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Motel on Carroll
Ranked #53 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Invercargill NZ
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Not so great ... :(”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

For $110 a night, I would have expected a finished motel room. And one that didn't smell of fresh paint. It advertises no steps or stairs, but had a steep as driveway. Very, very cold.

I started getting a headache from the paint fumes, and opened up the tiny little window in the kitchen. And after 3 hours it was still pretty intense. My partner and I ended up going out, to get away from the smell. There was a vent labelled as 'Natural Fresh Air' but it appeared to be doing nothing.

When we got there, the new owner was fitting the switches back to the wall in the bathroom, there was no mirror on the wall, and the vent over the shower was filthy. I went to take a shower and the floor felt like it was going to cave in! The tap in the bathroom sink was faulty too.

The room was bloody COLD. And the hallway was cold. Over-all the place was pretty damn depressing.

Trying to get back into the place using the tag was a pain, it didn't work first time, or even the 30th time. The intercom didn't appear to be working either.

I would value the stay here at $65 a night in its current state, but not $110.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

This motel is close to the octagon a 10 minute walk and a 5 minute drive to the supermarket, there is free undercover parking and secure. The bed was comfortable and the warm was warm. There was a small kitchenette provided.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

I arrived at the Trinity Motel which is situated in a dying part of town.
Lots of business have closed in this area.

I arrived at reception and booked in, the reception person could not wait to get me pay for the accommodation.

I was shown to my room It looked like I had stepped back in time to the 1960's.
I checked the TV and found that the reception on some of the channels was poor and to add insult to injury there was no Sky (pay for view TV )

The bed was uncomfortable it seemed it felt like it had been there since the placed opened.

The shower water pressure was poor and the floor around drain felt like you fall through.

The cost for the room was $130 per night which is over priced, this is a backpacker site at best and should be charged at that rate $40-$60 per night.

On the positive side the room was very clean.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

We had a fantastic time staying here. The motel staff were lovely, the rooms were fantastically clean and it was in a very central location. Next time we decide to do a roadie to the South Island we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

We stayed a few nights in this motel and it suited our requirements, the manager was extremely pleasant and helpful. The room that we stayed in was clean and tidy but was very dated. Cooking facilities were minimal although there was a seperate kitchen/dining area that all of the guests could use. I think that the walls must be quite thin, as noisy neighbours could be heard quite easily. The heating was by fan assisted electric heater, this I found great ,it was so quiet compared with the normal air con found in many other places. The undercover secure parking is quite an asset for this motel as is its proximity to the town centre. For a budget motel the Trinity Court is worth checking out.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

We decided to visit the coldest place in NZ during the coldest time of the year! A bit crazy but 10 Trinity motel catered our tired bodies and gave us great advice on other places to explore. Service was amazing and the rooms are warm and comfortable. It was the only accomodation that offered a family room (we are 6) at an unbeatable price! I loved the fact that it is a few minutes walk from the Octagon as we got to enjoy some family time while walking and the bonus of shedding a few kilos. Will definitely return and reccommend this fabulous motel!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Wellington
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We chose to stay at Trinity Court as it is just one block away from Dunedin's fencing club where this year's U15 & U17 Nationals were being held.

The accomodation was 'cheap and cheerful' and of course very conveniently located from our point of view: 2 minutes to the tournament venue and about 10 minutes stroll to the Octagon. It has a large lounge/dining room at the end of the motel, which would be useful for larger groups wanting to eat together.

The manager was really helpful - extra milk and a roll of duct tape we needed to prepare foils for the competition appeared in our room after I asked him where I could get some!

The first night was very quiet, the next two less so as the motel filled with lots of other fencers. The walls are not sound-proof.

The motel offers breakfast, although we choose to make our own or eat at the great cafe beside the motel. Lone Star is just across the road for evening meals and there's a great takeaway pizza place - Momma Mia Pizza - 5 minutes walk away at 74 Crawford St (it doesn't do deliveries). A good selection of both vegetarian and meatlovers pizzas.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Motel on Carroll
Address: 10 Carroll Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand (Formerly Trinity Court Motel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Restaurant
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Ranked #53 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
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Hotel Class:3 star — Motel on Carroll 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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