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Garden Motel
Ranked #30 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Reviewed April 28, 2011

They provide free washing machine. Liitle bit far away from town center, but worth.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2011

We stayed in one of their small studios which was clean, comfortable and adequate.
There was a seperate kitchen area linked by door and en-suite shower facilities.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2011

Lovely welcome and shown to unit. We had 3 night stay. The motel is a good 30 minute walk to the city centre but well maintained, clean and spacious studio with separate kitchen/dining area. Kettle, tea/coffee etc. replenished daily, full size cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge. Table and three chairs. Double and single bed, tv and hairdryer. Guest laundry. A little bit noisy at night but we gather that was due to the students returning for the start of the new year.

Would recommend but if we return would try to stay nearer the centre purely for convenience, parking is not easy in Dunedin itself and sometimes we had to walk very fast indeed to get into town to meet certain booking criteria (no buses passed us).

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2011

Very clean, well equipped, and still plenty of space for the kids to play in the living area. There the master bedroom was smallish, but fine for a couple. There was enough room in the second bedroom for both beds and a portacot. It doesn't have any play space outside, however, it was so close to the local primary school this wasn't a problem. Our four year old had a ball at the junior school playground.
It could be a bit noisy being so close to student flats, however, the owners offered earplugs which we didn't need at all.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 16, 2011

We stayed for three nights, just before Christmas. The apartment was very spacious with two bedrooms, a good kitchen, lots of storage including plenty of space in the bathroom to leave your toiletries (one of my pet hates is a bathroom with a basin standing by itself and nowhere to leave a toothbrush...).

There was lots of space for the kids to play inside when they were worn out from seeing the sights. Outside play wouldn't have been as easy - the room opened onto the carpark and there wasn't really any outdoor space to play on-site, but the playground in the school nearby is apparently available for kids to use. We didn't really need it, though. Too busy exploring the Peninsula and other attractions.

On the plus side, you can park right at your door.

There's no minibar or fancy ornaments that you have to worry about kids damaging. I always appreciate that!

Another thing I liked was that they provide a container for you to save your food scraps for their worm farm, as well as recycling.

We were troublesome guests in a way - my 2yo daughter needed to use the toilet after we'd checked out and Adrienne generously allowed us to use theirs, we forgot to leave one of the keys and I left my shoes behind but was able to return and get them a week later when I returned the key (this may not seem like much, but we have left things behind at hotels before - usually the kids' favourite toys!! - and have never seen them again).

The location was quiet (except when my kids didn't want to go to bed) and not too far from the centre of town to walk.

I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 30, 2010

We enjoyed our 2 nights stay in their studio room. It was clean, warm, quiet, all appliances are in good working order.
Spacious kitchen, toilet was clean and spacious. Very impressed with their "client feed back form". It only means they care for the the needs of their client. Very rare do we see this in all the motels we have stayed so far, this is a first!
I just wish they would eventually upgrade their tv to flat screen. But other than that everything is good as gold. My son was happy with his cartoon network channel, my husband happy with the minimal fee on their WIFI. And i am happy with their clean and well equiped kitchen.
Thank you for arranging the airport shuttle for our departure.
We will definitely comeback when we visit beautiful Dunedin again.
Cheers

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 7, 2010

You get what you pay for here. Very dated and basic room, but everything is clean and tidy. Kitchenette facility was a little disappointing. Good for the price, and also had cheap internet.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 958 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #30 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Price Range: $84 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Garden Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for somewhere to stay that is affordable, well-appointed, close to the city, comfortable and clean? No matter what the purpose of your visit to Dunedin, whether it's a "home away from home" you want, or you just want to "get away from home," you need look no further than our motel. We have 16 non-smoking units ranging from small studios to 2-bedroom units (including 2 wheelchair access units). ... more   less 
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