4.4 out of 5

"Great facilities. Awesome helpful and friendly owner. Bus stop out front. Enjoyed my stay here. Will stay again soon. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 13 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

At Garden Motel you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Dunedin Botanic Garden and Otago Museum. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy TVs with satellite channels, and all 16 rooms feature coffee/tea makers, free newspapers and hairdryers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges, microwaves and hobs. Irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are also available.

This pet-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecues and dry cleaning/laundry services. Other amenities include laundry facilities, free newspapers in the lobby and tour/ticket assistance. Continental breakfast is available. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 3-star Dunedin motel include Olveston and University of Otago.

Small Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$107 per night

Large Studio (Wheel Chair Access)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

One Bedroom Unit (Wheel Chair Access)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

One Bedroom Unit

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Large Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Garden Motel ratings based on 65 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 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 Garden Motel

Everyone (36) Couples (16) Family (14)
5 out of 5
Perfect for me for the weekend, great size and quiet. Handy to everything I needed

Posted by on 10 Jun. 2019

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12 Jun. 2019 by John

Thank you for your review of our motel and for choosing us to stay.

4 out of 5
Clean &tidy Could do with a bit if a spruce up. Good value though.

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2019

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4 May 2019 by John

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are glad you found our place good value. We are currently working our way (slowly) through the rooms and doing some work on them. Being an older motel we hope to make up for this with our cleanliness. Regards John & Bonnie

4 out of 5
Clean and tidy. Room s bit small. Room serviced every day.

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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24 Apr. 2019 by John

Thank you for staying with us and for your review of our motel. Regards John

4 out of 5
Great location, great parking, great service, accomodation a little dated but it was very clean and had a pleasant stay. No aircon

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2019

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11 Mar. 2019 by John

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you had a pleasant stay with us. Regards John

4 out of 5
Great place to stay nice and clean. Good room configuration for a group of single guys staying for an event l. Friendly people. Good location. Will definitely stay again.

Posted by on 13 Dec. 2018

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16 Dec. 2018 by John

Thank you for your review and for choosing Garden Motel to stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future

5 out of 5

Nice cosy motel.

Great facilities. Awesome helpful and friendly owner. Bus stop out front. Enjoyed my stay here. Will stay again soon.

Posted by , from Hamilton on 13 Mar. 2018

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18 Mar. 2018 by John

Thank you for booking and staying with us, we are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again.

4 out of 5
all good close to town center, quite at night . Car park is tight for space, bring a small car

Posted by on 28 Feb. 2018

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1 Mar. 2018 by John

Thank you for your review. we are glad you found most thing to your satisfaction and hope to see you again.

4 out of 5

Pets

Location: Handy to Dunedin Hospital and some good eating places, and shops
Great pet friendly atmosphere, Baxter my dog had a good time too.

Posted by , from Hanmer Springs on 16 Sep. 2017

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27 Oct. 2017 by John & Bonnie

Hello Sandy Thank you for your review.

5 out of 5

Great

Always stay here when I am in Dunedin. GreT place to stay

Posted by , from nz on 25 Jun. 2017

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30 Jun. 2017 by John & Bonnie

Hi Kathie, Thank you for your review and look forward to seeing you again.

3 out of 5

Good for one night

Location: Location fine getting into Dunedin just on dark. Easy drive into town and good map available to get us where we wanted to go.
Very cold but great staff attention to getting our unit warm. Unusual layout - not much room for just sitting to watch telly unless sitting on the bed. Good facilities though. Wouldn't want to stay more then one night though.

Posted by , from NZ on 22 Jun. 2017

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30 Jun. 2017 by John & Bonnie

Hi Barb, Thank you for your review. We do like to put the heaters on for our incoming guests, especially during the cold winter months we have down here. The unit you were in is one of our small units and we do suggest that if people stay more than one night they go into one of our larger studios or one bedroom units. We are glad you found our facilities good and look forward to seeing you again.

Property Features

Garden Motel offers its guests tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Public spaces have free WiFi. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Garden Motel also features laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Self parking is free. This 3-star Dunedin motel is smoke free.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) (30.6 km / 19 mi)
  • Train station: Dunedin Railway Station (2.3 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Garden Motel offers 16 forms of accommodation with free newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Dunedin motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Premium satellite televisions are provided. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy continental breakfast for a fee.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Guests who wish to book breakfast are encouraged to contact the property by 8 PM to pre-book it. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transport is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • Pets: NZD 5 per pet, per stay
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

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 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.

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 7 and NZD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: NZD 5 per pet, per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Garden Motel Dunedin
  • Garden Motel

You should know

  • Garden Motel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).