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Dunedin Palms Motel
Ranked #11 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Well located clean hotel”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

This lovely hotel situated close to the centre of the city. We loved the separate bedroom and the comfortable lounge area....
Wifi was strong and reliable.
The only downfall was it was noisy on the top floor of the hotel....bear in mind though that this is a university town and there are lots of students :)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We recently stayed here as part of our 6 week tour of the South Island. The accommodation is outstanding. The location is very good, just a short walk down the hill to the city centre. The owner was very helpful, he found out for me that the Six Nations Rugby was on Sky Sports which was available on the TV. I got up at 3 am to watch it in the living room, whilst my husband was left undisturbed in the bedroom. We lost!

We stayed in 14 motels/hotels/B&Bs during our trip and this motel this was by far the best. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

The welcome from Malcolm and Liz, as well as all of the hints and tips they gave us about where to eat and what to see, not only in Dunedin but in several other locations we were traveling to, was a very happy surprise. Check-in was a breeze; Malcolm carried our bags to the room and directed my husband in parking the car (the lot is tiny but completely adequate). The room itself was ultra clean with modern furnishings and all the comforts of home. Water pressure in the shower was awesome. The location was great, within walking distance of the Octagon. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this motel (which felt like a hotel) without reservations to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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River Forest, Illinois
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

The Dunedin Palms is a great motel in a great location. It’s within walking distance of the Octagon, but it’s not so close that you get unnecessary noise. Malcolm and Liz were very friendly and helpful, giving us lots of good ideas on things to do. There was a small hiccup on the cleaning one day, but they solved it immediately and were very apologetic. They did much more than they needed to do. Couldn’t recommend it more.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

We can only confirm what all reviews say about Dunedin Palms Motel. The owners are the friendliest and most helpful people we met during our trip across New Zealand. They really go the extra mile to make sure that their guests are happy and know what Dunedin and the surroundings have to offer. We were really impressed by how they welcomed us.

The motel is located just South of the city center and it's an easy stroll to all of Dunedin's attractions. The rooms are new, modern and come with all amenties you would expect in a four star hotel or better. The bathroom was very spacious and very modern as well.

For the price you pay, it is difficult to top the price/quality ratio offered by this property. If you go to Dunedin, stay here! Needless to say that we would go back anytime.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Southwell, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We had a suite on the top floor with a balcony. The main living space was very generous but the bedroom was slightly small. Lovely big bathroom. The whole suite had contemporary decor. The kitchen area was very well provided with quality equipment. Sitting out on the balcony for breakfast was a real treat.

Malcolm and Liz were very helpful and genial, breakfasts were ample and the motel is close to the centre of town. Only minus point is lack of wardrobe/hanging space. Not really a problem for two nights but we would have been annoyed if we were staying for a week.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We arrived without a reservation on a sat night, luckily there was one unit left! This motel is quite new, has tasteful decor, GREAT shower and comfy beds! The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was large and tasty.
The location is great for central Dunedin, downhill walking distance to the Speights Brewery, Cadbury factory and the Casino and if you spend some money at the Casino they'll give you a lift uphill in the courtesy coach back to the motel!
We would definitely stay here next time we're in Dunedin.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#10 Family 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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