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“Excellent place to stay in Dunedin” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Highbrae Guesthouse
Ranked #18 of 63 Dunedin B&B and Inns
Saarbrucken, Germany
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay in Dunedin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Stayed here for one night and liked the cosy and big rooms. Great view from the room. They even had a hair dryer and some other little things. Hosts were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was great and the the B&B is located very close to the town center. Everything is in walking distance. Parking place along the road. Great place to stay !!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank weltenbummler1968
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StephenClark, Owner at Highbrae Guesthouse, responded to this review, 17 March 2013
Thank you for your great review. March has been a great month for tourism in NZ. Glad to hear that you had a good time in Piwi's home country!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Here
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49 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

We stayed there over christmas. the room and the shared bathroom were clean, steve and fienie were nice and breakfast was okay too. nothing to complain about. just the price wasnt that cheap, but i think its really difficult to find a nice and cheap accomodation in new zealand. if you go to dunedin, you can stay in highbrae guesthouse, you won´t regret it.

Room Tip: not many rooms, all that we saw seemed nice
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MouStefan
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StephenClark, Owner at Highbrae Guesthouse, responded to this review, 14 February 2013
Hi Stefan, Thank you for the nice review. December/January/February is our busiest season, but if you visit at another time (say like March or April) we may offer you a better price!
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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

We spent two nights in Queen Room. We both enjoyed the great view from this room very much. The breakfast was great with plenty of choices of cereal and spread. Steve has provided a lot of information for us which is very useful.

Though the location is not directly in downtown area, in a lovely city like Dunedin, a bit of walk actually is a good way for us to know this city more.

I highly recommended Highbrae Guesthouse for couples or family vacation.

Ivan and Stephanie

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kimyeung
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StephenClark, Owner at Highbrae Guesthouse, responded to this review, 23 January 2013
Dear Stephanie and !van,

Thank you for your kind review of Highbrae Guesthouse. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and are now safely back home again. We really enjoyed your visit as well.

Stephen
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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

The view from the queen bedroom was amazing, with full views over the city and harbor. While a bit of a walk from the center of the city, the location is fantastic for a good night's sleep. And the home-made bread at breakfast was a real treat.

Room Tip: We had the Queen Room which was great.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank M C
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StephenClark, Owner at Highbrae Guesthouse, responded to this review, 8 January 2013
Thank you for your great review. We're glad you enjoyed taking in the the view while staying with us at Highbrae. Hope we meet again some day!
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Philo, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

Our room was very spacious with a great view of the city and harbor. The hosts were helpful and welcoming,giving us a splendid tour of the city. We would stay here should we ever return to this lovely place. We highly enjoyed our stay with Steve and Finney and they took us to the rental car and train station.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dick B
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StephenClark, Owner at Highbrae Guesthouse, responded to this review, 23 January 2016
Thank you for your very kind review, it was a pleasure to have you at our place.
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gilsland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

This B&B is located close to the city centre. Its a easy walk down the hill, but being Dunedin, a stiff walk back up the hill! , we had the room at the front with a good view especially at night over the city, the room was excellent, very comportable double bed, excellent shower and bathroom adjacent to the bedroom which in this case was shared. We hardly knew anyone else was staying there. Stephen , the host, could not have been more helpful and really helped me out as my laptop had imploded. If we are in Dunedin again, we will stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tantallonhouse
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GTinNZ
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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 #18 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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