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The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel
Ranked #51 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Invercargill
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13 reviews
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Me and my partner stayed her as we had a dog with us and this place allowed dogs. We stayed in the cheapest part of the motel so it wasn't flash, but we did not mind. The owner was very friendly he made you feel at home, if it hadnt been for the owner I don't think this place would have been that great.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Robina, Australia
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed in Dunedin for 4 days for a conference. It is veryclose and walking to University and to shops was easily achieved.
Despite their age, the motel units that we stayed in were well appointed, clean and warm We were able to cook a meal easily, and prepare our breakfasts.
The staff were helpful and we had clean towels every day, with rubbish collection.
The bathroom was tiny, but hot water was excellent and it was clean..just old and a bit tired decoratively.
The bed was warm, but again the room was small, and plump bodies would find it a squeeze getting around the double bed. It was not as firm as I like, but my husband slept blissfully.
The TV worked well, and there was a comfortable 2 person couch for viewing. it was nice to have a separate kitchen living room, and we used the single bed in the room for our storage.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Our room was in the new building of this motel. it was a very clean room with a queen size bed and a single bed. The toilet and bathroom were very clean. It was almost 2 Km away from the the Octagon (city center). Friendly staffs :)

Room Tip: I found out that the motel has a big variety of rooms located in the old and the new buildings. The...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Pablo0
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NZ
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Our room was spacious and clean however the room we were in had the smallest shower toilet and basin facility, it basically was a little larger than a normal sized toilet. Walking distance to shopping and university. Staff were very obliging

Room Tip: My only real gripe was the size of the showering facility - I would stay there again, however, I wou...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bath
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed in the old house 16.3.13 and were very pleased with our choice. Our ensuite double room was very spacious and well kitted out despite its age. Had a good nights sleep and a pleasing stay. Whilst the age of the premises shows itself, we liked it and it reminded us of some of the victorian b & b's in the UK. Our room provided everything we needed and we had access to a lounge downstairs with drink facilities. Our wifi time was adequate and the manager/owner was very helpful. The location was ideal being handy for almost everything. Lovely town and would have been more than happy to have stayed a second night. We don't recall the two noisey pubs and the other distractions mentioned by a previous reviewer other than girl students living opposite. This is a university town and their behaviour was mild compared to !!. Our double glazing !! may have kept it out.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Penrith, Australia
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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Although the rooms are clean, the motel has 2 pubs - complete with loud music, drunk students and noisy beer garden - for neighbours. The worst part though was the bed. Sagged in the middle so badly we didn't sleep for half the night and ended up with one person taking the single bed. Not worth the money. Plenty of other options in Dunedin for the same price.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We called in on our way home from the catlins. For a family with small kids the old motel was great dated but you can see where they have put new heaters ect in. Staff were very friendly and the rooms were large. I hope next time traveling through we are lucky enough to stay here again thanks Sahara!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel
Address: 619 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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Ranked #51 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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