Location rating score
"Great walking and wildlife with very few people A very well presented room with view over the bay towards Dunedin, we couldn’t ask for more"
Mark - February 27, 2018
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.2|
|Distance to city center||20.5 km|
|Nearest airport||Dunedin International Airport (DUD)|
|Distance to airport||36.1 km|
"Beautiful quiet location close to long sandy beaches."
February 27, 2018
"Thu units are clean and make you feel at ease"
September 10, 2018
"Will definitely come back as a happy guest!"
June 9, 2017
Portobello Motel, located in Portobello, Dunedin, is a popular choice for travelers. Only 20.5 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
At Portobello Motel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, car park are just a few of the facilities that set Portobello Motel apart from other hotels in the city.
The hotel features 8 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, heating, balcony/terrace. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Dunedin, the Portobello Motel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
"I love a family run motel with a personal touch."
December 17, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-15 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 16 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Show reviews that mention
A Happy Accident”
We spent three nights in the small village of Portobello, located about twenty minutes from Dunedin. We might have missed some interesting and memorable experiences had we chosen differently. Our hosts were welcoming and the accommodation very comfortable. We highly recommend this lodging.
Beautiful and comfy room, sparkling clean, helpful reception!”
Motel was located right along the road from Dunedin to Royal Albatross Centre. Room was modern and tastefully furnished. We stayed in a studio with a little balcony that would have been ideal for stargazing if the weather had been a little warmer! Friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended!
Good accommodation in a nice area”
This Motel is 20k out of the centre of Dunedin but in a perfect position to visit the Penguin and Albatross centre. Also spome nice restaruants in walking distance.
The location was wonderful with quite a view. It was out of the hub-bub of Dunedin and near some very private beaches off the beaten path. We were also close to the Albatross Center.. Keith and Sue could not have been more accommodating and personable If we ever return to New Zealand we would be sure to come back. Jim and Barb
Beautiful View matched the room”
Beautiful quiet location close to long sandy beaches. Great walking and wildlife with very few people A very well presented room with view over the bay towards Dunedin, we couldn’t ask for more
coolest place ever”
Big spacious clean rooms, nicest and friendliest owners who love their work and keep their property in great condition. Owners will help you to get everything you want to from your vacation on peninsula. Very enjoyable stay and first time I give 100% scores for hotel review
Dunedin? Definitely Otago Penisular!”
Located in a quite peaceful area with amazing mountain and beach view from the room. As what posted by the travellers, the lady operating the place was very helpful indeed. She even helped to call up the Royal Albatross Centre to check on the timing for the penguin viewing tour. Even gave us a handy map and some great tips on the day of departure. The free internet quota for 2 days was 2GB which I think is sufficient. Will definitely come back as a happy guest!
Clean, bright, and helpful”
We really enjoyed our two nights here. Tastefully decorated Studio 2 has a great view of the water and warm afternoon sun. Jo was very helpful in suggesting where to view penguins and take walks. The laundry area is available from 2 PM - 7 PM at no cost. The water pressure was wonderful.
We booked late, but on arrival we greeted with a warm welcome. The cabin was very clean, with a gorgeous view of the water. A well stocked kitchen & got some good advice about where to go to eat & what to see.. I wish we could've stayed longer!!
NICE LAKE VIEW”
ONLY THREE RESTAURANT AND CAFE NEARBY, BUT IT IS ABSOLUTELY A GOOD CHOICE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A QUIET PLACE WITH GOOD LAKE VIEW. A BIT OUT OF TOWN, BUT ITS OK FOR ME. CLEAN ROOM AND NICE STAFF.
Pretty motel near Royal Albatoross center”
15minutes to Royal Albatoross center by car. Very pretty and comfortable room. Owner is friendly.
Good place to stay if you want to be out on the Otago Peninsula ”
Spacious, clean, well equipped rooms. Friendly, helpful staff. Easy drive to the Albatross centre.
Great stay on the peninsula ”
We arrived and were greeted like old friends by Sue and Keith who couldn't have welcomed us more then they booked our train tickets. The property is in excellent shape and the views fantastic
Pros: well maintained, good self catering facility, reasonable value for money in an expensive market. Cons: a bit far from the town. Units à bit haphazardly placed on property. Not a problem bit was slightly off-putting for a place calling itself an escape.
Jo and Gordon are the nicest , friendliest people you could wish to meet. Thu units are clean and make you feel at ease
Great stop in a lovely setting”
Pros: spacious, immaculate and well-supplied with everything you need. Great location. Cons: nothing to speak of.
Wonderful, lovely place, great hosts!!!”
Highly recommend this lovely place!!!
Nice location, nice motel”
Stayed a night and a nice location off Dunein near to the coast
Clean and quiet place
nice staff, good motel”