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, hairdryers and phones. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. 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$136* Per night/room 31 Aug. - 1 Sep.

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 29 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 (23) Couples (4) Family (4)
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!

5 out of 5
We had a really enjoyable stay at the Great King Motel. Very friendly staff upon both arrival and departure. Unit was lovely and very clean and tidy. Great kitchen set-up. Room's are really nice, beds were very comfortable. Great bathroom, with an awesome shower. Extra towels and just everything we needed. Café next door is a real bonus - fantastic food in there! Loved it!

Posted by on 16 Dec. 2018

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16 Dec. 2018 by Pete & Morag

Thank you H for your feedback and rating. We are pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay here and that you found so much to like about it. We hope to see you here again. Pete & Morag

5 out of 5
Super comfortable beds, lovely quiet setting, friendly and helpful staff, and fabulous breakfast cafe right next door. Definitely will stay again.

Posted by on 22 Nov. 2018

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22 Nov. 2018 by Pete & Morag

Thank you Mary. Comfortable, quiet & friendly is how we like it to be here, so we're glad that's how you found it. And having Oaken Cafe on site is a real bonus. It was nice to have you here and we look forward to your next visit. Pete & Morag.

5 out of 5
A great place to stay in Dunedin. Convenient, welcoming and of a high standard.

Posted by , from Invercargill on 1 Nov. 2018

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1 Nov. 2018 by Pete & Morag

Thank you Miriam. We are very pleased that you found 538 Great King Motel 'welcoming'. That's how we like to be. Hope to see you again. Pete & Morag

5 out of 5
great location to the university and very good access to food options

Posted by on 26 Aug. 2018

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27 Aug. 2018 by Morag & Pete

Thanks for your review and rating. We agree - this is a great location, especially for University visitors being almost right on campus as we are, but also pretty handy to most other amenities as well. Pete & Morag

5 out of 5

Warm, clean and welcoming

Pros: great location and welcoming
Location: close to the Centre and Forsyth Barr
Super clean, really warm and and a lovely welcome by the owner. would definitely recommend.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 3 Jul. 2018

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4 Jul. 2018 by Pete & Morag

Thank you Kerry. Great to know that you found us welcoming and that you liked the location. Clean, warm and friendly is how we like 538 Great king to be remembered. Pete & Morag.

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 or ticket assistance, a garden, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available. 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)
  • Lift
  • 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 forms of accommodation with free newspapers and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • 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.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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
  • Union Pay
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • 538 Great King Motel Dunedin
  • 538 Great King
  • 538 Great King Dunedin
  • ASURE 538 Great King Motel

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 accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.