outskirts of town, which we knew and wasn't a problem with a car at our disposal. The VERY BIG ISSUE was room noise from other guests. Above and from either side. The two bathrooms for the units above us must have been positioned directly above our bed and with three people staying in each unit, we were constantly listening to people doing there business and flushing each time they all came home, sometimes twice each night (getting ready to go out and then upon their return (1am - 3am). Then there was the conversations which we could clearly hear from the rooms either side and above. Again we were not their for the accommodation nor used to paper thin walls of this type of property, however getting a good nights sleep without these types of noises was one thing we had counted on. It’s a shame because the staff were very friendly and helpful, the place really does look very nice from the outside and the meals were the best.

  • Stayed August 2005
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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):
We are all about hospitality, atmosphere, and creature comforts. Everything about Ski Time is just right, from the open fires, ensuite rooms and cozy ambience, to the extensive wine list, great food and brilliant service. ... more   less 
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