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Abisko Lodge

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Myself and 2 friends flew down to Christchurch for 2 nights in August to ski Mt Hutt and Mt Cheeseman. The accommodation we booked fell through when we arrived and we desperately needed to find vacancy in Methven. After a few phone calls we found Abisko and luckily they had a room to accommodate us all. We could have even fit in 2 more! The price was very reasonable, we had a great nights sleep and had everything we needed. The room was clean and tidy and so was the hotel. It was really nice relaxing next to the fire in the lounge in the evening. The staff were very friendly, I left my phone charger and they were more than happy to pop it in the post for me. I'll definitely be back with my family next time.

Fantastic location , clean, well presented rooms and most of all friendly, helpful and fun hosts. Thanks so much Steph and Morne.....see you next time. ( This time was just as good if not better than the first.)

We stayed at Abisko lodge for a week in July and I have never ever experienced such a lovely host as Steph. She made us feel so at home and was so accommodating to us and everyone else she came across. She does such a wonderful job to run the lodge and the other accommodation they own. The lodge itself was in a great spot (the ski bus stops out front), in great condition, we had a continental breakfast which was great and access to the spa which was really nice. The shared lounge is huge and comfortable and I could not recommend Abisko lodge and Steph more ❤️

A great affordable and comfortable place to stay in the town of Methven, Morne and Steph were very friendly and went the extra mile when Skiing was not an option as Mt Hutt was closed and a weather bomb about to hit the area which enabled us to check out and stay in ChCh before the rain hit which was a blessing as the roads were closed a few hours later, we will be sure to look them up again when we are in the area.

We stayed in Methven unexpectedly for the night. This was the most affordable place in town which was a pleasant surprise straight away. The lady at the counter was very very nice, even letting me use her mobile phone as their landline was not working that day. We stayed in the campground in our motorhome and the showers were hot, toilets were very clean and the sites were very spacious. I can't say anything bad about this place except that Wifi wasn't free but $5 for 10GB is very reasonable. Would certainly recommend popping your head in here if you're looking for somewhere to stay whilst in Methven.😊

Nice room, realy clean and tidy. For the price though one would expect both free wifi and more than just four free to air tv channels. But saying that the manageres was really welcoming, friendly and most helpful. Good location in town just a walk away

Stopped for one night in campervan. Lovely reception from owner. Small camping ground but spacious sites. Clean and tidy bathroom and common areas. Well maintained. Central location. Reasonably priced.

What can I saw about this place. We could not have been happier. Methven is a beautiful little town, not too far from Mt Hutt ski fields. We stayed at abisko 3 bed appartment with 3 families (9 people in all). The apartments are perfectly located with a very short easy wall to town for meals, ski hire or shopping. The room was awesome. Beautiful fire and the owners kept a ready supply of wood for us. They even had the fore going for us when we checked in. 2 bathrooms, kitchen and everything you could need. At one stage we did some washing and walked into town while it was drying. We came back to our room to find our washing delivered back to our room. I could keep going and going about how good this place is. Thank you for making our holiday so enjoyable.

Apartments were roomy and great for families with all modern facilities,self catering and cosy fireplace. The manager Steph was super helpful and friendly. Short walk to town centre with cafes and ski hire shops. We will book there again next time.

Great location, within easy walking distance of pubs, cafes and shops. Lovely friendly hosts. Cosy lounge and dining area. Ski shuttle bus picks you up right outside the door. Would recommend as a comfort place to stay.

74 Main Street Methven

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Laundry facilities

Abisko Lodge places you 9 mi (14.5 km) from Awa Awa Rata Reserve. This 13-room, 3.5-star motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free self parking, a spa tub, and a library. In central Methven, the motel is also within a 30-minute drive of Trott's Garden and Washpen Falls.


Abisko Lodge's 13 rooms provide refrigerators and coffee makers. Guests can stay connected with WiFi. Rooms also include free toiletries.

Property features

Abisko Lodge features a spa tub, a sauna, and WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this ski motel include a library, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Single Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 75 reviews