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Motel on York
Ranked #22 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
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83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We loved our one bedroom spa room. It was tastefully furnished with a well equipped kitchen area. Very comfortable beds and quiet room at back of the complex. Appreciated the free use go the washing machines and a good drying area which was private. Motel on York is ideally situated close to the city centre so the car was not needed during our stay. A great recommendation for eating out locally to Motel on York is Paasha, yummy Turkish food. Would definitely make this motel our choice in the future - also part of HOST accommodation.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Eoin M, Owner at Motel on York, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Thank you very much for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed our location. Being centrally located is a huge plus for our guests, and in 10 minutes you can walk to over 30 places to eat. Yes, Paasha is a great place to eat.
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Warwickshire, England
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in December and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The apartment was spacious with separate bedroom and bathroom and it contained all we needed.
It was clean and comfortable and the kitchen had sufficient utensils etc for breakfast. It was only a short walk to the Octagon and city center for cafes and restaurants. The central location made it easy to see the city and the on site parking was a plus. We were not bothered by any traffic noise.
A nice touch were the pieces of Christmas cake, made by the owner, offered on arrival and the Christmas tree in the room, it was the most festive place we stayed.
The owners were chatty and helpful and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eoin M, Owner at Motel on York, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
Thanks for your comments. We appreciate you taking the time to comment. Very happy you enjoyed the Christmas touches, and trust we see you again.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

It was clean and the location is all right, 2 blocks away from center of town, but I was not so happy with the my stay there. TV was bad, service was bad and most of all people at the reception (which I think were the owners) were not at all friendly.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Eoin M, Owner at Motel on York, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Hi, thanks for your comments.
It is a little difficult for us to comment. We note that your stay was in January 2013, and we took over the motel in February. We are sorry you did not have a good experience, and thank you for your positive comments about location etc., we have upgraded all the TV's, and would be happy to see you again at some point.
Thanks
Eoin
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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

First, the location is dandy! It's just 2 or 3 blocks from The Octagon (centre of town), and slightly to the north-east toward the University of Otago and the livelier restaurant and shopping area. And the apartment is convenient once inside as well ... a full kitchen (dishes, cooking utensils, etc.) and lots of space, all pretty and modern.

We also enjoyed chatting with our gracious and attentive hosts, Eoin & Vicki, and appreciated their advice about the town. They run a comfortable and functional motel. We'd stay here again if we're in Dunedin. BTW, he pronounces it "Ian" ... if you spell it "Aeioun" he'll know who sent you, and will appreciate your staying at The Motel on York. Enjoy!

Room Tip: There are three floors. Ian will help you carry your bags up, but ask for a lower room if you don...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eoin M, Owner at Motel on York, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you found our facilities and location worked so well for you. Enjoy your travels.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We recently had a weekend in Dunedin and found this motel ideally situated for the things we had planned. Good parking and the units are very spacious - three rooms and everything very clean and well maintained. This is the sort of motel that I would chose if having a longer stay in Dunedin. We also had the offered continental breakfast and found it as good as any offered elsewhere. This motel is also just a short walk to the Octagon and some of Dunedin's best restaurants.

Room Tip: Some outside noise during a Saturday evening with fireworks - a November thing !!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eoin M, Owner at Motel on York, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
Thank you for your comments. Yes we get great comments about or location being only a couple of minutes to the centre of town. Pleased you enjoyed your room, and your stay, and we look forard to seeing you again.
Thanks
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Jamaica
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301 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Thankfully, in a very hilly town, this place is near the bottom of the hills and a stone's throw from the CBD. Numerous restaurants nearby. Clean, well appointed business style place. Rooms have all hotel amenities inc laundry facilities and ironing board. Complete kitchen and utensils. This includes the beverage supplies for the morning, including proper milk. Note a cold breakfast can be arranged and it will be delivered to your room the night before. Easy on site parking. This place is popular with the business clientele. Eoin, the owner is knowledgeable about the area and very helpful. You could not ask for a better place. Limited wheelchair access. The value is so far the best we have encountered in NZ.

Room Tip: Reservations are suggested.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eoin M, Owner at Motel on York, responded to this review, 10 November 2013
Thanks very much for your very kind comments. We are pleased you found our motel worked so well for you, and look forward to seeing you again.
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

Don't get me wrong this is a nice complex but I am not sure how it is a 5 star property. The units are nice, clean and not bad for size. However they were not double glazed so there was a bit of noise from outside. There was only 1 spare blanket for 3 beds and it was a cool night. Sure there was a heater but do not like sleeping with it on. They had a microwave but no jug or bowl suitable to use in it. So you really couldn't cook anything. I would stay here again but if you are basing your decision solely on a 5 star rating you may be dissapointed. Must say the hosts were great also.

Stayed October 2013
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Eoin M, Owner at Motel on York, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are always happy to assist with any extra bedding or other requirements that guests may have. We are happy to assist with crockery if what is available does not meet your needs as well.
We look forward to seeing you again.
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Property: Motel on York
Address: 47 York Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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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
#18 Business Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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