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Epsom, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

The starry suite was delightful with huge windows looking over the harbour and pudding island the glass area of roof, though we saw no stars. The room was very spacious. The breakfast was superb and served in the 'tower' with similar great views. Jan was very helpfull with local information and helped with bookings. The great attractions of the Banks... More 

Thank elmj
Los Gatos, California
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying with Jan and Mike at Yellow House in November. We were in "The Bedroom", a beautiful, private, serene and roomy space, with a large, modern en suite bathroom. We truly felt like we were staying with good friends, Jan & Mike made us instantly feel at home, and they truly went out of their... More 

Thank NickiandJeff
Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

First of all, getting there. Coming from Dunedin we could not find a sign anywhere for Portobello, so look out for one saying "Otago Peninsula". The coastal route is a winding, narrow road that seems to go on forever. It is well made but challenging after a long day's drive. Coming around a corner and look out for the Yellow... More 

Thank TheRoadLeast
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We stayed for three nights and were really made to feel at home. Thanks to Jan and Mike for a lovely visit to a beautiful part of New Zealand. We even got to see the sea lions! Travelling with a 15 month old was no problem for our hosts. Some basic kitchen facilities would be handy. The breakfasts were amazing,... More 

1 Thank bondy40
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2013

I was in Dunedin for business and decided to stay somewhere different from the usual hotels in town and Im very glad i did! The location was outstanding with gorgeous views of the peninsula and pudding island.Jan and Mike were exemplary hosts where nothing was too much trouble, they clearly enjoy what they do. They were both very informative with... More 

1 Thank Gary M
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

This Bed and Breakfast lived up to its website claims which is not always the case. My partner and I stayed at the Yellow House for two nights from April 11-13, 2012. We had a great water view from "The Bedroom", a very comfortable double bed and modern ensuite bathroom. Jan and Mike went to great trouble to inform us... More 

1 Thank AidanW169
Brisbane, Australia
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154 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

This B&B is out on the Otago Peninsula right on the water at Portobello and the view across to Pudding island from our room was stunning. Our hosts, Jan and Michael are delightful people who looked after us with great care and are delightful to have a chat with at the end of the day. We decided to cook our... More 

Thank Barry T
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

My partner and I stayed at the Yellow House for 2 nights at the end of February and loved it. We stayed in the Starry Suite, which has views all around and a partial glass ceiling so you can see the sky at night. The room is (very) large and spacious, with a comfortable bed, an eating area, sofas and... More 

Thank MariaP1982
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2013

How grateful we are that friends recommended we stayed on the Peninsular instead of Dunedin. This B & B was a real find. Set on the hillside overlooking Pudding Island it was really relaxing. The room was large with a huge patio door/window providing masses of light and a great view. It was spotlessly clean with a big, comfy bed... More 

1 Thank Philipo261048
Halifax, England
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2013

This B&B is something special. We had a beautiful bedroom with floor to ceiling window/ sliding French doors overlooking the garden and the nearby bay. The ensuite bathroom was well equipped - all in all a really high standard of accommodation. Jan and Mike are excellent hosts, doing everything possible to make your stay a pleasant one and to give... More 

1 Thank Holidaymaker53

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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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