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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great central Dunedin location( can walk into the octagon and so close to loads of places to eat) except didn't have own shower in room just bath. Nice hospitality though and friendly staff had no issues

Thank greerlaura
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the newer apartments just for the one night on match day, AB's v Wales. Lovely apartment, clean and warm, great friendly service and a reasonable cost just for the one night. Just wanna say thanks Sahara for not ripping us off, as so many do when there's a match on and high demand!!! 😃😃😃

Thank Ruth G
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

Two types of rooms, the new apartments are nice I have stayed there before but the old motel units at the back are dark and dirty also damp this visit was terrrible The reception where unhelpful . I asked if I could move to the new rooms at the front but they were full ,the next day I asked again... More 

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

The Sahara is close to the centre, has lovely hospitality, and a choice of motel or guesthouse. We stayed in the guesthouse on the first floor. The building is old (looks great from the outside) and while the decor is a bit old fashioned, the beds were comfortable, extra pillows were available, and it was very quiet. Shared bathrooms and... More 

Thank wiredsteve
Lismore, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

I was arriving in the wee small hours on a flight from Brisbane, the hotel upgraded me to a self-contained apartment at the rear so I could access the room more easily. The next morning I was up at 6am and on the road to attend a sporting event, so I was not able to check-in formally until about 7pm... More 

Thank Livewireshock
Porirua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

We chose the Sahara for its North Dunedin location, just 5-10 or so from Dunedin's Northern Motorway (for a quick start next day). We had booked a family motel unit and whilst clean and comfortable, looked like it was past its Use By date. Not a great view or aspect outside either. The owner was very helpful.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

The Sahara is a great option for Dunedin. It's close to everything, has lovely Kiwi hospitality, and a range of room options from motel to guesthouse. I stayed in the guesthouse. The building is old and the decor a tad dated but it was a delight. My room was upstairs, close to the shared bathrooms (I never had to wait)... More 

Thank Lily W
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

We needed a place to crash for 2 nights while we celebrated a daughter's graduation. Sahara is in an excellent location for walking around Dunedin, especially for a graduate event. We were in a room that opened directly to the reception hall, which I expected to be noisy, and it wasn't, despite the "No Vacancy" sign on the door. As... More 

Thank greatkiwipoet
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

I loved this place! Nothing was too much trouble for the owner and being greeted by the gorgeous Labrador was a great start to our stay. :) Shared bathroom facilities but close by to our first floor room. I love the older furniture and décor, so this made me smile. If you want fancy and new, I suggest the actual... More 

Thank peripatetic_life
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 17 November 2015

the room was very outdated in serious need of an upgrade. I stayed there in mid November so not exactly cold but due to the age/insulation of the building the only form of heating, an old heatpump, struggled to heat the room. Pricing was reasonably expensive for the standard of accommodation. I have stayed in numerous accommodation in Dunedin but... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel

Address: 619 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $74 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“The stairs are quite wide and easy to navigate to the first floor even with suitcases.”
 of 5 bubbles peripatetic_life, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Plenty of options - I had a twin for my son and I and it was well set up.”
 of 5 bubbles KeithGregory, 24 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If staying in the Villa, may prefer upstairs as our room was next to the stairs and reception therefore all noise heard!”
 of 5 bubbles JoG202, 9 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The new block - rooms 31 to 38 are the best”
 of 5 bubbles Masendekat, 23 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Better choose the motel units, they are self contain, modern and more comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Selina7155, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
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