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“A very warm stay”
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Arden Street House
Ranked #25 of 61 Dunedin B&B and Inns
Reviewed 14 February 2014

We had an incredible stay at Arden street house. The interior is very quirky and gives off a warm vibe. Our room was very spacious and we felt like we were right at home. The location is ideal, we were able to take a short walk to the botanical gardens. The positioning of the house is also great, as we had a stunning view of Dunedin. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank marsha u
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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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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!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Arden Street House

Address: 36 Arden Street, Dunedin 9010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #25 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Dunedin
Price Range: $95 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arden Street House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arden Street House Home-stay Bed and Breakfast Top Choice 2016/2017 Dunedin Lonely Planet Guides. Arden Street House is a comfortable, warm and affordable 1930s character bed and breakfast / home-stay. Originally built for a sea captain, our home has lovely stained glass windows depicting sea themes. Guests describe our home and hosts as having a wonderful warmth far beyond temperature! Arden Street House has an interesting, arty and quirky decor. Bedrooms are themed with African or art deco character and are warm, large and sunny, with great views of our lovely garden and rolling hillsides. We are centrally located close to town with good free parking in a quiet location. A with a mix of single, double and queen sized combinations and feature TV, heater, electric blankets and hairdryers. Some have ensuite bathrooms. Your hosts Joyce and Dave, Tweety and Cutie (our cheeky cats) host social dinners - a great way to meet 'colourful locals' using produce from our organic garden. ... more   less 
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