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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Searched and found this lovely B&B off the internet. Beautiful ride out the Otago Peninsula to their place. Makes you feel you are in a different town altogether. Susan and Herman immediately make you feel you've run into friends and gave up their own spot in the driveway for our motorcycle. The self contained unit was at the back and...

Thank PinkGeranium
Valkenswaarder, Owner at Chy-an-Dowr / Rosemary Retreat, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we enjoyed meeting and talking to you both.(and admiring the motorcycle). We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday around New Zealand. Susan & Herman

Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

It feels like your staying at your home. Very warm welcome on arrival. Really warm comfortable Cody bed. Kitchen is well equipped and a bowl of fruit to help yourself to. Enjoyed my stay. If you would prefer not to be in the city and want self contained accommodation this is for you.

Thank Cebbd
Valkenswaarder, Owner at Chy-an-Dowr / Rosemary Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and were warm and comfortable on a winters day. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Susan & Herman

Bridport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night at Rosemary Retreat. It was very comfortable and cosy. We had not ordered breakfast but were given cereals and muffins which were much appreciated. It was perfectly located for exploring the Otago Peninsula. There was a bath as well as a shower which I always like.

Thank PamM14
Valkenswaarder, Owner at Chy-an-Dowr / Rosemary Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Pam, we are pleased you were comfortable at Rosemary Retreat and it was nice to meet you both. Susan & Herman

Palos Verdes Estates, California
Reviewed 22 February 2016

A kitchen, living room, bedroom, flower garden, patio, wifi, two TVs and DVD, and outside of the big city (Dunedin) on the bay. What more could you need? Susan had stocked the refrigerator with food for a week, yet we were only staying for two nights. And she even topped up the orange juice and milk in the fridge every...

Thank David M
Valkenswaarder, Owner at Chy-an-Dowr / Rosemary Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you David, we are pleased you liked your stay at Rosemary Retreat. We hope you enjoyed exploring the Otago Peninsula and also the rest of your travels in New Zealand. It was a pleasure meeting you both.

Reviewed 28 November 2015

Normally we would choose a place with a view. Rosemary's does not have a view but it's presentation more than makes up for not having a view. It is a quiet and beautifully appointed cottage with a private garden setting. Very generous amenities e.g. All toiletries such as toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream, cotton buds, shampoo etc . Even fluffy white...

Thank Asimbonanga
Valkenswaarder, Owner at Chy-an-Dowr / Rosemary Retreat, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Rosemary Retreat. We both enjoyed meeting and talking to you both. Thank you.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Lovely welcome to a lovely spot at an unbelievably well-appointed spacious self-catering apartment with your own private patio and garden. No detail seems to have been left unthought of or unimplemented. Enough towels for a month, let alone four days and a fantastically well-equipped and well stocked small kitchen. Some food items are provided (condiments, milk, biscuits, tea, coffee, hot...

Thank What
Valkenswaarder, Owner at Chy-an-Dowr / Rosemary Retreat, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Rosemary Retreat. We enjoyed meeting you both.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 April 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in the Rosemary Retreat. The hosts were really kind and their hospitality was much appreciated. The kitchen in Rosemary Retreat is very well equipped, and we were able to self-cater several good meals. It's a little quirky - the lights are mostly turned on with cords from the ceiling and each...

Thank travelbugsick
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2015

What a wonderful place to stay. The hosts could not be more welcoming or helpful. There was everything you could wish for and very peaceful. We would certainly go back.when we go back to New Zealand. It is on the peninsular in Dunedin with wonderful views.

Thank JacquieA
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day at Rosemary Retreat and couldn't have been more delighted. The cottage was wonderfully situated in Broad Bay on the Otago Peninsula, the cottage is clean, comfortable and well supplied. There were even flowers and a little Christmas gift! We would highly recommend staying here for visits to the Dunedin area; it was truly...

Thank Bedelmann
Valkenswaarder, Owner at Chy-an-Dowr / Rosemary Retreat, responded to this review

We are pleased you had a nice Christmas at Rosemary Retreat. We enjoyed meeting you all.

Reviewed 2 January 2015

We booked Rosemary's Retreat through a Dunedin Booking agency and when we arrived, we could see that the photographs matched the website. There was a scenic drive along the Portobello Road as we skirted the harbour and arrived at this House by the Sea. Susan showed us to the accommodation at the rear of the house- converted stables, through a...

1Thank Christhal
Valkenswaarder, Owner at Chy-an-Dowr / Rosemary Retreat, responded to this review

We are pleased you liked Rosemary Retreat and enjoyed your stay there.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Chy-an-Dowr / Rosemary Retreat

Address: 687 Portobello Road | Broad Bay, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: €117 - €120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
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