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Skibo house B&B
Ranked #1 of 9 Methven B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We found Skibo House by luck quite late in the day. Lizzie is an excellent hostess and soon made us welcome, serving us tea and homemade cake in the garden.
Our room was extremely comfortable and the guest lounge is ideal for relaxing in the evening. The breakfast was excellent.
Methven is a very pleasant town. It was very interesting to be able to talk to Lucy and John about their working lives and life in the area generally.
The Gorge nearby is beautiful. We would recommend the jet boat ride.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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skibug82, Owner at Skibo house B&B, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Skibo, and were able to discover some of what Methven has to offer.
We loved having you both to stay.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Skibo house is a home away from home. We have stayed there often. You are welcomed by Liz and John, the two of the most wonderful people. As soon as we walk in we feel the relaxed feeling wash over us. And that stays as long as we do. And the breakfasts are amazing.
Love the place. 1st in Methven.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rhodes74
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Had a warm and comfortable stay with Liz and John. Just like staying with family. Close to town, for restaurants cinema etc. A wealth of local knowledge from congenial hosts. Loved the fire and breakfasts.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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2  Thank golfingkiwi2
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I enjoyed two nights accommodation with excellent facilities, friendly reception with excellent care, light refreshments on arrival, wonderful farm fresh hot/cold cereal; fruit and cooked breakfast. Fabulous views of the Southern Alps. Small, safe, established town (Methven) with new housing, restaurants. Long straight uncluttered rural roads to convenient destinations, forests, mountains including ski-fields, rivers, cycle, walking and off-roading options, only 1/12 hours from Christchurch International Airport. My bed was clean, dry, and comfortable, the room fresh and tidy. The guest community lounge comfortable and warmed with large wood-burner. Very reasonable prices. I would go there again and recommend it to you. Skibo Houes is like its photo!
John Marcon j_marcon@clear.net.nz

Room Tip: All rooms are great, the area is quiet. There are downstairs and upstairs adult and family rooms wit...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank John M
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

The warm welcome and generous hospitality of hosts, Liz and John was just fantastic. This was my first stay at Skibo House in Methven for some snowboarding fun and it will not be my last. I would highly recommend Skibo House to anyone seeking a warm, cosy and restful, quiet place to get away from it all. It is located just a very short walk (easily less than 5mins stroll) from any of Methven's quality local restaurants, pubs and cafes etc. The Studio room with Ensuite in which I stayed was great value, clean, tidy and roomy and the lounge area with the magnificent open fire is very relaxing in the evenings for a casual chat with other guests or a few laughs with Liz and John. A delicious cooked or continental breakfast with porridge or Liz's tasty home-made bircher muesli awaits every morning with plenty of choice and great views of Mt Hutt out the front window, which just adds to the experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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7  Thank Graeme P
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Liz and John are wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome from the start.
The fire was roaring, the bedroom was warm and cosy (and even the electric blanket had been turned on as we were arriving late!).
Shared bathroom facilities were more than adequate, all facilities were very clean - we were in an upstairs bedroom.

Perhaps the highlight is Lizzie's breakfast where the homemade porridge and bircher were excellent, and too much of a temptation because the cooked breakfast that follows simply can't be missed!

Also well located for the town centre, and great views of the mountains from the bedroom.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank GeorgieDBrist01
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

My husband, adult son, adult nephew and myself spent a week at Skibo B & B in Methven with Lizzie and John. It is perfect location both to the beautiful Mt Hutt for snowboarding and to town for all amenities (The Blue Pub and The Brown Pub both in short walking distance and both providing great meals). The view over Mt Hutt and surrounding Mts from our upstairs rooms was beautiful. We had the whole of upstairs which was perfect and felt like home. The rooms were spacious and cosy, the bathroom/shower area very well appointed, the breakfasts healthy, hearty, filling and scrumptious (Lizzie's poached eggs and scrambled eggs are perfect - worthy of masterchef hey Lizzie). My son and nephew devoured the Swiss muesli, porridge, juice, bacon, sausages, eggs and toast with gusto which gave them plenty of energy for our trips up the mountain where I have to say the snow was also amazing. John and Lizzie are the most wonderful and entertaining hosts with great knowledge of local areas (and beyond) and always at the ready with a joke and sense of humour which kept me in stitches. Their kindness and 'no rules' when eating policy allowed this sometimes tired body to sleep in and certainly made our stay very memorable and thoroughly enjoyable. We were grateful for the hot tub under the stars at the end of some very exhausting days and I would not hesitate to go back in an instant or recommend this wonderful B & B to anyone.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms great for families; self contained unit great for couples; perfect for singles also
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank CarmelD2013
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skibug82, Owner at Skibo house B&B, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

Thank you ...we really enjoyed your family ...hope you do come back xx

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Additional Information about 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 9 B&Bs / Inns in Methven
Price Range: $85 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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