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Esplanade Motel & Apartments
Ranked #17 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Must be one of the best spots to stay in any NZ city!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

Don't be fooled by the exterior. Open the door to modern decor and unbelievable views. Got to go there!

Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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535 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

We really enjoyed the warm comfort and cleanliness of our studio apartment. It was situated in an idyllic location beside an attractive beach promenade with excellent cafes/restaurants within only a few metres walking distance. It provided a great base for our visit to Dunedin. Friendly & considerate host.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Marque01
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Auckland NZ
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

We stayed in one of the two bedroomed apartments - 205. When we arrived it was obvious the room had been empty for a while as it was arctic chilly and took literally hours to warm up. However once it did (the next day!!) the room retained the heat.

Don't believe the website of this establishment - their spa is a run down outside spa that wouldn't have been cleaned in months, we couldn't find the sauna or the gym but considering the rather dismal upkeep of the rest of the establishment I wouldn't think they would be too flash.

There is nothing wrong with this place however the kitchen and bathroom are quite old and in need of a renovation. It is also expensive for what it is.

The owners however are on a good wicket and they know it due to the lack of apartment style accommodation in Dunedin.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

I stayed at the Esplanade with my immediate family because of an extended family occasion. We had the most pleasant stay. The hotel owners made us feel more than welcome, we enjoyed the location beside a breath taking, beach view and it is very well located beside several resturants and the salt water pool. The rooms were clean with all the facitlies you needed. I will definately stay here again when I visit Dunedin next time.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

Our accommodation was booked by a third party. We read the reviews and braced ourselves for the possibility of a less than wonderful stay.
What an incredible surprise to arrive and settle into a warm, inviting, clean and spectacularly placed accommodation. The position of this beach house and views are priceless. If you are a sea lover then this is the place for you. This beach house is well equipped and left us wanting for nothing.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hmmhmum
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Additional Information about Esplanade Motel & Apartments

Property: Esplanade Motel & Apartments
Address: 14 Esplanade | Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#13 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#16 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,312 - ₹ 13,482
Number of rooms: 6
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