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Highland House Boutique Hotel

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#3 of 7 small hotels in Dunedin
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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
Hiking
Walking tours
Kids stay free
Strollers
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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BURGWIN wrote a review Feb 2024
Melbourne, Australia3422 contributions350 helpful votes
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We received a friendly welcome at the Highland House Boutique Hotel and the service was extremely attentive throughout our week-long stay. There are several car parks on the hotel grounds, as well as in the surrounding streets. The city's sights and the university are a pleasant walk away. The magnificent botanical garden with its rose garden is just over 5 minutes away. The Otago Peninsula with its Albatrosses can be reached in a short hours drive. Our family apartment offered enough space for the three of us in the two rooms and was very clean. The small kitchenette enabled us to prepare a good breakfast and heat up a delicious take-away dinner two or three times. The first breakfast provided by the hotel was good value for money. The room service was exemplary and we were very satisfied with the service provided by the young staff member in every respect. We have already stayed at the Highland House at the beginning of 2017 and can recommend this small hotel in beautiful historic walls. We will be returning here again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Ngaa mihi nui (big thanks)! for the thoughtful and kind review - we're sure your guest cohort will appreciate your efforts! See you again in the future!
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jose yanez wrote a review Jan 2024
Mexico City, Mexico287 contributions126 helpful votes
The bed is super comfortable, the amplitud of the room is also very nice, the heating works very well, internet works fine, there is a bus stop just outside the hotel that you can take to go to the city center as it is a fairly 25 minutes walking, so yes you are far, I didnt use the breakfast as my room had a kitchen and a table and fridge, so went to the supermarket that is like 12 minutes walking and got all needed so cant tell...the hotel has private parking at no additional cost, be aware that there is no restaurant at the hotel, neither 24 hours front desk, this is more like a motel with good bed and much better rooms. Quiet area.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: If you have a car this could be a nice place just remember there is no restaurant
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to leave a detailed review. The front desk is 24 hours for our guests on-site - the manager lives there. However, if you're calling after hours they may not answer the phone, but if you're on-site finding someone is usually easy. The city center is ~1.7km, so "far" is relative. We may not have a restaurant at our location, but we're down the street from several options (1-6mins walk).
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Wendy Finlayson wrote a review Dec 2023
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent Boutique Hotel in Dunedin. Very friendly and helpful staff. Room well appointed and comfortable. Quiet. Quaint and historical hotel. Free with advice on local area and arranged passenger service.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 24 Dec 2023
Kia ora Ms. Wendy - glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back or send someone in your place - Merry Christmas!!
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Sandra C wrote a review Jun 2023
Birkdale, Australia6 contributions
Even though the building is on a main street, it’s quiet. The interior is beautifully restored. The room and bathroom were spacious. The bed comfortable. The only problem was the off street parking. Very difficult to drive out with an SUV. Had to reverse out this f the property. Also not many restaurants within walking distance.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 Jul 2023
Kia ora Ms. Sandra - thanks for leaving a kind review! In the future, come to reception, we can show you a map of where all the walkable restaurants in the area are located.
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Phil R wrote a review May 2023
Hamilton, New Zealand162 contributions41 helpful votes
Nice location in North Dunedin, off street parking was good, bit of a walk into town. Could do with a spring clean but overall cleanliness was fine. Beds comfortable. Check in was interesting with 2 young ladies (possibly students) who were pleasant and sufficient but a bit amateur. didn't like 'Boot Tea'. Overall very good
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 Jun 2023
Kia ora ruddellkusabs - thanks for taking the time to review! Yes, its difficult to manage all the leaves during fall - they just keep falling! Come back and checkout the clean-up its a weekly chore. If you could be more specific on the 'amateur' bit that would be extremely helpful on what kind of correction we need to make.
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Michael L wrote a review Feb 2023
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Never got to stay there, called and tried to change date because of flight cancellation, no room available on the date i chose to rebook, they wouldn't refund, the other hotels i booked either refund or changed the dates for me unlike highland house hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from LENS YIP, General Manager at Highland House Boutique Hotel
Responded 26 Feb 2023
Hello M1350YDmichaell, Cyclone Gabrielle has been tragic for lots of people. I noticed your review date was Feb. 17th. If you're stay was supposed to be in Feb. you can still try to rebook - our policy is 3 mos. You still have a chance to reclaim your credit.
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Eaa1947 wrote a review Jan 2023
Gold Coast, Australia637 contributions280 helpful votes
A series of early 20th century houses have been converted to sort of serviced hotel rooms. It is an old building, so no lift. Fortunately, the “jack-of-all person” was kind enough to bring our suitcase upstairs. The rooms have the Victorian era feel to it and the bathroom has been added and modernised. There is no dining area but a continental breakfast is provided. As the hotel is very close to the city centre, parking is a problem but fortunately the hotel has free parking. There are a few takeaways and a Thai restaurant close by unless you get into the car and drive somewhere in the city centre. Good for a short stay.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Don’t worry, there are very few rooms and I suspect they are all the same.
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Responded 26 Feb 2023
Thanks for your thoughtful and thorough review, Eaa1947! This will give your guest cohort an idea of what to expect.
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Michael M wrote a review Sept 2022
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This is a hotel with character and charm. We stayed here as a couple for two nights and shared a beautiful room with a sparkling clean en-suite. The room had a classic old-fashioned fire place (non-working) and the fine touches that you associate with Georgian or Victorian manor houses. The hosts were welcoming and went out of their way to accommodate our requests. There are only a few rooms so you have the feel of staying in a wing of a private home. If we return to Dunedin we are definitely staying here. Great value, great location and great ambience.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Jeannine S wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom34 contributions16 helpful votes
An old building that has been nicely converted into motel rooms. The rooms are decorated very well and full of character with everything you need, and the small kitchen area was a bonus. A good location and a pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Emma9999999 wrote a review Aug 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand14 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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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), Tūhura 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.