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at Esplanade Motel & Apartments

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... event in the city was canceled that weekend and a motel room opened up elsewhere ... otherwise we would have had no where...
For our two night stop-over in Dunedin, we chose a one bedroom apartment in the Esplanade motel at St Clair. Our ocean view...
... and Tania ! Carpark on site!! So close to the beach!! The room is nice and warm, good quality , old historic building in...

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Dave H wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions6 helpful votes
My family turned up on day and time we had booked - mid afternoon on weekend of local Úni. Graduation. We waited, and waited, we phoned the contact number on the door (multiple times), we tried tracking the owners down online ... no response. Gave up after waiting an hour. We wouldnt have had anywhere to stay, but by pure bad luck, the major event in the city was canceled that weekend and a motel room opened up elsewhere ... otherwise we would have had no where to stay.
Owner rang to apologize about 1 week later ... said they would send a voucher to stay free in the future. But several months later and no voucher or follow up. Place seems to being run by a travel agent ... all a bit odd and obscure. Good luck to those wanting to stay there. So time to write the review.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Rosann Connolly, General Manager at Esplanade Motel & Apartments
Responded 11 Apr 2021
Hi there unfortunate for this review when we did discuss the communication breakdown at the time and It it was resolved. However as promised we did say you would have a night complimentary - we never spoke about giving out a voucher we did say merely email us and have a complimentary night and that still stands. Sorry at the time we took these on early after reopening from Covid that the communication breakdown had occurred. We strive to give our best to all guests , we Hope you will return sometime - Rosann
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Kevin B wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom42 contributions27 helpful votes
For our two night stop-over in Dunedin, we chose a one bedroom apartment in the Esplanade motel at St Clair. Our ocean view apartment was spacious and well equipped. We were ideally located on a beautiful bay with beach, surf and the heated saltwater pool within easy reach. Straightforward to also drive into the city centre or out to the Royal Albatross Centre (highly recommended for both the Albatrosses and Blue Penguins. Asian cooking smells do waft across our balcony from the adjoining restaurant but it didn’t bother us. The location commands a higher price for the rooms but for us the location was worth it.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Double Happy wrote a review Oct 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
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This place is great! Very friendly host Ray and Tania ! Carpark on site!! So close to the beach!! The room is nice and warm, good quality , old historic building in the middle , great garden setting! Good for family , nice and safe. Close to so many restaurants and the pool! Affordable price ! Loving this place
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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David F wrote a review Oct 2018
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We stayed here for a couple of nights and really pleased we chose this place rather than stay in the city. It's not far from the City anyway. Wayne gave great service. The room had a lovely view of the beach and a garage for the car. There are a few restaurants within 100 metres and the Asian food next door was fine. It's not 5 star but that was OK with us because it was clean, had a kitchen, wifi for my daughter and a few sports channels for me.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wiffkru wrote a review May 2018
Illinois14 contributions
Three of us stayed in a two room unit. It had a nice size bedroom and a nice sized living room. The third person slept here . The kitchen would be great for a multiple day stay. Our windows overlooked the quiet street and water. There was a balcony off the living room The main door was accessed through a quiet courtyard. We enjoyed our night here and wish we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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