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nevrar
Christchurch, New Zealand

Comfortable and clean with a touch of retro.

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 Aug 2023
This was booked as an alternative to the motel options available in Dunedin (having experienced a wide range of these in previous stays).

We booked two rooms - one was modernised with new looking balcony with new doors and balustrades, and a new ceiling with nice lights; the other was retro with no ceiling lights, stipple ceiling, with old sliding doors and balustrades (it's apparent they are upgrading this over time). Both rooms were great for our family - beds very comfortable, bathrooms great, and overall a very clean and tidy look.

Continental breakfast was included in our bookings - we didn't think much of what we saw of the cooked breakfast offering, and what we had available was more than sufficient with ample cereal options, yoghurts, bagels, croissants, juices and coffee (so don't recommend the upgrade to a cooked breakfast).

Staff were very friendly and helpful - one of whom went out of their way to retrieve a library book we left behind in one of the rooms.

Excellent value for money - way better than any other place we've stayed in Dunedin. We will definitely look to stay here again next time.
Date of stay: August 2023
Room Tip: If they run out of croissants, ask the front desk to replenish them (they seem to ration them out...
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

The rooms were clean and nice, was warm when I walked in which was nice in August. The reception staff were lovely. The restaurant for Breakfast was really nice. Didn't know until I got there that the restaurant had no chef for dinner so not open, that was disappointing as that was one reason I booked there so I didn't need to go out. Parking was OK for small cars. However the walls in the rooms are so thin that I could hear everything next door from there conversations to there toilet habits.

Room tip: Take ear plugs
Date of stay: July 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

I had a great stay here a really nice place, very friendly service lovely room with views out over the city very clean reasonably modern great TV with all channels and really nice breakfast. The hotel is very close to city centre just 100 meter walk away and right opposite is a boutique cinema below the town hall.

Date of stay: July 2023
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Location! This was only our 2nd visit to Dunedin - both times to watch the All Blacks. Last time we were out of the main city centre. This time was so much better being right in the heart.
We were able to walk everywhere. So convenient.
We were here for 2 nights and on the first floor. Views across the town centre.
Room was spacious enough with two Queen beds - beds are oh so comfy. We found the room temperature perfect but there is also a wall heater if you need a little more warmth. Shower is over the bath but that was ok for us. Plenty of hot water and good pressure.
We didn’t buy breakfast with our room but it might be worth considering cos it did take us a long time to find a cafe to seat us for breakfast - it was a very busy weekend with the rugby. And tho it’s central there didn’t seem to be that many breakfast offerings that aren’t bars.
Nice staff and clean rooms. Would definitely hope to stay here again next time we’re in Dunedin.

Room tip: If you’re only in town for a night or two skip a vehicle and shuttle to the hotel and walk- everywhere is so close
Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

here from Australia for Bledisloe cup, arrived to find bar closed and not opening for our stay, restaurant closed except for breakfast, management m
not concerned, excuses but no action. no shortage of drinkers. never again. shame, all the ingredients are here but no cook1

Room tip: advertised services are not available.
Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

the visit was enhanced by the reception staff namely Abigail who offered a different room with a walk-in shower when she noticed my wife was handicapped. The restaurant staff were very accommodating at the opening time of 06:30, even to filling a vacuum flask with boiling water. The room was very warm & very comfortable. The whole experience was very enjoyable. Thank you

Date of stay: July 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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