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“A warm, comfortable, freidnly lodge where you are really welcomed.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Abisko Lodge and Apartments
Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A warm, comfortable, freidnly lodge where you are really welcomed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2010

A Great Lodge. If you are looking for a comfortable, warm, spacious and quiet room in a modern friendly lodge with great hosts then Abisko Lodge in Methven is place to go. Luenne and Alex made it as easy as possible for us to make our booking and then when we arrived they exceeded our expectations for service and hospitality. The lodge has a comfortable lounge with a roaring fire and a well-stocked bar. The hot spa after a hard day skiing was fantastic. The continental breakfast that was included in our reasonable tariff made the start of our day very easy. The Lodge is located in the centre of Methven easy walking distance from Restaurants, Shops and Ski Hire making this a great total package. We have no hesitation in giving Luenne and Alex at Abisko our highest recommendation.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Terryl-55
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abiskolodge, Owner at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review, October 23, 2010
Hi Terryl-55,

So happy that we “exceeded your expectations”. This is what we strive to do. We know that when we travel, there is nothing worse than things not being quite right – we make sure that our guests get value-for-money with a friendly smile.

Luenne and I are pleased that our lodge was warm and inviting for you with spacious and quiet rooms, this is sure to make for a pleasurable stay.

Being so centrally located makes it so easy to wine, dine or party (as long as you remember which way is home ;-)

Thank you again for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you again next year.

Alex and Luenne
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2010

First of all thankyou to Alex and Luenne for making my stay comfortable.

I was very appreciative that they went out of their way to organise a table to wax our skis and boards!

Myself and a group of 5 friends stayed in one of the self contained apartments. It was very spacious, had 2 seperate bathrooms, and the lounge was large and spacious. The bedrooms were surprisingly warm considering it was the middle of winter!

Luenne and Alex were helpful in suggesting activities at night, and places to eat. They're also always up for a chat!

Thanks again for a wonderful place to stay, and if all goes well I'll definitely be going back in 2011!

Ed

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EdJ86
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abiskolodge, Owner at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review, October 23, 2010
Hi Ed,

Not a problem – we are glad you guys chose to stay with us and that you and your mates enjoyed yourselves so much – Methven and Mt Hutt is really a happening place during the ski season.

Great to hear that you guys liked the apartments so much – I am guessing that the log fire kept you all warm and cosy. They are spacious; we think they are excellent value for money for the longer stay or for larger groups of friends or families.

Luenne and I look forward to seeing you guys again next winter. (Remind us about a tuning area and I will prepare it for you again)…

Alex and Luenne
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

My daughter and I stayed for 5 nights at Abisko whilst skiing at My Hutt. Before we even arrived the hospitatity started. Luenne and Alex were very helpful and assited me to book transfers to and from Christchurch airport and upand down the mountain. i bombarded them with emails full of questions and they happily answered them all. They recommended ski hire and also the best deal for lift tickets. The room was warm,clean,quiet and comfortable and best of all the very reasonable tarriff included a continental breakfast with the choice of cereals ,fruit and yoghurt ,toast and spreads or cinnamon porridge. There was also real coffee! Between the daily strenuous exercise on the slopes and the warma and comfy bed we both slept like babies every night. The hotel is also in the centre of town. This is a bonus if you are hiring your ski gear in town and for going out for dinner as Abisko is a 2 minute walk from the shops.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vicki27
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abiskolodge, Owner at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review, October 23, 2010
Hi Vicki27,

Great to hear that your holiday experience in Methven and with us was so pleasing for you. We pride ourselves on making holiday bookings easy and hassle free.

We fully renovated the lodge accommodation just prior to the 2010 season, so we are happy to hear that you think our rooms are “warm, clean and quiet” with comfortable beds. At the end of the day, these are probably the most important factors of a lodge like ours and we focus on these points. So happy that you were please with your choice.

So glad to hear that your daughter and you had a great stay and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

Alex and Luenne
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2010

A friendly and relaxed atmosphere, everything you need after a hard day skiing the Southern Alps. Leunne and Alex were the hosts which made our trip, going above and beyond what we needed for our skiing holiday (to the point of setting up a ski waxing station in the apartment foyer for our skis).
The apartment rooms were spacious and comfortable and moreover excellent value for money with heaps of parking onsite. The spa eased tensions after the long days on the mountain making the 5 minute walk to the town centre easier again.
Abisko couldnt do more to help!
Chris

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cgell86
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abiskolodge, Owner at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review, October 23, 2010
Hi Cgell86,

Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

It is excellent for us to hear that you felt that our efforts were “above and beyond”, we enjoy our guests feeling at home with family or friends while you stay with us and we are especially happy that you feel our apartments are “excellent value for money”.

Both Luenne and I are glad you guys had such a great stay while in Methven, and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

Again, thank you for your kind comments.

Alex and Luenne
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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2010

After looking forward to our holiday for several months & travelling all the way from Perth Western Australia it was a pleasure to me made so very welcome and warmly greeted
by our hosts Luenne & Alex at the Abisko Lodge. Being a keen skiing family we found Abisko to have that genuine feeling of what a ski lodge is all about. Comfortable rooms with good heating, a great lounge area with a log fire, bar, reading area & internet kiosk. An excellent continential breakfast each morning set the tone for a great day at Mt Hutt. Luenne & Alex are genuinely nice people who helped us with any information we needed. Abisko Lodge is great value for money & I would certainly stay there again & highly recommend it to anyone looking for accommodation in Methven.

Eric
Perth

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ericayers
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abiskolodge, Manager at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review, October 9, 2010
Hi ericayers.

Thank you for your kind comments.

We are certainly glad that the hospitality of Abisko Lodge met your expectations. We strive to make the lodge experience one to remember, this is what sets us apart from others. We enjoy watching strangers become friends in our lounge when they discover common interests. We too, have made many friends who have shared their stories with us.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Alex & Luenne
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Melbourne
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2010

I recently stayed here for a short skiing holiday with my daughter and one of her friends on their university break. Luenne and Alex are very friendly and helpful and their lodge is cosy, spacious and very conveniently placed next door to the Mt Hutt ski centre and just 150 metres from the centre of the village. The rooms are good size and the daily service is great. The lounge is a nice place to relax, check your emails or just have a beer in front of the pot belly stove after a day on the slopes!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank itjones
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abiskolodge, Owner at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review, July 18, 2010
Hi itjones,

Thank you for commenting on your stay with Luenne and myself at Abisko Lodge – we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Both Luenne and I enjoy seeing people enjoy themselves and enjoy what we have to offer at Abisko Lodge. We also like to tell people where to visit and what not to miss while in New Zealand and especially Methven, as it truly is a hidden gem.

Our focus is on cleanliness, comfort and value-for-money. We are glad that we again hit the mark with you guys.

We like our guests to relax – after all, you are on holiday, this is why we have made to lounge are a nice place to kick up the heels, read a book, play a game or whatever while warming yourself up in front of the fire touching base with your family and friends… Your holiday is about you.

Good luck to your daughter and friend with Uni. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Alex & Luenne
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2010

The rooms are warm,clean,attractive and modern.The beds are comfortable and cosy with electric blankets and good quality linen.There are tea and coffee making facilities plus bar fridge in the rooms not forgetting the flat screen TVs on the wall.
Breakfast is served early in the winter to allow you to get up the mountain in time for the lifts opening The lounge area is warm with a good log fire burning and a variety of welcoming seating areas. Abisko lodge is also only a couple of minutes walk to the boutique cinema and some very good restaurants.We stayed with our 17, 15 and 10 year old and we all thought it was a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sophie1112
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abiskolodge, Owner at Abisko Lodge and Apartments, responded to this review, July 18, 2010
Hi Sophie1112.

We are glad that you think that our rooms are warm, clean, attractive and modern and that the beds are comfortable.

Luenne and I are pleased to hear such positive remarks as we do put a lot of effort in maintaining Abisko Lodge so that we can offer value-for-money to our guests during their stay in Methven.

We pride ourselves on offering a fairly inclusive package which includes good heating in a clean and comfortable room with a comfortable bed with nice linen – it is what we would want, and it is what we give our guests.

The little extras like in-room tea and coffee making, refrigerators, modern LCD flat screen televisions make your stay a little more comfortable. This is what it is all about, our guests being comfortable.

We have worked hard to make our lounge are a little oasis for our guests to enjoy some time together, be it family or friends… No distractions, just each other to “reconnect” with each other. We offer board games, books and magazines while the music softly plays for you to relax in front of the fire – what better way to spend a winter’s night in Methven, other than with a hot chocolate in your hand or a nice local wine.

Thank you again for your lovely comments and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Alex & Luenne
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Property: Abisko Lodge and Apartments
Address: 74 Main Street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Methven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Abisko Lodge and Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abisko Lodge and Apartments offer Methven (Mt Hutt) motel style accommodation options close to the foothills of Mt Hutt, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand. Mt Hutt Ski Area is one of New Zealand’s most popular ski areas with its close proximity to Christchurch, over 680m (2240ft) of vertical and annual average snowfall of 4m (13ft). ... more   less 
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