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Hotel Description

At Brinkley Resort, you'll be 11.2 km (6.9 mi) from Rakaia Gorge. Highlights at this ski property include a restaurant, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

Each apartment features free WiFi, an LCD TV and a hairdryer. In-room dining is easy with amenities like a fridge, a microwave and room service. Weekly housekeeping is available.

The family restaurant, Shackleton's Bar & Grill, serves local cuisine. Shackleton's Bar is the apartment's own cocktail bar, serving drinks along with dinner. Business travellers can take advantage of a conference centre and a business centre. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a spa tub and laundry facilities.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Methven property include Awa Awa Rata Reserve and Trott's Garden.

Studio Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Brinkley Resort ratings based on 133 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 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 Brinkley Resort

Everyone (40) Couples (45) Family (48)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Sep. 2019

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10 Oct. 2019 by Gayle

Dear Anon, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We hope to see you again.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Jul. 2019

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22 Jul. 2019 by Gayle

Thank you for your review. Look forward to seeing you again. warm regards.....Gayle & Paul

4 out of 5
Didn’t like that it was not serviced The same towels for three nights Barely enough toilet paper No rubbish bags A pitiful amount of dishwashing powder Dishes were dirty before we had used them Positives - good location comfy beds

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Very comfortable bed wish the restaurant had been open

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Mar. 2019 by PC

Hi..glad you enjoyed your stay

4 out of 5
We had a lovely stay here in Summer. Unfortunately on the week there was a lot of rain from Cyclone Gita. The room was comfortable and warm and had little kitchenette which was perfect aa it meant we didnt have to go out in the rain. However, with good weather its just a short stroll in to town and the staff were happy to give recommendations of where to eat. Would love to come back in Winter as it is the perfect location to get to Mt Hutt for snowboarding. Although we didnt get to use the facilities including the spa or resturant. They look great

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2018

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3 out of 5

Not as appealing as advertised.

Reception not marked clearly & as arrived out of hours had trouble finding unit as numbers were covered by Bush. No tv or wifi for entire stay. Very disappointing even though problem was to be rectified.. Shower pressure weak. Restaurant & bar closed which was a deciding factor in booking. Would not be returning!!

Posted by , from Christchurch on 18 Nov. 2017

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4 out of 5

Lucky we were given a site map to find room.

Pros: Quiet unit, attached laundry with free powder.
Cons: Very surprised that there was no double glazing to cut down street noise from trucks. Bathroom heater on a short timer - brrr in the winter.
Location: Walking distance of town centre and across from showgrounds.
Once we eventually found our room with help of site map we were very impressed as it was a miserable day and the heater had been turned on so it was lovely and cosy. We arrived after reception was closed and left before opening- keys were left in a receptacle by the main doors. Only people we saw were other guests.

Posted by , from Central Otago on 15 Oct. 2017

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1 out of 5

Very disappointed

We booked 24 hours before travelling and there were plenty of rooms available. Then our flights were cancelled due to bad weather. We changed onto another flight, which was cancelled as well. We had to cancel many bookings, and the only one we didn't get full refund was Brinkley. They charged us 100% for two nights. They may have had the right to do this, but it did not feel like the right thing to do since there had been no cost to them and they didnt miss out on any bookings because of us. We spoke to a staff member who said said that there was nothing she could do, but that the owners would call us to discuss. They never rang.

Posted by on 18 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5


Great location well set out. Gas heater super warmp

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jul. 2017 by Gayle

Thank you for your comments. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us & look forward to seeing you again. warm regards.....Gayle - Manager

4 out of 5

Great resort.

Shame there's a a catch on "free wifi" only gives 300mb on the whole durition of the stay.

Posted by , from Sydney on 7 Jul. 2016

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed during the summer:

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining venue

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business centre. WiFi is free in public spaces. A hot tub, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Brinkley Resort. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Methven apartment is smoke free.

  • 37 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (91.8 km / 57.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Brinkley Resort offers 37 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hairdryer
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Shackleton's Bar & Grill – This family restaurant specialises in local cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Shackleton's Bar – This cocktail bar only serves dinner. A children's menu is available. Open selected days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM, please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance 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. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 5 PM must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 44 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Free WiFi is limited to 300 MB per room. A surcharge applies for additional usage.

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.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 15.0 per stay
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Brinkley Resort Methven
  • Brinkley Resort
  • Brinkley Methven
  • Brinkley Resort Methven
  • Brinkley Resort Apartment
  • Brinkley Resort Apartment Methven

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your 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®

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*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.