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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This motel is in a lovely spot in Portobello. It is so quiet and tranquil. Our room was huge and meticulously clean. The view from our private balcony was pretty amazing! Mary was a lovely host. Couldn't fault this place :)

Thank 348aris
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent motel, with a fantastic view from the large windows leading onto a balcony. Good place to base yourself when touring the Otago peninsula. Portobello has a small shop, fish and chip shop, cafe and a couple of restaurants.

Thank MexBrit1951
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and writing a lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Boulder Creek, California
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found at the end of the day and took an upstairs studio. The motel is older but in decent condition. Our room was comfortable and the kitchenette had a nice long counter to prep our supper. Quiet place in a quiet place. Walking distance to pub/eateries. Stayed 2nd week Oct 2016 and paid NZ145, a fair price.

Thank n6ta
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thanku for you review, yes we have plenty of room in our king studios for our guests. Yes the view over the water is really something to look at. Walking distance to café 1908 which has the best meals on the Peninsula. Yes if you come direct we offer a good price. More 

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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90 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Warm, comfortable, clean with plenty of space. The only drawback is that the cooking facilities are rather limited. No oven or microwave, which is ok, if there were a plethora of places to eat nearby. But there was nothing open as we visited during the off season. In any event the Motel is fantastic and given the slim options for... More 

Thank Margaret O
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we do have two hot plates and a microwave in the units for light cooking in respect for incoming guests the next day, its mentioned on our web and all sites we advertise with, we get so many guests telling us they are so pleased to see our sign as on there travels they have... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My partner & i thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Motel , Our room was very spacious and was exceptionally clean. Mary was a lovely host and could not of done enough for us, We ended up staying an extra 2 nights! The furniture in the unit was modern and amazingly comfortable - absolutely fell in love with it! The... More 

Thank Kiwi_in_aussie27
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed and so looking forward to seeing you here some time in the future, yes the view is wonderful from the unit, take care have a safe trip home. ps so looking forward to our winter break coming your way. More 

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Had a cross section of accomodation over our 2 week holiday around New Zealand. And this was a lot better than at least a couple we chose Lovely host nothing was too much trouble. Very clean apartment , spacious , with comfortable king size bed . Plenty of room and a Laundry for guests to use. Very close to cafe,... More 

Thank esnelson
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay before heading home. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you appreciate old fashioned out of date interior décor, no oven, no dvd player, no sky tv, broken chairs, hardly any kitchen equipment, budget toilet paper, budget toiletries, out of date milk in your fridge, awful curtains, bedding and furniture, and a relatively rude host - then this is the place to stay. Of particular appeal is the outside... More 

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MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

I cannot believe this is genuine and we have no further comment. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stayed in a 2-room unit at this motel in January 2016 Both rooms were spacious and clean and the bathroom was great. Great balcony with sea view. An extra plus for the complimentary chocolate in the kitchenette.

Thank Malotte
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we try my husband and I to keep the units to a good and clean standard. Yes the view is beautiful looking out over the harbour. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A warm reception awaits you on arrival. The roadside room was spacious with great sea view . Eating places and shops were in close proximity . Art and craft shops add interest to the quaint village of Portobello. Laundry service was available for an extended stay. A great home base to explore the City of Dunedin and Port Chalmers and... More 

Thank 47532015
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review yes all our units face the harbour as we are just across the road to it. Yes just a stroll down into the village for a beautiful meal at Café 1908. also right beside us is the Penguin Café for a great breakfast or just a snack of home cooked baking. Remember to book... More 

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127 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

What a nice place. A small motel of about 6 rooms over two floors. We had an upstairs room with a stunning view of the bay. The room was clean, modern, bright, and well equipped, a big comfortable bed, two easy chairs and a table and chairs to dine off should you choose. The kitchen equipment is good quality and... More 

Thank John E
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and description of your unit for people looking to stay with us. Yes small complex and very personal can help you with anything you would like or to see in the area. And for the view the best on the best peninsula looking straight across the bay. Email or phone direct and see our... More 

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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Portobello's Newest Motel in Portobello Township, Quality units, some with spa baths.Extensive interior upgrade 2012.ie new flatscreen tv,s with freeview. YES FREE WI.FI.New Beds and Bedding, new carpets, to all units Private Balcony, Heatpumps, Excellent Harbour views. Tripadvisor Excellence Award. Next to Cafe for breakfast, Stroll to Shop and Restaurant.Near all Otago Peninsula Attractions."Come and stay and enjoy our wee piece of paradise. "PS. Only Motel right across the road to the harbor. Free Parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Otago Peninsula Motel

Address: CNR Highcliff and Portobello Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin > Portobello
Price Range: £91 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Upstairs rooms have the best view and can't be peered in from outside.n”
 of 5 bubbles MexBrit1951, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Call for a room that views the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles n6ta, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are well situated.”
 of 5 bubbles MargaretO492, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the harbour are the best”
 of 5 bubbles 47532015, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 is on 2nd floor and great balcony view of the bay.”
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