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Wrecsam, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been on a tour of Australia and New Zealand for over 8 weeks when we arrived at the Otago Peninsula Rosemary's Retreat. It was a very sweet cottage owned by a very sweet couple Susan and Herman. The cottage was a real home from home for us with everything we needed provided. There was a bath with fluffy...

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

Thank you, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and felt at home at Rosemary Retreat. And that you had a nice time exploring Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Susan & Herman

NYC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our 2-night stay at Chy-an-Dowr. We booked the Canterbury Suite which is 5! rooms on the top of the house. Everything was extremely comfortable and cozy. We most enjoyed hanging out while watching the incredible view out the window. Susan and Herman were perfect hosts. The breakfast spread was comprehensive and hearty. They even offered to...

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

Thank you. We enjoyed hosting you both and are pleased you had a comfortable time in the Canterbury Suite and that you enjoyed the views across the harbor. We would definitely love to see you back again one day. Susan & Herman

Cabarita Beach, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2017

what amazing little b & b, ( although your host will provide breakfast on request but you have to cook it ) upon arriving Susan . (our host and owner )met us at the front door and promptly show us where to park our car then made us feel welcome in a very nice way , showed us to our...

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

Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Rosemary Retreat. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in New Zealand! Susan & Herman

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a little gem of a B&B situated in a good locality on the Peninsula. I could not fault one thing wrong with this place and I travel alot around NZ I can highly recommend. Every detail was taken care for and really like a home away from home. I would definitely use again.

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

Thank you and we are pleased you had a nice stay at Rosemary Retreat. Good luck with your travels. Susan & Herman

Reviewed 3 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...

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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 7 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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

Brisbane
Reviewed 27 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...

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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...

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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.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $139 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
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