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“Do not stay in the old motel” 1 of 5 bubbles
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The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel
Ranked #48 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
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“Do not stay in the old motel”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2011

Stayed two nights in the old motel. Both nights woken by guests above us coming home and stomping around. There is zero sound proofing.

The decor is from the 70's, which is acceptable if it was clean, which it wasn't. The place also had a musty odour.

The shower could not keep a constant temperature, and the toilet when flushed spat water all over the seat / floor.

Location is great, the rest is rubbish. Booked on wotif and was led to believe by the photo that it was the new part of the motel. Gutted when we walked in through the door. Also did not have the correct bedding for our number of guests on the first night. They did refund $20 for this.

Very happy to leave, worst motel of hout two week trip round the south island.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2010

The room was rather small but quaint. The owner, Brian was very friendly and helpful. Also, very concerned that guests get a good night's rest and would ensure that other guests do not disturb with late night noise/drinking etc.

There is a lounge where tea, coffee, hot water are provided together with crockery. The lounge also has a tv, books and magazines.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2010

2nd stop of our 6 weeks Tour.We stayed in the Deluxe Studio's,very good and modern,
clean.En-suite on the small side. Excellent value for the Money. 10 minute walk to town centre. Good eating at 'The Bog' Irish Pub, does not look good outside but Restuarant upstairs.Big steaks etc reasonable prices. Best For us 'Etrusco' Italian ,The Savoy Building around the corner from The Information Centre.. Very busy, Great Italian atmosphere. Best to book ,BYO.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barry-Jang
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2010

We stayed in the old part of the motel, so can't comment on the new part or the B&B. The room looked like it needed a really good clean (sheets etc were clean) and not been touched since the 70's. The windows at the back were thick with dirt and the TV had poor reception. The bedroom was separate, but tiny - just big enough for the bed and the bathroom, off the bedroom was again very small.

Unfortunately the flats next to our room must have been occupied by students who were having a loud late night party (this of course isn't the fault of the motel, but not great for us!)

On the plus side it had a small cooker with an oven (most motels we stayed on didn't have an oven). However, that is the only positive thing I can say about this place.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed November 2009, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel

Property: The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel
Address: 619 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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Ranked #48 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,139 - ₹ 7,259
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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