9.4
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9.3

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Exceptional location
Parking
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Popular landmarks
The Studio 150 m
Happy Hens 320 m
Latham Park Reserve 410 m
Maramoana Picnic Ground 1.12 km
New Zealand Marine Studies Centre 1.59 km
Goat Island 2.71 km
Larnach Castle 3.07 km
Larnach Castle & Gardens 3.32 km
FourSquare 3.58 km
Lady Thorn Rhododendron Dell 3.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Larnach Castle & Gardens 3.32 km
Baldwin Street 9.2 km
The Royal Albatross Centre 9.23 km
Otago Peninsula 9.29 km
Otago Museum 11.35 km
Knox Church 11.64 km
Olveston Historic Home 11.95 km
Speight's Brewery 12.5 km
Tunnel Beach 17.44 km
Portobello Motel

"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

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Portobello Motel

10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Otago Peninsula, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9014 - See map
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Car park

Value for money9.2
Distance to city center20.5 km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport36.1 km

Rooms available at Portobello Motel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.3
Studio
Studio
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 1 king bed
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One Bedroom
One Bedroom
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Queen Bed Cottage Room
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      What people love about Portobello Motel

      • 9.6
        Exceptional
        Location

        "Beautiful quiet location close to long sandy beaches."

        Mark

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        February 27, 2018

      • 9.6
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Thu units are clean and make you feel at ease"

        Tony

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        September 10, 2018

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Will definitely come back as a happy guest!"

        SENG

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        June 9, 2017

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      9.8/10
      Cleanliness score
      9.7/10
      Review score - United States
      9.9/10
      Location score
      9.3/10
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      Overall rating:
      9.4
      Exceptional
      38 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.7
      Facilities
      9.4
      Location
      9.3
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      What travelers say they love:
      Pros: spacious, immaculate and well-supplied with everything...
      David from United Kingdom
      Couple
      More about Portobello Motel

      More about Portobello Motel

      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.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      4 mentions
      View
      3 mentions
      Beach
      1 mention
      Internet
      1 mention

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional

      "I love a family run motel with a personal touch."

      Douglas

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      December 17, 2019

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      Reviews of Portobello Motel from real guests

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      9.4
      /
      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.7
      Facilities9.4
      Location9.3
      Room comfort and quality8.3
      Service9.8
      Value for money9.2
      High score for Dunedin
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (21)
      8-9 Excellent (4)
      7-8 Very Good (1)
      6-7 Good (1)
      <6 Below Expectation (0)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (9)
      Jun - Aug (2)
      Sep - Nov (6)
      Dec - Feb (10)
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      Showing 27 verified guest comments
      12
      10.0
      Exceptional
      C. from United States
      Couple
      One Bedroom
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

      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.

      Reviewed March 12, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Min from Singapore
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in August 2019

      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!

      Reviewed August 12, 2019
      9.3
      Exceptional
      MARIAN from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

      Good accommodation in a nice area”

      Comfort, position & staff

      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.

      Reviewed January 25, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jim from United States
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

      Beautiful view”

      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

      Reviewed January 04, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Mark from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018

      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

      Reviewed February 27, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Egor from Russia
      Couple
      One Bedroom
      Stayed 1 night in November 2015

      coolest place ever”

      don't think - BOOK!

      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

      Reviewed November 16, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      SENG from Malaysia
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

      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!

      Reviewed June 09, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Betsy from United States
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      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.

      Reviewed March 13, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Ellanor from Australia
      Family with young children
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in November 2016

      Fabulous Stay”

      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!!

      Reviewed November 16, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      WAN from Hong Kong
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      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.

      Reviewed April 09, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Kazuhiko from Japan
      Family with teens
      Two-Bedroom Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017

      Pretty motel near Royal Albatoross center”

      15minutes to Royal Albatoross center by car. Very pretty and comfortable room. Owner is friendly.

      Reviewed October 28, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Kathleen from United States
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in March 2017

      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.

      Reviewed March 22, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lynn from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

      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

      Reviewed March 06, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      David from United Kingdom
      Couple
      One Bedroom
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Excellent”

      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.

      Reviewed January 15, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Tony from Australia
      Couple
      One Bedroom
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

      Exceptional”

      Jo and Gordon are the nicest , friendliest people you could wish to meet. Thu units are clean and make you feel at ease

      Reviewed September 10, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      David from United Kingdom
      Couple
      One Bedroom
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Great stop in a lovely setting”

      Pros: spacious, immaculate and well-supplied with everything you need. Great location. Cons: nothing to speak of.

      Reviewed January 15, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Melanie from United States
      Family with young children
      Two-Bedroom Cottage
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

      Wonderful, lovely place, great hosts!!!”

      Highly recommend this lovely place!!!

      Reviewed November 22, 2017
      8.3
      Excellent
      Wei from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Stayed 1 night in January 2016

      Nice location, nice motel”

      Nice location, nice motel, nice staff

      Stayed a night and a nice location off Dunein near to the coast

      Reviewed January 14, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Chan from Singapore
      Family with teens
      One Bedroom
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016

      Great stay”

      Clean and quiet place

      Reviewed April 27, 2016
      7.3
      Very good
      kp from Singapore
      Couple
      One Bedroom
      Stayed 1 night in September 2015

      nice staff, good motel”

      nice staff

      good

      Reviewed September 15, 2015
      12
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