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“Wonderful hosts, beautiful views - out of the noise of Dunedin - basic but very large room with downstairs bathroom facilities, ”

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Arden Country House
Ranked #25 of 63 Dunedin B&B and Inns
Cabarita Beach, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
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“Wonderful hosts, beautiful views - out of the noise of Dunedin - basic but very large room with downstairs bathroom facilities, ”
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 restaurants were open nearby so eat before you arrive or our hostess was kind enough to hear some soups we had brought with us and even set out the table for us to dine.

THANK YOU,
Maree & Rhiannon (aged 5 at the time)
Australia

  • Stayed April 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 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 looking after us. He helped us with our route and nothing was too much trouble.
Thank you.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Bunbury , Western Australia
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Reviewed March 12, 2010

We managed to arrive in Dunedin during university orientation week, so accommodation was non-existent. We drove the 15 or so minutes north to Arden Country House and found Faye and Geoff excellent hosts. Faye's breakfast was beautiful as was the breakfast room and her local knowledge about where to see penguins was invaluable - we were the only tourists. Thanks Faye! With its distance from Dunedin this B&B is best suited to the traveller on the move. Be aware that the sign for the B&B on the highway is a little confusing - we took the wrong road ! Arden Country House is virtually on the highway, not 50 metres up the road.
It didn't bother us, but also be aware that their is a shared bathroom which is downstairs on the ground floor

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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central VA
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Reviewed October 31, 2008

Three of us stayed at Arden Country house for one night. Cherie had a room in the main house w/o separate bath; Jackie & Peter stayed in the cottage with separate bath, shower. The garden and country setting are terrific; the lamb and goat were a special treat for Peter. We enjoyed Faye's fine breakfasts, marvelous conversation and Geoff's helpful information about NZ.
Actually, it is not really close to Dunedin; and the next level of the map at trueNZ.co.nz website shows Waitati Road correctly.
Photos are available to those interested.

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  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Arden Country House
Address: 712 Waitati Valley Rd, Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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