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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Beautiful late Victorian house. Stephen's attention to detail was high and he and Fienie were very friendly and helpful. Great breakfast and home made bread! It was a steep 10 min walk up from the town but on a regular bus route.

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StephenClark, Owner at Highbrae Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your very helpful review! Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Saarbrucken, Germany
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Stayed here for one night and liked the cosy and big rooms. Great view from the room. They even had a hair dryer and some other little things. Hosts were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was great and the the B&B is located very close to the town center. Everything is in walking distance. Parking place along the road. Great...

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StephenClark, Owner at Highbrae Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. March has been a great month for tourism in NZ. Glad to hear that you had a good time in Piwi's home country!

Here
Reviewed 12 February 2013

We stayed there over christmas. the room and the shared bathroom were clean, steve and fienie were nice and breakfast was okay too. nothing to complain about. just the price wasnt that cheap, but i think its really difficult to find a nice and cheap accomodation in new zealand. if you go to dunedin, you can stay in highbrae guesthouse,...

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StephenClark, Owner at Highbrae Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Stefan, Thank you for the nice review. December/January/February is our busiest season, but if you visit at another time (say like March or April) we may offer you a better price!

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 15 January 2013

We spent two nights in Queen Room. We both enjoyed the great view from this room very much. The breakfast was great with plenty of choices of cereal and spread. Steve has provided a lot of information for us which is very useful. Though the location is not directly in downtown area, in a lovely city like Dunedin, a bit...

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StephenClark, Owner at Highbrae Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie and !van, Thank you for your kind review of Highbrae Guesthouse. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and are now safely back home again. We really enjoyed your visit as well. Stephen

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 January 2013

The view from the queen bedroom was amazing, with full views over the city and harbor. While a bit of a walk from the center of the city, the location is fantastic for a good night's sleep. And the home-made bread at breakfast was a real treat.

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StephenClark, Owner at Highbrae Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We're glad you enjoyed taking in the the view while staying with us at Highbrae. Hope we meet again some day!

Philo, California
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Our room was very spacious with a great view of the city and harbor. The hosts were helpful and welcoming,giving us a splendid tour of the city. We would stay here should we ever return to this lovely place. We highly enjoyed our stay with Steve and Finney and they took us to the rental car and train station.

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StephenClark, Owner at Highbrae Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review, it was a pleasure to have you at our place.

gilsland
Reviewed 26 March 2012

This B&B is located close to the city centre. Its a easy walk down the hill, but being Dunedin, a stiff walk back up the hill! , we had the room at the front with a good view especially at night over the city, the room was excellent, very comportable double bed, excellent shower and bathroom adjacent to the bedroom...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2012

We had the self-contained room which had a big bedroom space, ensuite bathroom, kitchen and dining table area, which was ideal for our 4 night stay over the New Year period. We could easily eat in, or get into Dunedin city centre for restaurants. Rooms were comfortable (maybe a tad old fashioned) but were fine and good value for money....

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Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed with Steven and Fiennie for 3 nights in early Jan. We were only planning on staying for 2 nights, however we liked it so much we stayed another night. Lovely house with an amazing view from our bedroom of the city, a home away from home. Very central with only a walk down the street...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 23 December 2011

I really enjoyed our time at Highbrae Guesthouse. The room was very nice. The breakfast was really nice- nice breakfast room, nice ambiance, tea and food. An example of the hosts' kindness-my friend sprained her ankle and our hosts drove us to the attraction we were planning to visit. They had a lot of information about Dunedin and were fun...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience a taste of the early days of one of New Zealand's oldest cities, while enjoying twenty-first century comfort. Highbrae Guesthouse was built on Dunedin's High Street Cable Car route in 1908. Its early Edwardian architecture featuring many art nouveau characteristics. Today, this impressive home, which offers spectacular views of the city, the ocean, the harbour, as well as easy access to all attractions, also provides first class bed and breakfast accommodation to its guests. The three upstairs guest rooms are carefully maintained to preserve their character for visitors, who delight in the many original features. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highbrae Guesthouse

Address: 376 High Street | City Rise, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: €84 - €105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All the rooms have good views - the front room is probably best.”
 of 5 bubbles helenandrobc, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good. If possible, book the suite which is very spacious with kitchenware and has own in-room bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles EnpingWu, 12 May 2015 | Read review
“The room at the back of the house, top of the stairs, has an incredible view. (so might the others; we only saw that one).”
 of 5 bubbles dogwalkerNorfolk, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
“There weren't any bad rooms that I could see.”
 of 5 bubbles shelahm, 7 Sep 2013 | Read review
“The Studio was more modern, spacious and with kitchen and washing/drying facilities”
 of 5 bubbles Henny21, 1 Apr 2013 | Read review
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