Dunstan House
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Dunstan House

29 Sunderland Street, Clyde 9330 New Zealand
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Built from 1898 and opened in 1900, Dunstan House is an iconic local historic building situated in the heritage Precinct on the main street of Clyde. It's grand entrance welcomes travellers exploring the regions historic goldfields; discovering the fine wines of Central Otago, or simply looking for a luxurious getaway. Offering boutique accommodation, this heritage hotel features the original elegant kauri wooden staircase which links the living areas and accommodation. A large colonial veranda overlooks the main street of Clyde offering an elevated sunny spot for guests to soak in the atmosphere. Guests find each of our rooms individually decorated, reflecting that Victorian era, while mixing that elegant turn-of-the-century style with modern conveniences and comfort. Eight of the eleven rooms available have had full ensuites fitted, (with some including the original deep baths) while maintaining the historic feel and the same attention to detail and dedication to comfort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Highchairs available
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary tea
Room features
Blackout curtains
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English

Location

29 Sunderland Street, Clyde 9330 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Linda Milford wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had brunch here and give them top marks for the fresh, beautifully cooked and delicious food and great coffee. You always feel welcomed here by the staff and owners who will often stop for a chat. Food is well presented and delivered in a timely manner. Becoming a favourite place to eat of mine
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Suzanne O wrote a review Jan 2023
Gold Coast, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The manager told us they have to keep the front door locked during the day because people walking past on the street try to come in thinking it’s a museum! The front lobby is certainly like stepping back in time.
We had the Fountain Room, a queen bed with ensuite with windows onto the front verandah. All the bedrooms, being Victorian era, are quite small and not very soundproof. The historic character and excellent location on the main street of Clyde make up for any short comings, and the friendly and helpful staff are the icing on the cake.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Meredith Kerrisk, Owner at Dunstan House
Responded 6 June 2023
Hi Suzanne, Thanks so much for your visit. Yes, unfortunately given these times, we do have to keep our front door locked for the privacy and safety of our guests. This house does attract attention given its historic grand stature in our main street, we do allow those that dine within our cafe to have a sneak peak around the lounge and foyer areas though.... Meredith and Ian
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Tania R wrote a review Feb 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had two nights at Dunstan House. Ian was the consummate host, friendly, welcoming & nothing was ever too much trouble. The rooms were clean, tidy, well appointed &, much to my delight, sympathetically decorated in the style that is the historic hotel. A wonderful continental spread is put on for breakfast & 'proper' coffee is on offer. The downstairs cafe also sells a very moreish spread of foods, many made with locally sourced ingredients. If you want to know what to see & do in & around Clyde then Ian happily provides pointers.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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JanuaryLantern wrote a review Jan 2023
Swindon, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night before we spent 4 days cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail and one night after we finished.
We had a lovely, warm, genuine welcome from Ian both times and he and other staff were on hand to ensure our stay went well. We felt valued.
The exterior and interior of Dunstan House are charming and having use of the shady wrap-around balcony was a bonus.
Our room and en-suite bathroom area were spacious enough for all our stuff.
The continental breakfast was good quality and quantity.
Easy off-road parking.
We had a room at the back and it was very peaceful. Superb blackout curtains and respectful, quiet fellow guests made for restful nights.
Dunstan House is right at the centre of the cute town of Clyde, an excellent location for exploring the area. As Clyde is a hub for various cycle trails, it's ideal for anyone using these.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Meredith Kerrisk, Owner at Dunstan House
Responded 6 June 2023
Hi, thanks for your visit with us. We try to treat all our guests as friends enjoying a home away from home we enjoy getting to meet people and show off our beautiful house and quaint little town. Meredith and Ian
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Debi F wrote a review Dec 2022
Cook Islands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Eight of us (4 couples) cycled the Lake Dunstan trail and finished with the most lovely evening here. We all slept well and we’re very well cared for and started our next days travel with a super breakfast and packed lunch by their cafe. We highly recommend this utterly magic place to take you back in time.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Neil R wrote a review Feb 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dunstan House offers a range of accommodation - elegant style to cosy comfort, all in the centre of Clyde. Your hosts, Ian and Meredith, extend a warm and genuine welcome and make you feel absolutely at home. Nothing is too much trouble. My first but certainly not my last visit. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Bill T wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There should be a listing for this under restaurants as this review is about today’s fantastic lunch. Thanks to our friends in Wanaka we have discovered Clyde which is what Wanaka was 30 years ago according to locals. Our lunch was first a very beautifully prepared Beef Burger with beet root, chutney, aioli with a tasty side salad. Mine was the Lamb Korma which has been the best lamb dish that I have had in New Zealand! It came with garden fresh vegetables and a very tasty mint sauce. In the counter were pastries so good they should be “banned”. Mine was a ginger based square topped with brown sugar icing while my partner had the Oatey square both were sinful and were washed down with excellent Lattes. The owners should be proud of their establishment as the food and service were absolutely brilliant.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sandy Stoddart, Agency / Consultant at Dunstan House
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you for stopping by our place, we love what we do here. Making food that is delicious and nourishing is our passion, the ambience of the house adds to the diners experience. It was fabulous to meet you both, hope to be of service again, safe travels, Meredith and Ian
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John L wrote a review Mar 2022
Cambridge, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for two nights prior to starting on our south island cycling tour.

A lovely old hotel with a great history. Our room on the top floor was adjacent to the balcony so we were able to sit outside on the verandah with our evening glass of wine and watch the world move by.
Our bed was extremely comfortable

The continental breakfast was more than adequate and was quite enjoyable. Ian, the owner gave great service.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Dunstan Clyde, Owner at Dunstan House
Responded 23 Mar 2022
Hi John, thanks for visiting our our historic rated house, we enjoy showcasing our house and this little historic town Meredith and Ian
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Linda M wrote a review Feb 2021
Raumati Beach, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just turned up at Dunstan House to see if there was accommodation available immediately. We were greeted by Ian, the owner, who was very friendly. He showed us around the hotel and we chose the Powder Room. The hotel is stunning. The room rate included a continental breakfast available in the hotel cafe. A nice touch. Al la carte breakfasts and expresso coffee could be purchased. A privilege to stay at this beautiful hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Vic C wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really outstanding everything at the cafe - so friendly, professional and personable. We had excellent coffee, breakfast, tea and cake and also a gorgeous custom salad on our various stops. The staff and owners were very responsive and treated us like long-time locals even though it was constantly full and kept everyone on their toes. The building itself is beautifully restored and cafe creatively and cozily decorated. Would love to stay here on our next visit. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Meredith Kerrisk, Owner at Dunstan House
Responded 7 Jan 2021
Thank you Victoria, our pleasure to look after you, we love what we do here and it reflects in our food and hospitality, see you next time.
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Jodie M wrote a tip Apr 2024
Yackandandah, Australia104 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beautiful old buildings in a charming town"
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Liando Harms wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Frontdoor is closed. If no reaction on ringing doorbell, you can enter via the back."
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Eileen wrote a tip May 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I shared a bathroom which was fine"
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Rob G wrote a tip Apr 2020
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stairs, lovely and wide, for upstairs. A room overlooking the street suited me."
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paula l wrote a tip Mar 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand468 contributions126 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We only visited the cafe"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$149 - AU$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionCentral OtagoClyde
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dunstan House
Which popular attractions are close to Dunstan House?
Nearby attractions include Lake Dunstan Trail (1.0 km), Clyde Dam Tours (0.08 km), and Clyde Dam (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dunstan House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Dunstan House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Dunstan House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dunstan House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olivers Restaurant, The Old Clyde Bank, and Paulina's Tapas & Pizza Bar.
Is Dunstan House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Clyde.
Is Dunstan House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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