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“A little noisy” 3 of 5 stars
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Dunedin Palms Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   185-195 High Street, Dunedin, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #9 of 55 Hotels in Dunedin
Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A little noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Firstly the hosts of the hotel were very nice and explained the room facilities to us. The room itself was clean and comfortable, but unfortunately as the location is close to the road and even though they have put double glazing on the windows to cut down the noise it was still quite noisy. Outside of putting a security awning on the window facing the road there does not appear to be much they can do. I would recommend asking for a room located towards the back of the complex where it would probably be less noisy

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Picton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Couldn't recommend highly enough. Staff were friendly welcoming and very helpful. The room exceeded our expectations, modern clean, comfortable and spacious. Great location, easy walk to city center and many activities and attractions.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Arrived to find the spa pool unit we booked didn't exist, turned out to be a typo on the booking email which would be find if it weren't for the other issues. Room was incredibly hot, yet it was cool outside. Went to turn on the aircon to find it had none. We were forced to open even window in the unit which would have been ok but we were right on the road side and this made traffic noise unbearable.

Our second days stay our room wasn't restocked (milk, condiments etc), yet both nights are charged at the same amount of course. Why do we get less for our $ after our first night?

The room was clean tidy and well presented but a little small. An Ok place to stay but at the price it is not up to standard in my opinion. We often stay in motels in this price bracket and aircon, comfort and basic condiments are expected.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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dunedinpalmsmotel, Owner at Dunedin Palms Motel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
On looking into your comments , Dunedin Palms Motel certainly does have an outside spa pool unit. Confusion was it can only be booked for 2 persons and your booking had 3 guests your infant . We do restock units daily with tea,coffee, soap etc and milk if required. We are sorry if this was missed . The units are not advertised as all having air conditioning but your room had a deducted fan through the ceiling with a switch at the door to turn on for temp control. M
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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic accomodation, deffinatly as shown in the pictures (if not better)! After having a lot of below average accomodation on our trip, Dunedin palms was a nice breath of fresh air! Staff there were incredibly kind and helpful, which is always a huge plus! Would recommened.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Like it a lot cause everything is new and clean! And very friendly and helpful reception. Couldn't be happier.
Love the bathroom! Big & bright!
Only down side No air con though, so be ready to leave the window open and accept some noise from the street. I had ear plugs on so it doesn't bother me that much.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and 3 days. The rooms are excellent for both couple or family trip. Its right in the middle of town, so no where else to go if you wanted to explore the city. We had a 1 bedroom unit. The decor and comfort in the room was excellent. Quite and cosy. The housekeeping and room set up was the first thing that caught my eyes. Allocated car park for each unit.. overall excellent accomodation.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I would recommend this Motel as it was new and well decorated,clean and tidy and had great cooking facilities in the room and was central for sight seeing in Dunedin.The people who ran the Motel were extremely helpful and suggested trips from Dunedin and helped me with the planning of my itinerary in New Zealand.

Room Tip: All the rooms were good and quite
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dunedin Palms Motel

Address: 185-195 High Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#5 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#7 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
#8 Family Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunedin Palms Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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