712 Waitati Valley RoadDunedin9085 New Zealand
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About Arden

Nestled on over three acres of lush countryside, Arden is serenely located in Waitati, on the northern outskirts of Dunedin. This classic country house boasts idyllic private gardens and a sun terrace with sweeping views of rural Dunedin.

Furnished with country-inspired décor, all rooms offer the conveniences of a heating system and free Wi-Fi access. Most rooms have shared bathroom facilities, while the self-contained unit has a private bathroom.

Arden features a BBQ area and a common lounge with board games and a television. The in-house tour desk can arrange guided excursions, such as penguin watching, albatross encounters, and chocolate factory tours. Parking is complimentary.

Every morning, guests are provided with a complimentary, homemade breakfast spread. Special diet menus and additional meals including lunch and dinner may also be enjoyed upon prior notice.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, an ecological reserve of rare wildlife species, is within a ten-minute drive from the property. Dunedin city centre is approximately 17 kilometres away.


712 Waitati Valley Road, Dunedin, 9085 , New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)4822040 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Bungalows
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Positive Reviews

Lovely accommodations in a quaint property

Guests are in love with the quaint character of the property, which they describe as a genuinely charming country house. They delight in the beautiful decorations of the rooms, as well as the peaceful ambiance of the house. The fresh smell of the rooms makes for a good first impression, and guests feel at home during their stay due to the relaxing atmosphere of the entire property.

Faultless service and hospitality

The hospitality of the hosts is described as top-notch. Visitors are warmly accommodated during their stay, thanks to the pleasing attitude of the staff members and the hosts themselves. They enjoy casual conversations with the hosts, and value the information they get about Dunedin. To add, guests report that the hosts' dogs and cats are friendly and wonderful to interact with.

Pleasant breakfast experience

The breakfast experience in this property is highly regarded by reviewers. Travellers enjoy having the delicious, homemade meals. Both the indoor and outdoor settings – where the magnificent view of the farm landscape can be seen – of the breakfast setup are delightful for the guests. Food choices range from bacon, eggs, and cereal to continental options, which cater the varying palates and cravings of the visitors.

Negative Reviews

Shared bathroom facilities

Guests staying in non en-suite rooms find the shared bathrooms to be slightly inconvenient. They mention that it becomes more difficult to use the bathroom when the house is full of visitors.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 78 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 78 reviews