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682 Portobello Road Broad Bay, Dunedin 9014 New Zealand
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#13 of 66 Speciality lodging in Dunedin
At Fantail Lodge we offer a choice of two cottages. FANTAIL COTTAGE is an open-plan design, offering queen-bed accommodation with two extra single beds on a mezzanine floor. Ideal for a couple or family group. BELLBIRD COTTAGE offers queen-bed accommodation with the additional luxury of an outdoor spa pool for your personal enjoyment. A very special place for a couple to relax and unwind. Relax on your verandah, surrounded by our lush harbourside garden and enjoy the company of native birds. We are adjacent to a small sandy beach and offer guests free use of our kayaks. It is a short drive to all the attractions of the Otago Peninsula: Larnach Castle, Yellow-Eyed Penguin Reserve, Royal Albatross Colony, Sea Lions, Fur Seals and wild ocean beaches. Both cottages have self-catering facilities. A continental breakfast hamper can be provided if desired.
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682 Portobello Road Broad Bay, Dunedin 9014 New Zealand
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Tauhou wrote a review Jul 2021
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We had a lovely week in Bellbird Cottage in midwinter: a warm and sunny haven from the bracing weather. The spa is wonderful: just flick the switch in the morning and it's ready and waiting for a soak under the stars before bed. Nothing beats relaxing in a spa while the wild wind whistles around you! Hosts Tessa and Vic are super-helpful and lovely. With world-class seabird and penguin trips on the doorstep - not to mention the bellbirds and kereru in the garden - this gem of a hideaway is perfect for nature lovers.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Tessa Mills, Owner at Fantail Lodge
Responded 17 Jul 2021
Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here :-)
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Shirley wrote a review Sep 2020
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We stayed in Bellbird cottage during our Dunedin stop over of our NZ tour and loved the place - very romantic, quiet and relaxed. The cottage is very clean and a good size for a comfortable stay. The fully equiped kitchen was very useful for meals in. The hot tub outside was a real treat and the hosts, Tessa and Vic were very welcoming and helpful with tips for local attractions and things to do
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Bellbird cottage is for 2 people and has an outdoor hot tub.Fantail cottage is a bit bigger and...
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Responded 17 Sep 2020
Thank you for your review and nice words. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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JCB wrote a review Feb 2020
Purmerend, The Netherlands707 contributions80 helpful votes
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Hidden behind large trees we drove up to our lodge named Bellbird. Vic & Tessa greeted us and showed us our little hide out for two nights. And what a great treat: a private jacuzzi! A beautiful garden surrounds the two lodges and the owners house. You feel like you are in a small private world. We got a nice breakfast hamper and some additional yoghurt when we asked for it. A little downside was the Wi-Fi, with a rather weak signal.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Tessa Mills, Owner at Fantail Lodge
Responded 17 Sep 2020
Hi Jeroen, many thanks for your nice review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay earlier this year and hope you can visit again sometime. We will look at improving the WiFi signal - thanks for the tip!
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LRT wrote a review Nov 2018
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We stayed at the cottage for three nights and it was just wonderful. The cottage has good beds, a nice bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. Moreover, there is a lovely garden that you can use when the weather lets you. The wonderful hosts Vic and Tessa provided a baby cot and many baby toys for our daughter, which made our stay even better. It is a kid-friendly house to stay at! The fireplace did not work unfortunately, but there's a good heater that heats up the place in very quickly. We'd definitely go back.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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martin wrote a review Sep 2018
Goole, United Kingdom37 contributions21 helpful votes
we stayed at fantail lodge as a family for an extended period... it was a fantastic experience. Great accommodation, amazing views and splendid hosts... an experience we will never forget and Vic & Tessa are truly wonderful people.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fantail Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Fantail Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Dunedin Botanic Garden (5.0 miles), Signal Hill (3.7 miles), and Larnach Castle & Gardens (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fantail Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Fantail Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fantail Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Fantail Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fantail Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, 1908 Cafe Restaurant, and Carey's Bay Historic Hotel.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fantail Lodge?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Fantail Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Larnach Castle & Gardens (1.0 miles), Northern Cemetery (4.7 miles), and Iona Church (2.3 miles).