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4.8 out of 5

"great location to the university and very good access to food options " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 26 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

538 Great King Motel puts you in the heart of Dunedin, within just a 10-minute stroll of Otago Museum and University of Otago. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

All 20 soundproofed rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free newspapers, hair dryers, and phones. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Additionally, microwaves, irons/ironing boards, and desks are available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Additionally, you'll find a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Dunedin motel include Olveston and Dunedin Botanic Garden.

Compact Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$144* Per night/room 2 Feb. - 3 Feb.

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Large One Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Large Disability Access Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

538 Great King Motel ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for 538 Great King Motel

Everyone (24) Couples (5) Family (6)
5 out of 5
Great service, personal touch & will be returning.

Posted by on 19 Dec. 2019

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19 Dec. 2019 by Pete & Morag

Thank you. We enjoy what we do, and glad you did too. See you next time. Pete & Morag

4 out of 5
Lovely people running this property!! Great location, very clean room.

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2019

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17 Dec. 2019 by Pete & Morag

Thank you - we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Pete & Morag

5 out of 5
Great room and central.///////////////////////////////////////////////////////./...

Posted by , from Auckland on 20 Nov. 2019

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26 Nov. 2019 by Pete & Morag

Thank you No. Pete & Morag

5 out of 5
Great being so close to Otago Uni so could walk around it easily

Posted by on 17 Sep. 2019

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17 Sep. 2019 by Pete & Morag

Thank you. We are pleased you found it handy and hope to see you again. Pete & Morag

5 out of 5
One night the emergency alarm in our unit activated at 2.45 am without any apparent cause. We informed staff next morning but they did not appear to be concerned.

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2019

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19 Dec. 2019 by Pete & Morag

Thanks. We are always concerned about alarms activating, but 6 hours after the event, there was nothing that we could do. Pleased that your stay was otherwise enjoyable. Pete & Morag

5 out of 5
Nice clean motel, good location. very satisfied with the facilities.

Posted by on 18 Aug. 2019

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18 Aug. 2019 by Pete & Morag

Thank you. We are pleased that you found the motel nice and clean and that you liked the location. Hope to see you again. Pete & Morag

5 out of 5
Centrally located spacious property with excellent amenities. Staff are welcoming, easy parking and relaxed quiet atmosphere.

Posted by on 2 Aug. 2019

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2 Aug. 2019 by Pete & Morag

Thank you. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing time. We hope to have you back. Pete & Morag

5 out of 5
Great location to university. Very clean, modern. Great hosts. Comfy beds. A great nights sleep.

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2019

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21 Jul. 2019 by Pete & Morag

Thank. We are pleased that you had a great stay here and hope to see you again. Pete & Morag

5 out of 5
How close it was to town, lots of room to park the car, and big spacious rooms.

Posted by on 2 Jul. 2019

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2 Jul. 2019 by Pete & Morag

Thank you. We are pleased that you liked it here and we hope to see you again. Pete & Morag

5 out of 5
This was very quiet, clean and tidy. The central location is excellent.

Posted by , from Te Awamutu on 6 May 2019

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9 May 2019 by Pete & Morag

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay Leanne. We love our location too!

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly 538 Great King Motel also features tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of 538 Great King Motel was completed in March 2016. This 4-star Dunedin motel is smoke free.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) (30 km / 18.7 mi)
  • Train station: Dunedin Railway Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

538 Great King Motel offers 20 accommodations with complimentary newspapers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings

Food & Drink

538 Great King Motel has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed). Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • UnionPay
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 538 Great King Motel Dunedin
  • 538 Great King
  • 538 Great King Dunedin
  • ASURE 538 Great King Motel
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You should know

  • Free in-room WiFi has a 4-device limit. WiFi in public areas is also free and has a 4-device limit.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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