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Portobello Motel

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10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
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Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My spouse and I recently stayed at the Portobello Motel for a night as we made our way from Invercargill to Christchurch. The motel is just that-- a motel-- nothing fancy, no gyms, no steakhouses, no big frills. But I give it five stars because it is clean, well run, has excellent motel amenities, is relatively inexpensive, and is in... More 

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very generous review. We're delighted our motel met your expectations and that you were comfortable. It's nice to know that our guests enjoy their expereince here and find our information useful. We endeavour to make sure everyone gets the most out of their stay on the peninsula and doesn't leave disappointed or feeling they missed out... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to stay on the Otago Peninsular rather than in Dunedin itself and are glad we did! We were greeted warmly by Maureen who showed us to our unit rather than just giving us a key, a nice touch. The unit had everything we required (important for us as we mostly self cater) and was spotlessly clean; the... More 

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous review!! We are very lucky to live in a such a beautiful place and are very happy to share it with all our visitors!! We would love to see you back again in the not too distant future. Our very best wishes, Sue and Keith More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed staying here. The rooms were a good size, well equipped and immaculately clean, with fabulous views over the harbour. Keith and Sue couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. A nice restaurant, cafe, pub, fish and chips and basic shopping are all close by in the village. Ideally located for all the wildlife attractions and Larnach Castle... More 

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments. We're very pleased you decided to stay with us and enjoyed what we, and Portobello and the Peninsula, had to offer. We would love to welcome you back again any time!! Many thanks. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Portobello Motel was a great place to stay on the peninsula outside of Dunedin. The hotel is small and the owners are on site. The rooms were very clean and well appointed and the beds were comfortable. We were traveling without a car and the owners, Keith and Sue, were accommodating to drive us to one of our excursions.... More 

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We were very happy to be able to help out with transport. We are only 20 minutes at the most from the wildlife and Castle so it was really no trouble. We hope it made your stay all the more memorable and you felt truly welcomed to New Zealand! Kind regards, Sue and... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Portobello. It scored well on all of the physical apects, such as location, facilities, views, cleanliness, and equipment, but what made our visit memorable was the warmth and friendliness of the owners, Keith and Sue.

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Thank you very much for your kind words! We are delighted we met your expectations in every way.We do our best to make all our guests feel the same way! Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location, very close to the wild life observation points, about 30 mins drive to blue penguin observation. Professional staffs provided very detailed information about wild life observation and free wifi codes. Perfect stay on the peninsula and will choose here again we come back.

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are very convenient for all the wildlife viewing, as you say. Portobello has much to offer too in the way of eating and drinking out, local walks etc. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and very much look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

Sussex, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights while visiting Dunedin. Our unit had two bedrooms and one shared bath. It was very clean and everything seemed quite new. There was lots of comfortable seating, the bathroom was large, the kitchen provided all the necessary equipment, the beds were fine. Our hosts were engaging and helpful, upbeat and humorous. They made a... More 

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thank you for reinforcing our advice about the road. Some people will find the windy coast road a bit challenging, especially if they are tired after a long drive or are not used to driving on the left. Having said that, it is a lovely drive! The road that takes you along the top... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Proprietors friendly, helpful and professional. Thorough advice with regard to local attractions. Accommodation very clean, quiet, private and comfortable. Well appointed for self service. Appreciated free Wi-Fi connection.

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate your succinct and comprehensive review. Thank you for taking the time to write it! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and what Portobello had on offer. Many thanks. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the beautiful and quiet peninsula. We did several hikes in the area and rarely saw other people. We also enjoyed exploring the miles of twisty, gravel roads with jaw-dropping views of the coast. The motel was perfectly situated in the small village so you could walk to everything. Sue was friendly and welcoming with loads of advice. Our... More 

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

We're so glad you were able to spend a little time on our lovely Peninsula. We have some delightful walks here. Next time stay a little longer!! Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. It is much appreciated. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

St Albans UK
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed one night but the unit was very clean, spacious and comfortable and the owners friendly and helpful. Portobello is a delightful community in the centre of Otago Peninsular and a great choice for visiting Dunedin. Opposite is the delightful Cafe 1908 serving excellent meals.

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Thank you for your kind words. It's lovely to know that our guests have enjoyed what the Peninsula has to offer and Portobello in particular!! Many thanks. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

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