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Albatross Inn, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Dunedin Landscape

Dunedin, New Zealand’s oldest city, a university city of Scottish heritage, possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine architecture, and world-famous wildlife reserves on the Otago Peninsula. Situated on the south-eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin is the main centre of Otago, a region recognized for its spectacular scenery.

The sheer physical beauty of Dunedin, dramatic bush-covered hills and valleys at the head of a long natural harbour, attracted Maori settlers to the site over four centuries ago. Then, in 1848, Scottish migrants established a town here, giving it the ancient name of Edinburgh.

Thirteen years later gold was discovered about 120 kilometers inland, in Central Otago, and the small settlement of Dunedin became the centre for the nation’s wealth. Soaring cathedral spires, a magnificent Flemish-style railway station, fine banks and office blocks, a nineteenth-century castle, old university buildings, and a neo-gothic convent are among the city’s architectural treasures. Dunedin’s art gallery and museums contain some of the best collections in New Zealand.

The Otago Peninsula which lies within the city boundaries has internationally renowned wildlife reserves,including the rare Royal Albatross breeding ground and Yellow-Eyed & Little Blue Penguin colonies.

Albatross Inn, Dunedin

The Albatross Inn is an Edwardian guesthouse offering warm, comfortable accommodation on the main street of the city of Dunedin, and close to the university, botanic gardens, Otago Museum, and the city centre. Guests can enjoy their delicious breakfast in front of the open fire in the dining room. This room features ornate plaster ceilings, polished rimu floors, and an eclectic collection of old china for guest use.

Beautiful Gardens

The eight beautiful bedrooms are all individually decorated and feature antiques and collectables. There is a guest lounge with DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities and a broadband computer is located in reception for guests’ use, plus free internet and WiFi. A laundry service is available for visitors. All accommodations are designated non-smoking, each with en-suite/private bathroom, three with their own kitchenette and microwave. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, shower, hair dryer, queen/king size beds, phone, wireless internet, TV, central heating, and electric blankets. An extra bed is available in four rooms and if you’re travelling with youngsters, there’s a cot and highchair upon request.

Warm and Cozy Feelings

Larnach Room:
A large spacious sunny room including a lovely Bay window with beautiful coloured leadlight glass. King Bed and extra Single Bed. En-suite bathroom and small kitchen area with fridge and microwave. Price includes free internet use and the  substantial continental breakfast. Room is upstairs at front of the house. Max 3 people.

Cargill Room:
A large spacious very sunnry room with Queen Bed and extra Single Bed. En-suite bathroom, and small kitchen area with fridge and microwave. Room is upstairs in the middle of the house. A rollaway bed is available for a fourth person. Price includes free internet use and the substantial continental breakfast. Max 4 people

Hokonui Room:
A large spacious room with Queen Bed. En-suite bathroom and small kitchen area with fridge and microwave. Price includes free internet use and the substantial continental breakfast. Room is upstairs at the rear of the house and reasonably quiet. Max 2 people

Cumberland Room:
A large spacious room with Queen Bed and extra Single Bed. En-suite bathroom with claw foot Bath and separate shower. Price includes free internet use and the substantial continental breakfast. Room is on the ground floor and at back of the house and is very quiet. Max 3 people.

Comforable Rooms

Burns Room:
Standard room with King Bed. Can be converted to two single beds. En-suite Bathroom. Price includes free internet use and the substantial continental breakfast. Reasonably quiet room, upstairs at the back of the house. Max 2 people.

Leith Room:
Standard Room wth King Bed, can be converted to two single beds. Room has toilet and basin in en-suite and a private (not shared) shower just across the hallway. Reasonably quiet room upstairs at back of the house. Max 2 people.

McNab Room:
Standard room with Double Bed. En-suite bathroom. Reasonably quiet room downstairs at back of the house. Max 2 people.

Belgrave Room:
Standard Room with Double Bed. En-suite bathroom. Room is upstairs at the front of the house. Max 2 people

A special offer for the solo traveller to book one of the smaller rooms with free upgrade to the best room available on the nights of your stay.

All rooms have en-suite or private bathrooms, LCD TV, Telephone and free wireless internet.

Period Furnishings

Amenities Vary by Room But Include:

  • Daily Room Service
  • High Chair Available
  • Microwave
  • Stairs
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Clock Radio
  • Comfortable Beds
  • Non-Smoking
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cots Available
  • Kitchenette
  • Shower – separate
  • Television
  • Fridge or Bar Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Toaster

View From The Albatross Inn

Instead of the usual hotels or motels, give the Albatross Inn a try and stay in a charming, warm, and friendly Edwardian house, circa 1912. You’ll get more than a beautiful atmosphere, including freshly baked muffins and fresh fruit salad for breakfast—you’ll get the sense of warmth from staying in such a well decorated, snug home.

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