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Dunedin Palms Motel
Ranked #11 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland
Level Contributor
82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“very handy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

Three of us stayed in a one bedroom apartment here for one night and found it extremely comfortable. It was close to town, the room was clean, modern and very practical. Beds were comfortable. Not a lot of spare space in bedrooms or bathroom but that was not really too much of an issue. Some hooks behind the doors would have been good. The place appeared very busy and finding a carpark after coming back in the late evening was a bit of a problem. Numbered car parks would solve this problem. Would happily stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linda S
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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66 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Dunedin Palms Motel has two storeys and we were on the second, accessible by stairs. Our room was light in the morning (from the east) and in the afternoon from the west.

The accommodation was good, with a fresh modern decor, black, gray, white and red, a good TV and comfy bed (with electric blankets, of course). The room was cosy/warm despite the 12 degrees or so outside and rain. The bathroom was well appointed with halogen mirror lights and an effective wall mounted blower fan.

We had a neat circular shower (slide back doors) with good water pressure, ensuring that water wasn’t sprayed all over the floor.

Kitchen sink, good kettle and fridge. In a quirky move the ironing board and iron were positioned under the bed, (we didn’t notice the wee notice at first on the desk that pointed this out).

Re every day shopping, best to drive up high Street to the shopping centre Countdown which has just about everything including wine and beer.

Re meals, it was a short walk to the dining and drinking hub of the City, namely the Octagon, perhaps 10 minutes or a bit longer. While there’s a buzz around the Octagon, the prices reflect the popular venues and it is cheaper to go beyond the Octagon and walk up a side street for a Turkish/Lebanese.

If you have business to attend to, don’t expect to find a handy supermarket or a post office to do basic scanning of documents, etc. Throughout NZ, we discovered that everyone goes to the local Warehouse Stationary outlet.

Room Tip: While we had to lug suitcases up the stairs to the second floor, the lighting afforded by the elevat...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Being on our honeymoon/short getaway from Auckland, we were glad to be met with a very warm welcome from Liz and Malcolm. All dealings over the phone beforehand were very friendly and helpful and definitely made our decision to book in very easy. It was just like the photos we saw and it was clearly a modern and well-appointed place. Having just renovated our own house we were impressed to see such new and well-maintained amenities. We received very helpful tourist information from Liz as soon as we checked in without even needing to request for this! And she booked us on one of the attractions promptly which made things easy for us.

The only thing that could've made it even more convenient was a cooking hob although we knew this wasn't included in the facilities when we booked.

Thanks Liz and Malcolm!

Room Tip: I was told that there is very little view from any of the units so opt for a ground floor unit for e...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keith271
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new zealand
Level Contributor
49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

We were only staying one night with our two teenagers on our way down to see some more of the South Island, but we all really enjoyed our brief stay. The suite was clean, tidy, comfortable and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank the_nz_halls
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
164 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Our greeting when could not have been nicer, they certainly looked after us and made sure our motorbike was under cover.

Room is very nice, unlike lots of places we stay there ARE plenty of lights in the room to read by etc.

Location is good, walking distance to town.

We would stay here again.

Stayed December 2013
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Thank Youngone51
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Eppstein, Germany
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Relatively quiet location (after the quiet Fiordlands we are in what is really a city) close to all. Nicely appointed, comfortable & clean 1 BR unit. Within minutes of checking in I had all possible advise about what to see & do while here: really welcoming. Finally a nice gesture: a parking spot in front of the unit reserved for us to help my husband who has mobility issues. Do not look further: just book your stay:-)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank klein1969
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

We booked in at the Palms Motel on short notice, the Managers Liz and Malcolm, were fantastic, the Motel is very close to all attractions, Speights Brewery, and Cadbury Factory. As we are from Brisbane, this Motel was warm and extremely comfortable. I had the best night sleep, while staying at the Palms Motel, they also were great hosts and advised us on roads to travel and places to eat, not only in Dunedin but Queenstown and Lake Tekapo. I would totally stay here again. Thank you both, for your kindness and advice.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Melissa P
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Property: Dunedin Palms Motel
Address: 185-195 High Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#10 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#10 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#11 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dunedin Palms Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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