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Esplanade Motel & Apartments

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#21 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This property overlooks the stunning coastline of the quiet suburb of St Claire. A nice location with a great place for breakfast and dinner a few steps away. Sadly that's about all the good comments I can add. The room we had smelled so badly of smoke no amount of room freshener or window opening could clear it over the...

1Thank TinaLLea
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed at the Esplanade in St. Clair, Dunedin and it was great. From the moment we checked in Wayne the owner made us feel right at home. The airline had misplaced our luggage, but he put our minds at ease and even offered to let me borrow some clothes. Without us even asking he contacted the airline to...

Thank macsndy
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a view and lovely spot. Very clean and comfortable, bed was great and sleeping with the ocean sounds was wonderful. Bathroom is outstanding, kitchen fully stocked, restaurants nearby. Need to drive to the city, shopping etc but very easy to navigate. Don't miss Otago peninsula, stunning scenery. Wayne was very helpful and informative

1Thank Gerry W
Great Falls, Va
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A real suite with a kitchen. TVs in the bedroom and living room with 50+ channels and a view out the sliding glass doors to the patio that overlooked the Pacific just 50m away. Spent one night there and wished we could stay more. The internet was great too. Almost forgot, the free parking is in a private, one car...

1Thank Jim R
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Unfortunately it was foggy when we woke up on our first day ,but the views of the sea were great from our balcony later on. It's very easy to get into Dunedin by bus ( parking in Dunedin is a nightmare) or taxi and we were able to leave our car in a safe garage for 2 nights . Very...

1Thank Andyko
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Excellent location - beach just across the road. Close to restarants, bars, cafes, children's playground, salt water swimming pool.Fantastic owners who were very helpful and friendly - just what the south is known for!! Warm, comfortable and spacious family unit accommadated us and our friends beautifully. Looking forward to next visit and staying in the front units and waking up...

Thank rossp705
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Esplanade Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Rossp705, Thanks, thanks, thanks for your kind words! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the place and the options around us. We look forward to seeing you again! Hopefully one of the rooms in the front will be available for you. :) Kind Regards.

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We would highly recommend the apartments to anyone looking for a place that is completely self contained yet close to a variety of excellent eating houses.Our room had a great view of the sea and was very clean and tidy..Hosts Wayne and Kathryn are most obliging and certainly make you feel most welcome

Thank 475trevor
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Officer at Esplanade Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Hi there 475trevor, Thank you for sharing your great experience with us! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, we are extremely lucky to have such beautiful views for our guests to enjoy! I agree - Kathy and Wayne are great! I will be sure your wonderful message gets back to them. Thank you for choosing to...

Fort Collins, CO
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Although this is an older hotel, our room was nicely renovated, spacious and comfortable. We had an oceanfront room that included a separate bedroom, sitting/TV area with a sofa sleeper, a nicely updated shower/bathroom with a heated floor and a small and kitchen area. The hotel has good WiFi and 50 channels of Sky TV in both the sitting room...

Thank JGrahamK
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Esplanade Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear JGrahamK, Thanks for sharing! I'm delighted to read that you had such a wonderful time while staying at Esplanade. Katie and Wayne work really hard to make our guests feel like home, and reviews like yours make it all worth it. I'll be passing on your comments shortly. Have a lovely day. Best Regards.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The information brochure in our room asked for feedback on our stay which I am happy to do. Our room was clean tidy with a small balcony overlooking the beach. We were enthusiastically greeted shown to the room and supplied milk ( more if we wanted it). Our stay was short but the friendliness of the staff, standard and comfort...

Thank Ipcresss
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Esplanade Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Ipcresss, Thanks for taking the time to share your comments with us. I'm glad to read that you had a wonderful time when staying at the Esplanade. Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip! Kind Regards.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2016

On arrival made to feel really welcome by Kathy and Wayne. This hospitality continued for the duration of my stay and they went out of their way to ensure my stay was well catered for, going above and beyond normal expections. The views were amazing, with great restaurants handy to cater all needs. I recommend to anyone who wants to...

Thank NanaNeecie2016
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Esplanade Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear NanaNeecie2016, Thank you very much for the five-star review of the Esplanade Motel. We are thrilled that you liked the experience. And you are right, Kathy and Wayne are rock stars, and the soul of our place. Your kind words are appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit. Kind Regards.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Esplanade Motel & Apartments

Address: 14 Esplanade | Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $173 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Motel & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
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#1 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#13 Family Hotel in Dunedin
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“Ocean view if possible.”
JimR627, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Family unit is spacious, warm, comfortable, quiet, a home away from home!”
rossp705, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Apartment facing sea with a balcony”
475trevor, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms for singles/couples; family units are large and well equipped.”
NanaNeecie2016, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Beach View Apartments are the pick - ps they also have a garage for your car!!!”
michelleskinz, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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