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Review of Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin

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Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin
Ranked #36 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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“Good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

The room was a bit small as there was 3 of us, however the location was great, everything was in walking distance - Cadbury's Factory, Speights Brewery, Dunedin Train Station etc. Breakfast was a tad boring after 3 mornings but was enough to give you a good start to the day. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

There was scaffolding outside our room due to re-painting so that did spoil what would have been a good view of the city.

Would recommend as good value for money.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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117 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

I stayed for five days visiting my son at University. Very central and easy access to town, pubs etc. they gave a good price. Room basic but clean and tidy. Not many channels on TV to my son's disappointment but the complimentary passes for the local pools were a success. Breakfast could have been better, but was as substantial as required. Have booked again for my son's graduation.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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135 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

great location, lovely breakfast and excellent deal in staying here booked through Wot if. A bit tired in decor but we were out sight seeing most of the time.Decent size though as some of these older hotels are. View of Dunedin from room lovely Tiny balcony but still took my wine and spent time sipping and soaking in the vierw.. Room warm and it was great to have a bath in room [shower as well] which I indulged in after a busy day sight seeing.Huge bed and comfortable. Slept well. Quiet as not right on a street, on an angle.
Would we stay here again ,yes and would recommend it to others.

Room Tip: We were on the third floor and therefore had great views over the lovely city of Dunedin.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank murrbren
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Andrew708, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin, responded to this review, 23 August 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin. We value your comments and we are pleased that you had a pleasent stay with us. Thank you for your comments regarding the location, the team and the hotel facilities.We are continually trying to improve our services and your feedback is invaluable.
We hope to see again one day at the Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin.

Andrew GM
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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

Staying here currently, nice friendly staff, room good, clean and tidy, big TV which is great, but limited SKY channels, disappointed as couldnt watch game on Sky Sports 2 (even cheap motel I was in day prior had sports 1 and 2) Some things a little off, lead comes out of phone each time you use it, shower very low pressure, lack of main light in room so not very bright for reading, internet lead not in a practical place, not near table at all, but no majors. Would stay here again, its nice and central. Restaurant staff really nice but one hiccup, ordered dinner and stated no potatoes but kumara, dinner had potatoes (not kumara) and very fatty beef so couldnt really eat it, did tell them reason I didnt eat it (politely) as they are actually really nice. I ordered a toastie instead as I left (still hungry) and was still charged for it, might of been nice given dinner was their mistake if this had been free. Was only $9 and didnt like to say as they are all very courteous and lovely to deal with.

Room Tip: 5th floor king room is good
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We stayed at Dunedin only for one night on the way from Christchurch to Queenstown.
Room is comfortable and roomy. It's hotel style: having small fridge but not microwave or kitchen. Amenties are quite ok.
The most impressive is the view at the balcony. I am the first timer to NZ and Dunedin, but what I got at my balcony is really spectacular. Not sure other hotels got the same view, but to me it's already make 'good value' at this place.
Only downside is that I am driving motorhome and the parking space is quite limited and in deep slope. But even for me as first timer in driving motorhome, I could still manage to park in on-site.
Location wise, it's 100-200 meters walk to octagon. So, it's easy to go to most attraction, finding restaurants, and supermarket (Day 'n Nights has 2 branches around Octagon).

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank natthapa
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Don't let the exterior put you off - it almost did me. This is a good stay, at reasonable rates. The room was clean and comfortable. We had a great sleep, beds and pillows really comfortable, clean and snug. Room temperature just right and my daughter loved the deck and view with all the lights in the city at night. The breakfast was pretty standard fare overall but the croissants were delicious and a huge hit with the six year old.
Parking was great, full, but we always seemed to get a park and there was plenty on street available if we needed it, we did stay on a Saturday night.
It's a great spot just up from the Octagon, perfectly situated for walking round town, dinner and a movie.
Would definitely stay again - next time with the whole family maybe.

Room Tip: They all seemed to have a view, which would be a huge bonus of this hotel. We did have a bit of lat...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wanaka
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

We often stay at the Kingsgate for trips to Dunedin. The hotel is a bit dated but it is great value for money (we paid $84 for the room). The rooms are clean, comfortable and a good size, twins have 2 double beds (4"6') and there is no extra charge for children (assuming you use the beds available). The location is great for shopping and is close to some good restaurants. The staff are friendly and helpful and if you want to use the local swimming pool you can get a free pass. The buffet breakfast is average and not great value but on the plus side children eat for free, alternatively there are good cafes very close by. Free parking is available but the car park does get full early so be prepared to park on the street which is free until 9am.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin

Property: Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin
Address: 10 Smith Street, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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