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Tourist Court Cottages Motel

842 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Ranked #21 of 53 hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three adults stayed very recently using 2 rooms. Host John was extremely informative of Dunedin and tourist information - this was a very positive experience. Excellent location with all requirements within walking distance. I wish other establishments could given as much info as John gave us - I think this should be a must for all hosts/hostesses.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I scanned previous tripadvisor reviews before booking and read 'clean & friendly'. As I was on a shoestring budget and wanting to be close to my daughters flat this was the perfect choice for my 3 nights in Dunedin. The beds were comfortable; the unit was warm and clean. The decor was dated but it was all kept in very... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My now wife and I stay at the cottages for two nights after our wedding and could not fault this motel and it's owners. From booking online and sending an email to checking out, they were most helpful and went out of their way for us. I had messaged letting know that we were arriving late at night after our... More

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JohnOwens, Owner at Tourist Court Cottages Motel, responded to this review

Hello Scott We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our motel. We are sorry that we could not meet you personally, as we were at a conference in Australia on the dates of your visit, but happy that our great staff looked after you so well. We would love to see you back again when you next... More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We so enjoyed our 2 nights at the Tourist Court Cottages. We found such a clean and comfortable room with some extra ammenities. The hosts John and Pam were very helpful and friendly. We did not spent much time in our room as we were being tourists. Our room was more than adequate for our stay. It is in a... More

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JohnOwens, Owner at Tourist Court Cottages Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very lucky to be so ideally located in such a lovely part of our wonderful city. We would love to see you again when you next visit. Kind regards Pam & John More

Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The first thing when I step into the cottage, I am surprised to find it is really cosy, even the bathroom floor is not cold to step on! We need no slippers around in it! Next, my kids find the shower interesting, as the tap looks like the knob for a safe box. Easy to control the temperature of the... More

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JohnOwens, Owner at Tourist Court Cottages Motel, responded to this review

Hello Serene Thank you so much for you lovely review and kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and your onward journey to Christchurch. It was a pleasure to have your lovely family stay with us and we would love to see you again when you next visit our lovely city. Again, thank you... More

Mississauga, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We booked this based on the positive reviews we had read prior to booking. Generally, in the past,when reviewing places to stay I have tried to give the benefit of the doubt to the more positive reviews for places and have felt that those that complained were just complainers. Now I am a complainer. I should also have read the... More

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JohnOwens, Owner at Tourist Court Cottages Motel, responded to this review

We are both saddened and confused by this review. We have two upstairs units at our motel and they are both bright, sunny, comfortable and cheerful. Both were redecorated and re-carpeted just over 12 months ago. The standard response that we get when we show guests in to these units is a very positive 'Wow, this is nice!' The 5... More

Stockholm
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This was a nice place to stay on our trip around New Zealand. The staff was really helpful and we got some really good tips what to do in Dunedin. We got a really spacious room for 4 persons, even that we were only 2. It was like a big apartment on the 2nd floor. One big king size bed... More

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JohnOwens, Owner at Tourist Court Cottages Motel, responded to this review

Tank you very much for your kind remarks about our motel and about our lovely city. It was great to have you stay. We look forward to meeting you when you next visit New Zealand. Kind regards, Pam and John More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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15 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This hotel is located close to the center of Dunedin. It's a bit outdated, the kitchen and bathroom are really old. Everything you need is available so that's no discussion. The bed is wonderful and you can walk to the center and leave you car. Dunedin is a nice place to stay for 1-2 days. You might consider the nice... More

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JohnOwens, Owner at Tourist Court Cottages Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are a retro style motel and we try hard to get the balance right between being retro and simply 'old' :-) To this end we make sure that all of our beds and appliances are are in the best of condition and that we are scrupulously clean. Your great remarks about our beds suggest... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights and found everything we needed in Dunedin within easy reach. Had a daughter at Arana Residence and found it was great being not too far from her. Easy access to shops and takeaways. Rooms clean and regularly serviced. Hosts were friendly and offered great touring advise.

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JohnOwens, Owner at Tourist Court Cottages Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind feedback. We are very lucky to be so well located in the city. It makes getting about so convenient for all of our guests. This is especially true for families visiting students at Otago University and Polytechnics, which are so close by. Again, thank you. We look forward to seeing you when you are... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We spent two nights here in late October 2013. John at the desk started our visit off with a great overview of local sights to see. We had a one-bedroom unit with our adult daughter in the front room on a single. The kitchen was fully furnished and we managed our meals well here. George Street offers lots of dining... More

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JohnOwens, Owner at Tourist Court Cottages Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback about our motel. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to our lovely city. We are so lucky be located on George St, and so close to so many of Dunedin's main attractions. Again, thank you for your kind remarks. We would love to see you again when you next visit. Kind... More

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Additional Information about Tourist Court Cottages Motel

Also Known As:
Tourist Court Cottages Hotel
Tourist Court Cottages Hotel Dunedin
Address: 842 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will love our comfortable, cosy and eco friendly motel accommodation close to the heart of Dunedin. Each unit is like a self contained retro style, character cottage. We offer a unique blend of the traditional and modern. We are ideally located for easy access to University, Hospitals, the City Centre and all the city's major attractions. Plus we give you the Warmest Welcome in Dunedin! ... more   less 
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