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Mt Dobson Motel

768 Fairlie-Tekapo Road R.D. 17 | Kimbell, Fairlie 7987, New Zealand
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Fairlie, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old school motel but still clean and comfortable, and best of all they are pet friendly. Had everything I would expect in a motel 1980's style. We had a very pleasant stay and it was very reasonably priced.

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Ohakune, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stayed here on a Ski Trip and it was warm and comfortable and the service was great. It's a classic motel with fully self contained units, but Brigid and Geoff make special touches like mini chocolate bars on the towels. And the beds and towels were top notch. Really handy to Tekapo, Mt John Observatory and of course Mt Dobson... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Rather dated unit. The carpet wasn’t the best and the furniture didn’t match. One couch may have been an old style of convertible. Bathroom was awful – bare concrete floor which was uninviting and cold and there was a sliding door across the toilet which was very noisy to close (you risked waking others if you closed it in the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a cosy comfortable secret in this part of NZ. The Mt. Dobson Motel in Kimbell was a handy place for us to stop between Queenstown and Christchurch. The self contained unit was very clean and well equipped. We slept well both nights. Great food next door.

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Hamilton NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great place to stay and great owners. Although the rooms and fittings were a little dated they were immaculately presented and clean. We would and will stay here again, Thanks again Brigid and Geoff. Tip: try the Silverstream pub next door for a meal highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were looking for a relaxing room with any sort of kitchen after a long day of driving and to end our great trip in NZ. We booked this motel the morning before arriving and it was exactly what we needed. Brigid was such a friendly face after having a long day and settled us into our room with an... More 

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Getting desperate for accommodation and needing to be in Christchurch the next day, we came upon Mount Dobson...one room left, and Brigid and Geoff so friendly.Room was spotless and the towels the thickest in 3 weeks of NZ motels! Brigid provides everything travelers could possibly need. It was a hot day and we sat by the creek cooling our feet... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We (he,she & 5 pug dogs) arrived in our Toyota coaster sunday & stayed 3 nights. Brigid & Geoff were just so accommodating.They allowed us to use their garage for the dogs & exercise them in the nearby paddock. We did not use the motels but I could see how lovely & clean they were kept. Really big with all... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We moved here to Mt. Dobson M., rather desperate, after forfeiting a 3rd free night at Mackenzie Motels (owned by Fairlie Top 10.) after a simply shocking stay there. All we wanted by then was a kitchen, a sofa and a tele that worked and somewhere to hang things. That was our brief to Mt Dobson M. This place exceeded... More 

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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed here for just one night as were going to the Mt Dobson Ski Field the next day and it had everything we needed. It was clean and comfortable and the motel owners were so accomodating, even going out of their way to ensure we had a great trip. I have to say they are definately the friendliest motel... More 

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