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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though the weather wasn't great, we still had a wonderful stay at Fantail Lodge. Vic made sure we got plenty of information and even went out of his way to take us on a guided hike through the hills. Very friendly host! The lodge isnt too big but its cozy and has everything you need to make breakfast and... More 

Thank Mike v
Goulburn, Australia
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

The cottage we stayed at was the perfect place for us, it was a while ago we were so impressed with it the owners at the time, gave us a copy of the plans for the cottage, and we have build the same cottage on our own land in NSW Beautiful area fairy penguins not far away and the castle... More 

Thank Ros B
Oamaru, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2015

If you are looking for a quiet weekend away without the kids the Bellbird cottage is perfect. Sitting in the Spa on a frosty cold morning wastching the sun come up was the best part. The cottage was toasty warm on a freezing cold night.

Thank Paul N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2015

We had a great time at Bellbird Cottage recently. The setting and grounds of the cottage are lovely, interior/ design high standard and excellent having the hot tub to relax in after wandering the beautiful beaches on the peninsula. Its handy for both Dunedin and Portobello, which has some good amenities. Our trip was made extra special by the local... More 

Thank alimc2015
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed at bellbird for one night, chose it as on peninsula and had hot tub, we arrived when owners were out, but door was open left a note and key, we unpacked then went to see penguins main reason for coming to NZ. When we got back lights on in cottage, fire lit, lovely touch by the owner. Then... More 

Thank Raymont74
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed in Bellbird cottage for 2 nights and loved it ! Comfortable , clean, well furnished and surrounded by a beautiful garden where we could hear the sounds of the birds. The SPA was a bonus , a nice surprise . Vic was very friendly and helpful with the tips about tha area .It was very hard to leave... More 

Thank Liz B
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We stayed here three nights to explore Dunedin City. The Otago Peninsula is well known to us because we have visited the peninsula two times before. Even to visit Dunedin the Fantail Lodge is a good place to stay, it needs half a hour to get to the city. The Fantail Cottage was our accommodation, it is well furnished and... More 

Thank NZ_pingi
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

I stayed 4 nights in Bellbird cottage. Ideal for 1 or 2 persons. Nicely decorated, comfy bed and a hot bubble spa pool on the deck. Very nice gardens and a short walk to the beach. You are offered free use of kayaks. Very kind and friendly hosts. Highly recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in Bellbird cottage for three nights and did not want to leave! The cottage itself is beautifully decorated, warm and comfortable, and has a luxurious private spa which was perfect for relaxing in after a long day exploring. It is set in a beautiful garden belonging to the owners, Tessa and Vic who were extremely... More 

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Northampton, MA
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

We spent Christmas in the Bellbird Cottage at Fantail Lodge on the Otago Peninsula, and couldn't have had a lovelier time. Vic and Tessa were fabulous hosts, and provided us with insider details of walks and activities which made our visit even more special. We hope to return!

1 Thank bikeinnoho

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Fantail Lodge we offer a choice of two cottages. FANTAIL COTTAGE is an open-plan design, offering queen-bed accommodation with two extra single beds on a mezzanine floor. Ideal for a couple or family group. BELLBIRD COTTAGE offers queen-bed accommodation with the additional luxury of an outdoor spa pool for your personal enjoyment. A very special place for a couple to relax and unwind. Relax on your verandah, surrounded by our lush harbourside garden and enjoy the company of native birds. We are adjacent to a small sandy beach and offer guests free use of our kayaks. It is a short drive to all the attractions of the Otago Peninsula: Larnach Castle, Yellow-Eyed Penguin Reserve, Royal Albatross Colony, Sea Lions, Fur Seals and wild ocean beaches. Both cottages have self-catering facilities. A continental breakfast hamper can be provided if desired. The cottages are smoke-free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fantail Lodge

Address: 682 Portobello Road | Broad Bay, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Cottage with bedroom downstairs and mezzanine floor upstairs with single beds”
 of 5 bubbles RosB688, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“BellBird's for couples, Fantail's for families.”
 of 5 bubbles wayfarer21, 18 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Both cottages are lovely, but the hot tub is a real treat.”
 of 5 bubbles Suestep2, 20 Mar 2012 | Read review
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