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Portobello Motel

10 Harington Point Road Portobello | Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 54 hotels in Dunedin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The road from Dunedin is narrow and winding, but the beauty of the Otago Peninsula makes it all worthwhile. The owners are extremely friendly and accommodating. The facilities are excellent, and our three nights there in May were delightful. We would not hesitate returning next time we are in southern New Zealand.

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

How very kind!! Thank you for taking the time to write about us. We're so pleased you decided to stay on the Peninsula and explored our beautiful location. We would love to see you again!! Many thanks. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, it's one of the only places to stay in Portobello, so thankfully it's a nice one! We stayed in a bungalow and found it to be clean, spacious and comfortable for our family (two small children plus parents). The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

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

Thankyou for your lovely comments. We were delighted to host your stay and would be truly delighted if you returned for another explore of the Peninsula!! Thanks again. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and personable staff, huge and well equipped rooms for great prices. Flexible check out time and very neat and tidy premises. Close to pubs/cafes and the popular albatross colony at the Otago Peninsula.

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

Thank you for writing a review. It is much appreciated. Up to date reviews are really helpful to future guests. We enjoyed having you here so please return soon! Many thanks. Sue and Keith Rhodes More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place that is exceptionally clean. Stay here if you wish to explore the Otago Peninsula. It's about 20minutes to Dunedin on a windy road. Couldn't fault the hotel. Thanks. ...........................

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

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return to explore some more! Many thanks. Sue and Keith Rhodes More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our day was going to finish on the peninsula and we were looking for some accomodation so we did not have to go back into Dunedin City. Portobello was perfect for us and we were very glad with our choice. It was also handy to the Tavern just a few doors way where we had the best pub meal in... 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. We were delighted you decided to stay on the Peninsula too! It's lovely to hear you enjoyed Portobello. Come again!! Kind regards, Sue and Keith More

Hong Kong, China
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in Portobello Motel on 19 Apr 2014 for one night, we lost our luggages in Christchurch airport. Keith and Sue are so kind that they lent their own jackets to us in order for us to join the Elm wildlife tour. Keith also recommended the 1908 Cafe Restaurant for the dinner, the food was so... More

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

Thank you so much for your review! We were pleased to be able to help you out and are so glad you were able to enjoy stay despite the annoyance of lost luggage! Kind regards, Sue and Keith More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sue and Keith are such incredible hosts and made my stay on the peninsula -- one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand -- even better. They were so kind and helpful and had brilliant recommendations for things to do that you might not find otherwise. They also helped me figure out how I could move to New Zealand... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We were delighted to host your stay and enjoyed talking with you. Good luck with your plans for coming to NZ. It's a fabulous place!! Many thanks. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Motel facilities and staff were fantastic. After travelling down from Christchurch for a long weekend in Dunedin with the family we were welcomed by the friendly staff, swiftly checked in and shown to our room. We had a 2 bedroom unit, one room with a queen bed the other with 2 singles. It was clean, welcoming and had everything... More

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

Thank you so much for your very generous review. We are truly delighted you were so satisfied with your accommodation. There is so much to see and do in and around the Peninsula so it is very pleasing to see our guests take full advantage of it. We'd love to welcome you again before too long!! Kind regards, Sue and... More

Maryborough, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Passing through Dunedin on our way to Queenstown, we decided to take a night at Portobello. The Potobello Motel was fantastic. Clean, beautifully appointed and located for views of a fantastic little waterside town. We'd recommend it to anyone!

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you decided to stop over in Portobello and are delighted you were so pleased with your choice!! We both hope the rest of your trip was really enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you back again. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stayed two nights here. Owners were very funny and helpful when we arrived. They gave us an overview of the town (it's tiny) and activities. They booked the Elm Wildlife Tour for us the next day (which was fabulous, see my review). Our room had a balcony with a view of the lake - very nice. Room was all open,... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of our Motel!. We appreciate it very much. For the benefit of our readers we actually give 200MB of wi fi away free per day! However, in this constantly changing world, this will doubtless be increased as New Zealand catches up with the rest of the... More

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Address: 10 Harington Point Road Portobello | Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Dunedin #2 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin #4 Best Value Hotel in Dunedin #18 Business Hotel in Dunedin
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Motel is set back off the main road through the little village of Portobello. The setting is peaceful and quiet. Our 4 studio rooms have lovely views over Portobello Harbour.Our 2 one-bedroomed and 2-two bedroomed cottages, whilst not having harbour views, are both spacious and comfortable.All the units come fully equipped for self catering although the delightful 1908 Restaurant is situated just across the road from the end of our drive. The Hotel next door has a Bistro bar, providing good food and beer and the Penguin Cafe offers hot and cold snacks and picnics. The local shop is well stocked too.The Portobello Motel is only 20 minutes from Taiaroa Head where the Royal Albatross , sea lions,seals, penguins and many sea birds are to be found.The Westpac Aquarium is only a few kilometers away and there are some lovely walking tracks. Bring your binoculars for wildlife watching! ... more   less 
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