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Brinkley Resort

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Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub
Soundproofing, cots/infant beds, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Brinkley Resort

Brinkley Resort

4.0 star property
Mountain aparthotel in Methven with bar/lounge and conference centre

8.4/10 Very good

190 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
43 Barkers Road, Methven, 7730

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 66 min drive


  • Cafe 131 - 7 min walk
  • Thai Chilli Methven - 8 min walk
  • Canterbury Hotel - 8 min walk
  • LT's at The Lodge - 8 min walk
  • The Lodge - 8 min walk

About this property

Brinkley Resort

Enjoy your visit to Methven with a stay at Brinkley Resort. The cocktail bar is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Shackleton's Bar & Grill, which serves local cuisine. A terrace and a garden are offered, and apartments have conveniences such as fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and WiFi.


English, Italian, Spanish

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 7:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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
  • 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets stay for free (1 per room, up to 44 lb per pet)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Family friendly

  • Cots (infant beds): NZD 15.0 per stay
  • Playground

Restaurants on site

  • Shackleton's Bar & Grill
  • Shackleton's Bar

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bar
  • Room service available


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer


  • LCD TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre


  • Pet friendly
  • Pets stay free
  • 1 per room (up to 44 lb per pet)
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms
  • Food and water bowls are available


  • No lifts
  • Soundproofing
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

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


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

Special features


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.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

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

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 15.0 per stay


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Brinkley Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Brinkley Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Brinkley Resort?
Yes, pets stay for free, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 44 lb per pet. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Brinkley Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Brinkley Resort?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Brinkley Resort and nearby?
Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Brinkley Resort?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cafe 131 (7-min walk), Thai Chilli Methven (8-min walk) and Canterbury Hotel (8-min walk).



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Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Good, could be better
Good location Clean and warm Overall good. Bring extra toilet paper and dishwasher powder if you are staying more than a couple of days as only 3 loo rolls and a small amount of powder is supplied and not replaced during your stay. Shackleton restaurant had excellent staff and nice food but wouldn’t go there again unless they can fix the smoke coming into the restaurant from the fire place. We felt like we had smoked a packet of cigarettes, our clothes smelled and eyes burned. Felt sorry for the staff working there. There is a thick black stain above the fire place that suggests this has been going for some time. The data allowance of 300mb per day is lousy. Other similar/ lower priced properties would provide unlimited good quality internet access at no extra charge and top ups of loo roll and other basic essentials such as shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, dishwashing liquid and powder. All that said these were minor annoyances and we would stay there again.
sacha, 14-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great property and hosts
Fiona, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The manager was awesome and was great helping with the right information
Max, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Robyn, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Awesome property with everything you need
Third time we have stayed. That speaks for itself.
Michael, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mitchell Mak, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Really nice, excellent fr families. Ver warm welcome from the hosts
7-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Ok stay. Very dusty, needed to take steroid spray and antihistamines. Noisy fridge next to sleeping area not ideal.
7-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

2-night trip
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6/10 Good

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
Darin, 4-night family trip
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