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538 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 60 hotels in Dunedin
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Welcome to 538 Great King Motel, simply the best 4 star motel in Dunedin! Ideally located, we are the closest motel to the University of Otago (170m) and just a short walk to the CBD, the Museum, Dunedin Hospital or the Botanic Gardens. We offer a range of stylish rooms to suit all requirements, from small cosy studios to family-sized two bedroom apartments. Excellent service, a super comfortable bed, a terrific shower, unlimited internet access (wifi & wired), 50+ Sky channels - all this in a tranquil garden setting with an onsite cafe – what more could you want? 538 - It all adds up!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Express check-in / check-out
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Umbrella
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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JB2020 wrote a review Dec 2020
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Great location Stayed here for three - four nights every month for two years for study. Very comfortable,clean and warm rooms. Nice quiet place for study, work or having some down time to relax and has a beautiful garden. Pete and Morag are very welcoming and easy to deal with - no issues. Oaken cafe - fantastic place for coffee and or breakfast. Lovely staff. Thanks heaps team.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 10 Dec 2020
Thank you JB2020. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us in Dunedin. It's always a pleasure to welcome you to the motel. We wish you all the best with the next phase of your life and do hope to see you here again. Pete & Morag
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Keiron wrote a review Apr 2020
Kinloch, New Zealand63 contributions45 helpful votes
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What a really nice motel. Modern, fresh, clean and close to a selection of restaurants (Thai, Indian, Burgers etc), plus there’s a cool cafe right next door. Our rooms were spotlessly clean, and had everything we needed. Comfy beds, crisp linens and very friendly and helpful staff. Definitely recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Pete and Morag Firns, Owner at 538 Great King Motel
Responded 6 Apr 2020
Thank you Keiron for recommending us. We are pleased that you had a great stay - clean, fresh and comfortable is how we aim to present and we're glad you liked it. Hope to see you again. Pete & Morag
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Matt Jenkins wrote a review Nov 2020
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Great location, awesome to be able to get breakfast from Oaken next door and some great info for the surrounding area. Nice quiet room, too. Pete was really helpful with everything and check-in was super simple.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 16 Nov 2020
Thank you Matt. We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay here and that everything worked for you. Hope to see you again Pete & Morag.
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Angela wrote a review Sep 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand1 contribution
I have been studying in Dunedin for the last 5 years and every time I have family visiting I have them stay here! Pete and Morag are some of the loveliest people I have ever met and they always go out of their way to ensure we have the best stay possible. The rooms are very lovely and well maintained. The double-glazed windows are incredible (I'm a light sleeper and never been woken by traffic noise), the beds are super comfortable and the bathrooms are perfect (excellent shower pressure and underfloor heating are a big plus here). They also provide fans in the hot summer days and the rooms all have heaters so you're never cold on those Dunedin nights. Having a cafe and restaurant literally next door is amazing as well. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are sorted! I honestly cannot rate this place any higher. I'm quite sad that I'm nearing the end of my studies and will be leaving because Pete and Morag have been some of the kindest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. If you decide to stay here you absolutely won't regret it. I would really recommend 538 Great King for families with students as it's super close to the university and to lots of student accommodation.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded 20 Sep 2020
Thank you Angela. It is always a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us and it is lovely to know that you enjoy your time here so much. We do wish you all the best for whatever comes next and we will miss seeing you all when the time comes. Pete & Morag
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Monica wrote a review Jul 2020
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Perfect central location and quiet space. Spacious room and very comfortable bed. Underfloor heating and powerful shower in bathroom. Friendly and helpful staff who kept very clean and tidy each day. Really enjoyed it here!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded 27 Jul 2020
Thank you Monica. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay here and wish you all the best. Hope to see you again. Pete & Morag
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PRICE RANGE
US$87 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionDunedin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about 538 Great King Motel
Which popular attractions are close to 538 Great King Motel?
Nearby attractions include Otago Museum (0.3 km), University of Otago (0.4 km), and Discovery World Tropical Forest (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 538 Great King Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at 538 Great King Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at 538 Great King Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at 538 Great King Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 538 Great King Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Good Earth Cafe, Lone Star Cafe & Bar, and Buddha Stix Restaurant & Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at 538 Great King Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to 538 Great King Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Olveston Historic Home (0.8 km), Northern Cemetery (1.0 km), and Dunedin High And District Court (1.4 km).
Is 538 Great King Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.