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Skibo house B&B
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

I enjoyed two nights accommodation with excellent facilities, friendly reception with excellent care, light refreshments on arrival, wonderful farm fresh hot/cold cereal; fruit and cooked breakfast. Fabulous views of the Southern Alps. Small, safe, established town (Methven) with new housing, restaurants. Long straight uncluttered rural roads to convenient destinations, forests, mountains including ski-fields, rivers, cycle, walking and off-roading options, only 1/12 hours from Christchurch International Airport. My bed was clean, dry, and comfortable, the room fresh and tidy. The guest community lounge comfortable and warmed with large wood-burner. Very reasonable prices. I would go there again and recommend it to you. Skibo Houes is like its photo!
John Marcon j_marcon@clear.net.nz

Room Tip: All rooms are great, the area is quiet. There are downstairs and upstairs adult and family rooms with play equipment for children
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

The warm welcome and generous hospitality of hosts, Liz and John was just fantastic. This was my first stay at Skibo House in Methven for some snowboarding fun and it will not be my last. I would highly recommend Skibo House to anyone seeking a warm, cosy and restful, quiet place to get away from it all. It is located just a very short walk (easily less than 5mins stroll) from any of Methven's quality local restaurants, pubs and cafes etc. The Studio room with Ensuite in which I stayed was great value, clean, tidy and roomy and the lounge area with the magnificent open fire is very relaxing in the evenings for a casual chat with other guests or a few laughs with Liz and John. A delicious cooked or continental breakfast with porridge or Liz's tasty home-made bircher muesli awaits every morning with plenty of choice and great views of Mt Hutt out the front window, which just adds to the experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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7  Thank Graeme P
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Liz and John are wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome from the start.
The fire was roaring, the bedroom was warm and cosy (and even the electric blanket had been turned on as we were arriving late!).
Shared bathroom facilities were more than adequate, all facilities were very clean - we were in an upstairs bedroom.

Perhaps the highlight is Lizzie's breakfast where the homemade porridge and bircher were excellent, and too much of a temptation because the cooked breakfast that follows simply can't be missed!

Also well located for the town centre, and great views of the mountains from the bedroom.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank GeorgieDBrist01
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

My husband, adult son, adult nephew and myself spent a week at Skibo B & B in Methven with Lizzie and John. It is perfect location both to the beautiful Mt Hutt for snowboarding and to town for all amenities (The Blue Pub and The Brown Pub both in short walking distance and both providing great meals). The view over Mt Hutt and surrounding Mts from our upstairs rooms was beautiful. We had the whole of upstairs which was perfect and felt like home. The rooms were spacious and cosy, the bathroom/shower area very well appointed, the breakfasts healthy, hearty, filling and scrumptious (Lizzie's poached eggs and scrambled eggs are perfect - worthy of masterchef hey Lizzie). My son and nephew devoured the Swiss muesli, porridge, juice, bacon, sausages, eggs and toast with gusto which gave them plenty of energy for our trips up the mountain where I have to say the snow was also amazing. John and Lizzie are the most wonderful and entertaining hosts with great knowledge of local areas (and beyond) and always at the ready with a joke and sense of humour which kept me in stitches. Their kindness and 'no rules' when eating policy allowed this sometimes tired body to sleep in and certainly made our stay very memorable and thoroughly enjoyable. We were grateful for the hot tub under the stars at the end of some very exhausting days and I would not hesitate to go back in an instant or recommend this wonderful B & B to anyone.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms great for families; self contained unit great for couples; perfect for singles also
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank CarmelD2013
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skibug82, Owner at Skibo house B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2013

Thank you ...we really enjoyed your family ...hope you do come back xx

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Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Great value for a big room with ensuite as well as our own private lounge as there were no other gues. Log fire thrown in too made it very cosy. One of the best b&b breakfasts I've ever had! V close to shops, bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Kate W
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