A lesson in how to make a great first impression, Dunedin boutique hotel Ebb is striking from the outset with its steel and glass facade fronted by a large-scale artwork from local artist Simon Kaan.
Dunedin is known for its heritage buildings, but the centrally located Ebb is decidedly contemporary. The Gary Todd-designed modernist hotel offers 27 guestrooms, and one two-bedroom penthouse suite, across four floors. Built around an interior atrium complete with trees growing in the space, it has a gallery-like feel thanks to the many framed artworks that line the walls.
Indyk Architects – known for its statement-making work on QT Hotels in Australia and Wellington – took care of Ebb’s interiors. It has imbued each room with a relaxed yet luxurious feel, with materials such as velvet and linen, marble and rich timber creating a textural whole.
Thoughtful touches will add to your comfort – from Ashley & Co bathing products to rainfall showers, underfloor heating and a minibar stocked with locally crafted treats.
For a wholesome start to your day exploring Dunedin’s colourful culture and food scene, find a fantastic daytime menu at Ebb Cafe on the ground floor. Helmed by chef and writer Alison Lambert, the aim is for everything to be sourced from ethical suppliers or made on-site.
Organic bread from local bakery Body of the Year and free-range eggs from Otago regenerative farm Agreeable Nature make their way into dishes such as Turkish eggs with whipped yoghurt, hot chilli butter and sourdough.