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Boutique Hotel Dunedin, New Zealand


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0800 477 004


+64 3 477 0043


295 Rattray Street
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The Brothers Boutique Hotel Introduction

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Relax in this European-style boutique hotel with spectacular views of Dunedin city and harbour. The Brothers offers convenience, history, charm and tranquillity, with the building retaining its original grandeur. Guests can enjoy free unlimited WiFi, continental breakfast daily and free parking.

Extensive renovations in 2005 to this former Christian Brothers stately residence from the 1920s have transformed it into elegant accommodation with 15 bedrooms, each with a modern en suite bathroom.

The Brothers Boutique Hotel is located very centrally and is only a 6-minute walk to the restaurants and bars of Dunedin's city centre. Come and sample a true heritage experience with plenty of character and a friendly atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a welcoming drink in the early evenings.

The Brothers Boutique Hotel in Dunedin offers:

  • A mixture of convenience, history, charm and elegance
  • Spectacular views of city and harbour
  • Ample free off-street parking located on hotel grounds (GPS location 10 Bishops road)
  • Quality centrally heated rooms all with new en suites
  • Continental breakfast included in tariff
  • Only six minutes walk to city centre, restaurants and bars
  • Welcoming drink early evening
  • A homely feeling

The Brothers Boutique Hotel History

The Christian Brothers Order had been on the property at 295 Rattray street since 1876 and the current stately residence was built in the early 1920s in the area known as the "Vatican" district.

At one time the huge residence housed up to 13 Brothers. In March 2005 there were only four remaining.

The Christian Brothers for most of its history has been associated with education. In Dunedin it has been involved in Christian Brothers junior and High schools, St Paul's, St Edmund's and in recent times at Kavanagh College.

Dunedin Boutique Hotel Accommodation

There are 15 rooms within our boutique hotel in Dunedin offering a range in size and views, all come with en suites, and include a continental breakfast, free wifi and car parking.

On our ground floor there is communal balcony access with views of our garden and stunning city for an alfresco breakfast or early evening drink.

Please refer to website for to view our full range of room options.

Superior Rooms – (5) – Four of these rooms are located on the third level, have queen-size beds and provide unequalled views of the city from the balcony.

The other room is the spacious old Chapel with a luxurious King bed that still retains its four original stained-glass windows.

Standard Queen Rooms – (4) – Three of these rooms have balcony access with stunning views of the city.

The other Queen room, was the original parlour room for the Christian Brothers. Full of heritage, this room embodies the buildings original character with modern comforts.

Small Queen Rooms – (3) – However small, these rooms reflect the original heritage and character of this 1920's building, quaint and charming with an extremely comfortable Queen bed.

Super King/Twin – (3) – Super-king bed or two long single beds.

Dunedin Boutique Hotel Facilities

Facilities at our Dunedin boutique accommodation include:

  • All bedrooms within this boutique accommodation in Dunedin have a LCD TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, luggage rack, central heating and modern tiled bathrooms
  • Separate breakfast room
  • Guest lounge TV and broadband Internet access
  • Tour bookings, maps and advice on what to do and where to eat available at reception upon check in
  • Airport transfer services
  • Laundry and Dry cleaning services
  • Boardroom meetings and small conferences for groups up to 16 can be arranged with catering

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Dunedin Boutique Hotel Location

We have a large guest car park located just beside the hotel with access off Bishops Road.

Enter our boutique hotel in Dunedin via the ramp on the second level and
reception is on the ground floor.

Check which floor you will be on before bringing in your luggage as most of the rooms at our our boutique hotel in Dunedin are on the second and third levels.

It is only six minutes walk downhill from the Brothers Hotel to Dunedin city centre, restaurants and bars (and maybe 10 minutes back).

Travelling by car from the south – Travel into Dunedin on the one way system north on Crawford St and turn left onto Rattray St by the Queens gardens. Travel over Princess St and up past one of Dunedin's most well known landmarks—the Speights Brewery. Veer left up the hill before the St Joseph's Cathedral then next left into Brown Street. Take a sharp left into Bishops Road and you are there.

Travelling by car from the north – Travel into Dunedin on the one way system south on Cumberland St, get into far right lane and turn right onto Rattray St by the Queens gardens. Travel over Princess St and up past one of Dunedin's most well known landmarks the Speights Brewery. Veer left up the Hill before the St Joseph's Cathedral then next left into Brown Street. Take a sharp left into Bishops Road and you are there.

Highlights of Dunedin

Dunedin city is renowned for its proximity to incredible wildlife. Visits to see the world's rarest penguins, the world's only mainland breeding colony of the Royal albatross and rare New Zealand sealions are all possible within a short drive of the city centre.

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Octagon, Dunedin
Photographer: Kieran Scott

Dunedin is also memorable for its historical architecture. It is regarded to be one of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Look for the massive stone Flemish Renaissance-style Dunedin Railway Station, the University clock-tower building and the Gothic Revival Dominican Priory. Dunedin even has an authentic castle – Larnach Castle was the grand home of an early politician. You might also want to visit Baldwin Street, the world's steepest residential address.

It's easy to learn about things in Dunedin. Apart from being New Zealand's first university city, it has an abundance of museums, galleries and heritage homes with amazing stories to tell. You can even discover the history of beer brewing at the Speights Brewery.

Dunedin offers all the facilities you would expect within a modern, thriving city, without the traffic jams and parking problems! Daily life is vibrant, positive and upbeat. Cafes, restaurants and bars compete for space with a fabulous mix of shops and entertainment venues.

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