The property is a heritage Victorian house in a quiet suburb in Dunedin about a 10 minute drive from the city centre. The house itself is completely furnished and kept in a traditional Victorian style throughout and if you like this style it is a delight and personally I loved it.
The reason why the stay was somewhat unusual is that the owner and staff were away when I arrived (and I understand that the property is under new ownership so bookings are slow) so I had to contact the owner by phone to get instructions to enter and figure things out for myself. In some ways this was quite fun but after dinner a bit creepy to come back to an empty property.
In the morning a lady (newly employed) came to serve breakfast, she was very friendly and she kindly gave a tour of the property. The owner, who I had spoken to by phone, was also friendly and did follow up with me afterwards. My main area of feedback is that the breakfast could have been a bit more adventurous with more options with regards to having some cooked breakfast options and more choices of cereals and yoghurts.
So in summary this property has a lot of potential to go from good to great if there was a better welcome experience plus improvements to the breakfast.
Located in Calversham, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Clair Golf Club, St. Clair Beach, and …More
This lovely house is over one hundred years old and therefore lacks central heating and double glazing. All the rooms are large with tall ceilings. As a consequence the house is difficult to heat. Both our large bedroom and bathroom were cold as a result during our stay.
The owners were extremely welcoming and we were provided with an excellent breakfast. Overall we had a pleasant stay.
Traveller from Essex
Located in Calversham, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Clair Golf Club, St. Clair Beach, and Speight's …More
The southern part of Dunedin is a residential and industrial area built largely on The Flat--land reclaimed from Otago Bay. Home to the Edgar Sports Center and the Dunedin Gasworks Museum, the district features a number of interesting buildings including the attractive Mayfair Theatre, and serves as a good base to explore the stunning Otago Peninsula.