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Esplanade Motel & Apartments
Ranked #21 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stayed in apartment, not beachside...but we knew the location so as expected. Well furnished very helpful friendly owner, clean and well maintained. Would recommend and would come back again. Have stayed in 4 different more traditional motels in Dunedin and this was much better in terms of cost and presentation, plus well away from noisy students!

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Stayed her for one night during a 4 week road trip. Greeted by very friendly host who showed us to our appartment. Once inside we found a well equipped, nicely decorated appartment but all that became irrelevant when we saw the view from our balcony. Overlooking the esplanade & the ocean on a gorgeous day we were left breathless wishing we could have stayed longer. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

We stayed in one of the beachfront motels for 3 nights for the Rugby World Cup and found it comfortable and convenient, just a short drive to the center of Dunedin with easy access from the main highway. The motel units truly are beachfront and the view was spectacular. We enjoyed listening to the waves and watching the surfers. Our one bedroom unit was pleasant and clean with everything you need in the kitchen. With a garage below (where we could have parked but I found it too narrow so parked in the nearby public parking instead) the unit was pretty chilly, we had to run the heaters to get it comfortable. There are good restaurants just around the corner and there's a small supermarket a short drive away. All in all a good choice.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

I stayed with 2 others for 2 days here for the rugby, and it was superb. The couple who run the motel were very nice and helpful. We got a sea view room and the view was spectacular. Room was spacious and very clean. Restaurant and pub around the corner, what more could you ask for. There is a great walk along the promenade and there is a mini Bray head, which also has a lovely cliff walk within 5 mins. Its a bit away from the town centre but the taxis are plentiful and the bus stops outside the door. Will definitely be back in the future.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room, beside the restaurant on the second floor
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

Want an affordable, clean and well located accommodation idea in Dunedin? Look no further, friendly staff, great restaurants within stones throw and a beautiful view along the coast. Definitely give bit a look!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

Very happy with our stay here. We stayed in the old house which has no views, which didn't matter at all because the three kids were happy playing in the lounge room in the morning or having a hot spa just metres away. Most of our trip we spent exploring Dunedin or shopping in town so filling in the hour between breakfast and getting ready to go out was easy here. The bus stop is literally outside the building on one side and the beach on the other. A great little playground at St. Clair just a minute around the corner kept my kids (10,8 and 5) happy too. It is a great location and only a short trip into Dunedin on the bus. The rooms were serviced daily with kitchen and bathroom cleaned and fresh towels. Eateries also just around the corner and the Swell restaurant next door allows charge back to the room. Too easy!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

We (2 adults & 10 girls) stayed in two of the apartments in the brick house. The venue was excellent right on the beach front. The service and facilities were great. It was warm with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and plenty of space to spread out. We all had a great time. Thanks

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Esplanade Motel & Apartments

Address: 14 Esplanade | Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#13 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#16 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range: $132 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Motel & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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