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Aurora on George

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off street, free car parking and located next to Buddah Stix (a scrummy asian restaurant) this 'motel' blew me away. The welcome was super friendly and she even showed me to my room. The room was spotless, huge and very, very well equipped. I loved the decor too. I was able to have breakfast at a cafe next door and...

Thank CabbageChristchurch
Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Hi CabbageChristchurch, We love it when our guests have an excellent time! Thank you for the great feedback. Best wishes, Cristal Montgomery.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guys and girls, I just thought I would add a common text to all my NZ reviews before I start, so there is some context to my comments. This was our 5th visit to NZ, but the first to the South Island. We stayed mostly in “motels” And the $cost spread was probably from a low of $150 to a...

Thank Colinmc400
Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Hi Colinmc400, Thanks for posting feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Cristal and Andy Montgomery.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stay. We received a warm welcome. The room was wonderful - good quality fittings, new, clean and well laid out. Excellent location, beautiful trees and close to everything. And we enjoyed a very nice meal (including a great vegan meal) at the restaurant next door - Buddha Stix. Thank you. Anita and Neil

Thank Tigerlulu
Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Hi Tigerlulu (Anita and Neil), Thanks for the great review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the Vegan options delicious next door (the cafe has many options for breakfast and lunch as well as for those who have other dietary requirements). Not sure if you knew but all our guest amenities are also Vegan! Best wishes,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed at this place for two nights with a couple of mates. Friendly staff - offered to show us what the room options looked like before we made our bookings. For 3 people, a single studio apartment would suffice - there's a king and a single bed. This place is newly renovated and looks modern and simple. Room still smells...

Thank nlim777
Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Hi nlim777 Thanks for the great feedback. We definitely agree that the underfloor bathroom heating is a bonus in winter. Nothing like toastie toes when getting out of the shower/bath. Best wishes, Cristal and Andy.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Nice big room and big bed. Nice modern motel. Good adjoining restaurant at the front,book early-Buddha Stix. Walking distance to CBD and lots of other eateries,shops etc. Free wi-fi,parking off street.Good laundry which came in handy.

Thank Martin D
Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Hi Martin D, Thanks for the great review. Having a restaurant attached to the motel is a great bonus for our guests. There is also a wonderful cafe at the back of the property that is open for breakfast and lunch... so Aurora on George has it all covered. Cheers Cristal and Andy.

Kingaroy, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The managers also went out of their way to welcome us at the very wee hours and had the room lovely and warm. Our room was extremely comfortable and close to good eating options. Highly recommend this motel. Thanks for the great hospitality.

Thank cmahoney78
Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Dear cmahoney78, Thank you for the lovely feedback. Having an ETA when arrival is after hours is particularly helpful so thank you for letting us know in advance. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! Best wishes, Andy and Cristal Montgomery.

Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2017

During a month long tour of New Zealand we experienced many hotels motels and apartments. This was one of the best. We were greeted personally at reception and shown the room which was large, comfortable, well equipped and, above all, spotlessly clean. There was step free access through a pleasant courtyard garden. The room was exceptionally quiet with no noise...

Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Hi Peter, What such lovely feedback - thank you! You have summed up everything we hoped this Motel would be for our guests so we feel especially proud that you have had a wonderful experience and have chosen to let everyone know. We truly wish you the best for the future and if you are ever back in Dunedin, please...

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Very well situated with a great Cafe to relax with wonderful breakfast and lunch. Also dinner options in close proximity. Lovely comfortable beds and nice friendly owners . Had a most enjoyable stay in this property.

Thank Brad L
Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Dear Brad L, We are so pleased to hear you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay with the amenities close at hand. Best wishes, Cristal and Andy Montgomery.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This is a fab motel very central handy to the Uni. The motel is clean, tidy and warm. The underfloor heating is fab and the showers have great pressure. Car parking a bonus and they make sure it's residents only. Have already booked to stay again

Thank Sue C
Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Dear Sue C, awesome feedback... thanks! We are really happy you enjoyed your stay so much and recognise that we try to do everything within our power to make sure our guests have a lovely time with us. Best wishes, Cristal and Andy Montgomery.

Reviewed 1 April 2017

Stayed here formerly when it was Cargills and they have obviously spent money on upgrading everything. The rooms look nice and modern and it's in a good location. Shower in the bathroom is good and the addition of the underfloor heating is a bonus .Would stay here again

Thank NesianStyle
Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Hi NesianStyle, thanks for posting feedback, it's always great to hear that our ex-Cargill's Hotel Guests approve of the renovation. Let us know next time you're in town, we would love to have you stay again! Best wishes, Cristal Montgomery.

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aurora on George offers innovation, beautiful design and infuses the stunning colours and creative energy of the “aurora” throughout. This starts as soon as you find us in your search for a place to stay until you step into our amazing reception area and then settle into your wonderful suite. We offer beautiful facilities with our commitment to personal and friendly service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aurora on George

Address: 678 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand (Formerly Quality Hotel Cargills)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: ₹ 6,957 - ₹ 9,231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aurora on George 4.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Dunedin
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
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“I liked the disability friendly room - huge!”
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“Very quiet garden rooms.”
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“It is a low rise, ground and 1st floor. Plus there is a lift.”
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