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Motel on Carroll

10 Carroll Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand (Formerly Trinity Court Motel)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never judge a book by its cover..... Our initial thoughts as we entered the creepy driveway was "is this Bates Motel?". However we were pleasantly surprised as the apartment was very modern, renovated in a retro style and was truly fantastic. The owner was a tad eccentric, very helpful, and friendly which added to the overall great experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

The motel can be reached by a very narrow driveway. The rooms are clean, but very basic, and most areas in the room (bathroom, kitchenette etc) are very small. Staying overnight is fine, however if you are planning to stay in Dunedin for longer look elsewhere. I liked the welcome on the notice board at the entrance, however that was... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The property manager, Karen, was very nice, but the accommodations were not all that great. We stayed in a three bedroom two bathroom apartment with a kitchen and large dining/living room area. It was not particularly clean. It was not in easy walking distance of the Octagon. There were no picturesque views. Granted that our standards are probably on the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This motel is within walking distance of the Octagon and all its attractions but we wouldn't recommend it. There was no personal service when we arrived and although our family room was big and furnishing was OK it was disconcerting having other guests knocking on our door as the emergency exit sign was outside the room and the actual exit... More 

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Thank Maureen G
Jon L, Manager at Motel on Carroll, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We have made a few changes since your stay and hopefully resolved some to the issues you experienced. Additional signage more clearly indicates that the exit is a 'Fire Exit' and we have cleared up in the garage area, which has the added bonus of more parking space. I am... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Definitely do not recommend this motel. The photos on the website do not match the actual motel.....very deceiving. It did not feel welcoming, warm or inviting so will never return there. No personal service when we arrived and the messy junk filled car park and neon sign do not shout 'class' like the website does.

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Thank Sweettooth00
Jon L, Manager at Motel on Carroll, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm sorry you feel the photos on the website do not match the actual motel. They were taken of the rooms as we let them, but I will have another look and check their accuracy. I am not always available to greet guests as I also manage another property in... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

When arrived we were greeted by a white board with all guests names on it, not a person in sight. Along the hall were doors with the room keys in them. Didn't really know what to do. The room had a window view of a brick wall. When staff called they were rude and abrupt. I wouldn't recommend to stay... More 

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Jon L, Manager at Motel on Carroll, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am not always available to greet guests as I also manage another property in the Dunedin CBD. However I am based at Motel on Carroll, do my best to be available for arrivals and I can always be contacted on the free-phone in reception. I'm very sorry if I... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I stayed in this motel for two nights and found it wonderful! Friendly staff, warm rooms and very comfy beds! Loved that we could park in a secure garage too! Will definitely be coming back to stay here when I'm next in town!

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Jon L, Manager at Motel on Carroll, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay at Motel on Carroll. The studio rooms are lovely and warm and people often tell us the beds are very comfortable. Kind Regards Karen More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My daughter and I had a wonderful stay and will definitely stay here again when we visit Dunedin. The room was clean, well equipped, warm, perfect kitchen and bathroom facilities for the length of time we stayed. Wonderful to have undercover secure parking. The staff were very helpful and friendly. It was fabulous to be so close to some great... More 

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Jon L, Manager at Motel on Carroll, responded to this review

Fantastic that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Karen More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Had a great stay. The room was warm, clean, tidy and quiet. Great showers! So close to the centre of town and the staff are just lovely. Secure parking, a super Op Shop directly below, if that's your thing. Highly recommended.

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Jon L, Manager at Motel on Carroll, responded to this review

Great that you enjoyed your stay at Motel on Carroll. Yes the Shop on Carroll is awesome - if that's your thing :) More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This motel was ok, clean and basic. Free wifi was good. Bit afraid of using the shower and setting off the fire alarm as signs up warning you of getting fined as alarm was super sensitive :/Wouldn't stay here again as quite a walk into the town and nothing really around where this motel was located.

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Jon L, Manager at Motel on Carroll, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to let everyone know the fire alarm; heat sensors and smoke detectors, have now been fully over-hauled and improved, and the signage all taken down! It still offers the highest level of protection but burnt toast and steam will nolonger result in the fire service being called... More 

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