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Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Stayed 2 nights over Christmas, chose it as it was pet friendly-a big plus. Found the staff friendly and liked the little extras; Christmas treats, opportunity to recycle, liquid soap/shampoo in bathroom, a hair-dryer and coffee plunger in unit. Although we didn't use it they did have a basket of grocery items for those items you may have forgotten to...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We welcome pets. We are pleased you liked the little extras for Christmas - it makes it more like home!

Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Stayed for 2 nights at this Motel , our unit was small , basic but spotlessly clean. On our arrival the owner gave us some ideas on what to see and do in the area which was very helpful as we had never been to Dunedin before .The centre of town is about a 15 minute walk with plenty of...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are very pleased that you found your unit clean and the staff friendly. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our units and try to give our guests advice on where to go, what to see and what to do. We hope that if you are in Dunedin you will choose to stay with us...

Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

This place is dissapointing. Looks lovely from the front and some cabins did look nice with little garden seating areas but the one we were allocated was dark and not appealing with no effort made to make any pleasant outside space. The owner is not very helpful. She didn't give much information about the facilities on-site and was unable to...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Manager at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Are you sure you have the correct motel? When our guest check in we ALWAYS ask them if they are going out for dinner or if they have sightseeing planned. We offer to book tours and trips for them and offer charge back vouchers. If you look at our reviews you will see that this is the case. The only...

Auckland
Reviewed 23 November 2014

This is an older style basic motel with poor insulation (we had to keep the heater on whenever we were in the unit) and no double glazing, so noise was the major issue for us. Not only were we surprised by the amount of traffic noise (as we were in a unit at the back, well away from the road),...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry that you found your stay with us unpleasant. No other guests have complained about the plumbing, noise and the unit being cold and small. We pride ourselves on our units being clean, user friendly and warm. We are a 3plus star motel so maybe a four or five would suit your needs better.

singapore
Reviewed 19 October 2014

When we (3 couples from the Lion City) arrived at Dunedin, we headed straight to George Street, where we knew lots of motels could be found. We went into some, and they were either full or they do not have 3 rooms. There were some with car parks on slopes. That made it hard to load and unload baggages. Some...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. we hope you will stay with us next time you are in Dunedin. We pride ourselves on clean units and friendly service and there is so much to do within a 20min walk of the motel

Christchurch
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Stayed with a sports team for 3 nights. Was perfectly adequate. Was clean and tidy. Free wifi was certainly appreciated. Price was fair. Location is handy enough to the town or the stadium. No complaints here.

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have a lot of sports teams at the motel so we are now well set up for them.We hope you will stay with us next time you are in Dunedin.

Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

A small and cosy place but with big hearted and caring hosts. The unit was quite nice and clean and warm and had all the things that a solo person can ask for. The staff was also quite friendly and helped out in recommending the sight seeings. The vibes and layout of the place were quite homely like and not...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. we hope to host you again when next your are in dunedin.

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 September 2014

I can't give this place enough praises. the staff were extremely friendly and helpful with everything and allowed us to view and choose out of three different rooms on arrival. The room we chose was an excellent size and very clean and tidy. Great location which is close to town but not in with the hustle,bustle and noise of the...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. we hope to host your again soon.

Reviewed 21 September 2014

Very nice place to stay good location nice host and couldet ask for enymore than that!!!! But the only thing was the price was a bit pricey for the 5 days we stayed but highly recommended otherwise thank you to the lady in the office she was very helpfull

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review of our motel. we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to hosting you when next you are in Dunedin.

Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I recently stayed at Garden Motel when visiting a family member in hospital in Dunedin. They allowed us to check in earlier then their standard time since our room was ready, free wifi was offered on check in which was great to help let family know how things were going. The unit had lots of space (2 bedroom unit) and...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back when next you need to stay in Dunedin.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for somewhere to stay that is affordable, well-appointed, close to the city, comfortable and clean? No matter what the purpose of your visit to Dunedin, whether it's a "home away from home" you want, or you just want to "get away from home," you need look no further than our motel. We have 16 non-smoking units ranging from small studios to 2-bedroom units (including 2 wheelchair access units). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden Motel

Address: 958 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $115 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Garden Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“great access for all rooms that I could see.”
Copperworkx, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“quiet, out of the hub of the city, close to gardens, the leith valley, northern exit of dunedin, perfect for people with disabillities”
violetlilyinv8, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ground floors have easy and disabled access”
PhillipK976, 17 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The owners give good local advice.”
journeyman02, 15 Jul 2013 | Read review
“ask for one off the main road - it may be slightly more expensive”
derek1313, 4 Nov 2012 | Read review
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