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Outdoor spa bath
Outdoor spa bath
Outdoor spa bath
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets

Brinkley Resort

4 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot tub

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRakaia Gorge13 min drive
    Popular LocationAwa Awa Rata Reserve17 min drive
    Popular LocationWashpen Falls27 min drive
    AirportAshburton (ASG)31 min drive

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Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 40 sq m
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds

Family Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Garden View

No guest room rating
  • 60 sq m
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen Beds and 2 Single Beds

Studio Queen Room

4/5 guest room rating
  • 18 sq m
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

Methven

In a rural area and in the mountains, Brinkley Resort is in a walkable area with good shopping. Rakaia Gorge Walkway and Mount Hutt Skifield are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Rakaia Gorge and Awa Awa Rata Reserve. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, and don't miss out on the ice skating.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rakaia Gorge - 13 min drive
  • Awa Awa Rata Reserve - 17 min drive
  • Trott's Garden - 22 min drive
  • Mount Somers - 26 min drive
  • Washpen Falls - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 66 min drive

Restaurants

  • Shackleton's Bar & Grill — 1 min walk
  • Shackleton's Bar — 1 min walk
  • Cafe 131 - 7 min walk
  • Thai Chilli Methven - 8 min walk
  • Canterbury Hotel - 8 min walk

About this property

Brinkley Resort

4-star aparthotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free aparthotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a spa tub. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a conference centre, a business centre and laundry facilities. Each apartment provides a fridge and a microwave, plus free WiFi and an LCD TV with cable channels. Room service and a hairdryer are among the other amenities available to guests. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Brinkley Resort offers 37 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer. Fridges and microwaves are provided.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Ski

  • Snowboarding, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing nearby

Pool/Spa

  • Hot tub

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Family friendly

  • Playground

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Dining

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Bedrooms

  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Entertainment

  • LCD TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre

Pets

  • Pet friendly
  • 1 per room (up to 44 lbs/20 kg)
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms

Suitability/Accessibility

  • No lifts
  • Soundproofing
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Tennis on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ice skating nearby

General

  • 37 rooms
  • 2 floors
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms avaliable

Where to eat

  • Shackleton's Bar & Grill – Family restaurant with a bar offering local cuisine. Open on selected days.
  • Shackleton's Bar – Serves dinner on selected days. Kids' menu available.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 5:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Reception hours vary seasonally. From October - May, the front desk hours are 9 AM-5 PM (reduced hours may apply); June - September hours are 9 AM-7 PM.
The property’s restaurant is closed October - May.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities will be closed during the summer:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining venue

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay for free
1 per room (up to 44 lbs/20 kg)
Food and water bowls are available
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 15.0 per stay

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 15.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Included WiFi is limited to 300 MB per room. A surcharge applies for additional usage.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions; guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Apartment property has been rated 4 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

Brinkley Resort Methven
Brinkley Resort
Brinkley Methven
Brinkley Resort Methven
Brinkley Resort Aparthotel
Brinkley Resort Aparthotel Methven

Frequently asked questions

4.2
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 86 out of 181 reviews
5 - Excellent 48%
Rating 4 - Good. 64 out of 181 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 21 out of 181 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 181 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 181 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Nice Stay But OverRated
We stayed here for 4 nights and weren't that impressed for the price we paid . Nice rooms , but could have got somewhere just as good for less than we paid .It was looking quite run down and needs a bit of a freshen up. The restaurant was closed and that was part of the reason why we stayed there, as its very highly recommended. We ran out of milk on the morning we were leaving and went to reception to see if we could get a small amount for our coffee and was flatly refused and was told we are a resort not a hotel So we won't be back
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The mattresses need upgrading, we stayed there a few years ago , they are the same , soft. Also the Restaurant was too expensive for us to go too.
Stayed 10 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great space, central, very well equiped kitchen. Good internet. Overall very comfortable for a week.
Stayed 8 nights in Aug 2019