Garden Motel

958 George Street9016DunedinNew Zealand
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About Garden Motel

Located at the northern end of Dunedin’s famous George Street, Garden Motel is around two kilometres from the Octagon and the heart of the city and has rooms that can accommodate up to six guests.

Units range from studio suites to two bedroom options, all featuring TVs with satellite channels and an en-suite bathroom. All offer kitchenette facilities, whilst larger apartments contain separate living room areas with sofas included.

Free Wi-Fi is provided across the property and staff can provide assistance with tour bookings and information for the local area. The motel has rooms with wheelchair access and is pet friendly.

A continental style breakfast can be arranged by the motel and delivered to the rooms. Additionally, the rooms are equipped with fridges, microwaves, toasters and kettles, plus a dining table, so guests can prepare simple meals.

The University of Otago campus is just over one kilometre from the Garden Motel, whilst Dunedin Botanic Garden is located within ten minutes walking distance.


958 George Street, 9016, Dunedin, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)4778251 | Fax: +64(3)4779803 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent customer service

Consistent praise is given to the staff of this motel for the excellent customer service they are said to provide. Reviews describe the staff as very friendly and welcoming, plus suggest that they are helpful with queries and issues which arise. These aspects are appreciated and felt to boost the inviting atmosphere of the property.

Good cleanliness standards

Reviews suggest that the accommodation is kept in a clean and tidy state. Guests appreciate checking into hygienic rooms and suggest that there is regular housekeeping available whenever needed. This reassures guests of the property's overall standards and makes for a stress-free stay.

Pet friendly environment

Guests enjoy the pet-friendly nature of this property, stating that they feel welcome when travelling with their pets. Reviews also mention that the staff provide assistance with necessary equipment and amenities to make the rooms comfortable for the pets and their owners.

Negative Reviews

Small units

Reviewers state that certain categories of accommodation are quite small and lacking in extra space. Particular criticism is given to the studio apartments, which guests feel are not large enough for two people to comfortably relax. Additionally, the bedrooms in the larger units are criticised for their small size.

Rating Overview

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8.1 /10
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    8.1 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 383 reviews