We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Friends Hill Lodge

328 Gladstone Road North | Wingatui, Dunedin, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
You added Friends Hill Lodge to your Saves list
Friends Hill Lodge
Book on
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Friends Hill Lodge
View Map
Add a photo
Add Photo Write a Review

10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was hard to find as the signage and name had changed, however once there it was a great place to spend the night. John and Barbara were excellent hosts and made you feel very welcome. The lodge was clean and tidy and the continental breakfast especially the fresh fruit salad was awesome.

Review collected in partnership with Easytobook.com

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place certainly has the WOW factor. Just five minutes from Mosgiel and 15 minutes from central Dunedin this is a country property set in trees and bush and is so peaceful. We had the family unit which has a huge bedroom, connecting twin room, small kitchen area and balcony with fantastic views. The complimentary glass of wine in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
105 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful property with a very comfortable house in a quiet location. Very friendly host. Very clean and spacious room. It was a warm and friendly experience. We loved our stay and would recommend Friends Hill.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We were given a warm welcome by John and Catherine the owners of this B and B. Our room was large and airy and bed very comfortable. The setting of Friends Hill lodge is beautiful and we enjoyed feeding the sheep with John. We will be staying here again on our next visit to the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I arrived after an extremely long 12hr flight and no luggage due to the airline loosing it. John & Cathleen were so helpful allowing me to use their computer. Cathleen then went on to make me a lovely meal and then even took me into town. As for the Friends Hill Lodge it was perfect, comfortable, clean and good food.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We had paid our 125 dollars for a luxury room which we thought was great but then as we got there they had put us in a standed room but we still had to paid for the luxury room. The owners had asked us what time we would like our breakfast and we had said 9am, later that night my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
John N, Accountant at Friends Hill Lodge, responded to this review

Two bookings for the same room came in at the same time. The guest was contacted immediately and advised that there was only a room with an adjacent bathroom available and he was given the opportunity to cancel. When he arrived he was once again asked if he was satisfied with the room and responded that he was. In the... More 

Travelers are raving about these Dunedin hotels

Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

A disappointing experience. Bed sheets not clean, toilet and bathroom not clean or tidy. Disgusting array of contents left in our bedside cabinet drawer. Towels of poor quality and some were stained or not clean.No tea or coffee making facilities in the room .John did make an attempt to fix the problem and offered us a discount and a bottle... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Management response:

We had been hit by the effects of winter illness, the decorators had not completed the room that was booked as they had staff with illness, my wife had been ill with asthma and our cleaner had headed away for the school holidays. I was left to do everything including the cleaning. I don’t normally do the cleaning and clearly... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We stayed for one night on the last day of our South Island tour and were very happy with our experience. The Friends Hill lodge is a few k's out of Dunedin but it is a lovely location and close to the motorway. We arrived a couple of hours earlier than expected and were welcomed warmly which was lovely after... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We often stay in B and Bs, but this was the oddest experience we've had! Arrived and was taken straight to our room and the door closed on us. No introductions or helpful instructions on where anything was such as a guest lounge, the spa, tea, coffee etc. We were left feeling like perhaps we weren't allowed out of our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

After three weeks staying in satisfactory hotels, motels and B&Bs, this was the pits. The bed sheets had not been ironed, which made us suspect they had not been laundered, the shower cubicle was dirty, there was what looked like bird muck on the carpet and our room was freezing during the night. The evening meal was chicken skin and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
John N, Owner at Friends Hill Lodge, responded to this review

These people arrived after several days of disrupted travel, in a stressed and exhausted state. We don't do meals other than breakfast and they were offered the option of being driven to a restaurant, other food outlet or sharing a meal with us. They choose to eat with us. The teenagers complained of were guests who behaved like teenagers. There... More 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Friends Hill Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.


Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay