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Richmond, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This motel is easy to find. Also it is right on the bus route into the CBD, so we could leave our car back at the motel when we went shopping for the day. The motel wss comfortable, adequately furnished and enabled a good night's sleep. The car parks are right outside the motel door which was handy since it... More 

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Thank elainehenry89
Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are please you found your unit comfortable. We are lucky to have a bus stop right outside the motel. We hope to welcome you back when next you are in Dunedin. More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

as an older person this motel was to me the best,because easy access, with car at the door, but most of all a wet area shower,it took a lot of searching to find it as most motels? hotels etc in dunedin have showers over a bath, so if you want a walk in shower, this is the place for you,... More 

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Thank violetlilyinv8
Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are lucky to have 3 access units with wet showers which are perfect for people who can't step into a bath. The bathrooms in these units are also bigger than the other units. We hope next time you come to Dunedin you will stay with us. More 

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83 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Here I spent one night only but I really enjoyed it. The owner is lovely (a friendly and funny lady who made herself over-available to whatever I needed), the room was nice, the city centre was very close (about 15' walk) and the lookout around is special, you have one of those hills with houses all the way round typical... More 

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Thank Carlo P
Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We try to help our guests where and when we can and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, the lookout is very special here in North Dunedin. More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

This was our second stay with coral at the Garden motel, we had a number of rooms booked so family could travel for a birthday, Coral sorted everything out so we all had the best set up, she made great recommendations about places to visit, restaurants and local sites. The first time we visited we were looking to buy a... More 

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Thank Yvonne D
Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Yvonne. We are really pleased that you found your stay with us a pleasant one and that you found our staff friendly and the unit clean. We try really hard to cater well for our guests and give them advice on places to go and things to see. We look forward to your next stay... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as we were visiting the Cadbury factory the next day. We were met by the lovely Coral who showed us to our room. The room was clean and spacious. Yes it may be a bit dated but who cares when you are just needed a nice warm place to sleep. Coral went above and beyond ringing around... More 

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Thank Kaylene K
Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We are pleased you found your visit a pleasant experience and that you enjoyed your meal. We try to help our guests with washing and advice to make their stay in Dunedin a memorable experience and hope that if you are back that you will choose to stay with us again. More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for one night and took the cheapest room as we only really needed a bed and a shower. The owner was very welcoming and the central location on George St was handy - we enjoyed the walk into the Octagon a long day in the car. I think we got very adequate facilities for the price we paid.... More 

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Thank MissAdventurePuss
Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We pride ourselves on clean, tidy and warm units and we are pleased that you found the unit adequate. We are a 3 star so you are not charged excessive rates for the unit. We hope that if you need a bed in the future you will choose to stay with us. More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Christopher F
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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69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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414 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 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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1 Thank John M
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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154 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 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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Thank KiwisLA
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 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for somewhere to stay that is affordable, well-appointed, close to the city, comfortable and clean? No matter what the purpose of your visit to Dunedin, whether it's a "home away from home" you want, or you just want to "get away from home," you need look no further than our motel. We have 16 non-smoking units ranging from small studios to 2-bedroom units (including 2 wheelchair access units). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden Motel

Address: 958 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $83 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Garden Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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