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Otago Peninsula Motel

1724 Highcliff Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014 New Zealand
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Portobello's newest motel in Portobello Township. Quality units, some with spa baths. Extensive interior upgrade 2012 ie new flat screen TVs with freeview. YES, FREE WIFI. New beds and bedding, new carpets, to all units. Private balcony, heat pumps, excellent harbour views. TripAdvisor Excellence Award. Next to cafe for breakfast, stroll to shop and restaurant. Near all Otago Peninsula's attractions. "Come and stay and enjoy our wee piece of paradise." PS. Only motel right across the road to the harbor. Free parking.
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Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
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NeilandBarbara wrote a review Apr 2018
Bromborough, United Kingdom3330 contributions735 helpful votes
The 14th Hotel of our trip Located in the centre of small Portabello. We were given room 5. It looked like all rooms have a sea view. Arrival 4/5. Easy to find in Portobello - satnav took us directly to it. We had done a gentle 3 hour drive from Omarama. Check in was fast and efficient. Plenty of parking in the motels car park and on the road outside. Apartment 3/5. Spacious with a large and super comfy king bed - we slept well. TV, sofa, seating area with 2 stools. Plenty of storage space and power sockets. Well designed and fully equipped kitchen. Everywhere was immaculately clean and well maintained. We found the WiFi kept on stopping, which was frustrating as we we’re trying to book our next accommodation. We managed though. Bathroom 4/5. Spacious with a large shower. Good extraction. Location 4/5. In the centre of tiny Portobello with a cafe, restaurant and a couple of shops very close. We ate at the nice 1908 restaurant across the road. The albatross colony is nearby. Overall 4/5. All very pleasant.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Graham N wrote a review Mar 2018
Exmouth, United Kingdom58 contributions9 helpful votes
The Otago Peninsula Motel is comfortable, clean, efficient, well appointed and good size rooms. It suited our needs and they had lovely views from the rooms. Reception were friendly and helpful. About 25 minutes from Dunedin.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Sea facing room. They are all quiet and peaceful
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Response from MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel
Responded 2 Mar 2018
Thank you for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us in paradise.
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brian h wrote a review Jan 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand26 contributions7 helpful votes
Made very welcome by the owner at check-in. Room was spotlessly clean and well appointed. We had an upstairs room and had a great view from our deck. The bed was very comfortable and there was no noise from other rooms or traffic.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Room Tip: Best views from upstairs rooms
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Responded 2 Feb 2018
Thank you for your nice review so pleased youenjoyed your stay with us.
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Lin H wrote a review Jan 2018
Kaiapoi, New Zealand22 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely motel. Very warm welcome. Clean, comfortable and quiet. Perfect location away from the hustle & bustle, but still with all the amenities in Portabello. Will definitely stay here again if in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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edmerich wrote a review Jan 2018
Mayrac, France289 contributions90 helpful votes
Everything in our experience with Otago Peninsula went fine. I had a great contact with the manager, Greg, over email to book accommodation, ultra-reactive and friendly. Check-in went on smoothly although we were a bit early to take the room. The one bedroom unit - number 5 - was very comfortable, very clean, well equipped with usual tea, coffee (including French press doses, thank you very much) and more for cooking meals. The Motel itself is perfectly located at the heart of the beautiful Otago peninsula, with three eating places and one deli just one minute away. It is a wonderfully quiet place with a nice view on the Bay. Nature lovers, this is the place to be to explore the Peninsula.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Rowena Steel wrote a review Dec 2017
Wanaka, New Zealand3 contributions
Hubby and I, booked a king studio (room 4 )on the 9th of December 2017. The room was spacious, the bed was very comfortable and a large bathroom with spa. Everything is very clean and up dated. The view from our room of the bay was stunning. Mary and Gerrald, are very nice hosts and welcoming. They even booked us into the 1908 Restaurant for our tea. The 1908 restaurant was very nice and the food was very delicious. My hubby had lamb shanks. We really enjoyed our stay at this motel. Highly recommended place to stay around Otago Peninsula Danny & Rowena Steel
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 Dec 2017
Thank you Danny and Rowena so pleased you enjoyed your night away and 1908 still has delicious meals.
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Horizon_The_Island wrote a review Aug 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand104 contributions78 helpful votes
This was my second stay here. An adequate solid motel. It has beautiful views of Latham Bay and the Otago harbour. Delightful and sublime to wake up to in any weather, especially in the early morning, mist or with sunshine and clear skies. Close to delightful walks and excellent eateries and restaurants. While our room had a heat pump (reverse cycle air conditioning), it did feel somewhat cold around the edges, though it warmed up after a while and was perfectly fine. Bathroom was cold to walk into first time in the morning. There is also an unusual rule about not being allowed to use oil when cooking. I presume this even extends to shallow frying with olive oil. I was aware of this so brought ingredients that did not require oil for cooking. However, it is something that would deter me from staying long term as I enjoy cooking lots of different kinds of dishes. I'm really wanting to find somewhere I can stay for a month while my house is being renovated and was thinking of Portobello (and this motel in particular), but this rule would probably put me off from doing so. On the positive side though, the kitchen is spotlessly clean (as if it's hardly ever used). Decor, furnishing, fittings and bedding is slightly dated, but acceptable. I've stayed in a room with a spa bath (jacuzzi) before (this time not). Would give this place 4 Stars if staying in the spa bath room again. Would stay again for the beautiful views and relaxing atmosphere, though not long term (anymore than a few nights). A good place to stay for one to three nights while touring the idyllic Otago peninsula.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Response from MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel
Responded 22 Sept 2017
We have now renovated all our units for the 2017/2018 season come and stay and enjoy the excellent view from all our units. Off course we would allow cooking with oil for extended period of time ie two to four week etc. But for that length of time I would suggested staying in a home which there are a few on the Peninsula. But we have had families and couples stay for three weeks often and thoroughly enjoyed our motel.
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cwiltens wrote a review Apr 2017
Austin,Texas193 contributions57 helpful votes
Located in the center of town with a beautiful bay view. We stumbled onto this motel and were impressed with the personal service, we booked immediately ! The room was spacious,extremely clean,great mini kitchen, coffee and tea, a self service laundry ( also very clean),comfortable bed,large bathroom and great wifi. We used the laundry machine to wash our much traveled clothes and purchased soap from the front desk. The view of the bay was relaxing and there's a restaurant right next door. Has off street parking. Highly recommended place to stay !!
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Room Tip: For best views chose upper floors, however if you need wheelchair access the bottom is a must
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Response from MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel
Responded 22 Apr 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. Yes the view is wonderful from all the units and excellent WIFI. Over the winter months while closed we are newly renovating all our units for the 2017/2018 season exciting.
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Yoyodyne7 wrote a review Mar 2017
Hong Kong, China2 contributions
Mary provided very nice, friendly and prompt service and was very welcoming. The rooms were nice and scrupulously clean. They were also very quiet. I will certainly stay here again on my next trip. The Royal Albatross Center was certainly worth a visit, as was the short climb to the Soldier's Memorial.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Responded 5 Mar 2017
Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you had a wonderful stay out in paradise on your holiday.
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Willem K wrote a review Mar 2017
Berlin, Germany119 contributions52 helpful votes
This Motel has spacious rooms and good beds. You have basic cooking utensils at your disposal and there's gear to make some tea and coffee. The bathroom and room decoration is a bit dated. Everything is very clean. I appreciated the milk provided for breakfast. The situation on the Otago Peninsula is nice. The view from our room (4) on the bay is beautiful but for some electricity poles. Dunedin Centre is 17 km of pretty, winding coastal road away.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel
Responded 4 Mar 2017
Thank you for your review. Yes the view is wonderful from all the units as being just across the road to the water. The road out to the peninsula is windy but beautiful right beside the harbour plus the Highcliff Rd we have too the views there are the best on a good day you can see for miles over the sea and as you get closer to Dunedin all over the town. Unit 4 has a spa bath which are very popular so we aren't in a hurry to change sorry, and its only been a couple of years we decorated the units which we like.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Otago Peninsula Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Otago Peninsula Motel?
Nearby attractions include Ōrokonui Ecosanctuary (7.8 km), The Otago Peninsula Eco Restoration Alliance (7.8 km), and Larnach Castle & Gardens (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Otago Peninsula Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Otago Peninsula Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Otago Peninsula Motel?
Yes, secured parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Otago Peninsula Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carey's Bay Historic Hotel, Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, and 1908 Restaurant.
Does Otago Peninsula Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Otago Peninsula Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Otago Peninsula Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Portobello.
Are any cleaning services offered at Otago Peninsula Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Otago Peninsula Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Larnach Castle & Gardens (3.0 km), Iona Church (3.6 km), and Lime Kilns (3.7 km).
Does Otago Peninsula Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Otago Peninsula Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.