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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location near to town.But the rooms in the guest house have a lot to be desired. Rooms need to have their own tea/coffee facilities. The tvs are old and small so hard to see nowadays with widescreen on square screens that are too small to start with. The carpets and curtains need maintanence. Over all a tired place that...

Thank Barry A
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I stayed in the 'deluxe studio apartment' which was lovely - nice big room, clean kitchen and bathroom. Would stay again, definitely. Nice and renovated with a heat pump. Sound proofing could be better - noisy neighbours next door and could hear when people opened and closed the door across the hall. Quiet otherwise though - couldn't hear traffic or...

Thank ZaraEatsKai
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Stayed for two night, in different rooms. Both rooms were in the new block (room 8 and room 1) and were Executive like rooms, with plenty of space, nice kitchen, couch and a very tidy and clean shower/toilet. Friendly staff and helpful. There is also a common room, where you can meet up with other guests and have a tea...

Thank Peter T
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the older part of the motel. Our room was incredibly noisy - creaking from upstairs and the plumbing from adjoining units kept us awake. Good location but it is pretty dated and overpriced for what it is.

Thank 531michelle
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2017

What an amazinf find - a motel in Dundein CBD that accepts dogs! This was a great place to stay if you want to bring your dog and the owners were really friendly. Whilst the decor was a bit dated, it was great to stay in a classic styled place.

Thank dippy_sal
Athol, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Stayed for one night. It is really well located for the shops, restaurants and pubs at the top end of George Street. The owners are friendly and helpful. A lovely old building. The décor is older, but it is very clean. Very good value for money.

Thank RJS964
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

During our 3.5 weeks travelling in NZ we stayed in a number of budget motels throughout both the North and South Islands. This one however was by far the worst. We stayed at the Sahara for two nights at NZD 109 per night -- far too expensive for what it is. The room was dirty, dated and smelly. It looked...

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great central Dunedin location( can walk into the octagon and so close to loads of places to eat) except didn't have own shower in room just bath. Nice hospitality though and friendly staff had no issues

Thank greerlaura
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the newer apartments just for the one night on match day, AB's v Wales. Lovely apartment, clean and warm, great friendly service and a reasonable cost just for the one night. Just wanna say thanks Sahara for not ripping us off, as so many do when there's a match on and high demand!!! 😃😃😃

Thank Ruth G
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Two types of rooms, the new apartments are nice I have stayed there before but the old motel units at the back are dark and dirty also damp this visit was terrrible The reception where unhelpful . I asked if I could move to the new rooms at the front but they were full ,the next day I asked again...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel

Address: 619 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $66 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sahara Guesthouse & Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Do the motel rooms not in the guest house itself might be better?”
BarryA526, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“let them know if you have a dog”
dippy_sal, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The stairs are quite wide and easy to navigate to the first floor even with suitcases.”
peripatetic_life, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Plenty of options - I had a twin for my son and I and it was well set up.”
KeithGregory, 24 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If staying in the Villa, may prefer upstairs as our room was next to the stairs and reception therefore all noise heard!”
JoG202, 9 Apr 2015 | Read review
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