Southern X Lodge
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Southern X Lodge

17 Racecourse Avenue, Methven 7730 New Zealand
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#4 of 9 lodges in Methven
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Budget
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Game room
Golf course
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Internet
Special diet menus
Skiing
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Housekeeping
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms

Location

17 Racecourse Avenue, Methven 7730 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 64 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
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lee l wrote a review Jul 2023
Pasig, Philippines16 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay was mainly to go skiing at Mt Hutt, and Southern Cross definitely made it an excellent experience. Gordy and Michelle were great hosts and always checked on us. We enjoyed the spacious and clean rooms and the comfy beds. The game room was a welcome facility, and my daughter and i took our time playing many of the games. Gordy made sure the room was warm for us by turning on the fireplace before we arrived. I enjoyed foosball the most, even if i didn't win against my daughter.

We had a lot of fun at the lodge, so much that even my daughter wanted to leave a review. Here it is below:

I enjoyed my stay at Southern Cross, and here's why.

The gaming room was my favorite room. My favorite game in the gaming room was foosball. I beat my dad like a hundred times (When I mean I won like a hundred times I mean 10 times 😄).

I also liked the bunk bed I slept in room 217 because it was so soft. I like sleeping on high beds and I also like climbing up ladders☺️.

The hotel was clean, neat and beautiful. It had soft chairs and warm cosy fireplaces that feel nice. It had delicious yummy fill-my-tummy food and a nice looking pool. The pool is always clear blue, even on rainy days. There are also nice and friendly people to talk to 🤗.

(PS I love hotels especially yours! Your hotel is the best one I have ever been to!) 🐖
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amanda T wrote a review Aug 2022
37 contributions14 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights in the twin share. It was small but fit us nicely, the bathroom particularly tiny but was adequate. Tv had decent channels. The beds were single beds but absolutely comfortable and super warm, too the point we slept with the window open during our late winter stay. Free breakfast was a lovely addition with the basics - cereals, toast and drinks bar (coffee, orange juice, hot chocolate, filtered water). The workers were lovely and Chai the dog was very cute.
The games room was an added addition, though it was winter the pool looked great. Would stay again!! Best suited for families or anyone on a budget.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Great parking! Check out is easy
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Karaka1 wrote a review Jul 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand29 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything you need with a family. Breakfasts included, a spa pool & pool, table tennis and a pool table for when skiing is postponed for a day. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Rooms small but just what we needed. Shared tea & coffee available and even a bar with cosy fireplace. Will now not stay anywhere else. Don't hesitate to book. Ask about the Fairy walk near Opuke Thermal Pools.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Nicky G wrote a review Mar 2023
Kaiapoi, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic staff went the extra mile for us. Great place to stay. Clean and tidy. Lot of facilities available at this lodge. Great owner who even cooked our dinner, shouted us a drink for our honeymoon just fantastic all round. Thanks so much.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brendda S wrote a review Mar 2023
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 6 nights and thought the lodge was ideal for our needs. Excellent continental breakfasts provided. Nothing was a problem. Dining room and lounge area was very comfortable. Extra friendly and helpful hosts. Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susan B wrote a review Oct 2018
25 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Budget motel under new management. When we arrived 100 guests had just left and we ended up having the entire premises to ourselves. Basic rooms some of which had been updated and ours which had not but was stil clean and tidy. I imagine it will be a great spot for people intent on skiing Mt Hutt and at the price they would be pleased. We went on recommendation to the Brown Pub for Fish and Chips and it didn't fail in hitting the mark ~ delicious.
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Date of stay: September 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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melissa H wrote a review Apr 2018
El Medano, Spain259 contributions203 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was very disappointed to arrive to find a toilet door that not only didn't close was also 2-3 inches off the ground. The fan for the toilet ran all night! It appeared as though we were the only customers...shame we couldn't have had a decent room. Let's hope the new management who had no clue as to whether we had paid or not start to make things better!
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Date of stay: April 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martin M wrote a review Aug 2017
5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Southern X Lodge is in one of the best locations with magic view of Mt Hutt. This may be a budget type hotel / lodge but its the people that make experiences great and thats what makes it a 5 star accommodation! Thanks Penny!!
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Date of stay: August 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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FinnNZ wrote a review Mar 2014
New Zealand7 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Southern Cross in February and it offered comfortable clean accommodation at a great price compared to the competition. I used the Wifi which was good value and worked well. Best views in town too!
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Date of stay: February 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view.
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Murray S wrote a review Sept 2023
Gold Coast, Australia145 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great value - scenic views - friendly hosts (thanks Gordo and Michelle, you guys rock!!!! - hot spa is welcome after a day skiing - walk to town or hot pools - continental breaky is handy in the mornings - couldn’t ask more from a budget hotel . Highly recommend
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amanda T wrote a tip Aug 2022
37 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great parking! Check out is easy"
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fairlie100 wrote a tip Sept 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand22 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can recommend the renovated rooms"
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Ati B wrote a tip Aug 2016
Adelaide, Australia15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Family rooms are great if you have kids. 2 rooms, 2 bathrooms, down the back of the building so quieter for babies. Bath and shower."
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Lynsay M wrote a tip Jul 2016
Somerset52 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Family suite is quiet and spacious."
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Shirley F wrote a tip Mar 2014
Methven, null, New Zealand27 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose rooms north facing as they face Mt Hutt."
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PRICE RANGE
$111 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMethven
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern X Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Southern X Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cinema Paradiso (0.8 km), Black Diamond Safaris (0.5 km), and New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Centre (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern X Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Southern X Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern X Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern X Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dubliner, Ski Time Restaurant & Bar, and The Green Parrot.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern X Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Southern X Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Southern X Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Southern X Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Methven.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern X Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
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