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“Wonderful experience - give it a try, you won't regret it”
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Skibo house B&B
Ranked #1 of 10 Methven B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful experience - give it a try, you won't regret it”
Reviewed July 14, 2011

Decided to spend five nights at the Skibo after I read the reviews and am so glad we did - it was everything and more that had been written about it.
In my opinion this place has everything that a real B&B should have. Our room was more than adequate in size; very clean; well furnished; warm; comfy beds and with a great view to Mt Hutt. The breakfasts were great, and usually saw us through to the evening whilst skiing. The lounge was warm and inviting with a great log fire, and was the perfect place to relax, watch telly or have a chat. Whilst this might sound corny, we really did feel quite at home here.
On top of all this, Liz & John are perfect hosts. Not in your face, but there when needed - with a bit of advice, to share their local knowledge, to help clear the frost off your windscreen, etc etc. They really do bend over backwards to make your stay a great one.
B&B might not be for everyone, but if you think it might be for you, give it a go here. We had a great stay and met some great people.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

Having stayed in a wide variety of places across New Zealand, Skibo House B & B was quite easily the best place we stayed. It might not be the most plush room we stayed in (but that is comparing it to some 5* luxury apartments so not really a fair comparison) but it was comfortable, well fitted and nicely done nonetheless. However, the reason to stay at Skibo House is the excellent hospitality offered by the hosts Liz and John - from the moment we arrived on a recommendation from the i-Site in Methven we were made to feel welcome in their home and they went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The breakfast is excellent, as is the outdoor hot tub, perfect for soaking in at the end of a long day hiking or skiing. It is walking distance from all the main places in Methven and close to one of the pick ups on the shuttles to Mt Hutt. I cannot recommend this place highly enough!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

We had a lovely couple of nights at Skibo, whilst my daughter was on a school trip at Methven. It is within 5minutes walk of the main street. Liz was a wonderful host and made us feel right at home.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toowoomba, Australia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2010

Liz and John were great hosts, place was lovely, spa was wonderful after a day on the slopes at Mt Hutt! Will be coming again and bringing the kids next time as well

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

I stayed here with my boyfriend for a weekend - the house was so lovely and warm and the breakfast was excellent. The B & B is right in town so it made it easy to go out for dinner and drinkies and walk back. We had a spa late at night under the stars - gorgeous.
I work in travel and was really impressed with the quality of this property, highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

A home away from home!! John and Liz were excellent hosts and welcomed us into their home. We enjoyed relaxing in front of the fireplace and enjoyed the company of Rosie, their lovely cat. We had our own private room and the shower was amazing!! Wished we had brought our swim suits as there is a hot tub for guests to use. Breakfast was AMAZING and much more than a traditional breakfast. Liz added her own touch to the scrambled eggs and the bread must have been homemade. We look forward to spending another weekend at the Skibo lodge and will definately recommend to friends and family. Over EXCELLENT Quality!! A+++

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Skibo house B&B
Address: 82 Forest Drive | Mt Hutt Village, Methven, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Methven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury at budget prices..we offer a smart, clean home away from home.breakfast is healthy,with fresh free range eggs and locally produced bacon. Vegetarians and gf catered for. ... more   less 
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