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“Good B&B - with extra 'apartment' space” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Highbrae Guesthouse
Ranked #14 of 62 Dunedin B&B and Inns
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Good B&B - with extra 'apartment' space”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

We had the self-contained room which had a big bedroom space, ensuite bathroom, kitchen and dining table area, which was ideal for our 4 night stay over the New Year period.
We could easily eat in, or get into Dunedin city centre for restaurants.
Rooms were comfortable (maybe a tad old fashioned) but were fine and good value for money.
Stephen was a lovely host, doing good breakfasts and providing local tips.
The location is ok - 10 minute walk down the hill to the Speights Brewery and the Octagon.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed with Steven and Fiennie for 3 nights in early Jan. We were only planning on staying for 2 nights, however we liked it so much we stayed another night. Lovely house with an amazing view from our bedroom of the city, a home away from home. Very central with only a walk down the street to the centre of the city. Steven was so lovely, very friendly and helped all the guest as to what the good sites were, where the best places to eat etc. The breakfast was great! I am gluten-free which was no problem for them. 100% reccomend a stay here, we hope to be back!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 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, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 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, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 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

Room Tip: all rooms excellent.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank beth50-11
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Additional Information about Highbrae Guesthouse

Property: Highbrae Guesthouse
Address: 376 High Street | City Rise, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Dunedin
Price range (per night): RM401 - RM499
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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