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4.8 out of 5

"Would have preferred single beds but it was not really an issue. Everything was excellent, loved the lovely garden area and restaurant was convenient ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 23 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

Aurora On George puts you in the heart of Dunedin, within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like University of Otago and The Octagon.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 26 rooms feature DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and slippers, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Free local calls, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

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

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 4.5-star Dunedin motel include Forsyth Barr Stadium and Otago Peninsula.

Executive Studio, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$120* Per night/room 30 May - 31 May

Premier Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Signature Executive Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Aurora On George ratings based on 54 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 Aurora On George

Everyone (36) Couples (11) Business (1) Family (5)
5 out of 5
Would have preferred single beds but it was not really an issue. Everything was excellent, loved the lovely garden area and restaurant was convenient being next door.

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2020

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23 Mar. 2020 by Adrienne and Chris

Hi there Anonymous. Unfortunately we were not aware that you required two beds. Some of our rooms are able have a superking bed that can be made into 2 singles, many of our room do not. If we know in advance we can certainly accommodate you. This may mean you might have to upgrade yourself to another room type though. We are so pleased that everything else was excellent though. Hopefully- after this chaotic time - we will see you back once again. Stay safe. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5
Great rooms, nicely renovated. Close to everything. Walk to the city, the university and cafes and restaurants nearby.

Posted by , from Sunshine Beach on 23 Mar. 2020

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23 Mar. 2020 by Adrienne and Chris

Dear BM, Thank you for the wonderful review and high score. You came in a time when we were gearing up for what has resulted in a lockdown of the country. Thank you for your understanding. We wish you well. Stay safe. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

4 out of 5
Off road setring in university precinct. Eide range of eateries along the street.

Posted by on 15 Mar. 2020

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16 Mar. 2020 by Adrienne and Chris

Thanks for your comments. Not sure what you mean exactly in the first sentence - but we are very close to the university. In general we have been lucky that our neighbours are the less vibrant ones too!! Indeed we have the advantage on a restaurant right on our doorstep for those guests who don't want to go far. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Feb. 2020

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26 Feb. 2020 by Adrienne and Chris

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate that you have a lot of accommodation options to choose from and you chose us. We sincerely hope that we see you again in the future, you tell your friends and family about us too. Thank you once again your your resoundingly positive score. Regards, Chris and Adrienne Roy Aurora on George

4 out of 5
Liked: Lovely garden setting. King sized beds. Mugs fir hot drinks. Disliked: Chairs in the room not that comfortable to sit in.

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2020

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12 Feb. 2020 by Adrienne and Chris

Thank you Anonymous for your comments. I'm wondering which room you were in as far as chairs are concerned. We have some lovely new occasional chairs in our downstairs units which are softer than the upstairs ones which are more egonomically designed to protect the back. I know you are kept upright in the latter and simply can't slump in them. Perhaps, you could book the other room next time. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5
Great helpful staff, easy checkin,very clean comfortable and well appointed. Very handy to town. Lovely garden

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2020

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4 Feb. 2020 by Adrienne and Chris

So pleased to have ticked all the right boxes for you. Service, comfort, cleanliness and location - along with our garden oasis. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to us. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy Aurora on George

2 out of 5
Room was ok but had a really noisy refrigeration unit on wall of unit which went off and on all night. Not a lot of sleep!

Posted by on 13 Dec. 2019

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14 Dec. 2019 by Adrienne and Chris

Its a shame that you had your sleep disturbed. Its not nice when that happens. We do apologise. We will be in contact with the next door restaurant to see if something is going on with their refrigeration unit. No one has mentioned it before so it must be a new thing. I am pleased you let us know on our feedback. If we don't know, then we can't do anything. Its a shame that this has taken the shine off your stay. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy

5 out of 5
Comletely rennovated and now in brand new condition. Great rooms with plenty of space and well furnished. Easy walk to city center and all the inner city attractions. Supermarket close by and the farmers market open on Saturday.

Posted by on 17 Nov. 2019

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23 Nov. 2019 by Adrienne & Chris

Thank you for taking the time to describe our property and what we have on our doorstep so well. We would love to look after you again if and when you return to the city. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy Aurora on George

5 out of 5
Beautiful gardens, comfortable bed, nice and quiet

Posted by on 15 Nov. 2019

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23 Nov. 2019 by Adrienne & Chris

Thank you for your comments and rating. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Our beds are pretty amazing, aren't they? Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy Aurora on George

5 out of 5
Good location and a lovely garden to open your door to in the morning.

Posted by , from Greymouth on 15 Nov. 2019

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23 Nov. 2019 by Adrienne and Chris

We are so lucky with our property to have a beautiful garden and close to the CBD, university and other attractions in the Dunedin area. We are pleased you enjoyed staying with us. Thank you. Regards, Adrienne and Chris Roy Aurora on George

Property Features

As a guest of Aurora On George, you'll find tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Aurora On George also features laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a grocery/convenience store. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Aurora On George was completed in March 2016. This 4.5-star Dunedin motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 26 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) (30.1 km / 18.7 mi)
  • Train station: Dunedin Railway Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aurora On George offers 26 accommodations with DVD players and complimentary newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Wheelchair accessible

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 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 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 30 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cash or credit card deposit required

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 30 per night
  • 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

  • Aurora George Motel Dunedin
  • Aurora George Motel
  • Aurora George Dunedin
  • Aurora On George Motel
  • Aurora On George Dunedin
  • Aurora On George Motel Dunedin

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Free WiFi in public areas has a 8-device limit.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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