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Jackson, Wyoming
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yellow House was a fun and Charming B & B. Our hosts were fun and so helpful. We were there 2 nights with another couple. A lovely water view. Easy walk into town of Portobella for dinner. Rooms well appointed.One being a little larger than the other since it had a sitting area. Lovely spot to have our pre- dinner... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd just like to put in a mention of the welcome we received at the Yellow House. We visited many B&Bs in our trip to NZ but this was one of the warmest. It is a lovely property but having our clothes washed, dried and folded as a matter of course was a generous touch.

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Singapore/San Francisco
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We are long overdue in writing this review from our stay back in March, but better late than never, I hope! We spent three weeks on both islands of New Zealand, and we spent five days in Dunedin (an odd choice to some, as Dunedin is not particularly famous), but it was such a fantastic choice, and Yellow House was... More 

Thank Singafornian
Watsons Bay, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We stayed one night - two couples. The rooms were well appointed, and took advantage of a hillside heritage property, with some interesting nooks and crannies. Our two rooms were terrific and the highlight was breakfast in the 'loft' overlooking Dunedin Harbour. Not only was the food great, but the ambience was wonderful. We would come back and recommend this... More 

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Kapellen, Belgium
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I was very warm welcomed by Jan on arrival. The suite was spacious and stylish. Love the glass walls with sea-view and rooftop at the living area, great view to the sky. The house is very close to Portobello and just outside of the house you can find a bus stop which is helpful if you don't have your own... More 

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

This B&B has it all together. All of the basics were covered - great room, food, service, location, restaurant recommendations and travel guidance - Jan seemed like a super organized hostess - even has her own chickens to ensure fresh eggs for breakfast. We really liked the location in Portobello - perfect place to get away from the world, and... More 

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Tahiti, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

We were so glad we headed toward the Otago peninsula and did not stay in Dunedin after visiting the city. In just 45 minutes drive, we were transported into the quaint town of Portobello, in the midst of a beautiful nature. We chose to stay in the bigger room / suite (there are only 2 rooms), which was spacious, romantic... More 

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Renmark, Australia
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

We couldn't believe our luck when we came across the Yellow House on the Otago Peninsula. We were at the end of our trip around New Zealand. Booked in for one night as we were due back in Christchurch to fly out in a couple of days. Decided this place was too good to only spend one night so we... More 

Thank Cathy_Edmonds
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

One of our very favourite b&bs on our tour around both the North & South Islands. Jan and Mike were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Jan gave us great advice on where to visit during our stay. We went to one of their favourite nearby beaches and were privileged to see sea lions arriving on the waves... More 

Thank Somerset60
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Coming to Otage peninsula and driving along its coastal road up to the Yellow House was an experience we Will never forget. But the welcome by Jan (and lateron by Mike) was so friendly, our stay with them made it one of the best during our holiday in New Sealand. Coming with suggestions for places to visit, making reservations for... More 

Thank Piet U

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked into a lovely little bay just above the enchanting “Pudding Island” and before you reach Portobello itself is one of the Peninsula’s original treasures. The 'Yellow House,' as it is known to the locals, dates back to the 1890s and is now a unique sanctuary, offering a variety of luxury accommodation to both the discerning and weary traveller alike. The 'Starry Suite' is situated in a separate wing off the main house. The large bedroom and private relaxation areas offer breathtaking views of the harbour and nearby Pudding Island. A large glass ceiling over the sitting area means guests can gaze up at the star-filled Southern skies on clear nights. A two-person spa bath features in the large en-suite bathroom. Television in own private sitting area. The 'Bedroom' is set in the original house and offers delightful views of both the harbour and garden. So close to the water, guests can listen to the calming sounds of the harbour whilst lying in the beautiful queen-sized bed. A separate entrance and ensuite allow guests the privacy to enjoy the comfort and serenity provided by The Bedroom. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yellow House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 822 Portobello Road | Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $184 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Since this is a B & B ,both rooms are lovely and have views of the water and garden.”
 of 5 bubbles lovewildflowers, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask Mike & Jan - they'll advise you!”
 of 5 bubbles Singafornian, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Both available rooms have lovely views towards the sea”
 of 5 bubbles Somerset60, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Starry suite”
 of 5 bubbles JanetA-RayMNYC, 27 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the Starry Suite - fantastic view and the bed is really comfortable (best nights sleep in a long time!).”
 of 5 bubbles nathanc137, 10 Nov 2014 | Read review
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