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“Suffers from adjoining room noise”
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Ski Time
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Having travelled from Brisbane to ski and do a bit of sightseeing, I stayed two lodges in Methven. The first place was awesome, no problem. After a few days staying elsewhere I came back to Methven and stayed in SkiTime for one night (thank goodness).

I was shown the room with a comment "this is a more economical room" $135NZ per night and supposedly 4 star?
The biggest problem are the paper thin walls/ceiling. I did ask to be moved to another room but apparently they were full. You can hear everything, walking on the creaking floor above, talking, coughing, sneezing, even snoring and not forgetting the toilet.

I didn’t have dinner there as it was priced too high for me, average about $34

I was surprised to see it was lacking in creature comforts, no even a headboard, They could have easily provided some of these, how much is a kettle?
No TV!, No kettle in room or tea/coffee, Wifi is super slow and unusable, No in room Fridge (I needed for medicine), No Spa, Bed pillows too soft, No headboard, Tiny En-suite, Tiny Wardrobe. (see pics). Coffee and Tea are provided free in the lounge area. Breakfast was included and consisted of continental with no hot food (except toast). The Motel is appx 15-20mins walk from town.

On the plus, the room was clean, staff friendly, in room heater provided.

If you want some sleep, I would definitely stay elsewhere or take good ear plugs.

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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

10 minute drive away from the bottom of Mount Hutt, perfect location with local shops/bars/restaurants being a 2 minute drive away. The lodge itself was accommodating, spacious and clean! Friendly staff and owners. 10/10 would recommend and return to Skitime, Methven.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This ranch style stone lodge has a small number basic rooms at the back of the restaurant (see photo). Room is not sound proof but other guests are considerate. The best thing about the lodge is the dining room with a roaring stone fire place. And the food is great too. There is a guest lounge with a large flat screen TV, pool table and coffee & tea making facilities. Room rate includes a continental breakfast with a lovely view of the morning sun shining on Mt Hutt.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed the very friendly boss and staff and brilliant food and service in the restaurant.

Do however have to agree with the other reviewer who mentioned the VERY noisy rooms on the ground floor at the back of the main building. Of course they are the budget standard rooms, but didnt really need to be able to hear conversations next door and upstairs guests clomping around, showering AND actually using the toilet and then flushing! Recommend the use of ear plugs if an early night is required!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Diana K
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great room. Comfortable bed. Heated bathroom floor. Fridge and kettle. Staff very welcoming. Food fantastic high quality. If like us you hire a car go four wheel drive to go up to the slopes. Also take snow chains. The road to mount hutt is an event in itself!

Stayed: August 2016
1  Thank Tim D
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Additional Information about Ski Time

Address: 43 Racecourse Avenue | PO Box 84, Methven 7730, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Methven
Price Range: $95 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ski Time 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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