Hi.  We are your hosts Carol and Richard Devine and we have resided in our old home in the heart of Dunedin City since 1996.  As Richard hails from Ayr in Scotland, (home of Robbie Burns), we chose to name our new venture 'Bard House' after the famous Scots Bard.  

Built as a family residence in 1907, we consider Bard House all the more special for the fact it is still functioning brilliantly as a home today.  We enjoy sharing our special piece of Dunedin history with guests and helping to preserve the property and showcasing the incredible craftsmanship so typical of many of our City's glorious early homes. 

We have always had a great love for animals and our Labrador ‘Boz’ is a big part of our lives.  For those travellers who are missing their pets, Boz will happily fill the need. However, if you are not confident with a dog, we’ll make sure he does not bother you at all.  We are a member of the Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand. This means we are quality assessed and meet the high standards set by this Association.  Bard House is LGBT+ friendly.

We aim to have everyone enjoy true southern kiwi hospitality, to leave with great memories of their stay in Dunedin and hopefully return again some day. 

See why we choose to live in one of the greatest small cities on the planet...  


  • Dunedin is the proud home of New Zealand's most stunning Victorian and Edwardian heritage attractions and the country's oldest University

  • Dunedin also boasts an abundance of wildlife right on our doorstep

  • We have beautiful scenery and beaches, great entertainment venues, fantastic coffee and food, friendly, creative people, awesome street art,

  • We have the world's steepest street (Baldwin Street) only 5 minutes drive away

  • Our FREE Gigabit speed public Wi-Fi network is the fastest in the Southern hemisphere

  • and best of all - you don't have to travel far to experience it all!

Privacy Policy

Bard House respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our site or contact us in any way.

This Privacy Policy applies to information that you provide to us when you reserve accommodation with us; the information we collect from you when you visit our website; the purposes we use that information and with whom we share it.

Collection of your personal information

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Use of your information

We will use and process your information to:

  • enable you to make reservations
  • process payment as per our reservation Payment and Cancellation Policies, Terms and Conditions
  • provide you with important information, prior to your arrival
  • enable us to contact you prior to check-in or after check-out
  • meet any legal and/or regulatory requirements

Sharing of your data

We are committed to keeping your information safe. We will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties.

We will only use information we collect for the primary purpose for which it is collected and for secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose of collection.

Financial transactions relating to our booking site are encrypted and securely handled by our payment services providers. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.

Our website does not provide links to other websites.


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Updates to our privacy policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our processing of your information or privacy practices and changes in the law.

Please contact us at:


Bard House Heritage Bed & Breakfast

6 View Street, CBD

Dunedin 9016

New Zealand

+64 (0) 211 911 391