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Portobello Motel

10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We reached there in the evening. Be careful if you're driving along the coast way, very windy road, some of us ended up having dizziness & nausea. But all symptoms were cured the moment we met Sue and Keith! They are very warm & helpful hosts. Sue even helped me did the booking for Blue penguin show at The Albatross... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review!! We were delighted to host you and your family and are very pleased you enjoyed the Blue Penguins. They are very cute and the numbers are up to 150 + each night....guaranteed viewing!! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!!! Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very helpful and enthusiastic host with plenty of information and recommendations on local attractions. The rooms were spacious, there were plenty of cooking supplies, and there was fast internet. When you book, it will warn you that there is no petrol or food on the peninsula, but the food is in reference to grocery stores. There are plenty of restaurants... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time for taking your review! We're very pleased our accommodation met your expectations and you enjoyed Portobello!! Season's Greetings to you. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very attentive and kind hosts, clean and pleasant rooms, a lovely place to stay. A 20 minute drive around the coast to get there, this village motel is well worth the drive. Very close to the Albatross colony (which unfortunately doesn't open until after 11am so we were unable to view these wonderful birds during our stay. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you for your review Hopefully the albatross will be around when you next come!! We give 400MB per Studio and 600MB per two bedroomed cottage per day in free Wifi, which is usually fine for emailing. Unfortunately up and downloading photos or video, or Face Timing or Skyping will gobble it up.We usually advise our guests to do large... More 

Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in a studio room with nice views and I appreciate the hospitality of Keith and Sue. They also took the trouble to email us ahead of our arrival to welcome us and give us reminders and tips on what to take note before arriving at their accomodation which is really awesome. I feel welcomed even before reaching there. Although... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you, too, for your kind comments. We were delighted to be able to host your stay in Portobello and look forward to seeing you again before too long!! Kind regards and Season's Greetings, Sue and Keith More 

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90 reviews 90 reviews
73 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights in a studio. The view to the peninsula was great- it was fun to sit and view it from most of the room. The room was pretty big, and the kitchen was well equipped. Owners are very helpful, and provided helpful tips upon arrival. It is a very worthwhile alternative to staying in Dunedin - if... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. It's nice to know how much our guests enjoy our peaceful corner of the world!! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and have a lot of great memories of New Zealand. Thanks again. Regards, Sue and Keith More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located well outside the city on the Otago peninsula with a fascinating drive down Highcliff Road (or a simpler one along the harbour) this was another superbly appointed accommodation with Keith and Sue being delightful and helpful hosts. Handy for viewing the albatrosses and penguins and with a variety of eating places within walking distance.

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

Thank you for your great review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you taking the time to write. We'd love to see you again!! Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A clean and very comfortable motel with everything you need. A little far from city centre if this is where you will be spending most of your time. Also the drive, though very pretty is rather dangerous as the roads are narrow with many sharp bends. If you want to escape the bustling city then you would enjoy the very... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Both the roads that come out onto the peninsula are spectacular and very scenic in their own ways. We're sorry you found the one you used rather alarming. However, provided drivers follow the road signs and speed limits there should be no problem. Thousands of visitors come to the Peninsula... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stay here every year. I hate to give this one up because once it's discovered, I'll never get a room. If you don't know about Otego Peninsula, you don't know South Island. This is where the royals live. By weight, the largest birds that fly. I visit them by land and sea when I'm there. I also stroll on... More 

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

Thank you for your review David! We are delighted to hear from you, and such descriptive prose about our lovely peninsula!! We look forward to seeing you again next month. Safe journey. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

Hotchkiss
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the sweetest little place out on the Otago Peninsula. The mgrs, Keith and Sue, were fabulous helped us with our laundry and brought a little anniversary bottle of wine when they discovered we were celebrating. Clean, close to gray restaurants and attractions.

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

Many thanks for your review! We always like to treat our guests if we know it's a special occasion..some wine and a few select chocolates seem to fit the bill!!! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope the rest of your trip was great and you enjoyed your New Zealand adventure! Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our three night stay at the Portobello Motel tremendously. The Otago peninsula is a wonderful place to explore. Friendly owners, Keith and Sue make sure you have all the information about things to do and see and are happy to book excursions for you to make your visit memorable and fun. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and cosy in a... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are always pleased to be of assistance to our guests. If you re happy then we are too!! Thank you for choosing our motel. It was our pleasure to be your hosts. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

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Address: 10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin > Portobello
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Number of rooms: 8
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