Comments from our Guestbook

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" This is a bed & breakfast of exceptionally high standard. The welcome given by Bruce & Wendy is very unusual, and their home & assistance to visitors cannot be faulted in any way. Very comfortable room, generous use of the whole house & a wonderful log fire – perfection! A very pleasurable stay – we wish we could have stayed for longer. Next time …"

Jane (United Kingdom) & Amy ( Australia), May 2015


" Breakfast was absolutely amazing. We really appreciated your help with arranging and getting us to the restaurant for dinner. We could feel at every moment of our stay that you pay a lot of attention to every detail, and that’s really great."

Vladimir and Olga, St Petersburg, April 2015

" Presentation of the property, attention to detail, and helpfulness with local knowledge and ideas for sightseeing are excellent. Thanks Bruce and Wendy. Wish we were staying longer."

Andrew and Nadine, Australia, April 2015


" Welcoming environment and care were exceptional. Thank you kindly for looking after us so well."

Robert and Paul, Australia, April 2015

" Welcoming of guests, breakfast, presentation, advice on things to do, knowledge of Dunedin and places to eat – you do exceptionally well. Thank you for a wonderful stay."

Gail and Mark, Australia, April 2015


" Very welcoming; we felt at home straight away. Rooms are very well dressed & equipped. We were surprised by the quality of everything served to us. Love the property & especially the fireplaces."

Paul and Eva, Australia, April 2015

" What a great place you have and keep outstandingly well. You are both lovely people and have done a great service with your B& B. Will come again, hopefully."

Karyn and Bill


" Comfort of the beds, cleanliness and welcome are all excellent – well done! Thank you for your company, beautiful wine (which we very much enjoyed in front of the fire) and the drive to the concert. It was an exceptional finish to what has been the most wonderful 2-week holiday in the South Island. XXX"

Andrew and Sarah, April 2015

" Lovely house – it’s nice staying in a grand old dame! Friendly and professional. Helpful and informative."

Neil and Rochelle, April 2015


" Creating a beautiful environment to stay in. Thank you so much for the lovely welcome and stay in your beautiful house!"

March 2015

" Wonderful hospitality. Informative. Attention to detail. Loved your flowers/roses in bathrooms. Thanks for making our Dunedin stay comfortable. We will recommend this B&B."

Liz and Kevin, Australia, March 2015


" Bruce and Wendy, you are so warm, sincere and gracious. When we have stayed at B& Bs in the U.S. they have felt more like a business. Your guest home truly made us feel like we were at home with family. We loved sitting and dining on the outdoor patio. Attending church service at St Paul’s Cathedral with you was quite special."

Diane and Brian, California, March 2015

" All things went exceptionally well. Both Bruce and Wendy are very kind people. Take care."

Scott, Quebec, March 2015


" Very welcoming, wonderful breakfast, best omelette I’ve ever eaten. Loved the fire in the fireplaces!"

Janice and Don, Texas, March 2015

" The room – most comfortable bed in NZ; the breakfast – best we’ve had in NZ; and the hospitality - outstanding. It has been a joy to stay here and a great pleasure to meet you both."

Tracey and Leo, Australia, March 2015


" Hospitality and overall graciousness were amongst the best we’ve seen. Thanks for a wonderful stay."

Katie and Steve, March 2015

" Very warm welcome. Thoughtful and considerate. We have enjoyed a wonderful experience and hospitality."

Gwen and David, Australia, March 2015


" Very welcoming; we were made to feel ‘at home’. Interesting conversation – a wealth of experience to share. Our every need was addressed graciously. On-target recommendations. Best breakfasts on the planet."

Walter and Patricia, Maine, USA, March 2015

" Breakfasts, especially the omelettes, were exceptional. The fire at night is a wonderful touch. The overall knowledge of the area shown by Bruce and Wendy was invaluable/exceptional."

Paul and Kathy, New York, February 2015


" Fantastic bed; linen was beautiful. The best feature of our stay was the reception, however – and it was great to meet you both again and really enjoyed catching up and reminiscing about Knox days! Food was also great. We’ll be recommending you. Hopefully see you again soon."

Bruce and Roisin, February 2015

" You are both wonderful hosts. We have felt very relaxed here. We have had an amazing time – great food, company and surroundings. Would have stayed longer!"

Sue and Paul, February 2015


" The house is beautiful. You are very gracious hosts, the room was very nice and having access to the sitting room, patio and library are all very thoughtful. Linens and flowers in the room were lovely. Nicest place we’ve stayed in NZ!"

Kay and Jim, Massachusetts, February 2015

" You are knowledgeable on all local areas. Great place. Thank you for a wonderful visit."

Randy and Deb, Indiana, February 2015


" We appreciated the warm friendly welcome. The tea and biscuits when we arrived and again when we got back at 10.30 pm after a long day were also very much appreciated. Thank you."

Martin and Debbie, Cornwall, February 2015

" Service was wonderful. Thank you for your superb hospitality. Thank you, thank you & thank you again. We’re leaving recharged."

Chris and Teri, February 2015


" Really nice ambience. Toiletries not using parabens, SLS, etc. Flowers in the rooms. The bed was really comfortable. Thanks for your hospitality – we enjoyed our stay."

Tom and Anne, February 2015

" Felt very welcome. Bed comfortable. Lovely breakfasts. Enjoyed our stay here very much and really appreciated your welcoming style – thank you."

Graeme and Stephen, England, February 2015


" Your service is outstanding in every way – your hospitality, attention to detail, beautifully prepared rooms, delicious and generous breakfasts, natural warmth, generosity of spirit and obvious desire to make our stay as memorable as possible, balanced with respecting our privacy. We really enjoyed meeting both of you and loved staying in your beautiful house. Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness."

Tony & Susan, Australia, February 2015

" The quality of furniture in the room and the comfort of the mattresses are exceptional. Also the quality of shower products was great. We felt like home. Both Bruce and Wendy are very welcoming. I think your B& B is top of the range. We love you and really enjoyed our stay."

February 2015


" Exceptional in all areas, especially the way of taking care of guests and the little extras, e.g. taking care of guests very individually or dropping me off early in the morning in the city – and I rarely had such an excellent breakfast. I just felt very, very, very comfortable – definitely!"

Karen, Australia, February 2015

" All aspects top notch!! This is the best of 10 B& Bs we have stayed at in NZ. Breakfast was fantastic!!"

Mark & Beverly, South Carolina, February 2015


" You have an outstanding house, which you keep up extremely well. We felt very much at home. Your friendly welcome and lavish breakfast made it perfect."

February 2015

" The lovely welcome on the first day started an exceptional three day stay. Have to say the best B& B we have ever stayed in. Bruce & Wendy, thank you so much for a lovely 3 days – despite the weather – having The Argoed to come back to in the evening was a good end to each day in Dunedin. Thank you!"

Sarah & Mike, Australia, January 2015


" Lovely comfortable bedroom and a pleasure to stay in your beautiful home. Fresh flowers in the rooms are wonderful and the aromatherapy products which smelled great. Wonderful and generous breakfast. Thank you for taking such good care of us. A lovely stay in a great B& B. You made us feel very welcome in Dunedin."

Sean & Katie, London, January 2015

" The personalised, responsive service was second-to-none. Staying at The Argoed felt like being with special, distant family. We were made so welcome. The décor of the place is exquisite. While the hospitality was so very special, e.g. drinks in lounge after our daughter’s graduation, it was never intrusive. We loved our experience at The Argoed. Our hosts, Bruce & Wendy, were fun, professional & kind & quietly attentive to all our needs. The home itself & every room are stunningly beautiful, as is the garden. The location is superb. Plus, the most wonderful bed we have ever slept on! Everything top quality, e.g. high thread count, ironed sheets!!"

Ros & Jim, December 2014


" Breakfast is a wonderful experience, not just the food but the eye for detail is amazing. You have the most beautiful house and you two are fine people. Thank you so much."

Fred & Frie, Belgium, December 2014

" Wonderful welcome and hospitality. A beautiful house and gardens. Thank you Bruce and Wendy, you are wonderful hosts. We will recommend The Argoed to our family and friends."

Doug and Christine, November 2014


" Just the right balance between friendliness and privacy. You seem to recognise good times to talk while the client also needs times of privacy. Breakfast menu is exceptional. Bedroom superb – bathroom also (artistic toilet paper a real treat!) Leaving us a little supper snack was really kind and thoughtful. Flowers :-) Really enjoyed our stay here. Happy to recommend you as first class to anybody we know or meet"

Trevor & Maralyn, November 2014

" Thank you both so much for a wonderful stay in your fabulous house. The Copper Beech Room was so comfortable and beautifully appointed. Of course your hospitality was second to none; we can’t wait to return."

Kemp and Helen English, 25 May 2014


" I stayed in the Rata Room for five nights in May 2014. The room was tasteful, cozy (even during May’s early snow fall), and the bed really wide and comfortable. The hosts were SO welcoming and attentive, and the full Scottish breakfast (served in the elegant dining room with a fine winter fire in the fireplace) was a great start to the day. The Argoed is close to the city centre and yet feels so quiet and removed as to be miles away. It is a wonderful sanctuary - old fashioned charm - yet providing contemporary necessities (eg. broadband). The gardens (with the big trees) welcome contemplative inspection. Bruce and Wendy know so much about Dunedin; they can answer any question about your destination. I will stay at the Argoed again. It's a great and hospitable place."

Matthew Jack, 29 May 2014