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“Convenient!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cable Court Motel
Ranked #32 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
78 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Convenient!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

We stayed at Cable court for 2 nights. Nice motel. Clean except the bathroom needs a major reno.
Very conveniet to all the places we wanted to go.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank divastarzz
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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86 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

This is by far the worst of the 20 places we stayed at during our stay in New Zealand. The rooms were adequate, but the bathroom very unpleasant. The rooms had not been well cleaned and the public areas appeared to be very neglected.
To compound the problems this motel is situated on the main road through Dunedin, with student accommodation surrounding it. While we were there the noise of the students' partying went on until about 3am causing major disturbance.
The owners may be able to upgrade the very dated accommodation, and renew the very tired furnishings, but they can do nothing about the surrounding environment.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Newforestgeoff
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

This motel was very disappointing. There was cutlery that was dirty, the heater and heater controls were also filthy. Fabric of chairs, and couch were in poor condition and grubby. The heated towel rail had been refitted to the wall; but holes in gib were still evident and had not been filled or painted over. The heated towel rails brackets were also broken. Electrical switches in the bathroom and bedoom had cracks to them. Toilet paper holder was not fitted to wall, instead a toilet roll holder on the ground. The double bed electric blanket did not work, however a new one was fitted.
I spoke to the owner about my concerns and he offered to discount the room by $8 per night, which I havent seen yet. I booked through the "what if" website, and he said he needed to get the money from them! A colleague paid $138.00 for the family suite, which was freshly done up, and I paid $133.00 for a one bedroom unit, and room was old and dirty. This definitely was not value for money and I will not be booking again, when on business in Dunedin.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank melinda m
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Richmond, B.C.
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183 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

We liked the location of this motel. It was a short walk to the botanical gardens and within a fifteen minute walk to the city. The owners were helpful. The rooms were well maintained and in the end we were not charged for WiFi as our use was minimal. Parking is at your doorstep. If you need to be near the University, this motel is practically right across the street.

Room Tip: A good value, basic motel
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank doreenandneil
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
61 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2011

My husband and 9 year old stayed here for 2 nights during our road trip around New Zealand. The room was spacious, quiet, clean and comfortable however the kitchen was small and difficult to use even for making tea and toast. On the positive side fast wired broadband was available. We recommend a visit to the Botanical Gardens just a short stroll up the road and a day trip to the Otago Penninsula.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank EJNZTRIP
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hobart
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2011

Nice clean room but in the middle of student housing near uni - we spent a Thursday and Friday night during uni O week. It was loud and boisterous partying until after midnight. The guide on a local eco-tour told us that this is partying street almost every night, and police are about since there have been episodes of 'couch burning' in the street. Feel sorry for the motel operators. We had an amusing situation when we arrived on Thursday evening (accommodation pre-booked) and reception was signing us in and stoically ignoring the building party and band nosies coming from all around us. (It was like there was an elephant in the room that no-one cared to acknowledge!!) Room generally well equipped and supplied, but described as having full kitchenette, and actually there was only a toaster, electric jug and microwave, so meal preparation limited.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mickj1
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2010

I picked this motel as it was advertised as a 10 minute walk to town and we didn't have transport. We are a fit couple but found it was at least a 20 minute walk to town and the weather was not great. The room was noisy with students and service vehicles making a lot of noise in the alley next to the room. The room itself was great - spacious, clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank colleen05
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Property: Cable Court Motel
Address: 833 Cumberland Street | North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#22 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cable Court Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Cable Court Motel. We are located in a prime postition in central Dunedin, one block away from Dunedin Hospital and University of Otago. A short easy walk away are the Botanical Gardens, Supermarkets and vibrant downtown Dunedin. We offer warm, sunny and newly refurbished studio, one bedroom and family units. ... more   less 
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