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Portobello Motel

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Christchurch, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thrown in because we mentioned it was our wedding anniversary. Host service comparable to a five star hotel only more personable. Spacious, modern, scrupulously clean accomodation with harbour view. First class 1910 Restaurant opposite and assortment of shops hotel and cafes. After decades living in Hong Kong before retiring to NZ we are pretty discriminating, fussy if you wish. For... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this motel out on the peninsula away from downtown Dunedin. The unit had a well equipped kitchen, a good sized bathroom and a small balcony with a view. The room was a good size with a table and chairs in the living area. The owner was extremely helpful giving us suggestions for where to go for dinner and... More 

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We're very pleased you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay! Although we initially give out vouchers for wi-fi you can always come and ask for more. Sadly posting pictures does rather gobble it up and we don't have unlimited availability yet. Hopefully we will get fibre very soon and that will change everything!!... More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stayed at the Portobello Motels as there were no available motels in Dunedin. It was nice to stay somewhere we had never been before, and only 20mins from Dunedin. The units are slightly more expensive than the average Dunedin motels, however the staff/owners were very friendly and the units were very tidy and clean, so you felt welcome and... More 

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Dear Philip, We are most pleasantly surprised that you have taken the time to re-write your review!! We appreciate it very much and thank you for your very kind comments. We are familiar with many of the Dunedin motels so will continue to monitor our pricing! We hope we'll see you again. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had an amazing family vacation in the Otago Peninsula and our stay at Portobello Motel was wonderful. The location is fantastic as most of the tourist destinations are a short drive away. The rooms were cozy and clean and the kitchen was really useful as we were traveling with young kids. Sue and Keith were warm and friendly and... More 

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Thank rsavoor
SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Your comments are very helpful to other tourists too. We're delighted you were pleased with your accommodation and enjoyed our beautiful peninsula. We hope the rest of your trip was as enjoyable and Queenstown was fun!! Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We stumbled across this motel by accident as we were looking for lodging, and we were so glad we did. It ended up being by far the nicest place we stayed at. The room was super clean with beautiful decor and a nice view. The hosts were very friendly as well.

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We're very pleased you found us even if it was by accident!!! It is very nice to know we rated well in comparison to your other accommodations too! We strive to keep the motel up to date and comfortable. The emphasis on being 'home from home' so we're very happy to know we... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Keith and Sue were really nice and the flat very clean and very comfortable They helped us a lot to organise our stay there We stay with our baby twins and the place is just perfect for a family Thanks for your hospitality

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your review. We were very happy to accommodate you and your family and are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. The family rooms are very spacious which gives the little ones plenty of room to run around!! Thanks again. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Friendly clean located on the Otago Peninsula close to a good pub and fantastic restaurant what more could you want. Albatrosses seals and dolphins seen on a thrilling local boat trip .Scottish castle and breathtaking scenery makes this stay a must.

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

We're delighted you were so pleased with your stay on the Peninsula!! I'm pleased you acknowledge the necessity to be uber polite to us Brits.....a throw back to our colonial past!!! Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

the location is ideal for visiting the albatross centre and the penguins and has wonderful view over the sea. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the hosts are really really helpful with tips and suggestions on local things to do. ideal place for visiting this area to stay at

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is much appreciated. We're really pleased you were happy with your choice. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and host your stay. Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

Southlake, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We wanted to explore the Otago Peninsula but did not want to stay in Dunedin so booked two nights at the Portobello Motel. The motel is in a very quite area about a 25 minute drive from Dunedin and only 10 - 15 minutes from the Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago Peninsula and the Wellers Rock Jetty (pickup point... More 

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful remarks (about petrol). We do try and let people know but this is a good way to do it too! We're delighted you enjoyed all the facilities in Portobello!! Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure to have you here and hope we have become part of a memorable trip!! Kind regards,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is total relaxation. Wonderful spot to start your South Island experience. Clean, tidy, quiet and walking distance to a pub, restaurant & a GREAT fish & chip shop. Hosts are so helpful (they came from the same part of England as me) and pointed out all what to see. f you love native wildlife...this is the place to start.... More 

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We're really pleased you found everything to your liking. Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. It was lovely chatting with you both! Kind regards, Sue and Keith More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Motel is set back off the main road through the little village of Portobello. The setting is peaceful and quiet. Our 4 studio rooms have lovely views over Portobello Harbour.Our 2 one-bedroomed and 2-two bedroomed cottages, whilst not having harbour views, are both spacious and comfortable.All the units come fully equipped for self catering although the delightful 1908 Restaurant is situated just across the road from the end of our drive. The Hotel next door has a Bistro bar, providing good food and beer and the Penguin Cafe offers hot and cold snacks and picnics. The local shop is well stocked too.The Portobello Motel is only 20 minutes from Taiaroa Head where the Royal Albatross , sea lions,seals, penguins and many sea birds are to be found.There are some lovely walks in the area too. Bring your binoculars for wildlife watching! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portobello Motel

Address: 10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin > Portobello
Price Range: $106 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portobello Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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