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“Dunedin at its best”
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Fletcher Lodge
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Dunedin at its best”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We had an amazing time at the Fletcher Lodge - both Keith and Ewa made us feel so at home, and so amazingly comfortable that we were sad to leave.

Keith, Ewa and Fletcher - thank you for your hospitality. They had such a sense of humour, and always made sure we had everything we needed. Keith makes the best breakfasts (and the croissants are to die for), while Ewa fusses about like a mother. We enjoyed our dinner at Portobello together (and Ewa even joined us for the blue penguin tour!). The fact that they spent time with their houseguests shows that this is not just a business for them - it's their passion. Their knowledge of local restaurants and things to do certainly helped us as well - we could not have enjoyed Dunedin without their help.

The house is beautiful - it's more of a home than a hotel. Furniture was impeccable, and you can see that it's been lovingly lived-in. They have apartments attached to the main house, and the three of us enjoyed a lovely two-bedroom apartment with a comfortable living room and a full kitchen. The views were amazing - being so high up the hill they enjoy a lovely panorama of Dunedin, which is saying a lot, especially mornings and nights. The beds were superb - the best sleep we had in New Zealand (which is why we completely overslept one morning!)

The Lodge is located close to town, and walking distance to very good restaurants. It's a short hike up the hill, so it's useful to walk off a large meal.

And Fletcher is such a charmer.

Room Tip: We stayed in the 2-bedroom apartment, which was perfect for friends and families. But couples should...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Northampton
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed at Fletcher Lodge for 3 nights. During our stay Ewa and Keith who run the hotel were so friendly and helpful it made our stay one of the best we have ever experienced. The room, facilities and breakfasts were beyond our expectations. The hotel was immaculate, spotlessly clean and full of character. We were staying in Dunedin as part of a larger tour around New Zealand and the experise and advice from Ewa and Keith were invaluable in planning our trip and helping us to decide what to see and do. They both went out of their way to offer the best things to see in Dunedin and answered all our questions. They also offered excellent advice and tips on the rest of our holiday. If you want a five star experience then stay at Fletcher Lodge. We could not reccommend it more.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Fletcher Lodge is a high quality B & B close to the centre of Dunedin. I get the impression that the area is not as upscale as it once was but that didn't cause us any concern or problems.
We stayed in one of the 2 bedroomed apartments away from the main house. This was great for us travelling as a family as it gave us more room to spread out.
Breakfast is served in the main house and consisted of fruit, cereals and croissants followed by your choice of cooked eggs and bacon.
The Lodge is run by Ewa & Keith and best avoided if you are the shy retiring type. Ewa can and will tell you everything about.....well everything. For me this was a plus. Ewa is an interesting lady and will go out of her way to help you enjoy your stay in and around Dunedin.
We did take a tour of the rest of the house and if you were to stay in the Lodge itself I don't think you could be upset at any of the rooms. Ewa and Keith have put a lot of time and commitment into the place.
This is no anonymous hotel. By staying here you are entering the lives of the owners and they are entering into yours.

Room Tip: If travelling as a family or group then chose the apartment.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

A hidden gem in Dunedin, Fletcher Lodge is out of the main city centre but still only a short walk to the octagon (city centre). The house is immaculate, filled with victoriana and each room is unique with its own identity. The bedrooms are huge with everything you can want, and if you miss anything there is a small tea area filled with every tea flavour you can imagine (and biscuits) available when you want.
Breakfast is a communal experience and is good to chat to the other guests and find out what you might have missed in the area, if you struggle Ewa is always ready with suggestions. Definitely somewhere we will return to if we are ever in Dunedin again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Having just cycled the Otago Central Rail Trail from Clyde to Middlemarch over 6 days and experienced a ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway, one of the World’s Great Train Journeys, we arrived in Dunedin pretty tired. What a joy to be welcomed so warmly at the Fletcher Lodge by Ewa and Keith who left no stone unturned to make sure we could rest our weary limbs in pure luxury. Our rooms were cosily warm, the furnishing a delight and the shower sheer bliss! Fletcher Lodge is a charming period house with views over the city and very conveniently close to the centre and good restaurants. Thank you Ewa and Keith for your generous hospitality!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

This was one of the best lodges we stayed in in New Zealand. It was like a stately home which indeed it was when it was first built. All the rooms were beautifully furnished and our bedroom was large and well equipped.
We. stayed over Easter and on Easter Sunday the breakfast table was specially laid with each place having a chocolate Easter egg.
The main special feature of this place was Ewa a Polish lady who, with her husband Keith (who kept to the background) was the owner and hostess. She was very friendly and knew everything. She was happy to discuss all arrangements and was willing to book or change restaurants or excursions. She was one of the best of this wonderful breed of New Zealand hosts and hostesses.
There remain a couple of small niggles. There is a charge for use of the washing machine. This may be reasonable but at most places we stayed this was free. The other problem was the bathroom. This was luxurious and had two basins ( I have never understood the advantage of this) but the price was the lack of space needing the shower to be put in the bath tub. It was cramped and hard to use and made worse by the lack of any shelves with nowhere to put the shower soap and the shampoo
However in spite of these I recommend Fletchers Lodge as a great place to stay in New Zealand. It was quite sad leaving after two days.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Fletcher Lodge, owned by Ewa and Keith, is a treasure trove of lovely Victoriana, the coloured windows glass, with the original window furniture are just lovely. Ewa's garden a joy to behold, I found it most interesting to compare the variety of flowers,with the garden at home in UK.
Breakfasts were friendly, with a great choice, and Ewa so very helpful in booking restautants etc, for dinner.

Room Tip: Just enjoy a wonderful stay here.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Fletcher Lodge
Address: 276 High Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Fletcher Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just a few minutes walk from the Dunedin City centre, Fletcher Lodges complex offers luxury accommodation in an atmosphere of restrained elegance while providing the ultimate in contemporary comfort and modern facilities.Nestled in a secluded, established gardens the lodge complex is conveniently located within minutes of many of the citys finest and most popular cafes and restaurants.A Lodge stay offers the charm and personal attention of a bed and breakfast whilst extending the amenities associated with full service HotelsBuilt by Sir James Fletcher in 1924 to serve as his private residence whilst he oversaw the construction of the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition complex, the main historic property offers a rare glimpse of New Zealands Heritage. ... more   less 
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