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Garden Motel

958 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Ranked #41 of 56 Hotels in Dunedin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel recently and it was good for a cheap single night's stay. The host Coral was good, friendly and very hospitable considering our circumstances. The only down sides are the rooms were cold, small, the beds were either very soft or rock hard. The bathroom/toilet was small and in a small note the toilet door does... More 

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I am surprised that your unit was cold as we have wall mounted or panel heaters in all the rooms and a spare fan heater in the cupboard in the bedroom. All you needed to do was come and ask and you would have been given another heater - there was no need to be cold.... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stayed here a couple of nights while looking at Otago University, the location of the hotel was great offering off street parking. The room we stayed in had been renovated and offered a microwave and an electric oven along with other normal utensils which is fantastic if you need to do basic cooking. The room was heated as it... More 

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found your unit to your liking. We are doing up all our units and I try to keep the kitchens well stocked with utensils so that a full meal can be cooked. We hope you choose to stay with us when next you are... More 

Geelong, Australia
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317 reviews 317 reviews
32 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Plenty of parking, very friendly owners, large apartment, comfortable beds, on the main road reasonably close to the city centre. All in all, a pretty good package. The rooms were well equipped with everything we could want, and there was free WiFi.

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found your unit large and comfortable. We try to keep our kitchens well stocked with utensils so that guests can cook a full meal without a hassle. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our units and provide plenty of extra blankets and pillows for comfort. We hope that when... More 

Los Angeles
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142 reviews 142 reviews
52 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When we arrived we were shown to our unit by the owner who was reeking of alcohol. She then proceeded to complain bitterly about the Otago uni students being drunk all the time....lol. Pot calling the kettle? Our unit was small, had a double and single bed in it, a small kitchenette, and an odd bathroom which was cubed up... More 

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

A response to your review - As I do not drink alcoholic drinks so I could not have smelt of alcohol. Our sheet are brought in from a firm in Invercargill on a daily basis and are in excellent condition. If a sheet is not good the staff do not use it. The bed - we have had guests ask... More 

Bophut, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a six week travelling tour of NZ so we have seen quite a few motels already. This motel wins no prizes for character but more than compensates by being incredibly well equipped and spacious - indeed it was like beingin a real house - and having a very friendly welcome. Well... More 

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found your unit well equipped. We think it is important when you want to cook that you have enough utensils and crockery to make a full meal. We hope that if you visit Dunedin again that you will choose to stay with us. More 

Oamaru, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Stayed 2 nights over Christmas, chose it as it was pet friendly-a big plus. Found the staff friendly and liked the little extras; Christmas treats, opportunity to recycle, liquid soap/shampoo in bathroom, a hair-dryer and coffee plunger in unit. Although we didn't use it they did have a basket of grocery items for those items you may have forgotten to... More 

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We welcome pets. We are pleased you liked the little extras for Christmas - it makes it more like home! More 

Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights at this Motel , our unit was small , basic but spotlessly clean. On our arrival the owner gave us some ideas on what to see and do in the area which was very helpful as we had never been to Dunedin before .The centre of town is about a 15 minute walk with plenty of... More 

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are very pleased that you found your unit clean and the staff friendly. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our units and try to give our guests advice on where to go, what to see and what to do. We hope that if you are in Dunedin you will choose to stay with us... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place is dissapointing. Looks lovely from the front and some cabins did look nice with little garden seating areas but the one we were allocated was dark and not appealing with no effort made to make any pleasant outside space. The owner is not very helpful. She didn't give much information about the facilities on-site and was unable to... More 

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Manager at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Are you sure you have the correct motel? When our guest check in we ALWAYS ask them if they are going out for dinner or if they have sightseeing planned. We offer to book tours and trips for them and offer charge back vouchers. If you look at our reviews you will see that this is the case. The only... More 

Auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is an older style basic motel with poor insulation (we had to keep the heater on whenever we were in the unit) and no double glazing, so noise was the major issue for us. Not only were we surprised by the amount of traffic noise (as we were in a unit at the back, well away from the road),... More 

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry that you found your stay with us unpleasant. No other guests have complained about the plumbing, noise and the unit being cold and small. We pride ourselves on our units being clean, user friendly and warm. We are a 3plus star motel so maybe a four or five would suit your needs better. More 

singapore
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 hotel reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

When we (3 couples from the Lion City) arrived at Dunedin, we headed straight to George Street, where we knew lots of motels could be found. We went into some, and they were either full or they do not have 3 rooms. There were some with car parks on slopes. That made it hard to load and unload baggages. Some... More 

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. we hope you will stay with us next time you are in Dunedin. We pride ourselves on clean units and friendly service and there is so much to do within a 20min walk of the motel More 

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