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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Commodore Motel

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Commodore Motel
Ranked #36 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
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“excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I arrived into Dunedin without pre-booked accommodation and pulled into Commodore Motel and was impressed from my first interaction with the host. The host made me feel like he was grateful for my patronage (this is all too often overlooked by many proprietors) and provided exceptional service thereafter - including a 'gift' to welcome me to his motel.
I stay away from home 3-4 nights a week for business and have seldom come across the quality service encountered on this one-night stay. For the record I have never posted a review before but I feel compelled to recognise the great service I received by this accommodation provider.
The room was spacious, warm (it needed to be due to the cold temperatures outside) and most importantly clean. More importantly they supplied free WIFI and this is something that should be provided by ALL accommodation providers in my opinion - especially if they want to attract the business traveler.
Well done Commodore!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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South Canterbury, NZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed here for two nights on a Friday and Saturday night. We arrived late afternoon and were greeted by Shirley who was very friendly and helpful. The outside of the motel looks tired and needs updating but inside our unit was very modern and had been updated. We had a unit close to the main road and were thinking it would be noisy but after midnight was very quiet. The beds are very comfort and shower is great. This motel is very clean and tidy. Would stay here again. Thanks for a great stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

My family has literally travelled a few times round the world, except for Africa. So we are somewhat jaded and hence I dislike rating hotels/motels. This place is firmly one of the best we have ever stayed in; its service is comparable to any 5-star hotel in Europe, USA or Asia. Let me list the reasons why you should stay here :
1) Rick and Nicola really went out of their way to make sure that guests were well taken care of. Their warmth and sincerity were very heart-warming.
2) We stayed in a 1-bedroom apartment, roomy enough for the 4 of us; and my son is a big strapping fellow. It was spacious, very clean, newly renovated, extremely well-lit, not gloomy like most motels and it was the only place we stayed that has a DISHWASHER !!!! In fact, it was obvious that much thought has been given to every possible imaginable comfort for the guests. Commodore Dunedin somewhat reminds me of the Seoul Sheraton with its superb amenities. It was definitely the best motel in our 2-week NZ trip :-)
3) Within walking distance of eating places, shops and supermarket.
4) My teenagers like the free DVDs and the wifi.
5) Very quiet, as it is on a side street. No traffic noise.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We arrived early evening. The staff were nice and helpful but the rooms were reasonably tired and needed to be updated.It was clean and comfortable and in a good location close to the university. I would probably stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

What makes the Commodore so good for starters is the service. Shirley went out of her way to firstly give me a room with a spa bath for my sore back and then I needed a table to work from so she gave me the key for the room across the hall that was no being used.

Then there is the free DVD hire and the Free Wi-fi. There is a charge back service so you can eat at the hotel across the road.

The continental breakfast was also great in that it had a full selection from cereal, toast, fruit, juice and condiments all in a nicely presented wooden crate.

Parking is right at the door and only 2 mins drive to town.

Well done Commodore, I will be back!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

The accommodation is good. We booked 2 one-bedroom apartment. The staff upgraded 1 room to two bedroom apartment for us. The staff is sweet and helpful. We had a great stay there.not far from otago university,just few mins by walk

  • Stayed June 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

I stay here every time I come to Dunedin, for work or for university.

The rooms are of good quality, and the hosts are helpful and welcoming.

Location is great too, close to university, gardens and shops.

Highly recommend this as the place to stay in Dunedin.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Commodore Motel
Address: 932 Cumberland Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Commodore Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Commodore is a 4 Star Qualmark quality assured Rated Motel which offers clean, comfortable, and modern accommodation. We have a great team of staff who are passionate about Dunedin and what it has to offer. Our selection of rooms is from the standard studio for 1 or 2 people, right through to large family room fully equipped sleeping up to 8. We are located on State Highway 1 at the north end of the city, just next door to Dunedin's famous Botanic Gardens. This is a fantastic place to let the kids blow off some steam. Affiliated with Dunedin's top golf courses with great advice to offer. Dunedin Hospital is a short walk, Otago University is 2-3 min. walk away, the ForsythBarr Stadium is a 20min stroll, and the Octagon is a 20min stroll. we offer the full package for your time in Dunedin. Come and stay and let the team at Commodore show you true hospitality Southern Style. ... more   less 
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