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“Homely, with character”

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Albatross Inn Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 63 Dunedin B&B and Inns
Central Otago, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Homely, with character”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Lovely character building with spacious bedroom. Handy to town, and stadium. Close to street, but our room was quiet. Continental breakfast had a wide variety of choices. Unfortunately the TV in rooms weren't working the weekend we stayed. Host very friendly

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Albatros Inn in Dunedin is a Bed & Breakfast with everything you want. Generous Room, great Breakfast and a lovely Host who gives great Advices and support You in every Case. The House is close to the Central and far away enough to have a quiet stay.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Hannover, Germany
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

This place was so fabulous! Glynis, the manager, was so welcoming and friendly! Each room was individual and lovely decorated with so many cute details. It was like staying in a museum, but with a comfy bed! The breakfast was also great, with fantastic muffins!
I would certainly stay there again, as would the rest of us! Thanks for the great stay!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Houston
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

The location of this older home-turned-hotel makes it a great choice for a stay in Dunedin. The rooms are clean and neat, as is the bathrooms. Continental breakfast includes homemade bread. Free Parking available and good free wi-fi. But the best part of this hotel is its owner. She is available to assist in every way possible to make your trip is more enjoyable with recommendations for sites, restaurants, theaters, attractions and even buses. Interesting mix of international visitors. I would definitely stay here again if I'm lucky enough to return to New Zealand in the future.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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albatrossinn, Owner at Albatross Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am just very happy that I was able to help make your stay in Dunedin more enjoyable. After all the personal service is why people choose to stay at a Bed & Breakfast.
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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Good central location but parking is limited on site. We had to park in the street, which is a busy road. The house is old and needs some TLC but the host was friendly and made a wonderful breakfast. Televisions in the rooms were not working, something to do with reception, so guests had to go to the lounge. Overall, a comfortable one night stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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albatrossinn, Owner at Albatross Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 1 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed meeting you both.
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We chose the Albatross based on reviews on TripAdvisor. However, we were less than impressed when we stayed there. We felt it was the worst value and property that we stayed at while visiting New Zealand.

While the building is unique and probably once had some grandeur, it has fallen into disrepair. Walls had gouges in them and there was peeling and missing paint in the halls and in our room. In the entry hall a floor vent has been covered with a large unpainted piece of hardboard and duct-taped in place - and it has been there a long time.

While searching for the power cord for the electric blanket I found that it has been a long time since the carpet under the bed has been vacuumed.

The earliest breakfast is served is 8:00 am, so if you need breakfast and to get out earlier you are out of luck.

The biggest irritation was the lack of Wi-Fi. At some point in the past a guest apparently used too much bandwidth during their stay, so the B&B decided to put in a funky system to throttle guest usage. The internet is funneled through an old computer running Vista and a program operating within a virtual machine to limit guest bandwidth. The problem was that that old computer was having problems, so none of the guests had Wi-Fi available. Apparently all guests are punished for the act of some previous guest. We have never run into this in any hotel, motel or B&B!

I would recommend looking elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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albatrossinn, Owner at Albatross Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 1 March 2014
It is not often we get a review that leaves us wondering how to respond. We are very sorry that these guests did not enjoy their night with us as we enjoyed having them stay. It was unfortunate that on that weekend there was a problem with the internet which we were unable to resolve and as it was Saturday we were unable to contact the IT person to fix it. Our internet is free and unrestricted and under normal circumstances our guests, as in most properties have no idea of how the Wifi system is set up. This incident did make us acutely aware how very upset people become when they cannot access the internet and as a result we have arranged for after hours service should this occur in the future.
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warwickshire
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Convenient location with all you need for the on the go traveller with a very warm welcome thrown in for nothing- hospitality second to none with the flexibility at breakfast you need if you are on the move travelling around New Zealand

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albatrossinn, Owner at Albatross Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We try where possible to accommodate our guests needs especially when they need to leave early or arrive late.
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Additional Information about Albatross Inn Bed & Breakfast

Property: Albatross Inn Bed & Breakfast
Address: 770 George Street | North Dunedin, 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 #8 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Character Bed & Breakfast. Friendly, warm & comfortable. Some rooms have Fridge and Microwave. Sky TV in Guest Lounge. Free Wifi/internet, Ensuites, Central Heating, Delicious Continental Breakfast, Great City Location ... more   less 
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