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Highland House Boutique Hotel

1003 George Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand
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#30 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Dunedin
Highland House was built in 1911 as three-terrace dwellings. This distinctive building now has been renovated as a self-contained boutique hotel which offers the best of all conveniences, along with the bygone charm of Dunedin’s Scottish heritage. The hotel is located on George Street, a traditional “University” street close to the campuses, of Dunedin, 'The Edinburgh of the Southern Hemisphere '. Highland House is perfect for a weekend break, watching a sports event or concert, a business stop over, family gathering, or for parents visiting their children in the universities or schools. We are near the entrance to the longest highway of New Zealand, SH1, it is very easy to drive to many places including Dunedin Airport, Long Beach Sea Cave or Warrington Recreation Reserve. The public transport is available, or even on foot, to visit University of Otago, Dunedin Hospital. The St Clair Beach can be reached from the bus stop across the street of the house. Only 2km from Dunedin City Centre and near theme parks, Highland House is in an area with beautiful sceneries, and good shopping or meals. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Dunedin Botanic Garden built in 1863,the oldest park in New Zealand, just 5-minute walk from us, and Woodhaugh Gardens, rightly beside us. These two gardens provide wonderful backdrops for wedding or other photography. To understand New Zealand culture and history, Otago Museum and Toitu Otago Settlers Museum are the highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Forsyth Barr Stadium, 1.7km away from us, or Edgar Centre, 4km away. Highland House is divided into three separate terraces with 10 studios. So besides booking one or a few studios, there is the option of booking one whole terrace containing 4 spacious studios, two terraces containing 8 studios or the whole house with 10 studios if you book them early enough. All the studios feature a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, electric kettle, toaster, tea/coffee making facilities, etc.; a private bathroom including free toiletries; pillowtop beds with comforts like premium bedding and down comforters; a flat-screen TV with digital channels. Free WiFi is covered throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site at the property. Self-laundry facilities, 24-hour front desk, and express check-in /checkout are available at this smoke-free hotel. Additionally, we offer assistance with ticket or travel booking onsite. We look forward to meeting you at Highland House!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Walking tours
Kids stay free
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Car park
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Emma9999999 wrote a review Aug 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand14 contributions
We are return guests for a reason. It’s not a soulless motel room with generic decor. It’s packed full of character and comfort. It’s spacious and warm. The host was super sweet and friendly. The shower was superb, the facilities were perfect. Beds comfy, double glazing on the windows and thick proper curtains help keep traffic noise to an ignorable level. There’s offstreet parking which is a little bit tricky to navigate but nothing that would put me off returning. All this for a decent price as well. Thanks again Highland Boutique Hotel. We’ll be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Rachel W wrote a review Apr 2021
Lower Hutt, New Zealand142 contributions15 helpful votes
I thought I had a really good deal when I booked this place. Only to find that there was a credit card fee involved. Personally, I think that if there is going to be a fee then it needs to be on the reservation and mentioned when you make the reservation.
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Date of stay: April 2021
jkhgo wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions8 helpful votes
Pleasant reception on arrival and we were upgraded on our arrival and enjoyed the period ambiance of the room. Good locality for the university and botanical gardens. A good 1/2 hour walk to the Octagon
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from LENS YIP, General Manager at Highland House Boutique Hotel
Responded 10 Mar 2021
Hello Jkhgo, we are happy that you enjoy staying with us. We expect to seeing you more often at Highland House!
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k2LoFlyaNZ wrote a review Oct 2020
Lower Hutt, New Zealand375 contributions166 helpful votes
This old girl has been beautifully done up but they skimped on the heating. One little Skope heater didn't cut it with these high ceilings and old windows. We had to leave it on for a lot of the time. The bathroom was very-well equipped with a full bath and good shower. Unfortunately being located right on a corner with all the bedrooms adjacent to George street the road noise was a tad annoying.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from LENS YIP, General Manager at Highland House Boutique Hotel
Responded 22 Dec 2020
Thank you John to review. Normally the heater should be enough to warm the room, addtionally with the electrical blanket equipped fo all the beds. We could also supply extra mobile heater if requested. Hope to see you again...
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loug1973 wrote a review Dec 2019
lisarow44 contributions11 helpful votes
Lovely place to stay for 2 nights room was spacious and clean plenty of space in the bathroom as well , comfy beds only problem we could hear the dryer through the bathroom wall, very convenient to the octagon and the new world around the corner
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Highland_House_1911, Owner at Highland House Boutique Hotel
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thank you Loug for taking time to review. Wish you all the best in the new year! See you...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Highland House Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Highland House Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery (1.2 km), Otago Museum (1.1 km), and Dunedin Botanic Garden (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Highland House Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Highland House Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Highland House Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Highland House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Highland House Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include No.7 Balmac, The Good Earth Cafe, and Lone Star Cafe & Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Highland House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Highland House Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Highland House Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Olveston Historic Home (1.3 km), Northern Cemetery (1.0 km), and Dunedin High And District Court (2.1 km).
Does Highland House Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Highland House Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.