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The Law Courts Hotel
Ranked #49 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“20 pounds (60 nz dollars) a night for a single en suite”
Reviewed 27 March 2007

Even though it was a year ago i stayed in this hotel i feel compelled to write a review after reading what the reviewer who stayed in the Scenic Circle hotel said. As a single traveller i was quoted 89 british pounds for a room at the Scenic Circle, as opposed to only 20 bp (60 nz dollars) at the law courts hotel so i've no idea why the other reviewer got a room so cheap there. As a single traveller on a budget, i can tell you the Law Courts room, with its ensuite bathroom, was a welcome break from youth hostel culture. Sure, it's not a boutique hotel but IT IS CHEAP! My room was clean, the staff were sweet, in an old-fashioned-friendly way, and as a woman on her own i felt quite safe and happy to be here. Having said that, I would recommend getting out of Dunedin and heading for the Otago peninsula. Otago was probably my most favourite part of this area with its albatross, sea lions and penguins, Seeing all of this was a joyful experience. I would recommend staying in Portabello if you don't have a car because there is a shop there, a cafe and being central, it is quite easy to get around from here (there is a great walk to lovely Larnach Castle to where you can have a nice lunch).

  • Liked — the price!
  • Disliked — a little tired
  • Stayed March 2006, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 August 2005

We drove up to this hotel and asked to view a room to stay at for two nights. We were shown what is probably the nicest room in the hotel, with a king size bed. Rate was $99 per night for the room including cooked breakfast for the two.
This hotel is in a great location, easy walking distance to the centre of the town (and across the road from the Cadbury factory!). The rooms are above a pub and restaurant, and the hotel is full of character. Our room was an okay size, although the bathroom was very small. It was very clean, however.
We ate one night in the downstairs restaurant, which was not great. The service was slow and the food fairly average for the prices.
The hotel is on a busy road, and if you are a light sleeper it may be necessary to make use of the earplugs that were provided in the room.
At the price, this hotel is a great option for a budget traveller and we would certainly stay here again.

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Escondido, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2005

We spent one night at this hotel the first part of December and found it vastly overpriced for the condition of the room we were in - old carpet, old bathroom, wallpaper peeling off the walls, etc. The only thing going for it is the downtown location. We ended up moving to the Scenic Circle Hotel nearby at a much lesser rate.

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Property: The Law Courts Hotel
Address: Cnr Cumberland & Stuart Streets | P.O. Box 1074, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #49 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Law Courts Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Law Courts Hotel is your one stop destination for quality accommodation, friendly hospitality and truly exceptional food, all at an affordable price and within walking distance of the many attractions downtown district of Dunedin. Whether you are a vacationer, businessman or a frequent visitor to Dunedin looking for a hotel with character and charm, our accommodations are unmatched for location, value and convenient proximity to the heart of Dunedin City. ... more   less 
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