Guest Reviews

Great Stay

From the moment we walked we could see it had a homely feel. The owners were so welcoming and warm. It was the most comforting accommodation we had stayed in for a while from the comfortable king bed to the breakfast in the morning everything about abisko lodge said home to us.


What can I say 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.

Stayed October 2016, travelled with family

J Brad “Great place, close to town with super friendly and helpful management!!”

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.

Stayed September 2016, travelled with family

Leanne H “Abisko”

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.

Stayed August 2016, traveled as a couple

lindatrewin“Campervan stay”

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

Stayed November 2016, travelled with friends

Kelly P “Spa and sauna!”

Abisko Lodge was a great place to stay with very friendly and kind owners. Perfect location if you want to go to Mt Hutt Ski Field. A coach even has daily pick-ups outside of the lodge for the ski field. The room I stayed in was spacious, clean, tidy and comfortable. They have a spa and sauna too. Thank you!

Daniel M “Best place for campervans!!!”

This place was just perfect for us (3 adults + 2 kids )!! we spent 2 nights at Methven as we were on a road trip for 15days and compared to all the campgrounds we have seen,this one was definitely the best ever!!! Steph and Morne are very friendly and helpful.The campground itself is gorgeous with a nice peaceful garden, dining table, barbecue,spa…all facilities are very clean.Very good location.We almost felt like at home.If you want to go to Mt Hutt the bus stop is just at the front f the lodge.The price is very affordable too.If we weren’t on a rush we would stay more.Will come back for sure!! Thank you!!!

Stayed June 2016, travelled with family

john f “Quiet and relaxing”

We enjoyed two nights here and really liked the atmosphere facilities & service.The town is neat with cafes and good pub eateries. We enjoyed the Dubliner bar atmosphere and the Lodge for dinner. We also loved to drive up to Lake Coleridge – well worth the effort!

Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple

foldedheart “Clean and quaint”

Stayed in the cabin by the entrance of the campground. Was nice and cosy, though the cabin was not completely soundproof. We do hear vehicles coming into the campground, but we are not near the park vehicles so that is good. Electric blankets and heater provided for us. Heater in the cabin turns off by itself every hour but we were warm enough in winter.

Kitchen facilities were sufficient for light cooking (induction stove, microwave, fridge). There was dining and lounge area with TV as well. Toilets were clean. Showers charged at $1 for five minutes and the water gets hot really quick so it’s great. Wifi provided was available under IKS (paid wifi).

Loved that this place was a stone’s throw away from the main area in Methven – super accessible and convenient! Near to all the main eateries, ski shops and the movie theatre (5 mins walk tops!)

Stayed July 2016, travelled with friends

Emma Hanrahan

i have never been so impressed with the service of a lodge before ❤️ I was in methvan for a rodeo and had a few drinks out with my friends, the time went by and both me and the girls phones died and i had lost them. i had absolutley no where to go. I couldnt remember where they were parked and we hadnt booked a hotel we were staying in the car. I didnt want to wander around the town alone at 3 in the morning and i paniced and went into the lodge as it was near and the door was open and i was freezing. They gave me a bed instantly and the room was lovely and warm and i did mot know what to do all i expected was maybe a phone charger. They were amazing the staff there and they were so so kind and caring for such a small unfortunate event and i will ever be so thankful for this. Also the room was amazing, probably the closest i will ever get to sleeping on a cloud and i will for ever reccomend this to anyone visiting Methvan 👌

Stayed 27 October

Chelsea and co.

We have been staying at Abisko Lodge apartments for fours years for our annual get away at Labour Weekend. Abisko Lodge are the only people willing to take a group of up to 8 during this weekend this is one of the reasons why we opt to stay here year after year.
Upon arrival we are greeted by welcoming hosts and very clean tidy apartment. They provide enough bedding to keep you warm on the cool nights, plenty of firewood ready to go and clean towels for all guest.
The hosts are very good at replying to emails in the lead up to your say. I would recommend Abisko Lodge to anyone looking for a space for a group up to 8 people. We look forward to staying here again in 2017.

Stayed 22 October 2016 Family and friends

This was awesome.

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.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family

A great place to stay!

A great affordable and comfortable place to stay in the town of Methven,  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.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family

Theres nowhere better!!!

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 ❤️

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple

Awesome holiday accommodation.

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

Stayed: 8 August 2017 


Oh my goodness, I was blown away, absolutely amazing, Steph was so welcoming, so sweet and kind and was so much fun, my room was absolutely stunning, and the spa, after a long hard day in the office, was so nice to sit back and relax in the spa, and I really really enjoyed my sleep in a very comfy bed with a very very clean and tidy room, see you next time Steph

Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business




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Methven  7730
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