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Esplanade Motel & Apartments

14 Esplanade Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 14/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#34 of 61 hotels in Dunedin
If you’re looking for stunning beach views, space for families, groups or a private getaway motel in Dunedin, look no further than Esplanade Motel & Apartments. Your Dunedin ocean view motel accommodation, Esplanade Motels are situated on Dunedin's esplanade, just minutes from the city centre. Overlooking St Clair's sweeping surf beach, we offer apartment accommodation with one and two bedroom units, sleeping one to seven people. Our 4 one bedroom apartments lead onto private balconies overlooking the million dollar beach views , whilst the Heritage Character House offer 3 two-bedroom apartments ideal for groups or families, one with a partial ocean view. Keen to try surfing? Check out the Surf School, situated right on the beach! Or maybe you would prefer a more leisurely activity, Esplanade Motels' location makes it the perfect Dunedin motel accommodation to just laze, go for a walk or swim, or indulge in a gorgeous lunch. At the southern end of the beach is St Clair hot salt water heated swimming pool, a must for visitors, open annually from October to March Dunedin Spring /Summer months. This unique pool is nestled within rocks just metres from the ocean. In 2004 the sea wall was refurbished to provide a modern, wide esplanade, with steps leading down to the beautiful sandy beach. Explore the esplanade and choose from the great range of restaurants and bars catering for every occasion, from a quiet morning coffee taking in views of the Southern Ocean, to a lively night out in a fantastic seaside setting. There is also a re-modelled playground for children. St Clair Beach is a ten minute drive from the Dunedin city centre, or hop on one of the local buses that run regularly from the beach to the city. Esplanade Motel & Apartments makes check in easy with our contact-less entry system. An ideal beachfront experience each one bedroom beachfront apartment accommodates up to 3 guests offering a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette in the rooms, making it easy to stay connected during your stay as free internet access . Our 2 bedroom heritage house apartments are something very unique for families or groups accommodating up to 6-7 people, with king , single and bunk bed facilities. Full kitchen and lounge dining areas offer fantastic space for families and groups ideal for sports and leisure gatherings For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.
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Free parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Whirlpool bathtub
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David F wrote a review Oct 2018
1 contribution
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 2018
Francisco R wrote a review Aug 2018
Madrid, Spain195 contributions51 helpful votes
We stayed on August 8, 2018 and we stayed only one night, it was enough for us to verify that this establishment needs an urgent arrangement or closure, it is not up to the image in front of us.When you think about this place to stay, do not let yourself be deceived by the pictures that appear on the internet, the photographer has done wonders with his machine, when you arrive you will surely disappoint us as well as we do not talk about cleaning.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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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 2018
Greymouthi-SITE wrote a review May 2018
Greymouth, New Zealand8 contributions
Loved staying here with the ocean view from our balcony and watching the surfers while enjoying a wine. Modern, stylish accommodation, very comfortable and spacious. Lockable garage for my car was a bonus. Restaurants and cafes are only two minute walk away and it is only a 5 minute drive from central city. Certainly on my next visit to Dunedin I will be booking this place for my stay!
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Date of stay: May 2018
SmileyJ3nn wrote a review Apr 2018
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
My first time staying in Dunedin and I’ve been spoiled! Met with Wayne who gave us our keys, and also offered us milk for our coffee/tea in the morning. Absolutely friendly! A car spot right under our room. The views are spectacular! The room is very spacious, and can I just say the heated tile floors were divine! Nothing like a morning walk on the beach to come back and get those cold feet on warm tile! Also! Electric blanket! When I return to Dunedin I’m sure this is the only place I’ll be staying. P.S. there’s a Spa! So toasty!!
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Date of stay: April 2018
US$126 - US$198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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