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The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel

619 George Street,, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #39 of 53 hotels in Dunedin
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Waterloo, Canada
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231 reviews 231 reviews
61 hotel reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sahara Guesthouse is fairly centrally located, and it has plenty of parking. It is about a 15 min walk to Dunedin downtown. We stayed at the main building (the old mansion), on the second floor. The room was fairly spacious, with high ceilings, which was one of the nice things about it. It has big windows so lots of light.... More

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328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Very welcoming, friendly & smiling owners (staff), great location close to city center and not far from intercity bus station (10-15 minutes walk), free working wifi, comfortable bed, clean bathroom. Anytime again :)

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Woking, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The room was a good size, comfortable bed, lovely powerful shower and adequate kitchen facilities. The manager responded promptly and generously when we asked for something to be done. The location was good: about 15 minutes walk from the town centre so we could leave the car safely and walk.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My partner and i have had the privlage of staying at the Sahara,Brian is friendly person and very accomadating to all your needs.The room we stayed at was clean, with all mod cons, comfortable warm just like home,it was also very quite and relaxed atmosphere. The bed was extremly comfortable, bathroom cleaned to a high standard, and kitchen well stocked... More

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Woolgoolga, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I found The Sahara on Booking.com and thought it looked ok for a last minute overnight stay with my Husband and 2 children. Dunedin was almost booked out and I was happy as long as the accommodation was clean and safe. The room was not ready when I arrived, but the Manager allowed us to leave our bags in the... More

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Ballina, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Firstly I would like to say that both of the Hoteliers and their household staff were all very nice people. I stayed at Sahara's for a week, with my stay split between the guesthouse and the Motel. I had the misfortune of staying in the only guesthouse room on the ground floor. (room 7) It contained one uncomfortable double bed... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Unfortunately I had to stay in a twin room, as there were apparently no single rooms available, but I don't know that there was a price difference. The staff are really lovely and happy to offer advice and are easy when it comes to payment on arrival or departure. Could do with new carpet in some of the rooms, and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed in an apartment in the old motel section at the back. It was very disappointing, especially as it was not very cheap. It smelled as if someone had been frying fish in our apartment. The furniture was very shabby and looked as if it had been bought from an op shop - our sofa had holes in... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Sahara Guesthouse looks like in old fashioned british movies! Exzellent staff, great value, nice rooms. Don't expect any luxury. Location is not reall in the city center but still walkable. Close to university campus though.

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Raumati Beach, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The reception smelt like someone died. The room looked like it hadn't been touched since 1970. The coffee cups were so engrained with coffee stains, I was scared to use them. I understand you get what you pay for, and had I been paying the bill I would have had a quiet word, but there is a limit.

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Also Known As:
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The Sahara Guesthouse And Motel
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Address: 619 George Street,, Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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Ranked #39 of 53 hotels in Dunedin
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