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Fern Cottages
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Comfortable stay, BUT..”
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in fern cottage 1. The accommodation is very nice and modern, comfortable bed and sheets, good bathroom and it's clean. The wifi was almost non existent it was so bad. The tv was embarrassingly small, and it didn't even have the Channel with the Olympics. Also the cereal that was included was an already opened, half eaten box and was expired by 2 months.

It's a fine place to stay, but the feeling is this; for $160 a night it is overpriced for what you get. If you are a couple I would say there is more value in a b&b. but I definitely recommend staying on the otago peninsula, great place.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We stayed at Fern Cottage 2 for three nights. Quiet location in secluded bay less than five minutes drive from Portobello. This little one bedroom apartment with an outside deck in front is ideal for a couple for a few nights R&R. It is also not too far from the centre of Dunedin and is centrally located for visiting all the sites and activities Otago Peninsula has to offer. The very pleasant owner, Lutz, was extremely helpful in providing 'local knowledge' tips that made our stay that more rewarding.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Renkum, the Netherlands
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66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2013

Halfway between downtown Dunedin and the albatros colony on the head of Otago Peninsula this lovely cottage is highly recommended if you look for the best of both worlds! Overlooking the Otago Harbour, even from your bed, is à magic experience, especially when the sun shines on the mountains, opposite the bay, when you awake in this peaceful place. Lutz is a caretaking host, who has good suggestions for visits and sightseeings in the surroundings. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, which adds a lot of satisfaction to your stay here.
Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Probably the best place we stayed on our tour of New Zealand. Perfect location on the waterfront, spacious, clean and well equipped, with a secret garden out back as well. Separate bedroom, plus lounge, dining and kitchen areas. And some useful tips from the owner as we checked in on local trips/ sights. Really good value.

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

We stayed in this cottage for 15 nights during the Rugby World Cup. The England games were held in Dunedin and this location was fantastic for being able to see the matches and visit the surrounding areas. The cottage was in a beautiful location on the Otago Peninsula, overlooking the Otago Harbour. The cottage was well furnished and equipped. The owner, Lutz, was extremely welcoming and friendly, and he gave us lots of tips about the area and what to go and visit. We can thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Fern Cottages
Address: Broad Bay, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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Ranked #30 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Dunedin
Number of rooms: 2

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