We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Otago Peninsula Motel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Otago Peninsula Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 123: English reviews
Start your review of Otago Peninsula Motel
 Click to rate
Austin,Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in the center of town with a beautiful bay view. We stumbled onto this motel and were impressed with the personal service, we booked immediately ! The room was spacious,extremely clean,great mini kitchen, coffee and tea, a self service laundry ( also very clean),comfortable bed,large bathroom and great wifi. We used the laundry machine to wash our much traveled...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank cwiltens
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes the view is wonderful from all the units and excellent WIFI. Over the winter months while closed we are newly renovating all our units for the 2017/2018 season exciting.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Mary provided very nice, friendly and prompt service and was very welcoming. The rooms were nice and scrupulously clean. They were also very quiet. I will certainly stay here again on my next trip. The Royal Albatross Center was certainly worth a visit, as was the short climb to the Soldier's Memorial.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Yoyodyne7
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you had a wonderful stay out in paradise on your holiday.

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This Motel has spacious rooms and good beds. You have basic cooking utensils at your disposal and there's gear to make some tea and coffee. The bathroom and room decoration is a bit dated. Everything is very clean. I appreciated the milk provided for breakfast. The situation on the Otago Peninsula is nice. The view from our room (4) on...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Willem K
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes the view is wonderful from all the units as being just across the road to the water. The road out to the peninsula is windy but beautiful right beside the harbour plus the Highcliff Rd we have too the views there are the best on a good day you can see for miles over...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had to put my parents here last minute as the motel we booked turned out to not fit everyone in our large group. My parents were very satisfied with the stay. Their room even had a view of the peninsula. The owner gave us great advice on where to visit and which tours were considered the best value for...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank chewyyyyyy
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you yes all our motels have wonderful harbour views as being just over the road from the water. Disappointing for you the motel you booked up the road could not hold you all when they said the unit would, so yes we loved having your parents and telling you a few good places we enjoy going to on the...

Westmead
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My partner Patrick and I stayed at the property for 3 nights in Jan this year.. Mary & Gerrald are fantastic hosts so welcoming. The view from our units was lovely. We had one night on a ground floor and then moved upstairs for the last 2 nights. The size of the room is fantastic, very comfortable bed and good...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank refuge
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for you lovely review, Gerrald and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, yes the view is certainly lovely from all the units esp the top floor. When cleaning we do have trouble some days to clean and not just sit and enjoy.

Reviewed 3 January 2017

A beautiful large room. the bed was very comfortable and the view was terrific. Also had a lovely kitchen area. Only problem was that the shower ran out of hot water without any warning. I would still reccomend this motel, but limit your bath and shower time

 Report
Helpful?
Thank orangecat0
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay, yes the view from the units is wonderful. I,m sorry you had a wonderful spa bath and used all the hot water when you went to have a shower not one after...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We chose this motel for its position 10km away from the headland where you meet albatross and little blue penguins. Glad we did, Mary was very helpful in every way, the room was very clean and comfortable. Great little shops round the corner.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank michele P
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Michelle so pleased you enjoyed, have a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This motel is in a lovely spot in Portobello. It is so quiet and tranquil. Our room was huge and meticulously clean. The view from our private balcony was pretty amazing! Mary was a lovely host. Couldn't fault this place :)

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 348aris
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Excellent motel, with a fantastic view from the large windows leading onto a balcony. Good place to base yourself when touring the Otago peninsula. Portobello has a small shop, fish and chip shop, cafe and a couple of restaurants.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MexBrit1951
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and writing a lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

Boulder Creek, California
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Found at the end of the day and took an upstairs studio. The motel is older but in decent condition. Our room was comfortable and the kitchenette had a nice long counter to prep our supper. Quiet place in a quiet place. Walking distance to pub/eateries. Stayed 2nd week Oct 2016 and paid NZ145, a fair price.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank n6ta
MaryOtagoPeninsula, Owner at Otago Peninsula Motel, responded to this review

Thanku for you review, yes we have plenty of room in our king studios for our guests. Yes the view over the water is really something to look at. Walking distance to café 1908 which has the best meals on the Peninsula. Yes if you come direct we offer a good price.

53 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (29)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (24)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Portobello
3.0 km away
Larnach Castle Lodge
Larnach Castle Lodge
#6 of 57 in Dunedin
608 reviews
12.2 km away
Pacific Park Suites
Pacific Park Suites
#11 of 57 in Dunedin
273 reviews
12.3 km away
Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.4 km away
Bluestone on George
Bluestone on George
#1 of 57 in Dunedin
710 reviews
12.3 km away
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
0.1 km away
Portobello Motel
Portobello Motel
#1 of 2 in Portobello
452 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Portobello's Newest Motel in Portobello Township, Quality units, some with spa baths.Extensive interior upgrade 2012.ie new flatscreen tv,s with freeview. YES FREE WI.FI.New Beds and Bedding, new carpets, to all units Private Balcony, Heatpumps, Excellent Harbour views. Tripadvisor Excellence Award. Next to Cafe for breakfast, Stroll to Shop and Restaurant.Near all Otago Peninsula Attractions."Come and stay and enjoy our wee piece of paradise. "PS. Only Motel right across the road to the harbor. Free Parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Otago Peninsula Motel

Address: CNR Highcliff and Portobello Rd, Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin > Portobello
Price Range: €96 - €121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Otago Peninsula Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Peninsula Hotel Otago
Peninsula Dunedin
Dunedin Peninsula
Peninsula Hotel Dunedin
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Otago Peninsula Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“For best views chose upper floors, however if you need wheelchair access the bottom is a must”
cwiltens, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“water view”
orangecat0, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have the best view and can't be peered in from outside.n”
MexBrit1951, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Call for a room that views the bay.”
n6ta, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are well situated.”
MargaretO492, 25 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5