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Cable Court Motel

833 Cumberland Street North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand
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#37 of 56 hotels in Dunedin
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Welcome to Cable Court Motel. We are located in a prime postition in central Dunedin, one block away from Dunedin Hospital and University of Otago. A short easy walk away are the Botanical Gardens, Supermarkets and vibrant downtown Dunedin. We offer warm, sunny and newly refurbished studio, one bedroom and family units.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Deborah W wrote a review Jan 2024
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
A nice couple own it but it’s surrounded by noisy things. Trucks, students, jackhammering tradies & smoking, cackling neighbours. No air conditioning so you have to keep the windows open. The mattress was hard and the pillows are lumpy.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Roam45621067460 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Comfy motels handy to Botanical Gardens for Saturdays’s Park run. Beside cycleways if wanting to do harbour loop on your bike. Excellent hosts- answered all our questions and went above and beyond with service
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scott Martin wrote a review Sept 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand46 contributions25 helpful votes
From the moment I arrived, Cable Court Motels felt different from all the other accommodation options packed into this area of North Dunedin (I have stayed at 5-6 others in this area before). From check in to check out management where kind, helpful, friendly, compassionate and informative. This was a refreshing considerate interaction with managers who obviously take pride in their business and care for their staff and customers. Amazing to have accommodation that dogs are welcomed and not a burden, with no extra cost or hassle. Rooms were spotlessly clean and modern, warm and very spacious. Great location, walking distance to all Dunedin's CBD amenities. Thank you again, cannot recommend Cable Court Motel enough!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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sorcha010 wrote a review Jul 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand41 contributions10 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my stay during my work trip to Dunedin. The staff were super friendly and pleasant. The room has been tastefully renovated and is fresh, modern, and stylish. It was very clean and well presented. The bed was comfortable and the blankets nice and warm considering the glacial temperatures! I was also grateful for the two fan heaters as I’m from the winterless north and not acclimatised to proper cold! I would most definitely stay here again without hesitation!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Pete M wrote a review Jun 2023
Chicago Southland, Illinois132 contributions10 helpful votes
Handy location on the one way system , especially if you are visiting the hospital. The unit was clean and well set up (crockery, cutlery, microwave etc.) The host is very personable and welcoming and the place is very pet friendly. There is sufficient parking but its first in best dressed.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Remmy5 wrote a review Apr 2023
Sheffield, United Kingdom133 contributions79 helpful votes
Motel is on the main road into Dunedin, so easy to find and convenient. Our room was clean, spacious and well equipped. Our room had its own allocated parking space outside on a quiet lane at the side of the motel, so no noise from the main road. Motel owner was friendly and efficient at check in and offered us helpful advice about eating out (little choice on a Monday evening) and also suggestions about our route for the next day. Good value. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Gemma R wrote a review Feb 2023
Wellington, New Zealand366 contributions105 helpful votes
This motel offers good flexibility for cancellations which was our biggest deciding factor in staying there as we were travelling down for my hospital treatment and needed to be able to stay somewhere we could tweak the dates to stay if for some reason the hospital postponed the treatment start. At this point All seemed to be well in terms of the service we received over the phone during the booking process, we booked asking for very specific requirements for our rooms and we felt at the time of booking the understanding of these needs by the host seemed to be all very good and understood. We also rung the day before we arrived just to clarify that our rooms were as requested still and reminded we had very specific needs due to medical and health reasons and again we were reassured that all was as requested. Well we got a real shock fast when we arrived at the motel and found that none of our booking requirements had been met at all for either my parents room or for ours. :( We had requested the wheelchair accessible room for my parents, and second a ground floor unit for us. .We had asked that our room was placed downstairs near to my parents who were to be in the wheelchair unit as I have 2 autistic children , and suffer a brain tumour (reason I was there for treatment and had my parents there to help) and my mobility for stairs/seizures at random times makes it extremely agonising to navigate stairs let alone dealing with the special needs children who have very little danger understanding with heights so it was so anxiety inducing at a time that was already very scary for me to find that we had been placed in an upstairs unit . My parents were also NOT placed in the wheelchair room, and my disabled mother had to climb steps and not be able to use her wheelchair at all for 3 nights - this is hideous for someone who is a full time wheelchair user!!!!. She was not able to come up and help me with my children overnight as it was needed as she couldn't access our room! How does this happen? It actually really sucked for us all. The host was unable to rectify this situation because the motel was full, and we ended up having to make do. I don't feel like our needs were listened to or met at all and I was very frustrated at the situation and lack of help given when we were explicit on our needs when first booking, especially with also being proactive to call the day before to ensure our booking requests were being upheld. When people request certain things, either tell them you can't meet those requests or actually listen and ensure those requests are followed through when promised. There were an elderly couple in the wheelchair room, so why didn't they either tell us or them at the time of booking (whoever tried to book it last) that the wheelchair room wasn't available? I couldn't believe it. It left us feeling like they had taken our booking knowing they couldn't fullfill the requirements and hoped that it would be ok? well it wasn't ok. It made our stay tricky. In terms of the rooms, they were actually very nice, clean and tidy. I can't fault the rooms. I just left feeling very unimpressed with the service and lack of care. We are back down a few times for treatment so a good experience could have been repeat custom from us had they got it right, or made it right. Sadly we will not be booking again. Please pay attention to your customers needs when they make them clear at the time of booking.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Ben B wrote a review Feb 2023
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Great location and greeted by very helpful friendly manager. Room was clean and modern, beds were huge and comfortable. Location could be a little noisy, but you wouldn't have picked we were right in the middle of the university area, as we had a very quiet and peaceful stay
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Katrina H wrote a review Dec 2022
Temuka, New Zealand44 contributions11 helpful votes
We absolutely love this place. Everytime we visit Dunedin, we always stay here. Fantastic friendly hosts and staff go that extra mile to make you feel so welcome, nothing is a bother! Units are very clean and comfortable. Thank you once again Allie & Lindsay for a perfect stay 😊
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ruahine wrote a review Dec 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand25 contributions4 helpful votes
I was welcomed to my stay at the Cable Court Motel by Allie, one of the managers. She had taken the effort to say my name, beautifully. That effort to connect with me as a person with an uncommon name- it really did blow me away. Thank you Allie for that moment of connection. A wee few hours later, I managed to lock myself out on the balcony. I am quite physically awkward and could have tried to clamber down the balcony and walk around to my room. But this would involve risk! A looking ridiculous and possibility causing harm to my aging & already awkward body. I called the office for Allie to assist me in my plight! Possibly this has been the most hearty laughing with an accommodation manager ever! Again, thank you Allie for making my stay quite memorable! The room was clean and spacious, just what I needed for my overnight stay in the city. I was competing with graduation ceremonies and got the last room based on the roadside. The offer of ear plugs was declined as I did have my own. They really have thought of everything! I recommend staying here for the friendly and approachable staff & location to everything being a short distance away.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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$133 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cable Court Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Cable Court Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery (1.0 km), Olveston Historic Home (1.1 km), and Tūhura Otago Museum (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cable Court Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Cable Court Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cable Court Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Cable Court Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cable Court Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include No.7 Balmac, The Good Earth Cafe, and Lone Star Cafe & Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Cable Court Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Olveston Historic Home (1.1 km), Northern Cemetery (0.7 km), and Dunedin High And District Court (1.7 km).
Is Cable Court Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.