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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful experience. So welcoming even from first phone call to make reservation.Room was perfect! Attention to detail so nothing was missing. Very clean,handy location. Great hosts and best of all dog friendly.My pooch and I and the best experience here. Would strongly recommend and my first choice when I'm in Dunedin.

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We try really hard to maintain a high standard of cleanliness in our units and I have endevoured to have enough crockery and utensils in each unit so that our guests are able to cook full meals. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a traditional Kiwi hotel with a proper kitchen and TV mounted high up a wall. They've done it up and they haven't done a bad job. New furniture would be a good idea though. The proprietor was friendly, car parking was good, heating was good. A perfectly adequate place for an over-nighter in Dunedin.

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you found your unit comfy. We are in the process of replacing furniture in our units and the ones we have done are looking good. Hopefully you will stay with us when next you are in Dunedin.

Ashburton, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed last weekend at the Garden Motel Units. I have stayed here many times and it is my pick of Motels in Dunedin. The units are always clean and the staff are always relaxed and helpful. These are in the North Dunedin area and are a fair walk (15 - 20 mins) from the Otagon (if you don't want...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and found your unit clean. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our units and our staff work very hard to maintain a high standard. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Richmond, Australia
Reviewed 23 April 2016

This motel is easy to find. Also it is right on the bus route into the CBD, so we could leave our car back at the motel when we went shopping for the day. The motel wss comfortable, adequately furnished and enabled a good night's sleep. The car parks are right outside the motel door which was handy since it...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are please you found your unit comfortable. We are lucky to have a bus stop right outside the motel. We hope to welcome you back when next you are in Dunedin.

Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2016

as an older person this motel was to me the best,because easy access, with car at the door, but most of all a wet area shower,it took a lot of searching to find it as most motels? hotels etc in dunedin have showers over a bath, so if you want a walk in shower, this is the place for you,...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are lucky to have 3 access units with wet showers which are perfect for people who can't step into a bath. The bathrooms in these units are also bigger than the other units. We hope next time you come to Dunedin you will stay with us.

Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Here I spent one night only but I really enjoyed it. The owner is lovely (a friendly and funny lady who made herself over-available to whatever I needed), the room was nice, the city centre was very close (about 15' walk) and the lookout around is special, you have one of those hills with houses all the way round typical...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We try to help our guests where and when we can and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, the lookout is very special here in North Dunedin.

Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

This was our second stay with coral at the Garden motel, we had a number of rooms booked so family could travel for a birthday, Coral sorted everything out so we all had the best set up, she made great recommendations about places to visit, restaurants and local sites. The first time we visited we were looking to buy a...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Yvonne. We are really pleased that you found your stay with us a pleasant one and that you found our staff friendly and the unit clean. We try really hard to cater well for our guests and give them advice on places to go and things to see. We look forward to your next stay...

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as we were visiting the Cadbury factory the next day. We were met by the lovely Coral who showed us to our room. The room was clean and spacious. Yes it may be a bit dated but who cares when you are just needed a nice warm place to sleep. Coral went above and beyond ringing around...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We are pleased you found your visit a pleasant experience and that you enjoyed your meal. We try to help our guests with washing and advice to make their stay in Dunedin a memorable experience and hope that if you are back that you will choose to stay with us again.

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed for one night and took the cheapest room as we only really needed a bed and a shower. The owner was very welcoming and the central location on George St was handy - we enjoyed the walk into the Octagon a long day in the car. I think we got very adequate facilities for the price we paid....

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We pride ourselves on clean, tidy and warm units and we are pleased that you found the unit adequate. We are a 3 star so you are not charged excessive rates for the unit. We hope that if you need a bed in the future you will choose to stay with us.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel recently and it was good for a cheap single night's stay. The host Coral was good, friendly and very hospitable considering our circumstances. The only down sides are the rooms were cold, small, the beds were either very soft or rock hard. The bathroom/toilet was small and in a small note the toilet door does...

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Garden_Motel_Owners, Owner at Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I am surprised that your unit was cold as we have wall mounted or panel heaters in all the rooms and a spare fan heater in the cupboard in the bedroom. All you needed to do was come and ask and you would have been given another heater - there was no need to be cold....

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Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Garden Motel

Address: 958 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $107 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Garden Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“quiet, out of the hub of the city, close to gardens, the leith valley, northern exit of dunedin, perfect for people with disabillities”
 of 5 bubbles violetlilyinv8, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ground floors have easy and disabled access”
 of 5 bubbles PhillipK976, 17 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The owners give good local advice.”
 of 5 bubbles journeyman02, 15 Jul 2013 | Read review
“ask for one off the main road - it may be slightly more expensive”
 of 5 bubbles derek1313, 4 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Ask for discount price before booking if stay 2D”
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 of 5 bubbles 2011simon, 28 Apr 2011 | Read review
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