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“Great place in the centre (almost) of Dunedin”

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Dunedin Palms Motel
Ranked #11 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
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Warsaw, Poland
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great place in the centre (almost) of Dunedin”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed here for New Years Eve - so it was quite a special evening and night. But the place was awesome - starting from great owners/managers through the room and kitchen equipment.
The interior design is subtle but really great - makes you feel like at home.
The quality of the room is high - you feel very cosy. We stayed on the ground floor, so our car was just outside the door - I can imagine that if you're upstairs it might be a bit more difficult to carry luggage though.
At the arrival we got plenty of tips on what to do in the town (it was Dec 31st!) and at departure - what to do in the next destination - so overall the place is worth recommending.
Ah, the supermarket is just outside, on the street or you can drive uphill for 2-3 kms to get to another one (and BP station).

Room Tip: I would say - ask for ground floor. First floor is good if you want to have more privacy though.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Three of us stayed in a one bedroom apartment here for one night and found it extremely comfortable. It was close to town, the room was clean, modern and very practical. Beds were comfortable. Not a lot of spare space in bedrooms or bathroom but that was not really too much of an issue. Some hooks behind the doors would have been good. The place appeared very busy and finding a carpark after coming back in the late evening was a bit of a problem. Numbered car parks would solve this problem. Would happily stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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69 reviews
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Dunedin Palms Motel has two storeys and we were on the second, accessible by stairs. Our room was light in the morning (from the east) and in the afternoon from the west.

The accommodation was good, with a fresh modern decor, black, gray, white and red, a good TV and comfy bed (with electric blankets, of course). The room was cosy/warm despite the 12 degrees or so outside and rain. The bathroom was well appointed with halogen mirror lights and an effective wall mounted blower fan.

We had a neat circular shower (slide back doors) with good water pressure, ensuring that water wasn’t sprayed all over the floor.

Kitchen sink, good kettle and fridge. In a quirky move the ironing board and iron were positioned under the bed, (we didn’t notice the wee notice at first on the desk that pointed this out).

Re every day shopping, best to drive up high Street to the shopping centre Countdown which has just about everything including wine and beer.

Re meals, it was a short walk to the dining and drinking hub of the City, namely the Octagon, perhaps 10 minutes or a bit longer. While there’s a buzz around the Octagon, the prices reflect the popular venues and it is cheaper to go beyond the Octagon and walk up a side street for a Turkish/Lebanese.

If you have business to attend to, don’t expect to find a handy supermarket or a post office to do basic scanning of documents, etc. Throughout NZ, we discovered that everyone goes to the local Warehouse Stationary outlet.

Room Tip: While we had to lug suitcases up the stairs to the second floor, the lighting afforded by the elevat...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Being on our honeymoon/short getaway from Auckland, we were glad to be met with a very warm welcome from Liz and Malcolm. All dealings over the phone beforehand were very friendly and helpful and definitely made our decision to book in very easy. It was just like the photos we saw and it was clearly a modern and well-appointed place. Having just renovated our own house we were impressed to see such new and well-maintained amenities. We received very helpful tourist information from Liz as soon as we checked in without even needing to request for this! And she booked us on one of the attractions promptly which made things easy for us.

The only thing that could've made it even more convenient was a cooking hob although we knew this wasn't included in the facilities when we booked.

Thanks Liz and Malcolm!

Room Tip: I was told that there is very little view from any of the units so opt for a ground floor unit for e...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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new zealand
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51 reviews
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were only staying one night with our two teenagers on our way down to see some more of the South Island, but we all really enjoyed our brief stay. The suite was clean, tidy, comfortable and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
60 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Our greeting when could not have been nicer, they certainly looked after us and made sure our motorbike was under cover.

Room is very nice, unlike lots of places we stay there ARE plenty of lights in the room to read by etc.

Location is good, walking distance to town.

We would stay here again.

Stayed December 2013
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Eppstein, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Relatively quiet location (after the quiet Fiordlands we are in what is really a city) close to all. Nicely appointed, comfortable & clean 1 BR unit. Within minutes of checking in I had all possible advise about what to see & do while here: really welcoming. Finally a nice gesture: a parking spot in front of the unit reserved for us to help my husband who has mobility issues. Do not look further: just book your stay:-)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Dunedin Palms Motel
Address: 185-195 High Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#10 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#10 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#11 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dunedin Palms Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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