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Yellow House Bed & Breakfast

822 Portobello Road | Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
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Yellow House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 58 Dunedin B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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207 reviews 207 reviews
67 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

We were delighted with our stay at the Yellow House...we decided to stay for 4 days so that we could properly explore Dunedin and the Otago peninsular. We were made very welcome by Jan and Mike and received a full briefing after arrival. It is a few miles out of town but that did not bother us at all ...in... More

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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Spent 2 nights in the Starry suite. Typical Otago weather it was overcast both nights so could not appreciate the heavens. Not the hosts fault that! We had an excellent stay. Spotlessly clean and a very comfortable bed. Bathroom was big with spa bath and separate shower, again spotlessly clean. Lovely breakfast room on the highest level and a good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We didn't stay in the starry suite but the room was still very nicely decorated. Linens and sheets were very comfortable. Room was very comfortable. Mike and Jan were great hosts. They gave us sightseeing tips and made sure we knew where we were heading. Breakfast was tasty and the dining room had a beautiful view of the bay.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The starry suite was delightful with huge windows looking over the harbour and pudding island the glass area of roof, though we saw no stars. The room was very spacious. The breakfast was superb and served in the 'tower' with similar great views. Jan was very helpfull with local information and helped with bookings. The great attractions of the Banks... More

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Los Gatos, California
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying with Jan and Mike at Yellow House in November. We were in "The Bedroom", a beautiful, private, serene and roomy space, with a large, modern en suite bathroom. We truly felt like we were staying with good friends, Jan & Mike made us instantly feel at home, and they truly went out of their... More

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Sydney, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

First of all, getting there. Coming from Dunedin we could not find a sign anywhere for Portobello, so look out for one saying "Otago Peninsula". The coastal route is a winding, narrow road that seems to go on forever. It is well made but challenging after a long day's drive. Coming around a corner and look out for the Yellow... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed for three nights and were really made to feel at home. Thanks to Jan and Mike for a lovely visit to a beautiful part of New Zealand. We even got to see the sea lions! Travelling with a 15 month old was no problem for our hosts. Some basic kitchen facilities would be handy. The breakfasts were amazing,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I was in Dunedin for business and decided to stay somewhere different from the usual hotels in town and Im very glad i did! The location was outstanding with gorgeous views of the peninsula and pudding island.Jan and Mike were exemplary hosts where nothing was too much trouble, they clearly enjoy what they do. They were both very informative with... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This Bed and Breakfast lived up to its website claims which is not always the case. My partner and I stayed at the Yellow House for two nights from April 11-13, 2012. We had a great water view from "The Bedroom", a very comfortable double bed and modern ensuite bathroom. Jan and Mike went to great trouble to inform us... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
30 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This B&B is out on the Otago Peninsula right on the water at Portobello and the view across to Pudding island from our room was stunning. Our hosts, Jan and Michael are delightful people who looked after us with great care and are delightful to have a chat with at the end of the day. We decided to cook our... More

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Address: 822 Portobello Road | Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Tucked into a lovely little bay just above the enchanting “Pudding Island” and before you reach Portobello itself is one of the Peninsula’s original treasures. The 'Yellow House,' as it is known to the locals, dates back to the 1890s and is now a unique sanctuary, offering a variety of luxury accommodation to both the discerning and weary traveller alike. The 'Starry Suite' is situated in a separate wing off the main house. The large bedroom and private relaxation areas offer breathtaking views of the harbour and nearby Pudding Island. A large glass ceiling over the sitting area means guests can gaze up at the star-filled Southern skies on clear nights. A two-person spa bath features in the large en-suite bathroom. Television in own private sitting area. The 'Bedroom' is set in the original house and offers delightful views of both the harbour and garden. So close to the water, guests can listen to the calming sounds of the harbour whilst lying in the beautiful queen-sized bed. A separate entrance and ensuite allow guests the privacy to enjoy the comfort and serenity provided by The Bedroom. ... more   less 
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