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Commodore Motel
Ranked #37 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
Fairlie, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The perfect stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Many thanks for your welcoming hospitality...the unit was very spacious, and two bathrooms an absolute bonus! Very friendly and helpful host. We left something in our unit and they have been very accommodating with organising its return. We are only sorry our stay was so short..would have happily stayed on for longer. Hope to be back. Thank you very much.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julianne S
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our party of 4 adults spent 3 days here and loved it.
The host Rick was incredible and nothing was a problem for him.
The 2 bedroom apartment was very big and very comfortable for our stay.
Defiantly a memorable stopover for our trip.
Thank you Rick
Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

First class and great value for money. I was greeted with a friendly face and a happy manner. Very helpful with advice for eating out and provided a discount voucher for a local Pizza shop. The room was clean and very comfortable. I will be staying again on my next visit

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bremerton, Washington
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42 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Host very helpful - room was adequate if a bit outdated - comfortable bed - good tv/wifi - quiet/clean. Microwave and refrigerator, no other cooking ability present. No problems, just nothing special.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Allen207
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

We were booked into the Commodore because a local Holiday park had double booked us. When we arrived tired after driving from Christchurch, we were told we did not have a booking for that night, but for the next night. W discovered lter that the Holiday Park had made a correct bookiing. The Commodore preson was rude and said that the fact we had booked 'did not make a scrap of difference' because thay were full. We received no apology for the booking error, which was the Commodore's responsibility. WOULD NOT recommend this establishment!!!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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194 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We spent 2 nights in a 2 bedroom motel unit with separate kitchen.
The unit was clean and cosy and in a great location near the Botanic gardens. Easily walkable to Dunedin hospital and CBD.
Staff were obliging, very friendly and helpful. A lovely touch was coloring in materials left in the room for the kids.
The beds were comfortable, towels fluffy and plenty of extra blankets, pillows etc in rooms.
The kitchen had a basic stock of tea, coffee and milk with enough ground coffee to make one plunger of coffee( after this you had to pay for more coffee)
Free WiFi was a reasonable speed and reliable. Ample on site parking available. DVD's available free of charge at reception.
A service station and Subway takeaway located next door.
I found our room, at the back of the property, a bit noisy at night from trucks coming into Dunedin but no one else noticed the noise.
Buildings a little on the old side but nicely decorated and we had a comfortable stay. We would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CandN07
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

We chose The Commodore Motel in Dunedin because of the reviews and the location. We weren't disappointed because we did expect small bathroom (not a big deal to us) and the rooms needing an update but the separate living room made up for these small issues. That WAS a small bathroom sink! The front desk staff were friendly and informative. We motel is a short distance to the Dunedin Botanical Gardens - amazing! There's a New World grocery store nearby and a Countdown further down the street. We drove to the Otago peninsula and enjoyed a walk along a sea lion littered Sandfly Beach - awesome spot. We could have used an extra day or two in Dunedin but we had to head north to Sumner near Christchurch the next day.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tomike49
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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 #37 of 58 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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