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“Excellent accommodation, fabulous view”
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Boatshed - harbourside view from balcony.
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Boatshed - harbourside view from balcony.
Evening light. Looking North  towards Quarantine Island.
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Boatshed - harbourside view from balcony.
Evening light.
Looking North  towards Quarantine Island.
Our Bay.
Margate-by-the-Sea.
Side entrance.
Kitchen.
Kitchen.
Dining.
Sittingroom.
Queen bedroom.
Down by the water in front of Margate-by-the-Sea.
Valley walk to Harbour Cone.
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dunedin, Otago Region, South Island

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Lynne D
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation, fabulous view”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
3
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We stayed at Margate-by-the-Sea for 6 nights at the start of a four-week holiday in New Zealand and couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodation. Robin and Ian were very welcoming and the apartment was everything you would hope for: clean, well-equipped and warm (it was winter!) The view across the bay was beautiful and ever changing with the weather and time of day. The property is ideally placed to explore the Otago peninsula (Royal albatross and Little Blue penguins a must), Dunedin (Otago Museum well worth a visit, with something for everyone) and we even did a day trip to the Catlins. I would definitely recommend this accommodation :)

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Liked best: At the property, the view; activity - little blue penguins
Liked least: Nothing, but be aware that the wifi is not unlimited
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Shawn A
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic getaway outside of the city with a beautiful view!”
Reviewed 23 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
2
people found this review helpful

One of the best places we stayed in all of New Zealand! Such amazing views, near to wildlife, 20 minute drive to the city, etc.

We cooked in the great kitchen, and they even let us use a little fruit/veggies from the garden in the back (thank you!). I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes wildlife, and doesn't want to stay in the city.

Just a tip, spend some time mapping it out before you get there, including looking at google streetview. It was difficult to find. We found it right away but only because we checked streetview before we left our last motel.

The views are next to none! The hosts were incredibly welcoming and helpful. I highly highly recommend Margate by the sea!

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Liked best: The views, the hosts, and the yard
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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victoria...
washington dc
Level 6 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic, Restful, Comfortable, Gorgeogeus and Chickens.”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Perfectly comfortable apt. with gorgeous views. Can't say enough good things about this place. We booked for 2 nights before starting a bike tour and it was so relaxing and charming it remains a highlight of our 2 week stay in NZ.

No shops or restaurants nearby, so buy what you need in town, cook and just enjoy the views. Spend a whole day with Monarch Tours and Albatross Center - seriously - totally worth it! (Town of Portabello does have a couple of pub/restaurants and a mini-mart at 10 min. drive.)

Driveway is a bit tricky, but put someone out to guide, take your time and you will do fine.

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Liked best: Comfortable, gorgeous views, friendly hosts
Liked least: It is a 17+ hour flight from home!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Manxmaggi...
Ramsey, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL VIEWS AND KIND AND HELPFUL OWNERS”
Reviewed 24 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
4
people found this review helpful

The apartment was well equipped and the view from all the windows was beautiful. We had a peaceful and rejuvenating stay and Robin, Ian and Phoebe(the dog) were very good to us. We would recommend this lovely apartment to anyone. The peninsula had lovely walking tracks but take a map, although we enjoyed getting lost! Portobello General Store was excellent and had just about everything you need.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Janien F
Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The View!”
Reviewed 17 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
5
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I was a little unsure of renting here since there were no reviews, but decided to go ahead and book it anyway. I am so glad we did! We stayed there with our son and daughter-in-law, who live in Dunedin. We wanted a place were we could stay together.
This place was perfect. We had a wonderful little apartment with two bedrooms, a bath, living room and kitchen. Everything was clean and comfortable. But the best part was the spectacular view of the harbor from both the living room and master bedroom. I can not say enough about how wonderful it was to wake up to that sight.
The owners, Robin and Ian live upstairs, they were friendly but unobtrusive and we did not hear them up there at all.
There was a nice selection of cereal and tea as well as yogurt, juice, milk and coffee for us.
We loved staying here and would stay again.

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Liked best: The view!
Liked least: The parking space was a bit hard to get into, but there was street parking if we needed it.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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