4.9 out of 5

"Clean, warm, quiet. Good setup. Would definitely stay there again. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 19 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Aurora On George you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Otago Museum and University of Otago. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant and free self parking.

All 26 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy DVD players, coffee/tea makers and free newspapers. Fridges and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Additionally, free local calls, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards are available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and childcare. Added amenities include a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 4.5-star Dunedin motel include Olveston and St. Paul's Cathedral.

Executive Studio, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$141 per night

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 39 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 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 (34) Couples (2) Business (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Extremely clean and awesome hosts! Will definitely be back.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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20 Apr. 2019 by Adrienne and Chris

Fantastic! We are pleased that you liked our property and our service. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5
Lovely studio room, exactly as we paid for. Helpful staff, good location. One wee quibble, notice said to hang towels up if we were happy not to have them changed, which we did. But they wrte still changed. Totally unnecessary for only 2 days!

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2019

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20 Apr. 2019 by Adrienne and Chris

Thanks for your feedback. And thank you also for noting that the housekeepers changed your toweling even though it was hung up. I'm not sure why they did, but we like to be as energy efficient as we can so it will be something we look towards as we finetune our training of staff. We have just taken over the running of the motel, so we are looking at this sort of feedback to help us. Once, again thanks you for your feedback. I is much appreciated. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Mar. 2019

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20 Apr. 2019 by Adrienne and Chris

Fantastic. We are pleased that your experience was a positive one. We hope to see you or your family and friends in the future. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Mar. 2019

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20 Apr. 2019 by Adrienne and Chris

Fantastic. We are pleased you had a positive experience at our motel. Hopefully we will see you, your family and friends in the future. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5
It was convenient, overall excellent place to stay

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2019

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20 Mar. 2019 by Andy

Thanks for taking the time to post a great score.

5 out of 5
Beautifully comfortable Hotel, close the University and a local dairy. Room was serviced every day, with the nicest cutlery, China and glassware one could wish for. Although it was chilly outside the underfloor heating was a touch of undeniable luxury and the oh so comfy bed made it hard to get up each morning. It was the best place to stay in Dunedin.

Posted by on 15 Dec. 2018

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19 Dec. 2018 by Andy

Thanks for the amazing feedback. Our Luxury Studios are well appointed and are the best choice for staying and relaxing a few days.

5 out of 5
I was surprised at how great the rooms were. Bath robes, shampoo and conditioner- more hotel than motel. A rally lovely place to stay

Posted by , from Auckland on 25 Nov. 2018

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3 Jan. 2019 by Andy

Hi. Thanks for your great feedback. We have added a few special touches to make guests' stay just that little bit more special.

5 out of 5
What a lovely place to stay. Everything was new and modern and the lift to go up one floor meant no dragging suitcases upstairs! Beautiful decor, enormous bathroom. Clean, quiet and so close to the city.

Posted by , from NSW Australia on 2 Nov. 2018

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7 Nov. 2018 by Andy

Thank you very much for your glowing review. While the lift has one floor to access it makes a huge difference to getting around the motel, and offers a fantastic view of the garden too.

5 out of 5
Such a comfy bed, great location and fantastic staff!

Posted by on 15 Sep. 2018

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20 Sep. 2018 by Andy

Fanastic feedback thanks. We have invested in some great beds and bedding.

4 out of 5
Comfortable, modern and clean. Great option for business travel.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 12 Sep. 2018

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20 Sep. 2018 by Andy

Thanks for your feedback. We are set up with corporate travelers in mind, great rates too.

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Aurora On George also features tour or ticket assistance, a garden, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. 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
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Corner/local shop
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • 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 km / 18.6 mi)
  • Train station: Dunedin Railway Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aurora On George offers 26 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and free newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating

Food & Drink

Aurora On George has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

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.

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.

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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed) or rollaway bed. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 are 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Cash or credit card deposit required

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

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

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Free WiFi in public areas has a 6-device limit.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 4 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

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