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Arden Country House

712 Waitati Valley Rd, Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Krakow, Poland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place has a great potential, but in reality is just a tourist trap. Rooms are basically nice looking, but dirt and dust is everywhere. Our blankets and towels were not fresh and washed (there were hairs on them and they were stinking i.e. from pets)! Rooms were very cold - they knew our arrival date and time and didn't... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My daughter enjoyed a wonderful stay here. A lovely welcome following a slightly stressful search for accomodation in Dunedin itself which was full-up. Faye and Geoff are a delightful calm couple who could not have been more helpful. Recommended a restaurant in Dunedin which we liked a lot - with clear driving instructions. Lovely location overlooking beautiful cosy valley -... More 

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San Francisco
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I was headed south, touring "by the seat of my pants", looking for a place in the vicinity of the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, and fortunately for me, the Arden Country House came up in a Trip Advisor search. It was already mid-afternoon when I gave a call and I was welcomed kindly from the very first. It was early evening by... More 

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Coonabarabran
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed here for two nights this january and were amazed at how wonderful and friendly Faye and Geoff were! We stayed in the apartment outside of the cottage and found it clean and spacious. Breakfast was delicious, and you can watch the peaceful country scenes outside as you eat. It is a little way outside of Dunedin, so I'd... More 

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Hawkes Bay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had the pleasure of meeting Faye and Geoff during February - really enjoyed our stay and the breakfast was beautiful. We were able to drop our things off early as we were moving flats for our daughter and neeeded the room in our car. Nothing was too much trouble for Faye and Geoff - thank you so much. Hope... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife, son and I stayed at the Arden Country House on 19 December. The place is very comfortable for three of us. The country side view is fantastic. The hosts Geoff and Faye are very nice people and that really helps to make our stay a memorable one. It is situated a few kilometers from Dunedin city, so you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Arden Country House is a lovely serene little spot outside of Dunedin. We were amazed by the generous hospitality of our hosts Geoff & Faye. Faye's local knowledge about hidden attractions was also fantastic and appreciated. The rooms were spotless and well kept and the breakfasts hearty and delicious! With much thanks to Faye, we are returning home with a... More 

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Bargara, Australia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
24 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We purposely chose Arden House as we needed to be in Dunedin for university orientation weekend and as expected most of the central city accommodation was taken. Geoff and Faye are lovely hosts and their home is spacious and roomy, with the lounge overlooking the valley and hills to the north. The breakfasts are beautifully presented with lots of choice... More 

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Cabarita Beach, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The most wonderful hosts - thank you, we'll be back :-) Beautiful views looking at neighbouring farm. Out of the noise of Dunedin. Basic but very large room with downstairs bathroom facilities. Had everything in rooms that we needed. Gorgeous dog. Lots of fantastic travel suggestions and very welcoming to myself and my daughter. SAFE, tranquil setting. Please note no... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We have just recently returne from a trip in NZ and had 3 nights at Arden Country House. The setting is beautiful and natural, chickens raoming in the garden. Geoff made us very welcome and we had a lovely breakfast, very homely place. We didn't get to meet faye as she was ill but Geoff did a great job of... More 

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