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Albatross Inn Bed & Breakfast

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#11 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Dunedin
Character Bed & Breakfast. Friendly, warm & comfortable. Some rooms have Fridge and Microwave. Sky TV in Guest Lounge. Free Wifi/internet, Ensuites, Central Heating, Delicious Continental Breakfast, Great City Location
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Golf course
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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We arrived at this great location with no one to greet us. Just a note telling us the room number. At breakfast still no one so we summised that it was being run by shy pixies. Bed was good. Bathroom dirty and ill equiped. Hair Dryer faulty. No fridge. No laundry. No room service. No one to pay at check out. Lazy pixies. Be warned.
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We arrived to limited parking and no one here to greet us in reception! The door had a sign on it saying no one was in, there was a note left for us at the desk but we rang the bell and someone came. He seemed friendly enough but disappeared as soon as he had appeared. The rooms are old with what, I am sure, used to be character features that are now simply tattered and uncared for. The paint work is cracked, the shower has black mould on all the joins and lets not even mention the old claw foot bath with the cracked paint from a poor DIY attempt at refurbishment along with the rusty drain accompanied by the equally rusty soap holder spanning the bath from side to side. The toilet flushes well leaving a really enjoyable banging sound echoing in to the bedroom for around ten minutes post flush. Rest assured however, there is a beautiful ceramic bedpan sitting beside the 1970’s plastic toilet on top of the old pinkish linoleum floor covering - I think it is meant to be in keeping with the era of the original building but it doesn’t quite fit in with the decor of the current era or whatever era the owners decide on if they ever renovate? The bedroom is large with a beautiful bay window with an old solid wood writing desk and chair nestled nicely in to the curved space, I just wish the rest of the room had been so equally appealing! There is a double bed in the room, a cheap attempt at an iron bed from maybe the Victorian Era? Aside from the cheap tat of it the base of the bed plus matress made us feel like we were lying in a kind of water bed that might burst or fall to the floor at any time through the night 😫 There was also a single bed in the room, good luck to whoever sleeps in that, if you survive the night without being choked by the TV cables that hang down across your bed I will be most impressed! Anyway, all in all I would say this place could be an absolute dream of a Bed and Breakfast with a bit of style, thought, consideration with some $$ spend too! It seems like this place was once loved and now it is simply a business to make money and not something to be proud of. In its current state I would NOT recommend this place to anyone!
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An instant calm prevails upon entering the Albatross Inn and closing the door on the main street. Maybe it's the stained glass and soothing albatross mobile which greets you. The reception area and breakfast room are attractively presented and decorated in a style befitting a Victorian home while still incorporating mod cons. I was welcomed by the housekeeper and shown my room, while the manager, Chris, was fairly accessible if I needed him. The unobtrusive style of hosting appealed to me. I spent a very comfortable afternoon and night in my light, airy room. The ensuite, complete with heated towel rack, good-sized washstand, exposed stained hardwood floor and decent heater was nice. Wif-fi, TV, tea and coffee making facilities in the room, bed with feather pillows and quality bedding, umbrellas (essential in Dunedin!) and parking all made for a very comfortable and cosy stay. Continental breakfast included cereals and toast, and freshly-made strawberry yoghurt and drip-filter coffee; both delicious. Yes, my room was small, but it's a Victorian house in a city built by Scots settlers! Adjust your expectations accordingly when staying in such accommodation and you'll enjoy the ambience.
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Stayed here previously when Glenis was in charge. No shower gel. Tea bags only supplied, no UHT milk which would have help when kitchen was locked. Handy enough to walk to city centre with Rob Roy excellent ice cream dairy half way.
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We booked two nights in the Albatross Inn and our first impression weren’t great. There was a sign on the front door saying the owner wasn’t in and could we call a number for service (the sign seems to be a permanent fixture regardless of anyone being home - or not). We tried the handle and the door opened so in we went. There was a note addressed to me detailing our room number and the WiFi password. the room was too small. There was a lack of storage (no wardrobe). No table. The power outlets were all in difficult to get to places. There was a kettle but we had real problems plugging it In anywhere. The shower control was broken and the shower head dripped loudly for quite some time after a shower. The whole building had a shabby tired feel (flaking paint and mildew) The chap living there was helpful but only on request. Otherwise he was invisible. All bad? No. The breakfast was good though basically toast, spreads and cereals. It’s reasonably central and an easy short-ish walk into town. Would I stay there again? No - I think there’s probably better, newer more welcoming places for around the same price.
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$61 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionDunedin
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