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About Highland House

Highland House was built in 1911 as three-terrace dwellings. This distinctive building now has been renovated as a self-contained boutique hotel which offers the best of all conveniences, along with the bygone charm of Dunedin’s Scottish heritage. The hotel is located on George Street, a traditional “University” street close to the campuses, of Dunedin, 'The Edinburgh of the Southern Hemisphere '.

Highland House is perfect for a weekend break, watching a sports event or concert, a business stop over, family gathering, or for parents visiting their children in the universities or schools. We are near the entrance to the longest highway of New Zealand, SH1, it is very easy to drive to many places including Dunedin Airport, Long Beach Sea Cave or Warrington Recreation Reserve. The public transport is available, or even on foot, to visit University of Otago, Dunedin Hospital. The St Clair Beach can be reached from the bus stop across the street of the house.

Only 2km from Dunedin City Centre and near theme parks, Highland House is in an area with beautiful sceneries, and good shopping or meals. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Dunedin Botanic Garden, just 5-minute walk from us, and Woodhaugh Gardens, rightly beside us. These two gardens provide wonderful backdrops for wedding or other photography. To understand New Zealand culture and history, Otago Museum and Toitu Otago Settlers Museum are the highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Forsyth Barr Stadium, 1.7km away from us, or Edgar Centre, 4km away.

Highland House is divided into three separate terraces with 10 studios. So, there is the option of having one whole terrace containing 4 spacious studios, two terraces containing 8 studios or the whole house with 10 studios. All the studios feature a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, electric kettle, toaster, tea/coffee making facilities, etc.; a private bathroom including free toiletries; pillowtop beds with comforts like premium bedding and down comforters; a flat-screen TV with digital channels. Free WiFi is covered throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site at the property. Self-laundry facilities, 24-hour front desk, and express check-in /checkout are available at this smoke-free hotel. Additionally, we offer assistance with ticket or travel booking onsite.

We look forward to meeting you at Highland House!

Hotel Amenities

  • FREE Wifi
  • FREE Parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Self -laundry
  • Kitchenette
  • Breakfast Available
  • Family Studio
  • Heater
  • Soundproof
  • TV
  • 24-hr Front Desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Touring Consulting
  • Near Entrance of Highway
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Sport & Event

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