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Alcala Motel
Reviewed 31 July 2011

We were traveling NZ with another couple for 23 days. When we got to this motel, we checked in and were told that we'd be staying in the front side of a two apartment house about 2-3 miles away. That was good because we didn't like the looks of the motel at all---old and rundown. We found it on a little alley near a local college campus in Dunedin. We had a large living room with dining room and kitchen downstairs and two bedrooms and batroom upstairs. It was relatively quiet and comfortable, but a little funky with stained carpet and old feeling. Entry was through sliding glass doors in the front, but it also had a back door. It served our purposes well, but I probably wouldn't stay there again. And of course we got free milk for our morning coffee or cereal (complements of every motel in NZ).

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lim48
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Reviewed 11 March 2011

As a rule I usually have an its ok attitude but this hotel was by far the worst I have ever stayed in.The room had an overpowering smell of strong baby powder . The kitchen was filthy .the microwave had an inch of grim ontop of it .The bathroom was in very poor condition.If this does not convince you before you hand over your cash ask to see the guests laundry near the main office its an eye opener.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

Stayed one night, 8/2/11 - booked on line via Qantas - not modern but very good.
I left some clean clothing in the wardrobe, emailed reception advising unable to return and would they be kind enough to donate to a local charity. Response was prompt and only too pleased to assist.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 February 2011

Funny styled building, very outdated flowery and not particularly clean looking decor.

Our blue plastic scraped toilet seat will give us nightmares for years to come, rooms were big. An unpleasant surprise was to find private hairs from previous guests still in our shower two days running, ( we didn't shower! ).

Location was a walk into town, at night there are noises from drunks/louts gathering across the road at the petrol station / 24hr shop.

We were tucked around the side so this didn't bother us a great deal.

Walls are thin and the TV is mounted on the wall, therefore you get to hear what next door is watching should they have the TV on. Plus their snoring.

Could be made nicer if effort was made to modernise the motel and invest in cleaners who actually do the job properly.

Plenty of motels in the area, wouldn't choose to come back here.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Griff1980
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Reviewed 21 October 2010

Great value for money for a1 bedroom apartment. Staff were very friendly, location was excelent. Syaed 3 days next time we will book for a week.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank bread58
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

We arrived in Dunedin late without a place to stay - so we drove down George st which is littered with motels, hotels and hostels. By random selection we chose this one and it was a pleasant surprise. The guy at reception was very helpful and friendly, he even upgraded our room at no extra cost - this mainly meant having a jacuzzi/hot tub. It was pretty cold when we stayed here, so it was a perfect addition, along with the electric blankets. Rooms are a tad old and dated, but very spacious. Little or no extra services or facilities available but it was a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2010

The hotel staff was excellent. They showed us to our room and pointed out any discrepancies we might have had getting things to work. He was also helpful to tell us some things to do in the area. The room was a little old decor, but the room was clean and served its purposes.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Alcala Motel

Address: 704 George Street | Dunedin North, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand (Formerly Comfort Inn Alcala)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Dunedin
Price Range: £68 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alcala Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Alcala we pride ourselves in offering our guests a welcoming stay and real value for money. Our classic Spanish architecture offers something a little unique in Dunedin, and we are well situated near the University, Otago Museum, Public Hospital and Botanical Gardens. There is a service station, 24hr convenience store, pharmacy and restaurant all within 1 minute's walk from the motel. ... more   less 
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