We stayed two nights at the beginning of a driving trip around the South Island. We didn't know anything beforehand about the facilities in Dunedin so just picked from reading the Web. Glynis was a very friendly and communicative host. We asked for a quiet room at the back, and it did turn out to be quiet for sleeping even though the building is on a busy street (pretty much just in the day though). We parked on the street one night and that worked out fine.
As usual for B&B's this is a big old house converted over. The dining room and guest lounge in front are nice. Breakfast had a decent selection of cereal, bread, yogurt and some fruit, though we would have welcomed better juices and some choice of hot items. The bathroom was OK with some modernizing having been done. The room itself, though, had some problems -- the furnishings looked and felt old, well past their expiration dates. Sagging mattress, threadbare (literally) upholstery, worn curtains and linens. We reallize renovation costs money but I guess it is just part of the business.
While in Dunedin, DEFINITELY go out to Tairoa Head and see Penguin Place and especially the Royal Albatross Center. Seeing those wonderful birds in action is practically a life-altering experience.
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- 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 ... more less
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