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olivia b
Christchurch, New Zealand

Won't stay again

2.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 Dec 2023
Expect to be disappointed when staying here. Seems like this place was a nice location back in the 70s. Room isnt serviced. However unfirtunately its now outdated and dirty. Lots of black mould in bathroom, shower doesnt work properly. I emailed the manager to let them know ow and they care so little about service they couldn't bother responding. Internet doesnt work properly. It's a good location which is nice. The free breakfast was nice. However the rest was poor.
Date of stay: December 2023
Room Tip: Parking is very tight, steep hill so unless your fit may not be the best.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

Customer service from front desk and breakfast was average. The room was dissapointing. Old,worn and not well maintained. However, very clean. Great job housekeeping. The room did not supply a toilet brush. And most dissapointing there was no hot chocolate in the room or at breakfast. The view from the room balcony over town was okay. Very close proximity to the centre of town. Parking avaliable but difficult for large vehicles.

Room tip: Off street parking is avaliable however can be diffucult to enter and exit for bigger vehicles
Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Great location but that's where it ends.
Both restaurants were closed except for breakfast. Booked a junior suite with a balcony expecting something above average but it wasn't. No furniture on the balcony and the hotel is dated and requires a major refurbishment.

Room tip: Restaurants are closed so check before booking.
Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

The hotel is in a great location, just above the Octogen, however it is dated. We felt we were back in the 70's. But the bed was comfortable and the room sunny. I also think the hotel needs to move away from all the plastic! mini milks, jams, butter etc at breakfast, shampoo and conditioners as well as the soaps wrapped in plastic!

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

This is my fourth stay at the Kingsgate Dunedin and it was great as always. The hotel is centrally located, just a 2 minute walk from the Octagon and an easy walk to everywhere else I needed to go. The rooms are clean, well equipped and secure and the beds are really comfortable. the staff are friendly and helpful and the continental breakfast (included in the room rate) was basic but perfect for us. They have very limited parking but it is free to park on the street overnight if you miss out, you just have to remember that street parking is metered from 9am.
Thank you Kingsgate staff, we will stay again.

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Hotel is excellent for its location in the CBD as I was attending a conference at the Dunedin Centre across the road. Also great for shopping and proximity to restaurants and cafes.
The one bedroom was spacious and well-appointed however some of the furnishings were dated and past their best. Blackout curtains would be nice. The bed was very comfortable and cosy, ensuring a good night's sleep and there was good heating and bathroom amenities.
Such a shame there is no longer an evening restaurant on site though...

Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled on business
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