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858 George Street Motel
Ranked #12 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Brilliant Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

858 George Street was by far the best place we stayed through our 10 day trip around the South Island....which says a lot as we stayed at many good motels and even a 5 star luxury hotel. 858 George really is a great, comfortable and neat motel and seems to be fairly new, but done in a historic townhouse style.

The rooms was very comfortable, was well appointed and had a very comfortable bed (& the best sleep for the whole trip). The staff were very helpful, accommodating and friendly. Free parking and Wifi were great and all for a very reasonable price.

The location is good, not right in the centre of the city, but maybe 1.5km away which means either about 15-20 min easy walk, a short drive or the bus goes right along George Street at the front of the motel.

By way of feedback to the owners, I wasn't a big fan of the soap provided (seemed quite grislly and not at smooth as other soap bars), however it says a lot when this was the only thing I would change.

Overall, fantastic place to stay and highly recommended.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

A very pleasant, old but new villa style experience. All facilities in very good condition, very clean, everything feels brand new. My unit didn't really have a kitchen, but in my case, I didn't need one or ask for one. All I needed was a cup of tea, which was provided – although filling up the jug from the bathroom basin was a bit weird. Perhaps a flask of water sitting out on the sideboard would be a good idea. Highly recommended. Close, but not too close to the campus. Some eating places nearby, but mostly convenience and takeaway. The Thai restaurant nearby within walking distance is average, and not really Thai. And watch out for drownings of Soy sauce. So if you want access to nice eating, you'll need a car. But as a short, nice, stay-over, within walking distance to the Campus, is excellent and recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Kent, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

The motel looks quite new and our unit felt like a hotel room (which was good) but it lacked cooking facilities. Whilst there was a microwave and cutlery etc the food preparation had to be done by television and there was no kitchen sink (as in all other places we have stayed) so we had to wash up etc in the bathroom basin.
Otherwise, good facilities but we were kept awake by an adjacent university hall of residence and it's a good 30 minute walk from the town centre. Free off street parking right next to your unit is a bonus in a city.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

On arrival the manager pointed out that my booking was actually for the previous night, whoops on my part. He had been concerned for our well-being when we didn't arrive and (I suspect) turned down bookings that night.
Having graciously overlooked my mistake he allocated us a bigger room only slightly dearer than my on-line booking. The room was attractive, spacious, spotless and well equipped. The advice given on key sightseeing spots was very helpful, adding to our enjoyment of Dunedin.
A tip - don't trust the weather when walking out to dinner - take a brolly, even in January

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Friendly helpful hosts who went out of their way to help. The accommodation was excellent and the room was serviced each day to an amazing standard. The location is good and close to the museum and an easy walk into the city centre.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Well located and prompt reception staff were the highlights of this hotel. The beds were comfortable and it the rooms had some character which was nice. Basic kitchen facilities so don't plan to do anything other than re-heat a pre-prepared meal.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed here for a night on our way through to Manapouri. Lovely place. We had a friend travel with us so we chose the with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which was fantastic. Easy walk into town and really helpful managers. Easy parking and great tips from managers about what to see and do in Dunedin. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 858 George Street Motel

Property: 858 George Street Motel
Address: 858 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
#10 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#16 Business Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 858 George Street Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
858 George Street Hotel Dunedin
858 George Street Dunedin

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