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Garden Motel

3.5 of 5
958 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Ranked #40 of 56 Hotels in Dunedin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 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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Los Angeles
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142 reviews 142 reviews
52 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
175 helpful votes 175 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 

Christchurch
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stayed with a sports team for 3 nights. Was perfectly adequate. Was clean and tidy. Free wifi was certainly appreciated. Price was fair. Location is handy enough to the town or the stadium. No complaints here.

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have a lot of sports teams at the motel so we are now well set up for them.We hope you will stay with us next time you are in Dunedin. More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A small and cosy place but with big hearted and caring hosts. The unit was quite nice and clean and warm and had all the things that a solo person can ask for. The staff was also quite friendly and helped out in recommending the sight seeings. The vibes and layout of the place were quite homely like and not... More 

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. we hope to host you again when next your are in dunedin. More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I can't give this place enough praises. the staff were extremely friendly and helpful with everything and allowed us to view and choose out of three different rooms on arrival. The room we chose was an excellent size and very clean and tidy. Great location which is close to town but not in with the hustle,bustle and noise of the... More 

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. we hope to host your again soon. More 

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