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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Stayed in their ensuite room, what a great eccentric place. Interesting decor all around, quiet location. It's about 40 minute walk to the city center, or there is a bus connection too, I walked whenever I went into the center. Good breakfast too

Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
Thank 2012kk
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

It was a last minute decision to stay in Dunedin and there was still a single room available in Arden house. When I arrived in the b&b people were having dinner and I was invited to join for desert. The room was a bit dated but it had a good bed and enough room for 1 person. I loved the fresh fruit salad for breakfast and enjoyed the company of the other guests. When I was there all guests were 40+ and there was one family. I think there were younger people staying in the backpackers in the back. It was a great experience.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Jannneke
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Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

If you want something different than a "normal" hostel, go here!! We felt immediately at home! The owners are so nice and we felt very welcome! Lovely breakfast and you can decide if you want to join the dinner which Joyce (one of the owners) makes or you can just make your own dinner and join the rest at the long kitchen table! They also have two really cute cats, free internet in the living room, a big tv and a lot of dvd's and you can always have a nice conversation with the owners, so you won't be bored :D we had the backpackers room which is very basic, but perfect for a couple of nights and the bed was so comfy! the b&b is a little bit out of the city centre close to the steepest street in the world (baldwin street), but you can go easily to the city by bus or your own car. You can park your car for free in front of the house..overall it is such a lovely place to stay, so just pick this one and enjoy!!! Keep up the good work Joyce and Dave. Greetings from Marieke & Dave (Holland)

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank MariekevdS
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

A very quiet place, up on a hill so has views in every direction. Free parking, nearby shops and the Botanical Gardens, a bit of a stroll of a 5 minute drive into the city centre. Great conversation, a fine breakfast and delicious evening meal (optional extra cost), a laid back and very friendly Kiwi attitude to life, cats to fuss, sweet birdsong from the bushy gardens, a fascinating old building and a lovely place to be for a few days in this fascinating city. Really thoughtful and considerate approach from the owners, if you are coming to Dunedin and there is a choice between vacancies here or some anonymous Motel, then go for this!

Room Tip: As this is an old building it is not suitable for wheelchairs etc as there is not a lift, and if you choose to walk back from town instead of a bus or taxi then the last few minutes is a bit steep, but really, other than that everyone who comes here will love the experience.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Dr Dave E
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

I stayed for 2 nights at the B&B section of this hotel and it was ideal for me. The location, just behind Knox College and just past the Botanical Gardens, is great for people like me who are visiting students at Otago University. It is a bit of a walk to the Octagon, but much, much quieter than other places I have stayed in Dunedin that are more central. I loved the quirky nature of the place and enjoyed the fresh fruit salad at breakfast. Will certainly be back.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Sylvia R
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