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4.8 out of 5

"High quality accommodation, excellent facilities and outstanding, helpful service. Its location is positioned close to the central city and is in exce ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 28 Feb 2021

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Hotel Description

Aurora On George puts you in the heart of Dunedin, within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like University of Otago and The Octagon.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 26 rooms feature DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and slippers, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Free local calls, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and childcare. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a grocery/convenience store, and dry cleaning/laundry services. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 4.5-star Dunedin motel, attractions include Forsyth Barr Stadium and Brighton Beach.

Executive Studio, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$142* Per night/room 25 Apr. - 26 Apr.

Premier Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Signature Executive Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Aurora On George ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aurora On George

Everyone (41) Business (1) Couples (14) Family (15)
5 out of 5
High quality accommodation, excellent facilities and outstanding, helpful service. Its location is positioned close to the central city and is in excellent condition. Highly recommended. Will definitely say here again in the future.

Posted by on 28 Feb. 2021

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28 Feb. 2021 by Adrienne and Chris

Thank you so much. In a economic climate, when bookings come and go in the blink of a Covid-19 Alert level change, we appreciate that when guests do stay, that they enjoy it. We would love to see you again! Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

4 out of 5
Friendly customer focused staff - great welcome with a cool induction like process - escorted to our room and shown its features and told of the amenities. FRESH mild. Peaceful setting with bush and plant covered courtyard in city! Health & wellbeing focus with some inhouse sessions available and access free to a gym. Nice and handy with restaurant on site and grocery 30 metres away

Posted by on 27 Feb. 2021

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28 Feb. 2021 by Adrienne and Chris

You certainly have outlined many of the things that value. Indeed the Acronym we use is SHH - SECRET! This stands for : Safe, healthy hospitality -Service, efficiency, communication, respect, excellence and teamwork! We love it when you, as our guests notice aspects of this. We would love you to stay again. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5
Great place to stay. Handy to where we were going.

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2021

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28 Feb. 2021 by Adrienne and Chris

Seems you loved our location! Being close to the city, the university, the hospital and the stadium has its benefits - certainly something we appreciate too. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We would love to see you again. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

3 out of 5
We loved everything about this property except how dark the room was. It felt like we were in a cave. Please don’t get me wrong I would definitely stay there again I would just ask for a lighter room & check it before I move in!!

Posted by on 22 Feb. 2021

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28 Feb. 2021 by Adrienne and Chris

Goodness, a cave. Our downstairs rooms open up on to the garden which does mean that the room is darker on entry but the lighting in the room itself is fantastic. The downstairs Executive Studio rooms also are cooler in summer, which many guests appreciate; although those wanting air conditioning will appreciate the Luxury Studios which are on the upper level and are wonderfully spacious and open. Next time, ask for a Signature Executive Studio which is upstairs and allows in more light. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us during these difficult times in the Covid-19 era. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5
Bedroom was presented immaculately. Very comfortable. Very professional. I felt like royalty lol. The customer service was absolutely fantastic. Would highly recommend to all. Being my first time in Dunedin, the experience was amazing. Beautiful city that all kiwis should visit

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2021

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18 Feb. 2021 by Adrienne and Chris

We are so pleased that, for your first visit to Dunedin, you had the best experience. We this city (and our motel too of course) is pretty special. We can't for feedback any better than this. Thank you so much. Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5
lovely hotel friendly staff clean quite happy to come stay again

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2021

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27 Jan. 2021 by Adrienne and Chris

Thank you for your kind words. We would love to be able to look after you again in the future. Regards, Chris & Adrienne Roy

5 out of 5
The Aurora on George Street is a lovely place to stay. A modern, well situated hotel, clean and comfortable with a luxurious feel. Special touches like homemade biscuits on the table and outstanding housekeeping make it a wonderful place to stay.

Posted by , from Auckland, New Zealand on 22 Jan. 2021

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27 Jan. 2021 by Adrienne and Chris

Thank you for reviewing your experience with us at Aurora on George. In these difficult times in the accommodation industry, we appreciate when guests book with us and then notice what we do to make a stay special. Do come back again.... we would love to see you again Olivia. Regards, Adrienne, Chris and the team at Aurora on George

5 out of 5
Highly recommend this property. Beautiful furnishings and very clean. Great to see a property which provides personal consumables such as shampoo, body wash etc without the need for single use plastic bottles. Would definitely stay again and have no hesitation in recommending.

Posted by on 11 Jan. 2021

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14 Jan. 2021 by Adrienne and Chris

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate it when guests notice the little things we do to ensure our guests are comfortable and also where we are looking after our environment. We look forward to seeing you, your friends, colleagues and friends in the future. All the best for 2021. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Rot

5 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2020

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14 Jan. 2021 by Adrienne and Chris

5/5!! Thank you so much for your rating Sarah. As we move into this new year, we look to ensuring our guests are provided with accommodation, amenities and service that is value for money.See you again soon? Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5
The staff were friendly and welcoming. The room was clean and modern facilities. Location very good. Highrecommend def

Posted by , from Christchurch on 12 Dec. 2020

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14 Jan. 2021 by Adrienne and Chris

So pleased that you liked our property, your room and our service. We would love to see you, your friends. colleagues and family too! All the best for 2021. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

Property Features

As a guest of Aurora On George, you'll find tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Aurora On George also features laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a grocery/convenience store. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Aurora On George was completed in March 2016. This 4.5-star Dunedin motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 26 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) (30.1 km / 18.7 mi)
  • Train station: Dunedin Railway Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aurora On George offers 26 accommodations with DVD players and complimentary newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. 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.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Wheelchair accessible

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 30 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

A cash deposit or credit 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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a security system 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. Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not 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 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

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 30 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aurora George Motel Dunedin
  • Aurora George Motel
  • Aurora George Dunedin
  • Aurora On George Motel
  • Aurora On George Dunedin
  • Aurora On George Motel Dunedin

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Free WiFi in public areas has a 8-device limit.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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