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Arden Country House

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712 Waitati Valley Rd, Dunedin New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
Laundry Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The loveliest couple run this B&B, so welcoming and helpful. It is extremely reasonably priced particularly considering breakfast is included. People need to be aware they are staying in someone’s home. It is like a proper, traditional B&B. If you are expecting motel/hotel standards, you...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Very dirty! The place has good potencial, but needs a lot of job! For the old couple is impossible to maintain. The dog and cat all arround inside the house, smells awfull. The Roms are dirty! Too dirty! The breakfast was ok, I do not...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were caught out with no accomodation due to a major Rugby Game in Dunedin and as a last resort we were recommended to call the above . We were so glad we did and could not recommend this House and Hosts enough. There were...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Booked at Arden House because of the pictures we saw on-line.... and were not disappointed! A really quaint and extremely comfortable old fashioned English-style country house full of character. Think "Lilliput Lane"... The rooms we had were an up and down apartment with a tight...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We had a very good time to stay here. Faye and Geoff treat us like we are their family members. The house is old but well maintenance. We love the breakfast and the way they set up the table. Definitely I will stay here next...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Welcome to Arden Country House ! A distinctive and cosy Otago Bed and Breakfast ! Our lovely cosy country house is a beautiful and welcoming "home away from home" where you can relax and feel at home... Enter a More place that is a new world version of a classic country farmhouse. Our 1950's farmhouse retains many of the period details that make it feel authentically "Old world meets New". At Arden Country House, we offer you a family atmosphere with only 4 rooms and are able to accommodate up to 11 persons at the same time : - Tudor Room : with a nice large king-size bed and a comfortable couch to enjoy a cup of tea and a nice book. - Gezellig Room : our warm and cosy room with a queen-size bed. - The Twin Room : with two single beds or joined to make a super king bed and another single bed - Tree Tops : our "rustic elegant mezzanine" self contained flat which is perfect for a couple or a family of 4 with a queen-size bed and 2 single beds ! Amenities are available for your comfort and enjoyment with thoughtfulness and care : - Continental or Homemade breakfast (bacon, eggs, mushrooms, yoghurt, cereal and toast) - Complimentary hot or cold beverages - Towels and bath robes - Television and DVD player is available upon request - Infant cot - Free Wi-fi (in your room and in the common areas) - BBQ available Distinctive and intimate, Arden Country House is a bed and breakfast to come home to. Let the pastoral landscape and historic charm of our farmhouse rejuvenate your spirits ! We invite you to soak up the rustic elegance of our living room, socializing with new friends and old, in front of the fire or finding that quiet spot to read a book, inside or outside in the warmth of the sun and the fresh country breeze. Or just relax overlooking the scenery of the pastures, hills, trees, and the animals which you can enjoy interacting with. At our place, you can enjoy the fresh air around ! A pleasant drive to Moeraki Boulders is only 42 minutes away and 30 minutes to the start of the Otago Peninsula, which is a great place to explore. We take bookings for Dunedin's wild life attractions, such as the Royal Albatross Centre, Orokonui Ecosanctuary and Penguin Place. And also for the main attractions in Dunedin City such The Cadbury Chocolate Factory and Taeri Goerge Railway's Train Excursion, plus many more. Dunedin City has art galleries, two memorable museums, plus other great spots such as Speight's Brewery Tour to discover a good NZ beer ! But above all, enjoy your stay in the homeliness here ! Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
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US$53 - US$74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$53 - US$74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Traveller (40)
Room & Suite (31)
Dining (9)
Family and Play Areas (8)
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"Explain requirements if you have trouble with stairs."
5 Mar 2018
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19 Jul 2017
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"Rooms with share bathroom in the front a self contained unit out the back"
6 Apr 2017
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