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Reims
Reviewed 15 April 2016

The accommodation was clean, fresh and comfortable. There was a TV, clean comfortable beds, clean towels and bathroom. Clean kitchen with just about every facility you could want. Clean lounge area with plenty of seating for the four of us. No probelm getting free wifi either which is a must. Even a complimentary DVD 'a visual journey of the Otago...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comprehensive and very complimentary review. Keith and I are very pleased that you found your accommodation comfortable and of a satisfactory standard. we hope you enjoy the dvd. The wildlife on it may well fill the gaps of anything you didn't see!! It was an absolute pleasure to have you here and we very...

Berlin
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Stayed in the Portobello Motel in a nice, well kept Appartment with a wonderful view to the Sea. Had a great Sunset from the Balcony. Fully equipped Kitchen, free Wifi which worked perfect and a very comfortable bed for a good sleep in this quiet environment (the Motel is away from the main street, located on a hill). Very friendly...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a really nice review!! Our Studio units, overlooking the very beautiful and peaceful harbour,are very popular for the reasons you have stated. Thank you again. Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Reviewed 11 April 2016

Rooms are very nice, comfortable and clean, with vehicle parking right in front of the room. The hotel is also within walking distance to food places and a small groceries shop. Sue has been a wonderful host and helps to introduce the area to us.

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for you review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the Peninsula. Thank you for taking the time to write! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Quiet location, clean romms and kitchen, friendly, helpful hosts, very good informations about activities (good tips for boattrips and birdwatching) and information about Duniden. Good informations for restaurants.

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased we were able to make your stay more enjoyable by giving you as much information as possible about what was available to you on the Peninsula. We hope you enjoyed your New Zealand experience! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We stayed in room 3 (Harbor View Studio) and the view was as lovely as we had hoped for. The room was very comfortable and met all our needs. Keith and Sue were very friendly and helpful, sharing information on things to do to match our interests. In addition, my husband had a health issue while there and they were...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're delighted you found everything to your satisfaction and sincerely hope your husband has made a full recovery. Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Dallas
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Keith and Sue run a beautiful small hotel located on a hill overlooking the bay. It is close to all the main attractions on the peninsula. Keith told us the best way to see the Albatross Chicks and also was full of recommendations about dinner and other outdoor activities like penguin viewing. We wish we could have stayed longer. For...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your lovely review! We're so glad you were able to see the albatross close up! We would love to welcome you back (for a longer stay!) on your next visit!! Thanks again. Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We were coming to the end of a 4 wk road trip of South Island and this motel was our 9th and penultimate place to stay. I would say Portobello was one of the best - but generally I have to say that the standard of motels in New Zealand is excellent (as long as you do your homework beforehand)....

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. You are right that motels in NZ are of a pretty good standard on the whole so it was very nice that we stood out in your mind!! The DVD is a nice memento and shows off the wildlife beautifully. Thanks again. Kind regards, Sue and Keith

East Midlands
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We asked for a harbour view and we got it with other beautiful scenery too. The unit we were given was just beautiful, everything we could want and more. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome with advice and help to ensure we enjoyed our short stay. The peninsula is full of surprises and shouldn't...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is much appreciated. We're so pleased you were comfortable and felt truly welcome!! We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your New Zealand adventure and would be delighted if you come back any time!! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to Dunedin and our stay at Portabello Motel. The owners were very friendly and helpful, steering us to sites in the area and to restaurants. The motel felt new, clean, and met our needs well. We would have liked to stay longer but we're on a mission to see much of New Zealand.

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay !! We hope the rest of your trip is going really well!! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We liked everything about the Portobello except for the wifi service. Our room was spacious and comfortable, the kitchenette was well-equipped, and the shower was one of the best on our trip. It was a short walk down the hill to three restaurants, one of which served breakfast. If you prefer to fix breakfast in your room, I recommend buying...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're very sorry Zenbu hasn't worked for you in New Zealand. In the main it seems to be fine. We hope it didn't spoil your holiday. Thank you for your kind remarks about our motel. It is much appreciated. kind regards, Sue and Keith

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Motel is set back off the main road through the little village of Portobello. The setting is peaceful and quiet. Our 4 studio rooms have lovely views over Portobello Harbour.Our 2 one-bedroomed and 2-two bedroomed cottages, whilst not having harbour views, are both spacious and comfortable.All the units come fully equipped for self catering although the delightful 1908 Restaurant is situated just across the road from the end of our drive. The Hotel next door has a Bistro bar, providing good food and beer and the Penguin Cafe offers hot and cold snacks and picnics. The local shop is well stocked too.The Portobello Motel is only 20 minutes from Taiaroa Head where the Royal Albatross , sea lions,seals, penguins and many sea birds are to be found.There are some lovely walks in the area too. Bring your binoculars for wildlife watching! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portobello Motel

Address: 10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin > Portobello
Price Range: $135 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portobello Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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