Overview of Brinkley Resort

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4.2/5 Very Good
186 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Laundry



Popular LocationMethven Golf Club3 min drive
Popular LocationRakaia Gorge13 min drive
Popular LocationAwa Awa Rata Reserve17 min drive
AirportAshburton (ASG)31 min drive

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  • Studio Queen Room

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Family Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 60 sq m
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


In a rural location, Brinkley Resort is in a walkable area with good shopping. While the natural beauty of Rakaia Gorge and Awa Awa Rata Reserve can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Mount Hutt Skifield. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, and don't miss out on the ice skating.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Methven Golf Club - 3 min drive
  • Rakaia Gorge - 13 min drive
  • Awa Awa Rata Reserve - 17 min drive
  • Mount Somers - 26 min drive
  • Washpen Falls - 81 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 66 min drive


  • Shackleton's Bar & Grill — 1 min walk
  • Shackleton's Bar — 1 min walk

About this property

Brinkley Resort

4-star apartments with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free apartment building 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 complimentary wireless Internet access and an LCD TV with cable channels. Room service (during limited hours) 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.

Property amenities


Snowboarding, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing nearby


Hot tub


Free WiFi

Parking and transport

Free self-parking

Family friendly


Food and drink



1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available




LCD TV with cable service

Outdoor areas



Laundry facilities

Work spaces

Business centre
Conference centre

Pet friendly

1 per room (up to 44 lb/20 kg)
Pets allowed in specific rooms


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


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.



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


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 for check-in information
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


Pets stay for free
1 per room (up to 44 lb/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.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Free 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 Methven

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Brinkley Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Brinkley Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Brinkley Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows pets (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 20 kg per pet.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 5:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is 7.7 mi (12.3 km) from Rakaia Gorge.

Guest reviews

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • 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

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    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

    • 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