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Sahara Guesthouse & Motels
Sahara Guesthouse & Motels
Sahara Guesthouse & Motels
Sahara Guesthouse & Motels
Sahara Guesthouse & Motels
Sahara Guesthouse & Motels
Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

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8.2

Excellent

811 reviews

811 reviews

Housekeeping8
Shops2
Car Park1
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Otago Museum 270 m
Knox Church 440 m
Olveston Historic Home 580 m
Speight's Brewery 1.6 km
Baldwin Street 2.5 km
Tunnel Beach 7.4 km
Larnach Castle & Gardens 9.2 km
The Royal Albatross Centre 19.5 km
Otago Peninsula 19.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Scribes 170 m
Dunedin North Medical Centre 200 m
University Book Shop 260 m
Otago Museum 270 m
The Dental Walrus 270 m
Albany St Pharmacy 270 m
Community Support Medical Centre 320 m
Knox Dental 330 m
Captain Cook 330 m
Union Lawn 330 m

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

619 George Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the North Dunedin part of Dunedin, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Otago Peninsula. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

270 meters to Otago Museum

Front desk [24-hour]

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Daily cleaning

Ticket services

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Kitchen

Value for money8.1
Distance to city center1 Km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport24.8 km

Rooms available at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Basic One-Bedroom Apartment with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Basic Family Apartment with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Quadruple Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Family Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Check-in is from 01:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sahara Guesthouse & Motels has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Dunedin with private transportation, the motel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 9 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

What is the smoking policy at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels’s neighborhood is North Dunedin which includes popular restaurants such as The Good Earth Cafe, Lone Star Cafe & Bar and Everyday Gourmet.

What popular shopping places are close to Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Shopping options in Sahara Guesthouse & Motels’s North Dunedin neighborhood include Stadium Market.

What are popular attractions near Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels’s location in the North Dunedin neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Otago Museum, Olveston Historic Home and Knox Church.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels’s nearby natural sights include Signal Hill, The Royal Oak and Leith Valley Touring Park located in the same North Dunedin area.

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What people love about Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Incredibly clean and well appointed accommodation."

    Bill

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    June 6, 2021

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "It is in a great location, great staff"

    qianfeng

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    April 3, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "This time I was in a Delux studio, which was extremely comfortable and has Sky TV including movies and a well equipped kitchen."

    Trevor

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    October 27, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 150 Dunedin properties
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Room comfort score
8/10
Location score
8.7/10
Value for money score
8.1/10
Service score
8.5/10
Better than
85
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
78
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
77
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
77
%
of Dunedin properties
Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
811 reviews
Cleanliness
7.7
Facilities
7.2
Location
8.7
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More about Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

More about Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

Enjoy Dunedin day or night with a stay at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels.
Sahara Guesthouse & Motels provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Exploring Dunedin is made even more convenient with the car hire services available at the motel. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the motel's free parking, right on-site.
The motel provides front desk services such as concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the motel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the motel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels.
Never let a day go wasted when you're at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels with all the activities and facilities provided. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

One doesn't need to look far as the motel enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. Engage in the city's best art at Otago Museum located 260 m away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Larnach Castle & Gardens located 9.2 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Dunedin.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 92% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 96% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 84% of other accommodations in Dunedin.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.2

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Garden
  • Horseback riding
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
Location
619 George Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports

  • Dunedin International Airport (DUD)
    24.8 km
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
    160.9 km

Public transportation

  • Dunedin Railway Station
    1.3 km
  • Dunedin Railways
    1.3 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Dunedin North Medical Centre
    200 m

Shopping

  • Otago Farmers Market
    910 m

Convenience store

  • Rob Roy Dairy
    290 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    230 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Otago Museum
    270 m
  • Knox Church
    440 m
  • Olveston Historic Home
    580 m
  • Speight's Brewery
    1.6 km
  • Baldwin Street
    2.5 km
  • Tunnel Beach
    7.4 km
  • Larnach Castle & Gardens
    9.2 km
  • The Royal Albatross Centre
    19.5 km
  • Otago Peninsula
    19.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Scribes
    170 m
  • Dunedin North Medical Centre
    200 m
  • University Book Shop
    260 m
  • Otago Museum
    270 m
  • The Dental Walrus
    270 m
  • Albany St Pharmacy
    270 m
  • Community Support Medical Centre
    320 m
  • Knox Dental
    330 m
  • Captain Cook
    330 m
  • Union Lawn
    330 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from13:30
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out from19:30
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)35

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)9 NZD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 NZD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 28

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 NZD

Reviews of Sahara Guesthouse & Motels from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.0
/
10
Cleanliness7.7
Facilities7.2
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.5
Value for money8.1
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (9)
8-9 Excellent (20)
7-8 Very Good (12)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
Time of the year
Mar - May (10)
Jun - Aug (13)
Sep - Nov (10)
Dec - Feb (17)
All guests (97)
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9.6
Exceptional
Harlina from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in February 2017

Sanctuary away from home”

I was delighted to stay in Sahara Motel studio room during my recent first visit to Dunedin. Comfortable spacious room, friendly staff (esp Bryan) & just a walking distance to Univ of Otago. Check-in & out was a complete breeze.

Reviewed March 11, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Trevor from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

Good things happening here!”

I've stayed at the Sahara a few times over the years. Usually with friends, this time solo. It's a great location, walkable to town, yet has on-site parking which makes it easier for trips further away. New owners this year who have been doing a major overhaul during Covid. Big changes within the guesthouse already and breakfast is back. The tell me the motel rooms at the back are next. Whilst tired, they have always been comfortable. This time I was in a Delux studio, which was extremely comfortable and has Sky TV including movies and a well equipped kitchen. (Microwave and two plate hob for cooking). Future plans include another space that will be suitable for a group of up to 8 they tell me, so keep an eye out for that. The new owners are very friendly and welcoming and I wish them every success. I will certainly be back again!

Reviewed October 28, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Anthony from New Zealand
Group
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Great place to stay”

Ok it's not the newest place in Dunedin. But you get no complaints from us. If you want some where central, close to restaurants, easy to drive to the peninsular, and a short walk to town this is it. Helpful staff, clean rooms which are a bit dated, we thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay. Would be my first port of call next time in Dunedin. Value for money here.

Reviewed February 27, 2018

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7.2
Very good
SER from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Disappointed Guest”

I only have one day stay in Dunedin. i arrived at 1230. Sahara is quite far from the bus station. so they should consider picking up guest from the bus station. They should also be able to organize trip to places of interest. I had to request for a heater in my room as it was cold. It should be provided without me asking for it.

Reviewed August 30, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
JIA from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Nice motel”

This motel is old building but very well maintain. I love the interior design. The facilities was fantastic. They provide free coffee, tea and chocolate drink. Would recommend this motel.

Reviewed November 18, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Lanni from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Nice Room ”

1. Location : Near town centre. 2km to Railway Station and Octagon. 800m from University Of Ottago. 2. Food : NO Halal restaurant around this hotel. 3. Shopping : Many souvenir shops in Octagon area. 2km from the hotel. 4. Facilities : Internet was ok in the room. Soap, tv, closet and towel provided . Room and sheet were clean. Bathroom near the room. Free parking in hotel area. 5. Staff : Helpful. 6. Value for money : For RM 151.05 per night is worth the money.

Reviewed February 13, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
kevin from New Zealand
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Excellent”

Room had a smell of tobacco and hard to air out without leaving fire escape open. However I booked on the week after labour weekend by accident. Realized the week befofe Labour weekend and they still managed to fit me in at the same price.

Reviewed October 30, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
leanne from New Zealand
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

fantastic accommodation”

location cleanliness great staff

had awesome stay at sahara

Reviewed February 09, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
ROMA from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

Weekend Stayers only in motel ”

Location, availability, walking distance to town & Stadium

Very comfortable but maybe they could look at updating TV to flat screen - at least 32 inch We did not use food/dining at the motel but had to fill that one in

Reviewed February 27, 2015

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8.4
Excellent
RAJESH from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Excellent”

motel condition is poor, old and fragile

Reviewed January 04, 2020

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6.8
Good
Ludwig from Sweden
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Aging but with a sligh charm”

Stayed for a single night, the room I got was quite large, for the price its a mixed bag, the carpets look dreadfully old, it didnt look dirty, there was a glass that was bit dirty, but the bedding looked and smelled fresh, the staff were friendly in accomodating a late arrival. There are better places to stay in the vicinity for the sam pricing unfortunately.

Reviewed July 11, 2018

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7.0
Very good
Michael from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

Reasonable Motel But Not 4-Star”

Location, electric stove, reasonable room

I opined 4-star is over-rated for this motel. But nonetheless, reasonably comfortable for a one-night stay.

Reviewed June 29, 2015

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8.8
Excellent
George from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Great location”

It was a nice tidy place, friendly staff, my room was a bit retro could do with some upgrades (atleast a flat screen tv) but over all I liked it

Reviewed July 22, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Krystle from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

awesome location, bed need replacing”

This location is perfect for Forsyth Barr stadium, the rooms were clean and tidy, however the bed was uncomfortable in places and probably need to be replaced.

Reviewed April 02, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Jimmy from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Good good value for money and would stay again”

Very good valude for money, all facilities provided, clean, spacious and quiet. warm, welcoming. It has such a good location to go to restaurant, cafe, and shopping mall by walking. Free laundry (so might be long line to do yours). Everything was great.

Reviewed April 15, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
YIYANG from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Nice value single room”

Very close to city centre. The best is almost unlimited free wifi. There are plenty parkings around.

Reviewed December 30, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
scott from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Watch the Rugby and walk home”

I'll stay again, next time in the studio flat as the old building is lovely, but creeks a lot. I mean a lot. Still, nice to have sheets, towel, soap and all the amenities right there. WiFi is great and I even had a coffee before catching the Shuttle. Great

Reviewed March 08, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Hsueh-Chen from Taiwan
Group
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Friendly and lovely place”

The staff is friendly and helpful Location is near to town Facilities not new but clean and tidy (that’s really important to me ) Very good value for money It’s better than I expected Will recommend to friends 👍

Reviewed October 01, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Gillian from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Exceptional”

Excellent in everything, we couldn't fault it. Historic charm throughout.

Reviewed March 16, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Andrew from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Really good value for Dunedin. ”

Owner was very helpful and genuinely sought to offer the best possible advice and value. Stayed in 3 different accommodation options, all were good, the studio being superb.

Reviewed February 16, 2020

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