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Arcadian Motel
Ranked #39 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Penn Yan, New York
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Okay for an overnight”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2011

We were just passing through Dunedin so were in the room a very short time. It was clean and the owners were lovely so we felt it was fine and worth the money for a short stay. Nothing luxurious though if that is what you are looking for.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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alkmaar,holland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2011

A very well located motel to visit the Otago peninsula.Nothing special,but friendly owner who had a laptop for use.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2011

This hotel is in need of a major overhaul. Most of the furnishings are extremely dated (including the bedding, see pictures). The only modern touch is the large LCD tv, which is hung on a cindercrete block wall.
The bathroom is small and dumpy.
It was tidy, but there was a strong smell of onions when we checked in. The manager did say she would move us if that were a problem. Why should I have to ask? If there were something better available, she should make the call.
THIS IS DEFINATELY NOT WORTH THE #8 RANK!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2010

Lauren and Pete were outstanding hosts. I stayed with ten girls for a sports tournament. The accommodation was spacious, warm, quiet, comfortable and so close to the stadium. The hosts went out of their way to provide ice for us (lots of it for the injured players) and even came to watch our basketball games.
Many thanks and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2010

This was one of the better motels we stayed in during our south island trip. The first night we arrived they were almost full and we requested a studio as there were only 2 of us. They didn't have any studios available, but gave us a one bedroom at the studio price as we were not going to use the extra bed. The free wireless internet was great. The owners were very nice, accomodating, and friendly. Laundry was also convenient.
Overall, best value for your money that we encountered on the trip.
It is really not that far from the city itself as long as you have a car.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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redcliffe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2010

!! THEY HAVE THE BEST BEDS EVER - WONDERFUL BED LINEN, PILLOWS & SHEETS ARE AS GOOD AS/BETTER THAN ANY 5STAR I'VE STAYED AT... EVERYTHING IS SUPER CLEAN (ELECTRIC BLANKETS & HEATERS IN ROOMS - BUT SO COSY WE ALL SLEPT LIKE BABY'S ) so nice to have big lounge area with separate rooms - doing a driving trip of the south Island and mixing it up with some hotel rooms - right in the city & then other great Motels like this... still very close to the city but with a lot more room to spread out & relax & be able to prepare your own meals & do a load of washing etc.. there is a supermarket 2mins if you need fresh supplies to cook or the takeaway shop across the road for bread & milk etc ... the staff are super nice & more than happy to help with any enquiries.. It only took a few mins to drive into the city & close by to park for the kids or to take off & do day trips of the area...

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Kaniva, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

excellent accommodation, we have stayed there on 2 occasions and each time we have stayed in an excellent room with comfy bed and clean facilties, excellent value for money

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Arcadian Motel
Address: 85 Musselburgh Rise | Sunshine, Dunedin 9013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcadian Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our motel is situated in a quiet suburban location, only minutes from the centre of Dunedin but on the route to the Otago Peninsula. We have a range of units of varying sizes suitable for individuals, couples, families or groups. We enjoy advising travellers of the many attractions Dunedin has to offer. See our web page for further details. ... more   less 
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