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“Everything you could want- close to town centre and quiet!”
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Motel on York
Ranked #24 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 August 2011

We got a room at the last minute and were delighted at the space in our unit and kind hosts who looked after us. This hotel is very close to the CBD and so convenient- we didn't need a car and could walk everywhere with cafes all nearby. It was very quiet because it was set back from the main roads and not right in the midst of the student accommodation areas. Our only comment that is slightly negative was the shower- it was tiny and you couldn't touch your feet without hitting your head on the door and water jetted out the door all over the floor. The bathroom in contrast was huge and had a separate bath.

  • Stayed: September 2010
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Reviewed 4 June 2011

Stayed here overnight for one night. Unit was clean and well presented, however very crampt. If you like space then this probably isn't the place for you (unless they have much bigger units). Quite expensive at $175 per night and - I don't know - I guess I expected something a little roomier (it is advertised as 5 star). Another problem was no paper was left in the morning. When told the lady said that another guest had must have picked it up. She apologised but no deduction in unit bill. I love reading my paper in the morning, I think Motels (especially 5 star ones) should have a few papers spare in the event of a situation like this. For the paper reason and the space of the room I will find another Motel to choose next time - there are plenty to choose from in Dunners!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

It was our second stay at the motel. We compare with a number of good motels in Dunedin and all over New Zealand and objectively Motel on York is the best. Everything is immaculate. And the location is very central but in a quiet side street. We will stay at this motel again when we go to Dunedin next time.

Leonid (Christchurch NZ)

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights at Easter, and although it is not the cheapest motel in Dunedin, it has to be the closest one to the centre of town- just a short stoll to the Octagon and to George Street - the main shopping street in Dunedin

It is a modern complex with decent sizes rooms, king beds and good sound proofing - so you can't hear the people in the rooms above or below you.

The rooms are excellent - spacious, with all the mod cons, Flat screen TV on the wall with several Sky TV channels, a DVD player and a decent size fridge in the kitchen area - perfect for storing all the goodies you buy at the local farmers market on Saturday morning! They also had a guest laundry that was free, but we didn't need to use it

They have 'real' Robert Harris coffee sachets (as opposed to the horrible stuff you get at some cheap motels) and they even give you an Italian coffee plunger bag and complimentary cookies.

We loved the added extra of having a heated tiled floor in the bathroom - very nice

It was well worth paying a little extra to have a place so close to town with all the mod cons mentioned above.

We wouldn't hesitate staying here again - it was an excellent experience with friendly Hosts.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

Nice reception and friendly staff, clean room and comfy but small bed ( compared with other hotels this trip ) . Reasonable kitchen facilities ( no restaurant on site ) and CCTV in the room so you can keep an eye on your car in the parking lot. Not a bad place to stay for one night.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2011

Well worth the extra money, we will stay here again. The rooms were quiet and dark at night (which is important to country folk like us). The owners were very friendly and went that extra mile to give great service. The furnishings in the rooms are really lovely and luxurious. All this very close to city centre.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2011

The location of the motel is excellent - you can walk through a small passageway nearly opposite to the hotel and you are then very close to the Town Hall, the Cathedral, Art Gallery and Octagon. The train station for trips to Taieri Gorge is about 10 mins walking away.

The room was very large and well furnished. The kitchenette area was quite small with limited work surface space if you want to self-cater (supermarkets within walking distance). Our unit was at the front of the building facing towards the road. There was very little noise apparent, though we stayed during University vacation time. There is also a laundry with dryer in the motel

Wifi is available at a flat rate per day. When we stayed this only worked intermittently so we were not charged for its use.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Motel on York

Address: 47 York Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
#19 Business Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range: £71 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Motel on York 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel on York is a modern complex situated in the heart of the city. With 24 superior, quiet luxury units in a smokefree environment, we offer a range of affordable, high quality accommodation from elegant studios to executive and deluxe suites, all with enhanced video security features and filtered water - right in the centre of Dunedin. All units have LCD TV's. There are laundry facilities on site. Cafes, Theatres, Restaurants and the Main Shopping Centre is a mere 300 metres away from this peaceful inner-city property. For your Dunedin Business Corporate needs we have Free High speed wireless broadband internet (100mbs) access available in all units. Photocopying, and faxing facilities also available. We also have clothing racks.Visit the Cadbury World, Speights, Otago Museum, Dunedin's Railway Station(one of the most photographed in the world), Moana Pool, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Restuarants, Theatre and Shopping all within walking distance from the Motel. Baldwin Street - the worlds steepest street, Larnach Castle with wonderful views over the harbour and Olveston - a landmark Edwardian home built between 1904 and 1906 are just some of the things to see and do while you are in Dunedin. ... more   less 
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