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Esplanade Motel & Apartments
Ranked #22 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 October 2011

I stayed with 2 others for 2 days here for the rugby, and it was superb. The couple who run the motel were very nice and helpful. We got a sea view room and the view was spectacular. Room was spacious and very clean. Restaurant and pub around the corner, what more could you ask for. There is a great walk along the promenade and there is a mini Bray head, which also has a lovely cliff walk within 5 mins. Its a bit away from the town centre but the taxis are plentiful and the bus stops outside the door. Will definitely be back in the future.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room, beside the restaurant on the second floor
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank thomur
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Want an affordable, clean and well located accommodation idea in Dunedin? Look no further, friendly staff, great restaurants within stones throw and a beautiful view along the coast. Definitely give bit a look!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank Jasfirenz
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

Very happy with our stay here. We stayed in the old house which has no views, which didn't matter at all because the three kids were happy playing in the lounge room in the morning or having a hot spa just metres away. Most of our trip we spent exploring Dunedin or shopping in town so filling in the hour between breakfast and getting ready to go out was easy here. The bus stop is literally outside the building on one side and the beach on the other. A great little playground at St. Clair just a minute around the corner kept my kids (10,8 and 5) happy too. It is a great location and only a short trip into Dunedin on the bus. The rooms were serviced daily with kitchen and bathroom cleaned and fresh towels. Eateries also just around the corner and the Swell restaurant next door allows charge back to the room. Too easy!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Ausfan J
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

We (2 adults & 10 girls) stayed in two of the apartments in the brick house. The venue was excellent right on the beach front. The service and facilities were great. It was warm with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and plenty of space to spread out. We all had a great time. Thanks

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Anna R
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

Don't be fooled by the exterior. Open the door to modern decor and unbelievable views. Got to go there!

Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
Thank Tim P
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

We really enjoyed the warm comfort and cleanliness of our studio apartment. It was situated in an idyllic location beside an attractive beach promenade with excellent cafes/restaurants within only a few metres walking distance. It provided a great base for our visit to Dunedin. Friendly & considerate host.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Marque01
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

We stayed in one of the two bedroomed apartments - 205. When we arrived it was obvious the room had been empty for a while as it was arctic chilly and took literally hours to warm up. However once it did (the next day!!) the room retained the heat.

Don't believe the website of this establishment - their spa is a run down outside spa that wouldn't have been cleaned in months, we couldn't find the sauna or the gym but considering the rather dismal upkeep of the rest of the establishment I wouldn't think they would be too flash.

There is nothing wrong with this place however the kitchen and bathroom are quite old and in need of a renovation. It is also expensive for what it is.

The owners however are on a good wicket and they know it due to the lack of apartment style accommodation in Dunedin.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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3  Thank mrscrispy2
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Additional Information about Esplanade Motel & Apartments

Address: 14 Esplanade | Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#13 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#16 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range: £96 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Motel & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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