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McAuley Glen Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 63 Dunedin B&B and Inns
Newcastle, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Friendly hosts and a relaxing stay”
Reviewed 17 December 2012

Mary was kind enough to check us in early as we arrived sooner than we had planned to. She booked us a couple of tours which saved us a lot of time and energy. Later in the evening we had a few drinks with Mary and Patrick and a good long chat and then toddled off for a wonderful meal at the local pub. The room was good and spacious. Our breakfasts were superb and very filling. Thank you Mary and Pat for a great time.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

If you want something a little different, almost a home stay, with welcoming hosts, lovely food (almost too much), and tucked away in a colourful, rambling garden, choose Macauley Glen. The room - one of two - is cosy and private and the location ideal for walks and the spectacular scenery. The local pub is just a few minutes walk and another restaurant also nearby. We were invited to join Mary and Pat for canapes and to share a bottle of wine in the wisteria covered gazebo. Truly one of the best b and b's we experienced in New Zealand. Andrea and Anthony S.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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133 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2012

Previous good reviews made us choose this B&B for a special occasion - and we were so glad that we did. Quite simply - a wonderful experience!
Mary and Patrick are wonderful hosts who share a passion for providing a unique destination for all guests - from the lovely freshly baked scones upon arrival, to the complimentary glass of NZ wine, to the unique, quality accommodation, to watching the stars and sharing a vino whilst sitting in the spa pool, to the unforgettable breakfast, to the sharing of the numerous activities readily available in the area.
Fantastic value for money and we WILL return
Phil and Jacqui
May 2012

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Balitmore, Maryland
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2012 via mobile

A fabulous b and b located in the midst of a spectacular rose garden. While the room is beautifully appointed and comfortable, the breakfasts, lovingly prepared by Mary, are outstanding. The first morning she baked muffins and served with clotted cream, followed by fresh fruit and yogurt and finished with poached eggs whole grain toast, and home made meat sausages with fresh herbs from her garden. She called the sausage a "resull". It was so good we asked to have it the next day. She graciously agreed. The next day we had the best pancakes served with fresh berries and other goodies. Our mouth watered the entire time we were in new Zealand thinking about Mary's breakfasts. The b and b, 2 rooms,is located in their home. It is situated in the middle of the phenomenal otago peninsula. Mary insisted we go to" penguin place" which was a real treasure that is a retreat on the coast for penguins. Absolutely perfect location. We were so glad we did not stay in Dunedin.

Stayed March 2012
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Somerset, England
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Great attention to comfort and cleanliness. Welcome tea and cake. Magnificent, generous and extensive breakfast and fine dinner. Good restaurant a few minutes walk.

Good location for exploring Dunedin and the wildlife on Otago Peninsula, hosts very knowledgeable and willing to advise on the best use of our time. Booked excellent tours and trips for us. The recommended evening tour with Sam Neil across his farm and isolated beaches was especially memorable.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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new york
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

We had a wonderful three night stay on the Portobello Island with Mary and Pat. The bed and breakfast is located towards the tip of a windy-roaded island (be aware!), but once you get there, you'll find you won't need to leave that often. There's also a convenient bus stop nearby that takes you into town in case you want to check out the railroad station, the Speight's brewery and of course the Cadbury factory (how could you miss those things?)

Pat took us on a fantastic kayak tour our first morning on the island, circling around to the tip of the island and into the Pacific ocean. He was excellent at spotting the details, including two hiding penguins! We got right up close to seals and their pups, which was a real treat.

Mary and Pat were also super helpful - we had no idea what we were doing when we first got to Dunedin, but Mary is well versed in the area and set up our next two days so that everything fit! They are extremely warm and were a pleasure to talk to - we have to thank them for their numerous music and movie recommendations!

Her breakfasts deserve their own paragraph. You will not need a big lunch or dinner- the courses just keep coming! The pancakes and eggs and various other treats were always delicious - we should have done a few more hikes/kayak trips to keep ahead of them!

We left New Zealand certainly well fed and rested thanks to Mary and Pat :)

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

We had 3 very happy nights staying at this B&B. The room was very comfortable having everything required and especially more than average privacy for a B&B situation. The garden is fabulous and helps make this place special. The food was overwhelming, more than necessary and very tasty. Pat and Mary, the hosts, were full of local knowledge and very happy to advise and assist with making bookings for sightseeing or a range of other activities. We can highly recommend this B&B

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: McAuley Glen Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Address: 13 McAuley Road | Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites
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Ranked #6 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Idyllic harbor-side location in Portobello on the Otago Peninsula, 20 minutes from Dunedin city. Set amongst a tapestry of rolling hills, sandy ocean beaches, picturesque bays and inlets. Central to Albatross, Penguin and Seal colonies. Nestled in secluded, tranquil gardens, filled with color, fragrance and birdsong. McAuley Glen Boutique B&B, offers luxury accommodation, private rooms with modern comforts, Jacuzzi spa, sauna, wireless broadband, home style gourmet breakfast/baking, welcome refreshments, and warm relaxed kiwi hospitality. ... more   less 
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