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“Great place, awesome landlady!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manor Motel
Ranked #39 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great place, awesome landlady!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

This place was great! It was tucked away in an area that was not terribly busy (but still within very short driving distance to other Dunedin sites), with loads of free parking around. We only stayed for one night but our room was huge (2 beds, nice couch, TV, fill kitchen) and, as other reviewers have mentioned, the landlady is very, very nice and extremely helpful. She even gave us some tips about Queenstown, which would be our next destination (not to mention the chocolate cake!). Really excellent place -- highly recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Northam, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for one night during a three week tour of NZ. Easily the highlight of all the hotels/motels we stayed in. Sandy is a lovely lady, very friendly and helpful. And yes she gave us two pieces of chocolate cake on arrival! Don't be put off by the outward appearance of the premises, the rooms are very well maintained, well equipped and comfortable. We had the best night's sleep here of our trip. We would definitely recommend this one as outstanding value.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Such a cute little spot. Clean and neat. What really made the Manor Motel great was the landlady. She was so sweet and accommodating. We ended up not getting in until around 9PM and she was still up waiting for us with chocolate cake waiting for us :)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank mlc039
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Villanueva del Trabuco, Spain
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116 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had been travelling round New Zealand's south island for 3 weeks sleeping in a very small campervan, that we called Tiny, and decided to treat ourselves to a night of luxury. This place fitted the bill 100 %. The studio that we had had plenty of space with a double room one with twin beds bathroom kitchen and lounge. Would have been very cheap for 4 people but a great price for just the 2 of us. Within easy walking distance to the Octagon and all that Dunedin has to offer. Sandy was really friendly and left us some chocolate cake in the room and did our washing for just $4, but she forgot to add it to the bill and when I told her she said to forget it which was very nice. I forgot to mention that the rooms were spotlessly clean too.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank atrekinthesun
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München
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50 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Advertised as „Dunedin’s best kept secret“ we totally agree that Manor Motel is a perfect motel for a stay in Dunedin.

Having a late arrival at ten p.m. , the amazing owner Sandy gave us a very warm welcome with the (often mentioned) chocolate cake.

The location is in walking distance to all major spots of Dunedin. If you arrive by plane the motel is one of the first where the shuttle stops.

The rooms are spacious with a beautiful ceiling and a very clean bathroom. The TV in the room offers lots of TV channels. The kitchenette provides all you need to prepare some food.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Littlecosmos
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Frankfurt, Germany
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

We found this gem by chance online. It is advisable though, to book by phone because the owner has special rates to offer. On our first day she greeted us with chocolate muffins - what a treat! Everyday, we had a complimentary newspaper deliverd to our door. The room itself was excellent, very nicely furnished and excellent kitchen facilities. We had the studio which was more than enough space for a couple. Free wife, too.
It's a 20 min walk to the Octagon and 5-10 min to Speights Brewery. Lot of grocery stores not too far away.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank 28flcom
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

This Motel was recommended to us by the owners of the Portobello Motels in Dunedin & we were not disappointed. Immaculately clean and warm with everything we might need. Although we were only here for one night, Sandy was the perfect hostess and could not have been more welcoming to us (and her chocolate cake was delicious). For us, the motel was very well located. We would definitely like to stay here again if we are down this way and would recommend it to any of our fellow travelers.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lindsay O
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Property: Manor Motel
Address: 22 Manor Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Manor Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One km from the centre of Dunedin, Manor Motel is located just off the main road providing a great range of quiet fully equipped apartment style units with full cooking facilities and bathrooms. The units sleep 2 to 6 people in comfort, the operators provide a warm welcome and have local knowledge to assist you making the most of your time in Dunedin. ... more   less 
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