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Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge
Ranked #28 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Mercure always seem to offer a high standard and this establisment is no different. The rooms are modern, comfortable and bigger than most. I arrived on a hot day and the room was rather warm. However once I had opened the window and the door onto the balcony it sooned cooled down. The staff were helpful, and the first 30 minutes of wifi was free.

What sets this place apart fro other hotels is it's setting. It felt like an oasis on a busy route. Despite being on the main road North, and in the heart of "scarfie" (Dunedin Students are "scarfies") there was no outside noise into the room. I really enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

It was great to find this hotel in the Accor group. The location is very good if you have a car. Close to the city and main arterials. The morning walk in the botanic gardens just across the road was delightful. The restaurant food was good as was the service.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

My rating for the room is 3 star.
No bath, no air conditioning, no safe.
Wifi six dollars for 25 minutes.
The evening buffet was quite good, and was preceded by the haggis ceremony, which was very good and funny.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank R H
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

We stayed at the Mercure Leisure Lodge in February on quite a hot day and it was unbearable. The room had sliding doors with the sun streaming in and entering the room was similar to entering a sauna, it was swelteringly hot and there was no air conditioning. We couldn't stay in the room and had to go and sit out in the garden to cool down. We asked to change rooms but were told the hotel was full. The room itself might have been alright had it been cool, but the hotel is a long way from the centre of Dunedin and not ideally situated. The one saving grace was the food in the restaurant which was very good, although the service was slow. The layout for the breakfast buffet was terrible and nobody could reach what they needed.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Our booking for this hotel was pretty much last-minute, and its motel appearance concerned me. However, we needn't have worried, as it's entirely up to Mercure standards, and any architectural features are merely inherited from the surroundings. The hotel is spacious, the garden it's centred around is just gorgeous, while our standard room had ample space for a 3-star property (the same goes for the bathroom). The staff was fairly polite, if somewhat invisible. The only thing gone awry was the lack of housekeeping, for no obvious reason, but our 2-night stay was too short to go and complain about it. The botanic garden is a stone's throw away, while the town centre remains at a convenient distance even for walking, so it's a win-win. All things considered, it's a good value hotel with boutique qualities to it, even if the prices are a bit on the steep side.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

There is no air conditioning and our room was uncomfortably hot after a sunny day. Reception provided a fan which was only a partial solution.

The hotel is located a long way out of the town centre.

Service at dinner was slow with insufficient staff to cope with the coach parties.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2013 via mobile

We booked this hotel at the last minute on a sudden impulse to travel to Dunedin. Upon arrival, the girl at reception, Gemma, was really friendly, directing us to a nearby place for dinner and chatting with us. The room was lovely, clean and spacious. We hadn't expected this great standard for what we paid. The location is close to the city but not so close that there are too many students around. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Additional Information about Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge

Address: 30 Duke Street | P.O. Box 8024, Dunedin 9041, New Zealand (Formerly Dunedin Leisure Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#23 Business Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range: £80 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dunedin's Garden Hotel. 76-Rooms in relaxed garden setting. Adjacent to Dunedin Botanic Gardens; short stroll to Otago University, Stadium, Hospital, the city's dynamic shopping centre, and visitor attractions. Easy access from State Highway 1, plenty of complimentary off-street parking. McGavin's Restaurant and Bar, offering contemporary cuisine using fresh local produce. Conference rooms. ... more   less 
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Accor Leisure Hotel Dunedin

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