8.0
Excellent
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Scribes 170 m
University Book Shop 260 m
Otago Museum 270 m
The Dental Walrus 270 m
Community Support Medical Centre 320 m
Knox Dental 330 m
Captain Cook 330 m
University of Otago 410 m
Clocktower Lawn 420 m
Knox Church 440 m
Nearby landmarks
Otago Museum 270 m
Knox Church 440 m
Olveston Historic Home 580 m
Speight's Brewery 1.63 km
Baldwin Street 2.52 km
Tunnel Beach 7.43 km
Larnach Castle & Gardens 9.18 km
The Royal Albatross Centre 19.53 km
Otago Peninsula 19.6 km
Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

"Very friendly, basic accomodation close to city centre"

Scott - September 23, 2019

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Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

619 George Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand - See map
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Otago Museum
Within 270 m of property
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

  • Smoking area

  • Tours

Value for money8.1
Distance to city center1 Km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport24.8 km

Rooms available at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

Very good
Room comfort & quality
8.0
Basic Family Apartment with Private Bathroom
Basic Family Apartment with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Deluxe Double Studio with Private Bathroom
Deluxe Double Studio with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Deluxe Double Studio
Deluxe Double Studio
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Basic One-Bedroom Apartment with Private Bathroom
Basic One-Bedroom Apartment with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Holiday Home
Holiday Home
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  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed & 2 single bed...
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Family Apartment
Family Apartment
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds...
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1 Bedroom Apartment
1 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Standard Family Room
Standard Family Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Budget Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Budget Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Budget Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Budget Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Check-in is from 01:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sahara Guesthouse & Motels has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Dunedin with private transportation, the motel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location

    "Located in a walk distance, very quiet"

    PURAWICH

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    September 14, 2018

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "Soap, tv, closet and towel provided ."

    Lanni

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    February 13, 2019

  • 8.0
    Very good

    "Cosy place, value for money too"

    Abdul

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    July 3, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 230 Dunedin properties
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Room comfort score
8.0/10
Location score
8.7/10
Service score
8.6/10
Value for money score
8.2/10
Better than
89
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
87
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
86
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
83
%
of Dunedin properties
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Overall rating:
8.0
Excellent
1,349 reviews
Cleanliness
7.7
Facilities
7.2
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
It’s an ok room but the staff are very kind
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More about Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

More about Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

Offering quality accommodations in the culture, sightseeing district of Dunedin, Sahara Guesthouse & Motels is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel lies 1 Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Otago Museum, Knox Church, Academy Cinema.

The facilities and services provided by Sahara Guesthouse & Motels ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room.

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels is home to 28 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, electric blanket. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Sahara Guesthouse & Motels is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Dunedin.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
4 mentions
Internet
3 mentions

What they offer

9.6
Exceptional

"Facilities : Internet was ok in the room."

Lanni

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February 13, 2019

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Reviews of Sahara Guesthouse & Motels from real guests

Overall rating
8.0
Excellent
From 1349 reviews
8.9Location
8.8Service
8.0Value for money
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Rating via Agoda8.0
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Cleanliness7.7
Facilities7.2
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.5
Value for money8.1
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9+ Exceptional (9)
8-9 Excellent (20)
7-8 Very Good (12)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
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Mar - May (10)
Jun - Aug (13)
Sep - Nov (10)
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9.6
Exceptional
Harlina from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Studio
Stayed 6 nights in February 2017

Sanctuary away from home”

I was delighted to stay in Sahara Motel studio room during my recent first visit to Dunedin. Comfortable spacious room, friendly staff (esp Bryan) & just a walking distance to Univ of Otago. Check-in & out was a complete breeze.

Reviewed March 11, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Trevor from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

Good things happening here!”

I've stayed at the Sahara a few times over the years. Usually with friends, this time solo. It's a great location, walkable to town, yet has on-site parking which makes it easier for trips further away. New owners this year who have been doing a major overhaul during Covid. Big changes within the guesthouse already and breakfast is back. The tell me the motel rooms at the back are next. Whilst tired, they have always been comfortable. This time I was in a Delux studio, which was extremely comfortable and has Sky TV including movies and a well equipped kitchen. (Microwave and two plate hob for cooking). Future plans include another space that will be suitable for a group of up to 8 they tell me, so keep an eye out for that. The new owners are very friendly and welcoming and I wish them every success. I will certainly be back again!

Reviewed October 28, 2020
8.8
Excellent
Anthony from New Zealand
Group
1 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Great place to stay”

Ok it's not the newest place in Dunedin. But you get no complaints from us. If you want some where central, close to restaurants, easy to drive to the peninsular, and a short walk to town this is it. Helpful staff, clean rooms which are a bit dated, we thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay. Would be my first port of call next time in Dunedin. Value for money here.

Reviewed February 27, 2018
7.2
Very good
SER from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Disappointed Guest”

I only have one day stay in Dunedin. i arrived at 1230. Sahara is quite far from the bus station. so they should consider picking up guest from the bus station. They should also be able to organize trip to places of interest. I had to request for a heater in my room as it was cold. It should be provided without me asking for it.

Reviewed August 30, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
JIA from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Nice motel”

This motel is old building but very well maintain. I love the interior design. The facilities was fantastic. They provide free coffee, tea and chocolate drink. Would recommend this motel.

Reviewed November 18, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Lanni from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Nice Room ”

1. Location : Near town centre. 2km to Railway Station and Octagon. 800m from University Of Ottago. 2. Food : NO Halal restaurant around this hotel. 3. Shopping : Many souvenir shops in Octagon area. 2km from the hotel. 4. Facilities : Internet was ok in the room. Soap, tv, closet and towel provided . Room and sheet were clean. Bathroom near the room. Free parking in hotel area. 5. Staff : Helpful. 6. Value for money : For RM 151.05 per night is worth the money.

Reviewed February 13, 2019
8.8
Excellent
kevin from New Zealand
Business traveler
Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Excellent”

Room had a smell of tobacco and hard to air out without leaving fire escape open. However I booked on the week after labour weekend by accident. Realized the week befofe Labour weekend and they still managed to fit me in at the same price.

Reviewed October 30, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
leanne from New Zealand
Family with teens
Deluxe Double Studio
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

fantastic accommodation”

location cleanliness great staff

had awesome stay at sahara

Reviewed February 09, 2015
8.0
Excellent
ROMA from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

Weekend Stayers only in motel ”

Location, availability, walking distance to town & Stadium

Very comfortable but maybe they could look at updating TV to flat screen - at least 32 inch We did not use food/dining at the motel but had to fill that one in

Reviewed February 27, 2015
8.4
Excellent
RAJESH from Australia
Family with young children
Budget Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Excellent”

motel condition is poor, old and fragile

Reviewed January 04, 2020
6.8
Good
Ludwig from Sweden
Solo traveler
Budget Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Aging but with a sligh charm”

Stayed for a single night, the room I got was quite large, for the price its a mixed bag, the carpets look dreadfully old, it didnt look dirty, there was a glass that was bit dirty, but the bedding looked and smelled fresh, the staff were friendly in accomodating a late arrival. There are better places to stay in the vicinity for the sam pricing unfortunately.

Reviewed July 11, 2018
7.0
Very good
Michael from Singapore
Family with young children
1 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

Reasonable Motel But Not 4-Star”

Location, electric stove, reasonable room

I opined 4-star is over-rated for this motel. But nonetheless, reasonably comfortable for a one-night stay.

Reviewed June 29, 2015
8.8
Excellent
George from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Great location”

It was a nice tidy place, friendly staff, my room was a bit retro could do with some upgrades (atleast a flat screen tv) but over all I liked it

Reviewed July 22, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Krystle from New Zealand
Couple
Deluxe Studio
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

awesome location, bed need replacing”

This location is perfect for Forsyth Barr stadium, the rooms were clean and tidy, however the bed was uncomfortable in places and probably need to be replaced.

Reviewed April 02, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Jimmy from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Good good value for money and would stay again”

Very good valude for money, all facilities provided, clean, spacious and quiet. warm, welcoming. It has such a good location to go to restaurant, cafe, and shopping mall by walking. Free laundry (so might be long line to do yours). Everything was great.

Reviewed April 15, 2018
8.8
Excellent
YIYANG from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Nice value single room”

Very close to city centre. The best is almost unlimited free wifi. There are plenty parkings around.

Reviewed December 30, 2016
8.8
Excellent
scott from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Watch the Rugby and walk home”

I'll stay again, next time in the studio flat as the old building is lovely, but creeks a lot. I mean a lot. Still, nice to have sheets, towel, soap and all the amenities right there. WiFi is great and I even had a coffee before catching the Shuttle. Great

Reviewed March 08, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Hsueh-Chen from Taiwan
Group
Budget Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Friendly and lovely place”

The staff is friendly and helpful Location is near to town Facilities not new but clean and tidy (that’s really important to me ) Very good value for money It’s better than I expected Will recommend to friends 👍

Reviewed October 01, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Gillian from Australia
Couple
Budget Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Exceptional”

Excellent in everything, we couldn't fault it. Historic charm throughout.

Reviewed March 16, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Andrew from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Really good value for Dunedin. ”

Owner was very helpful and genuinely sought to offer the best possible advice and value. Stayed in 3 different accommodation options, all were good, the studio being superb.

Reviewed February 16, 2020
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