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4.3 out of 5

"Great plqce to stay! " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 13 Mar 2023

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Hotel Description

At Alcala Motel you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of University of Otago and Otago Museum. Highlights at this motel include a spa tub, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Other amenities include laundry facilities, free newspapers in the lobby, and tour/ticket assistance.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this North Dunedin motel include Dunedin Botanic Garden and Olveston.


Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$115* Per night/room 24 Mar. - 25 Mar.

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Apartment

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Alcala Motel ratings based on 42 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Alcala Motel

Everyone (21) Couples (9) Family (18)
5 out of 5
Great plqce to stay!

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2023

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4 out of 5
Very affordable, unique pr staff were friendly, accommodating & helpful

Posted by on 1 Feb. 2023

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5 out of 5
Easy access to all amenities in Dunedin

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2023

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4 out of 5
This place takes you back in time! We thought it was really cool! Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The spa pool was amazing. The down sides were the balcony upstairs didn’t have curtains which meant it too bright to stay asleep. Also, they are having work done which meant it was very noisy!

Posted by on 22 Dec. 2022

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3 out of 5
Very friendly and efficient staff. Didn't like lack of parking space and the inconvenience of repair work and paint smell.

Posted by on 24 Nov. 2022

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5 out of 5
Really enjoyed our stay. Spacious apartment that had everything we needed. Clean, the reception was helpful and the location was perfect👍👍

Posted by on 12 Nov. 2022

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5 out of 5
Really liked the spa bath. Comfortable bed

Posted by on 26 Oct. 2022

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5 out of 5
The owner is great

Posted by on 26 Sep. 2021

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5 out of 5
Great facility for what we needed for family of 5, good space to eat dinner, tv, would happily stay again

Posted by on 27 Mar. 2021

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4 out of 5
Very good overall but would have preferred not to have the shower over the shub, therefore a step up of probably 60-65cm to get into the shower.

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Nov. 2020 by Fiona

Thankyou for your comments and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We have a limited selection of rooms with shower only on request and subject to availability.

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business center on site. A spa tub, tour/ticket assistance, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the eco-friendly Alcala Motel.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: Dunedin Railway Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Alcala Motel offers 23 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations at this 3-star motel have kitchens with stovetops and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a spa tub.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Hotel Names

  • Econo Alcala
  • Econo Alcala Dunedin
  • Econo Lodge Alcala
  • Econo Lodge Alcala Dunedin
  • Alcala Motel Dunedin
  • Alcala Motel
  • Alcala Dunedin
  • Alcala Motel Motel
  • Alcala Motel Dunedin
  • Alcala Motel Motel Dunedin

Awards & Affiliations

  • Qualmark

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 3 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.