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Waimate, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We stayed two nights in a unit here. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was on the second floor. Our room was large with an open plan mezzanine floor with two single beds upstairs. At one stage I thought the toilet was flushing by itself but it must have been someone in the unit below having a shower....

Thank Waimate1
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Central location in Dunedin close to the Octagon. Easy to find but is call Alcala Lodge now so Econo is no where to be seen on the signage.It has good WiFi, interesting Spanish architecture with round windows and doors, a loft for the two younger kids up stairs. The staff was friendly, car parking was free.

Thank Bockkie
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

Our room was huge with a decent kitchen which had a hob, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster. Very handy. Parking was fine. The room looked a bit more dated with frilly bed covers but it was fine and really clean. Location was handy- near town. One annoying thing was that you had to pay for the internet- we found this to...

1Thank champkis
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights here with family. We had upstairs room with mezzanine. Although room was very dated it was clean. It was fairly spacious and was kind of quirky with a separate dining area. We found it very cold as it doesn't really have any decent heating. We ended up with 3 heaters going just to take chill off the...

Thank Kim E
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 May 2015

I was entranced by the art deco era decor of Alcala Motel. It is magnificent. Unit 12 is one of the larger units perfect for family groups visiting their student sons and daughter. Close to the university and the township. Everything we needed was there, the beds were comfortable, the room was warm and the hosts were warmly welcoming and...

1Thank Jeanette71_24
Ashburton, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 April 2015

We have stayed at the Alcala many times over the past 23 years and Gary and his team have always been extremely helpful and will go the extra mile. This time was no exception. The rooms are very spacious especially the family units. This is a great place to stay if the kids are at uni. It is a 10...

Thank Marg22
Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2015

As we waited at reception for someone to appear the musty smell in there was really off putting, however when the man eventually appeared and showed us to our room that was even worse, there was a terrible smell of cooking, holes in the carpet and the furniture was in need of a major upgrade. the sheets on the bed...

Thank BoydsAct
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2015

The motel is located on a main road leading north out of the city and is thus easy to find. It is about 2km out of the centre and is on a bus route. There is a small supermarket nearby and restaurants and a bigger supermarket are within 1km. Reception staff was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We had a very...

Thank Michael T
Twizel, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

I have to say these guys helped us out of a tight spot! We were telephoned at 5 pm by our, what we thought was our accommodation to tell they had overbooked and we had no where to stay. I rang at least 20 places and asked the same motels etc These guys came to the rescue. Hotel was 1970s...

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed 30 January 2015

The staff- the lady seemed quite annoyed all the time whenever I would ask about something while the man was very very friendly! The place was quite old fashioned. The sink taps had separate hot and cold ones so I could not wash my face with warm water, and the shower head was attached to the wall which was very...

Thank Catherine L

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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Alcala we pride ourselves in offering our guests a welcoming stay and real value for money. Our classic Spanish architecture offers something a little unique in Dunedin, and we are well situated near the University, Otago Museum, Public Hospital and Botanical Gardens. There is a service station, 24hr convenience store, pharmacy and restaurant all within 1 minute's walk from the motel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Alcala

Address: 704 George Street | Dunedin North, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand (Formerly Comfort Inn Alcala)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: €81 - €102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Econo Lodge Alcala 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Best Western Dunedin
Dunedin Best Western
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“Lower floors as no lifts.”
 of 5 bubbles KiwiCanuckNZ, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ground flor if you need accessible room”
 of 5 bubbles Charis59, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“maybe try for a room upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles wendy14214, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms will avoid the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles J_Traveller_99, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“thanks for the great selection of tea/coffee/choc drinks much appreciated”
 of 5 bubbles lucillei54, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
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