4.1 out of 5

"Beautiful, large room Excellent bar/restaurant - Welcoming bartender, delicious meals Friendly staff " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 03 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

At The Lodge, you'll be 11.3 km (7 mi) from Rakaia Gorge and 14.3 km (8.9 mi) from Awa Awa Rata Reserve. Highlights at this inn include free continental breakfast, a restaurant and free self parking.

You can enjoy free WiFi, TVs, and hairdryers, featured in all 19 individually decorated rooms. Fridges, phones and desks are also available.

The restaurant, Crossroads , is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the inn's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Additionally, you'll find ski storage, a garden and barbecues. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Methven inn, you'll be 26.2 km (16.3 mi) from Mount Hutt Skifield and 32.1 km (20 mi) from Washpen Falls.

Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$102 per night

Large Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

The Lodge ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Lodge

Everyone (20) Couples (4) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Friendly staff, very clean and great location. We will stay again!

Posted by on 13 Jul. 2019

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3 out of 5
Everything was fantastic, including the staff, the cleaners were lovely except the loud music they started playing at 8am. We were honeymooning and trying to have a sleep in after a massive day skiing at mt hutt, to be woken by loud cleaners radio.

Posted by on 12 Jun. 2019

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4 out of 5
Rooms were lovely and warm. Very minor criticisms; TV system had failed that weekend, room needs paint touching up and carpet was stained, but hey, we weren't staying at posh hotel! Staff very friendly and obliging, even went to the trouble of making an Irish coffee even though it wan't usually done. Overall very good value for money.

Posted by on 5 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Lovely clean, warm room. Off street parking great. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by on 4 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
We stayed at the Lodge recently and found the staff very friendly and helpful. Its a great place to stay.

Posted by , from Te Anau on 9 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Handy to everything. Generous size room. Obliging staff.

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5
Cons: Someone being at the front desk for check in (Hardly a big deal)
Beautiful, large room Excellent bar/restaurant - Welcoming bartender, delicious meals Friendly staff

Posted by on 3 Sep. 2018

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3 out of 5

Well located hotel

The Lodge is literally in the centre of town. It is a stones throw to every restaurant, cafe and pub available. It is also close to the supermarkets and laundromat- which is useful because The Lodge does not have its own laundry. Nor does it have a drying room for ski gear, so be prepared to stow your skis, boots, poles, jackets, pants etc. in your room. This creates a tight space - the rooms are pretty small, even tighter, but even worse is the condensation. The heater is super efficient and the rooms are toasty warm, but with no extraction fan, the water in the room just drips down the walls, making the room a bit smelly and not too healthy. We kept the window wide open almost all day, despite the cold, just to air the room. The hotel staff are generous and kind, although very overworked as they double as kitchen staff in the adjoining pub, so don’t expect someone to be maintaining the reception desk regularly. All in all, The Lodge was well located, but, despite best efforts, not especially well serviced.

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2018

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Event space at this inn measures 807 square feet (75 square metres) and includes conference rooms. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and ski equipment storage are also featured at the business-friendly The Lodge. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Methven inn.

  • 19 guestrooms or units
  • 807 sq ft of conference space
  • 75 sq. m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Lodge offers 19 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. This individually decorated accommodation includes desks. This Methven inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Electric kettle
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Crossroads – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • Lodge Methven

You should know

  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.