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Portobello Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2016

the location is ideal for visiting the albatross centre and the penguins and has wonderful view over the sea. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the hosts are really really helpful with tips and suggestions on local things to do. ideal place for visiting this area to stay at

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is much appreciated. We're really pleased you were happy with your choice. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and host your stay. Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Southlake, Texas
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We wanted to explore the Otago Peninsula but did not want to stay in Dunedin so booked two nights at the Portobello Motel. The motel is in a very quite area about a 25 minute drive from Dunedin and only 10 - 15 minutes from the Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago Peninsula and the Wellers Rock Jetty (pickup point...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful remarks (about petrol). We do try and let people know but this is a good way to do it too! We're delighted you enjoyed all the facilities in Portobello!! Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure to have you here and hope we have become part of a memorable trip!! Kind regards,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is total relaxation. Wonderful spot to start your South Island experience. Clean, tidy, quiet and walking distance to a pub, restaurant & a GREAT fish & chip shop. Hosts are so helpful (they came from the same part of England as me) and pointed out all what to see. f you love native wildlife...this is the place to start....

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We're really pleased you found everything to your liking. Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. It was lovely chatting with you both! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Northern Virginia
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stayed here only 1 night but it was the perfect place to base our exploration of the Otago Peninsula and its wildlife attractions. The motel is centrally located on the peninsula and is a very easy drive to everything, including downtown Dunedin. There are several restaurants nearby as well as a small convenience store. Our unit (#1) was very...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found everything to your liking. We would be delighted to see you again at any time!! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Spent 3 nights here, and was really impressed. Keith the owner was very friendly and helpful, the rooms were modern and very clean and the location was wonderful for sightseeing. Also the local pub has excellent meals at a reasonable price. It is located in the small settlement of Portobello on the Otago Peninsula, and is approximately 30 minutes from...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We're delighted you enjoyed the Peninsula. It is very beautiful and peaceful here. It was lovely to meet you both! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Having spent 5 weeks touring the North and South islands of this beautiful country, this motel was definitely one of the best. The room was very well equipped, with excellent attention to detail and was spotlessly clean. There was quite a spectacular storm during our stay, which resulted in a power failure across the whole peninsular. Sue and Keith were...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review!! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and discovered a little of Dunedin's charm. We would be thrilled to bits if you would recommend us to your friends and family. We would love to see you again some day too! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Reims
Reviewed 15 April 2016

The accommodation was clean, fresh and comfortable. There was a TV, clean comfortable beds, clean towels and bathroom. Clean kitchen with just about every facility you could want. Clean lounge area with plenty of seating for the four of us. No probelm getting free wifi either which is a must. Even a complimentary DVD 'a visual journey of the Otago...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comprehensive and very complimentary review. Keith and I are very pleased that you found your accommodation comfortable and of a satisfactory standard. we hope you enjoy the dvd. The wildlife on it may well fill the gaps of anything you didn't see!! It was an absolute pleasure to have you here and we very...

Berlin
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Stayed in the Portobello Motel in a nice, well kept Appartment with a wonderful view to the Sea. Had a great Sunset from the Balcony. Fully equipped Kitchen, free Wifi which worked perfect and a very comfortable bed for a good sleep in this quiet environment (the Motel is away from the main street, located on a hill). Very friendly...

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a really nice review!! Our Studio units, overlooking the very beautiful and peaceful harbour,are very popular for the reasons you have stated. Thank you again. Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Reviewed 11 April 2016

Rooms are very nice, comfortable and clean, with vehicle parking right in front of the room. The hotel is also within walking distance to food places and a small groceries shop. Sue has been a wonderful host and helps to introduce the area to us.

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for you review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the Peninsula. Thank you for taking the time to write! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Quiet location, clean romms and kitchen, friendly, helpful hosts, very good informations about activities (good tips for boattrips and birdwatching) and information about Duniden. Good informations for restaurants.

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SueandKeithRhodes, Owner at Portobello Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased we were able to make your stay more enjoyable by giving you as much information as possible about what was available to you on the Peninsula. We hope you enjoyed your New Zealand experience! Kind regards, Sue and Keith

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Motel is set back off the main road through the little village of Portobello. The setting is peaceful and quiet. Our 4 studio rooms have lovely views over Portobello Harbour.Our 2 one-bedroomed and 2-two bedroomed cottages, whilst not having harbour views, are both spacious and comfortable.All the units come fully equipped for self catering although the delightful 1908 Restaurant is situated just across the road from the end of our drive. The Hotel next door has a Bistro bar, providing good food and beer and the Penguin Cafe offers hot and cold snacks and picnics. The local shop is well stocked too.The Portobello Motel is only 20 minutes from Taiaroa Head where the Royal Albatross , sea lions,seals, penguins and many sea birds are to be found.There are some lovely walks in the area too. Bring your binoculars for wildlife watching! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portobello Motel

Address: 10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin > Portobello
Price Range: €84 - €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portobello Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“I can recommend the two bedroom suite for a family stay.”
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“Try to bag a room with a view over the water - the balconies are fab!”
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“Choice of one or two bedroom bungalows, both with lovely facilities and sitting out areas.”
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“Rooms with sea view are worth it!”
KateMJ, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the individual cottages were quiet and clean.”
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