Portobello Motel Cottages
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Portobello Motel Cottages

10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014 New Zealand
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Harbour view studio
Room & Suite (16)
Lots of wildlife to view here
Pool & Beach (2)

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5.0
#1 of 2 motels in Portobello
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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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-bedroom and 2 two bedroom 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 20 minutes or less from Royal Albatrosses , sea lions, seals, penguins and many other sea and shore birds. There are some lovely walks in the area too. Bring your binoculars for wildlife watching!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming

Location

10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014 New Zealand
540Reviews3Q+A100Room tips

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MKR61 wrote a review Mar 2020
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cottages are gorgeous, a great deal of thought has gone into their design and furnishing and it shows. We had everything we needed in a stylish home-from-home with a wonderful view of the harbour from the cottage's deck. The cottages are offset from each other so they are all very private, the kitchen is well-equipped, there is a powerful shower and a comfy bed. The gardens are beautiful and it was a treat to watch the tui and bellbird arguing over access to the nectar feeder. We would love to return and spend more time as we enjoyed the cottages and Greg’s suggestions for wildlife spotting. Thank you for a fab stay!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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21girlie wrote a review Mar 2020
Coffs Harbour, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed two nights in a Studio King Cottage which had everything we needed for a pleasant stay. Our cottage was tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and quiet. The King bed was probably the most comfortable on our two week trip of NZ. The shower had great pressure plus heated lights and towel warmer. The kitchenette was well equipped. It even had a teapot for tea lovers like myself. Bonus!
Enjoyed relaxing in the two stylish lounge chairs, taking in the harbour views and birds in the garden.
The location was great as a jumping off point of the Otago Peninsula’s attractions. The pub at the end of the driveway was also convenient. Good counter meals.
Recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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familyadventuresoz wrote a review Jan 2020
Adelaide, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After staying in holiday park cabins, this gorgeous motel was a welcome change for our family of four. The location was perfect for our Elm Tour and the rooms were beautifully decorated with small touches that made our stay more personal and comfortable. The owners were also welcoming and helpful - I wish we could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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James M wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My lovely wife stayed one night just after Christmas. It was heavenly! The owners advised us, that if they were out when we arrived,how to obtain the room key which was very professional of them. As it was, Greg was there when we arrived. He told us where we could eat and was very friendly and helpful. The room was amazing. Spacious, spotlessly clean and with everything you needed and nothing you didn't. The bed was very comfortable and we slept extremely well. Thoroughly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the water
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cstercl wrote a review Jan 2020
Dallas, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a couple nights here. The room was well appointed and bed was comfortable. Balcony view was exceptional. Nice quite restful place with a friendly owner. He has put a lot of his own workmanship into the place which makes the stay with enjoyable personal touches. As noted by others, not far from the albatross/penguin center. A couple of restaurants within easy walking distances. Overall, just a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Susan wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I traveled for 2 months through the South Island and this was the best place I stayed in. I so wish I had more than 2 nights. First of all you are in your own little cottage so you don't hear anything from the places next to you. The moment I walked in It felt the like home! So comfortable and tastefully decorated, the beds were covered with beautiful cotton spreads, not the slick nylon types. Everything I needed was there and the place was spotless. I think what I loved the most was how much light came into the studio...windows everywhere and sliding glass doors to a little balcony. PLUS, the Tuis and Bell birds were singing outside my balcony!! The owner was incredibly hospitable. This is the kind of place you want to stay in when you travel...and you don't want to leave!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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AmMoNZ wrote a review Jul 2020
Hong Kong, China
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived a little later than planned but were greeted warmly by Jo and had a gorgeous 2 night stay in cottage 6. We didnt have a seaview but that didnt matter as we were out and about during the day. The 2 bedroom cottage had everything we needed, spotlessly clean, beautiful decor, even the portacot had a very fun The Very Hungry Caterpillar blanket! We woke to lovely birds each morning and we saw them at the bird feeders in the garden. Conveniently located 15-20min away from the Royal Albatross Centre and Penguin Place. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Debbie R wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights in one of the studios. It was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The kitchen has a fridge, microwave and electric hob and everything you need. There is parking and good WiFi. For us the highlight was sitting on the balcony and looking at the view over the harbour. The restaurants and cafe are only a couple minutes walk away; we tried the local fish and chip shop which was really good. The Royal Albatross Centre is only 20 minutes drive away and is well worth a visit. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose a studio if you want a view over the harbour
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Nick F wrote a review Mar 2020
Norton Canes, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a delightful stay at the Portobello Motel. We were in cottage 5 which had its own small garden, kitchenette/dining/living room, separate bedroom and shower room. The hosts were very helpful and friendly. Thoroughly recommend this motel and a great spot, just 15 mins drive to the Albatross Centre/Blue penguins.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hendrid920 wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights while enjoying Dunedin, the penguins and the albatross. It was a great location and close to all the things on our must see list. In addition there were two great places to eat within walking distance. However, the garden outside our door is what I will always remember; a lovely county cottage garden. Waking up to the flowers and the birdsongs was an extra treat. We did have a mishap (flat tire) while driving in Dunedin and the owners were so helpful with advice and guidance.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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21girlie asked a question Mar 2020
Coffs Harbour, Australia390 contributions114 helpful votes
Is there a bbq on the premises?
Answer from GregNapp
Belmont N.Z.
Hi, There is not a bbq.
Answer from Sue R
Dunedin22 contributions6 helpful votes
It will take you 1 hour. Hope this helps with your travel
Ramit Gupta wrote a tip Aug 2021
New Delhi, India10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The day end s with all shops closed around and city is like an hours drive.so pre plan your meals. "
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Debbie R wrote a tip Mar 2020
26 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a studio if you want a view over the harbour"
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James M wrote a tip Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand422 contributions136 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room with a view of the water"
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Justine28 wrote a tip May 2019
Yellowknife, Canada2,166 contributions1,059 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Harbour view cottages are great"
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SKItourists wrote a tip Apr 2019
Dublin, Ireland92 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Studio rooms overlooking bay are best"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portobello Motel Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Portobello Motel Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Ōrokonui Ecosanctuary (4.9 miles), The Otago Peninsula Eco Restoration Alliance (4.8 miles), and Larnach Castle & Gardens (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Portobello Motel Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Portobello Motel Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Portobello Motel Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Portobello Motel Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carey's Bay Historic Hotel, Glenfalloch Gardens Cafe and Restaurant, and 1908 Restaurant.
Is Portobello Motel Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Portobello.
Are there any historical sites close to Portobello Motel Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iona Church (2.3 miles) and Lime Kilns (2.4 miles).
Does Portobello Motel Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Portobello Motel Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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