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“Christmas in Dunedin”
Review of 97 Motel Moray

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97 Motel Moray
Ranked #34 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
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Tauranga
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19 reviews
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“Christmas in Dunedin”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Yes i agree with some other traveller's it may look a bit tired but it was so clean, the people were very friendly. We had 3 separate rooms, 2 TV's and a beautiful bathroom what more do people want. We came back on Christmas Eve and they had left some christmas pies and a little note wishing us a lovely Christmas. I was very touched by the gesture. I would definitely stay there again. Thank you for making our stay so special.

Room Tip: We had a room in the Motel itself and not a separate unit, They are bigger than the units.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

I've heard so many for and against reviews on this place that I firmly believe it down to which room you stay in.

The one we had, was tired looking as I'd been prep ed for, however there are enough quirks to keep you interested.
Lovely atmosphere.
Very clean which certainly helps when the place is looking tired.
A little dusty in the Kitchen and bathroom Drawers.

Super comfy bed, clean unmarked sheets and duvet.
Really not a fan of this trend of duvets between two sheets business think all hotels should spend that extra and purchase a duvet cover, however as I say the duvet in this room was unstained and look freshly laundered.

The bath, well that just made up for everything - fantastic size and depth and sparkly clean :)

Really nice friendly approachable staff.
No problems with parking
No noise issues

Great location

Look forward to returning.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Haven't stayed here for years and that in the motels themselves rather than the old hostel accommodation. Had everything I needed, spacious, comfortable bed, spotless bathroom and handy for rental car pick up and restaurants. However, tired for the price

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Riverton, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed August 15, 2013

I have stayed at this amazing motel about 25 times, it is always clean, perfectly appointed, but most of all the staff are amazing, helpfull and pleasant, can't do enough for you. All my friends, guests, and relations have also stayed many times, it's all good. The other "best" about it is, the Location, if you want to dine out, go to the theatre, the movies, shopping, art gallery, or explore churches all there just within walking distance, what more could you want? So don't listen to any nagativity just book in advance to make sure you don't miss out. Highly recommended by Gay @ Riverton Bed and Breakfast, 4R's B&B

Room Tip: They are all good and quiet, which is surprising for it's location
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for two nights during a week and a half South Island holiday. Unfortunately we left things a little late in booking so our top three accommodations had already booked out. A friend who is a local suggested this place, letting us know that it's in a good location but she'd never been inside.

Location wise, definitely central, just over a block to the octogon. Parking was a bit confusing - all over the carpark are 'no parking' signs but the motel manager tells us this is just to prevent locals parking here for free.

We arrived around 10pm after a late flight, just as the manager was leaving for the day (she puts room keys in named envelopes after shutting). We found our room ok and it's just very standard. Had an old metal heater attached to the wall (like we used to have in school) but this was obviously old and doesn't work. They had a new heater that they'd turned on before our arrival, which was great as Dunedin in winter isn't the warmest of places! Nothing in the room struck me as new, but it's clean and tidy, and at least a good dumping ground for your stuff while you're out exploring Dunedin.

Our room was actually very large, and the room and ensuite had everything you'd expect. For quite a large motel, we only ever saw other guests once during our whole stay.

While ok, I probably wouldn't come back here unless my preferred motels were fully booked - but now I know to book well in advance!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2013

But the young man at reception was willing to run down to the corner convenience store to get ice for us. I know this a very American obsession, but I like my whisky with it!

Just off the Octagon, this hotel is perfectly situated for CBD walking. It also has reasonable parking. Our room has a bedroom, a bathroom, and a living room with refrigerator and microwave. The guy who checked us in gave us many suggestions for things to do. We spent the afternoon driving out to Otago Peninsula--a good decision.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

As others have stated; it's a little dated and parking was a bit of a premium. It's not a 5 star Motel, but it doesn't pretend to be. For the price it's great. Location is very handy to the Octagon. Shower was good and bed very comfortable. Service was fine. We were just in town for the one night to catch the Aerosmith concert before heading to Queenstown, so we only really used it to sleep for a night and it was perfect for that.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 97 Motel Moray
Address: 97 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — 97 Motel Moray 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Convenience.....Comfort.....Affordability. 97 Motel Moray is the closest motel complex to the Octagon, the centre of Dunedin City, surrounded by great city shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars. ... more   less 
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