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Arcadian Motel
Ranked #43 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Tokyo, Japan
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Basic”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Booked last minute when we decided to visit Dunedin. Somewhat out of downtown with basic, somewhat shabby room. It did the trick but I wouldn't want to stay longer than a night or two.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Qld
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80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2011

We stayed at the Arcadian for one night while visiting Dunedin. The motel is actually in 2 parts - a typical motel style part and an old house next door with 2 bed and breakfast style rooms. When we arrived we were given one of the B&B style rooms. This was a really comfortable room and was quite stylish with high ceilings; the only drawback was that the driveway was quite tight and care is needed reversing on to the main road. Friendly staff and the free morning paper was a nice touch. The motel is a fair way from town (about a 10 minute drive) but is ideally located for exploring the Otago Peninsula. Great value at $90NZD for the night.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Akron, OH
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2011

We stayed two nights here. The hotel is a couple of km from downtown, with easy access if you have a car. We ended up with a room in the 'house' part of the motel (Room J), which was a beautiful large room with small kitchenette and really nice bay window (it only had a view of the shrubs, but being summer, they were flowering at least). The hosts were nice and accommodating, and this was the only place we stayed in NZ where the internet was free, fast, and reliable. Very good value for the money too.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Banora Point, NSW, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2011

Absolutely great motel to stay at, great hosts who were so friendly. We were in Dunedin on bad news and so it was nice to be shown such great hospitality at such a hard time. There were 6 of us staying in a two bedroom room for 5 nights, and for us aussies who felt the cold, the room was comfortable and warm, with enough heating as well as electric blankets a nice big flatscreen and comfortably large lounge room. The room was so clean, bright and airy and we had fresh towels everyday. There is also a laundry where you can wash, dry and iron your clothes. Everything you need is here.

It is well located only 2 sections on the local bus to the city and shops with the bus stop right outside the doors. Takeaway, corner store, bakery and pharmacy less than a minute walk. If you want to cook for yourself, it has a great sized kitchenette with a full oven and the supermarket is about 2mins down the road.

My family loved the motel, thanks for a great stay and Lauren thanks for your compassion at this sad time of ours. When we come back to Dunedin this is the place that we will stay.

Room Tip: Great place, quiet, clean and private
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Sunnyside, New York
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2011

We stayed two nights at the Arcadian. Our room was large and comfortable and had a nice skylight. It's nothing fancy but it's a good value for the price. The owners were friendly and funny and their little dogs, George and Rose, are very cute. (Don't worry, they don't sleep in your room or anything.)

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Penn Yan, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed April 5, 2011

We were just passing through Dunedin so were in the room a very short time. It was clean and the owners were lovely so we felt it was fine and worth the money for a short stay. Nothing luxurious though if that is what you are looking for.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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alkmaar,holland
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2011

A very well located motel to visit the Otago peninsula.Nothing special,but friendly owner who had a laptop for use.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Arcadian Motel
Address: 85 Musselburgh Rise | Sunshine, Dunedin 9013, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#21 Family Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcadian Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our motel is situated in a quiet suburban location, only minutes from the centre of Dunedin but on the route to the Otago Peninsula. We have a range of units of varying sizes suitable for individuals, couples, families or groups. We enjoy advising travellers of the many attractions Dunedin has to offer. See our web page for further details. ... more   less 
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