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Portobello Motel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at the Portobello Motel, after a warm welcome greeting by the owners we were surprised by how spacious our room/hut was. Everything was clean and we had a good nights sleep there. I'd like to recommend this hotel/motel if you plan to go to Portobello

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

That's very kind so thankyou!! Delighted you found mostly everything to your satisfaction!! We continue to upgrade the rooms each winter to keep up our standards so it's nice to know we have succeeded! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Beautiful 2 bed cottage with every facility you could want. Clean and superbly equipped and decorated. The owners, Sue and Keith, were very friendly and most helpful and recommended several places to visit that we would not have found without their advice. Local facilities including a pub serving good food, a very good restaurant and general store were all within...

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. You are quite right... 2 days or more here is what you really need to do the peninsula justice as there is so much to see. For such a small village Portobello has a lot to offer too in the way of eateries and shop. Just waiting for the petrol station to open! Kind...

Reston, VA
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stayed in Portobello so that we could easily go to the Royal Albatross Centre. Motel staff were wonderful about helping us book the last albatross tour of the day, as well as the evening penguin trip. Our room was large, spotlessly clean, and had a great view of the bay. Couldn't have been more comfortable.

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Your comments are much appreciated and we're delighted you enjoyed what we have to offer!! You definitely chose well to see the albatross then the penguins, it saved you a lot of running around!! Thank you for taking the time to write your review! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Shingle Springs, CA
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Driving in New Zealand for Americans can be a bit of a challenge. The busy city of Dennedin was too difficult for us to manage, so we stayed in the Portobello Motel on the Otago Peninsula in Portobello. What a wonderful place. Sue and Keith, the owners, were amazing hosts and were ready to help with any information, reservations, and...

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

That is so good to hear that Portobello was one of your favourite NZ places!! There is much on offer here in Portobello and we aim, at the motel, to top it off with a welcoming and comfortable stay.!! Thank you for your custom and we''re happy you have gone home with some great memories!! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We received an excellent welcome to this motel and we're provided with good local information. Otago Peninsula is a great place to stay. Plenty of good places to walk and visit. We enjoyed the local jazz festival that was on. The motel is very well comfortable, well organized and very clean.

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind compliments. we're truly delighted we ticked all the boxes for you!! The blues festival was a great hit and will hopefully return same time next year. Many thanks for choosing our motel, your custom is much appreciated! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Reviewed 5 April 2017

We look at Dunedin region motel for staying near peninsula. Motel located not far from albatrosses, penguins, sea-furs and not so far to visit Dunedin. Motel was clean, all necessary services were available. Staff was friendly. We got from friendly night staff very valuable information visiting about South Island. Thanks!

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review!! Keith and I were delighted to welcome you to our motel and were very anxious that you should make the most of your short visit. Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Keith and Sue were very welcoming hosts and made sure that we have everything we need to enjoy the time and all the information possible to make the most out of our one day stay in Portobello. The room was very nice, spacious, neat and very homey. We had a very good night sleep after the evening at the Albatross...

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're very pleased you were happy with your stay with us and enjoyed the wonderful little blue penguins!! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Strengelbach, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We arrived late afternoon after a beautiful drive (narrow road!) along the winding coastline from Dunedin. The motel is located on high ground which offers some units a splendid view. Our unit was very well furnished and we really enjoyed a wonderful stay.

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay on our lovely Peninsula!! We look forward to seeing you again some day. Kind regards, Sue and keith

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Tucked away from Dunedin on part of the Otago Peninsula is Portobello and the Portobello Motel. It was charming! Located in the town, it is off the road just enough to be quiet as a mouse and yet close enough to walk to restaurants, cafes, and a really great little Fish & Chip shop. We enjoyed sitting on our deck,...

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review!! We're delighted you loved it as much as we do!! We would be thrilled to see you again so please come back. Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful three days in Dunedin thanks to the Portobello Motel taking care of our last minute lodging request during a busy back to college week. We greatly appreciate Jenny, Keith and Sue for suggesting local activities. A wonderful stay.

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Sue R, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review. It was entirely our pleasure to be able to help you out with somewhere to stay at such a busy time. You need a few days to really enjoy the Peninsula as there is so much to see so we're very pleased you enjoyed it!! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Motel is set back off the main road through the little village of Portobello. The setting is peaceful and quiet. Our 4 studio rooms have lovely views over Portobello Harbour.Our 2 one-bedroomed and 2-two bedroomed cottages, whilst not having harbour views, are both spacious and comfortable.All the units come fully equipped for self catering although the delightful 1908 Restaurant is situated just across the road from the end of our drive. The Hotel next door has a Bistro bar, providing good food and beer and the Penguin Cafe offers hot and cold snacks and picnics. The local shop is well stocked too.The Portobello Motel is only 20 minutes from Taiaroa Head where the Royal Albatross , sea lions,seals, penguins and many sea birds are to be found.There are some lovely walks in the area too. Bring your binoculars for wildlife watching! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portobello Motel

Address: 10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin > Portobello
Price Range: ₹ 6,093 - ₹ 7,321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portobello Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“I can recommend the two bedroom suite for a family stay.”
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“Rooms with sea view are worth it!”
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