Fodor's Expert Review Lisburn House

15 Lisburn Ave., Dunedin, Otago, 9012, New Zealand

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

This Victorian-Gothic house, one of the finest built in 1860s Dunedin, is a romantic retreat set amid lovingly tended gardens and shows off such original details as decorative Irish brickwork, fishtail slate roof tiles, high, molded-plaster ceilings, and an impressive turn-of-the-20th-century stained-glass entrance. All bedrooms have four-poster queen beds; all have private baths, but all but one are reached from the hallway. A welcoming fire crackles in the lounge, where guests can read, listen to music, or watch TV, and there's free Wi-Fi throughout. In-house Claddagh Restaurant offers prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus and an extensive wine list.

PROS

  • Antique-style rooms
  • Fabulous in-house restaurant
  • Late breakfast and check-out

CONS

  • On the outskirts of city center
  • Only one of the baths is en suite
  • No TVs in rooms

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0800-666–716

HOTEL DETAILS

3 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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