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“Pleasant Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Garden Motel

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Garden Motel
Ranked #43 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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“Pleasant Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Stayed in a one bedroom unit while down for my son's graduation. Small unit for a one bedroom, but it was lovely and clean and well stocked. Situated at the north end of George Street, noise wasn't a problem although the motel is surrounded by student flats. Owner very accommodating and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Thanks for your review. We pride ourselves on clean and tidy units and are pleased that you found your unit up to our standard. We hope you will stay with us when next you are in dunedin
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rotterdam
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed at the Garden Motell for 2 nights and it was a very nice stay and definately good value for money.
We were recieved warmly at arrival and got a room in the corner of the motel. Entering the room, there first was the kitchen which had everything you need. The motel has a policy of not allowing people to cook food which is filled with spice of fish due to the smell so keep that in mind. Keep the door open when cooking if the weather allows it so everything will air through.
The bathroom has a toilet and small but good shower.
The bedroom had a nice size bed with a harder matress which we loved.
The decor is a bit dated, but that's something you can love. You can eat your breakfast, lunch or diner at a small table which is situated in the bedroom.
The room was quiet which is a very good plus.
A laundry room is located in the motel in a seperate room where you can wash and dry your clothes for a small price.

The motel is about a 20 minute walk from Dunedin centre. There is a busstop nearby which you can use if you want.
There are lots of restaurants nearby. The big supermarket is in the centre, so if you are walking, plan what you want to buy or grab your car.Because we made our diner in the motel I can't give you any tip but when looking inside and seeing people eating, happy faces were there so I'm sure you can eat very good nearby the hotel. Otherwise, there are lots of places in and around the centre.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ucchan82
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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Thank you for your review. we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back when next you are in Dunedin
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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

We stayed 2 nights. On the first night, we discovered the light in the bathroom was not working and we had to change room but the staff was very apologetic and helpful.
The rooms are value for money. It offers free newspaper, wifi and milk and the room rate is very affordable.
Both the rooms are very clean and well-kept. The negative is that the bathroom is very small for the second room we occupied.
Recommended if you are looking for value.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank zippee
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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Hi we are pleased you found our motel value for meney. We hope to see you back in Dunedin again soon.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

Nice clean and tidy motel, allows pets to stay which is fantastic. Rooms not at all smelly from pets staying. Hosts very flexible and friendly, let us extend our stay without any issue.

Good size units, quiet location, nothing was a problem for the hosts, even gave us a free paper in the morning.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jafajafa
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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you found our motel comfortable and our staff friendly. We hope to welcome you to our motel next time you need accommodation in Dunedin
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Units were very clean. Cosy and good value. The room had a king size and single bed in the room. The bed was very comfortable :)
Owners are very friendly and helpful.
There is a BBQ available for usage.
Our small dog was also allowed to stay.
We had a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Kathryn M
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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thanks so much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that you will book one of our units next time you need accommodation in Dunedin.
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Westport, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

My daughter and I (and small dog) stayed here for 2 nights on our way to Queenstown then stayed 1 more night on the way back home to Westport. Every thing was perfect , immaculately clean and well presented. Rooms are cozy, very warm and have well equipped kitchens. Also the prices are very reasonable compared to other motels of lesser quality. We would definitely stay again if we are lucky enough to go back to Dunedin.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank journeyman02
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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness so are very happy that you found it a perfect place to stay. We hope to welcome you back when next you are in Dunedin.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

We were happy with our choice to stay here for one night at the end of March. We found the staff friendly and helpful and the unit had everything we needed. We had originally booked a small studio, but as the booking site stated 'double bed', we checked on arrival, but no problem - all the main beds were 'queen' size. The size of the small studio was fine for a short stay, but we decided to upgrade to a one-bedroom unit, and we were pleased to have the extra space when our university student son joined us for dinner. We will definitely stay here on our next visit to Dunedin. Also, when we left an important item behind, they were extremely helpful in getting it back to us!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Garden Motel
Address: 958 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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Ranked #43 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Garden Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for somewhere to stay that is affordable, well-appointed, close to the city, comfortable and clean? No matter what the purpose of your visit to Dunedin, whether it's a "home away from home" you want, or you just want to "get away from home," you need look no further than our motel. We have 16 non-smoking units ranging from small studios to 2-bedroom units (including 2 wheelchair access units). ... more   less 
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