Ocean Beach Hotel
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Ocean Beach Hotel

134 Prince Albert Road St Kilda, Dunedin New Zealand
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4.0
#26 of 56 hotels in Dunedin
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
BOOK DIRECT - BEST PRICE. Ocean Beach Hotel is a friendly neighbourhood Bar that offers Bistro meals. It contains a Pool Table, Dart Boards and an 10 Machine Gaming Room. We provide Motel style accommodation with each of our ten units having been refurbished in 2011. Easy walking distance to the beach and the main street of South Dunedin.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Billiards
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Darts
Room features
Air conditioning
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English
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964gavinf wrote a review Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this room for a three night stay as it provided easy access to the Peninsular and other coastal areas south of Dunedin. Nice handy location. Close to Beach. Room was comfortable, clean and warm.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Spaniwi, Owner at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 15 Jun 2020
Hi there Gavin. Good to hear that you were comfortable......great spot isnt it? Hopefully you enjoyed a meal in the bar as well. See you again.
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Helen W wrote a review Oct 2020
Balclutha, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room I was in this time had a quiet heap pump. (room 2). I think they had the other one serviced after I mentioned it. Like I've said before Ocean Beach Hotel has everything you need and nothing you don't. It would be nice if there were microwaves in the rooms, but you can get your food heated up in the bar. Just bring cereal or toast for breakfast, because there is nobody there until 9am.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Pub next door. Small rooms. Great price!
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 20 Oct 2020
Thanks Helen and yes we have looked at placing microwaves in the units but we just don't have the space to make it work. Thanks a lot for taking the time to write this review. Safe travels.
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David C wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want comfortable, clean, no-frills accommodation, with very friendly and helpful staff, and a restaurant providing great food at a very reasonable price, there is no need to look anywhere else. The location is great also if you don't need to be, or want to be, in the central city.

I have already recommended the Ocean Beach Hotel to several others, and will certainly stay again on future visits to Dunedin.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Quiter further from the street
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 28 Mar 2023
Thanks for your honest warm felt review. All the best.
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angels1five wrote a review Mar 2023
United Kingdom291 contributions116 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked here as our last night in the South Island as it was easy to get to the airport in the morning. The room although a bit small was spotlessly clean and the beds (a double and a single) were very comfortable. The bathroom (shower room) was very small but there was plenty of hot water and great water pressure. A kitchenette with fridge and kettle. We ate at the pub on site and the meals were very good.
We'd stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 28 Mar 2023
Thanks angels, great to hear your appreciation of the cleanliness and the facility next door.....pub meals. Yes the units are small....but cozy. Take care.
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Leanne C wrote a review Jan 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the second time I have stayed at the ocean beach. The rooms are spacious and there's two extra fold up chairs and a, table in the wardrobe for company and dinner. The beds are comfortable to sleep on.. There is no kitchen sink but they do provide a jug to full up with water from the bathroom sink so that's not an issue. Cleaners come every morning to take away dirty dishes and towels and replace with clean ones. I have recommended ocean beach to many people who want to travel. This will be my go to place every time I travel to Dunedin. The bar meals are delicious as well and all the staff are wonderful and polite.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bar gets busy at times but that's a great way to meet new people
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 28 Mar 2023
Thanks for your kind words. All the best.
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Roam575030 wrote a review 6 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great budget accommodation, very handy to Larnachs Castle and city centre, etc. comfortable beds. Kept warm with the heat pump and staff and owner were friendly. Rooms are serviced daily.I recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting reasonably priced accommodation but still a great location.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is a bar and bistro on site and it is handy to everything.
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Jenna Sayer wrote a review Sept 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand122 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff were so friendly and we felt very welcome. The food offered in the bar was so delicious and so reasonably priced. Our room was very clean and comfortable and the shower was great! We really enjoyed our stay and will be back again soon for sure.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 20 Oct 2020
Hi there Smithy. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Yes the food is great and whilst our units are small, our housekeeping staff take exceptional personal pride in their work, ensuring the rooms are spotlessly clean. All the best and we look forward to seeing you again really soon.
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Peter Fernandes wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome place to stay. Good clean unit with comfortable beds. Stayed 4 nights and room was done up every morning with change on towels and amenities. The bar on premises is great with prices being very reasonable.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Cool, thanks for your review Peter. Safe travels.
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Vinny E wrote a review 12 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would happily recommend to anyone who wants a cheap, clean, stress-free experience, my expectations were fairly low but were pleasantly and greatly exceeded
I loved that I could park right outside my room and keep an eye on my classic car ($$$)
The room was comfortable, it got a bit cold at night because I like to sleep without a heater, but plenty of extra blankets could be found in the cupboard
My room had plenty of things to make my stay better, like a TV, small fridge/freezer, coffee/tea, jug & toaster, I guess fairly standard, but appreciated nonetheless
There was no kitchen sink and the jug had to be filled from the shower, but that little quirk didn't bother me at all
I had some leftovers from a meal at a restaurant, I visited reception and asked if I could get it heated up
I was led to a microwave in their kitchen and they happily allowed me to use it, which I thought was really cool and it's these kinds of things that make customers happy and want to come back. Sometimes it only takes something little to go the extra mile, and for me, it meant a whole lot.

Cheers :)
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kevin R wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great staff and ideal budget accommodation - will use it again and recommend. Short trip to the city centre if driving - bus stop outside the door if you want to use public transport and a 5 minute walk to the beach. The pub food was top class.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Ocean Beach Hotel
Responded 28 Mar 2023
Superb review Kevin, thanks for this.
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Markrogers07 asked a question Jan 2018
Huntington Beach, California13 contributions2 helpful votes
How close are you to the cruise terminal?
Roam575030 wrote a tip 6 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a bar and bistro on site and it is handy to everything."
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Barbara H wrote a tip Oct 2023
7 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free parking, bar and food onsite. No outdoor amenities - no garden or outside seating"
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LAIreland wrote a tip Oct 2023
Huntly, New Zealand40 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Outside appearance is not at all appealing. There is no lawn area, no garden, and not even a pot plant in sight, but value for money"
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Leanne C wrote a tip Jan 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bar gets busy at times but that's a great way to meet new people "
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Geoffrey Bellman wrote a tip Nov 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy flat access to venue. Not sure if they have a disable unt/room which be of a great assistance for people with a disability."
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PRICE RANGE
$104 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionDunedin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery (4.5 km), Toitū Otago Settlers Museum (3.2 km), and Olveston Historic Home (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include No.7 Balmac, Etrusco at the Savoy, and Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Beach Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Olveston Historic Home (4.4 km), Northern Cemetery (5.0 km), and Dunedin High And District Court (3.4 km).
Is Ocean Beach Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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