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Arden Country House

712 Waitati Valley Rd, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I stayed with Faye and Geoff back on May 18th while travelling the South Island for about 11 days. Geoff was very welcoming when I had pulled up the driveway and had showed me around. They even had tea waiting for me in my room upon my arrival. Both Faye and Geoff were absolutely lovely and I enjoyed my evening... More 

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Alexandra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful little house with really friendly people as well as animals! Very nice place to relax at the end of a day. The owners of the B&B are really friendly and happy to give you advice on any of the local activities or special spots you have to see. They also have an adorable dog who is always greeting new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Even though I arrived very late (11PM), the proprietors were still waiting for me with my key and free wifi info, showed me to my room and even asked me when I would like breakfast served and what would I like to eat. Since I had just finished a long drive and a hectic two days, I was glad to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Faye & Geoff made me so welcome in their lovely home that I was warmed on the inside from the minute I stepped in the door. I loved my stay here and would go back in a heartbeat! It's a real home from home 😊 This may be a little bit out of town, but it's so beautifully situated in... More 

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ArdenCountryHouse, Owner at Arden Country House, responded to this review

Hi Suzanne Thank-you very much for your review.That you bothered to do that for us is appreciated. What do you think of NZ now ? Would you like to live here ? Kind Regards Geoff (and Faye) More 

Krakow, Poland
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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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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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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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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
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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Arden Country House ! A distinctive and cosy Otago Bed and Breakfast ! Our lovely cosy country house is a beautiful and welcoming "home away from home" where you can relax and feel at home... Enter a place that is a new world version of a classic country farmhouse. Our 1950's farmhouse retains many of the period details that make it feel authentically "Old world meets New". At Arden Country House, we offer you a family atmosphere with only 4 rooms and are able to accommodate up to 11 persons at the same time : - Tudor Room : with a nice large king-size bed and a comfortable couch to enjoy a cup of tea and a nice book. - Gezellig Room : our warm and cosy room with a queen-size bed. - The Twin Room : with two single beds or joined to make a super king bed and another single bed - Tree Tops : our "rustic elegant mezzanine" self contained flat which is perfect for a couple or a family of 4 with a queen-size bed and 2 single beds ! Amenities are available for your comfort and enjoyment with thoughtfulness and care : - Continental or Homemade breakfast (bacon, eggs, mushrooms, yoghurt, cereal and toast) - Complimentary hot or cold beverages - Towels and bath robes - Television and DVD player is available upon request - Infant cot - Free Wi-fi (in your room and in the common areas) - BBQ available Distinctive and intimate, Arden Country House is a bed and breakfast to come home to. Let the pastoral landscape and historic charm of our farmhouse rejuvenate your spirits ! We invite you to soak up the rustic elegance of our living room, socializing with new friends and old, in front of the fire or finding that quiet spot to read a book, inside or outside in the warmth of the sun and the fresh country breeze. Or just relax overlooking the scenery of the pastures, hills, trees, and the animals which you can enjoy interacting with. At our place, you can enjoy the fresh air around ! A pleasant drive to Moeraki Boulders is only 42 minutes away and 30 minutes to the start of the Otago Peninsula, which is a great place to explore. We take bookings for Dunedin's wild life attractions, such as the Royal Albatross Centre, Orokonui Ecosanctuary and Penguin Place. And also for the main attractions in Dunedin City such The Cadbury Chocolate Factory and Taeri Goerge Railway's Train Excursion, plus many more. Dunedin City has art galleries, two memorable museums, plus other great spots such as Speight's Brewery Tour to discover a good NZ beer ! But above all, enjoy your stay in the homeliness here ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arden Country House

Address: 712 Waitati Valley Rd, Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $53 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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