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“Beautiful house, pleasant room, helpful hosts, good location.”

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Highbrae Guesthouse
Ranked #13 of 63 Dunedin B&B and Inns
Columbus, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful house, pleasant room, helpful hosts, good location.”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

I really enjoyed our time at Highbrae Guesthouse. The room was very nice. The breakfast was really nice- nice breakfast room, nice ambiance, tea and food. An example of the hosts' kindness-my friend sprained her ankle and our hosts drove us to the attraction we were planning to visit. They had a lot of information about Dunedin and were fun to talk with. The location is close to the city, but up a very big hill.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

Stayed at Steven & Fiennies Guest House twice. I must say Steven could not be more friendly or helpful during both our visits.Rooms are spotless. Breakfast is great ( super home made bread). Highly recommended.
The Milne Family

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed March 31, 2011

beautiful old style home on top of the hill looking down on Dunedin central and its harbour , gorgeous views
charming rooms and charming hosts.
welcoming , did all they possibly could have for us, even giving us a short tour of the city sites ,
totally recommended

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 17, 2010

We had a delightful stay at Highbrae, which is on the top of a hill with good views of the city and harbour. The service was prompt, warm and attentive (without being intrusive), the food was ample and to our taste. Our room was spacious,tastefully decorated, and the bed was luxurious.
Car parking was not a problem, as kerbside parking was easy

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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London, Canada
1 review
Reviewed September 19, 2010

Very nice B&B, great attention to detail and guest needs, even made a special breakfast for our toddler, which was very much appreciated. Stephen has excellent local knowledge and contacts, which he was happy to share with us, and we found invaluable, and even gave us a lift to a local car rental company, after arranging the booking for us.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Reviewed April 17, 2010

The Highbrae Guesthouse looked fantastic on paper, and in reality far surpassed our expectations. Sitting on top of High Street with a fantastic view of the harbor, the location is pretty incredible. It is a bit of a walk up the hill from the town, but then again that describes most of Dunedin. We had the queen room in the front corner of the house, which offered the best views in the house by far. It's also right next to the enormous shared bathroom with a large claw-foot tub and plenty of hot water. Mmm... nice.

The hosts, Steven and Fienie are fantastic -- really easy to talk to, and very welcoming into their home. At one point I asked Steven if I could borrow a wrench to work on our van, and before I knew it he was outside helping us fix the car. (It turned out he's a fully qualified mechanic on the side.)

Anything else? Oh yeah, the free wireless Internet is a nice bonus that you won't find everywhere, and the continental breakfast was always delicious and much larger than we could eat.

There is really nothing bad I can say about this place.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2010

This is an excellent place for an overnight stop or even longer. The hosts are charming the house is warm and comfortable, and the views are spectacular from the bedroom windows. They found us an excellent cafe for lunch and recommended a super sightseeing trip. Very good value

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Additional Information about Highbrae Guesthouse

Property: Highbrae Guesthouse
Address: 376 High Street | City Rise, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a taste of the early days of one of New Zealand's oldest cities, while enjoying twenty-first century comfort. Highbrae Guesthouse was built on Dunedin's High Street Cable Car route in 1908. Its early Edwardian architecture featuring many art nouveau characteristics. Today, this impressive home, which offers spectacular views of the city, the ocean, the harbour, as well as easy access to all attractions, also provides first class bed and breakfast accommodation to its guests. The three upstairs guest rooms are carefully maintained to preserve their character for visitors, who delight in the many original features. ... more   less 
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