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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We arrived unannounced where we received a great welcome. The guys here are very customer focused which means a lot when having traveled the whole day. Great room and very clean - it is obvious Aurora pride themselves on cleanliness. Well done! Location is superb. The beds very comfortable and quality of things like bed sheets is top notch. A...

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Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Dear Knutus... thank you very much for the great feedback. Everyone is welcome to pop in unannounced - we love showing people around and if they decide to stay even better! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate that you noticed the little things. Best wishes, Cristal and Andy Montgomery.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I advise you to get into the Aurora on George very soon.....before 2021, anyway, because I've noticed that those with thirty years experience in the business seem to look 20 years older than they really are, and have developed a hardened crust through which even the most seasoned the traveller can never penetrate. No heating, no aircon, no hot water....nothing...

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Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Hi Zinc707 - GREAT feedback - thanks! If you are ever in town again please let us know. Some guests find the bathroom fans are a bit noisy and for those sensitive to them we have plug in night lights available at reception so that during the wee small hours of the morning, if the call of nature requires a...

North Sydney
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The staff are welcoming and friendly and make you feel right at home. The rooms are recently renovated so are clean, fresh and the beds are extremely comfortable. There is heated floors in the bathroom and a handy kitchenette area. Would stay again.

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Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Dear Sarah N, We would love to have you stay with again so don't hesitate to let us know if you are in Dunedin. Thanks for the great feedback, we really appreciate you letting everyone know your experience! Best wishes, Cristal and Andy Montgomery.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a lovely motel in a great location very convenient for the university, very clean and quiet with lovely courtyard garden which makes you feel like you are not right in the hub. Fantastic restaurant and cafe right on the doorstep, highly recommended.

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Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Dear AntipodeanTracey, Thanks for the great feedback, we really appreciate the time you've taken to post it and are really happy you enjoyed your stay so much. Best wishes, Cristal and Andy Montgomery.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Stayed here for a couple of nights and found it clean, efficient and very comfortable. The owners are friendly and helpful. Very good value for money and conveniently situated not far from the town centre

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Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Dear cosmo254, Value for money is so important these days because it's becoming fewer and far between. We LOVE it when our guests enjoy their stay and our team work really hard to keep the rooms immaculate and our guests comfortable. Best wishes, Cristal and Andy Montgomery.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We stayed at Aurora for a work conference and then some tourist time. the facility is beautiful and cannot be faulted. Great location. The beds were so comfortable. I would recommend and would stay there again. Thanks

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Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Dear lesleysmith2016, We really appreciate you posting SUCH good feedback. We really get a kick out of our guests having the best time when they stay with us. If you're ever back in Dunedin please don't hesitate to let us know. Best wishes, Cristal and Andy Montgomery.

Dorset, UK
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the brown painted blockwork wall alongside the car park. This is a modern, well-appointed and stylish Motel with tastefully furnished rooms overlooking a courtyard garden. The manager is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nicely co- ordinated and the beds are comfortable. The bed linen was very smooth and of good quality. The location...

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Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Hi baglan, thanks for posting feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. If you're in Dunedin again please don't hesitate to let us know if you need somewhere "stylish" to stay... we'd love to have you back. Best wishes, Andy and Cristal Montgomery.

Reviewed 26 November 2016

Prolonged 2 week stay at the facility for medical course. Beautifully clean and renovated inside with nice modern feel. Great access to the University and town is just a short walk away. Beds were very comfortable and the room was well furnished down to the details of having available umbrellas in the wardrobe for your use which was required a...

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Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Hi Erin, We really appreciate such great feedback and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so much. If you're in Dunedin again, please don't hesitate to let us know. Best wishes to you and your family, Cristal and Andy Montgomery.

Tamworth, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit and that had been refurbished to a high standard. Still had the smell of new carpet. The beds were so comfortable, the location is perfect to walk to restaurants and shops. The Thai restaurant, Budda Stix shares the beautiful garden courtyard of the Aurora. Overall the best quality hotel we stayed at during...

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Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Hi Mimmee, Thank you for posting feedback - we love that you thought our accommodation was "top class"... we think it's pretty awesome too! If you're ever back in NZ/Dunedin please let us know, we'd love to have you stay with us again. Best wishes, Cristal Montgomery.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The above sums up Aurora. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite. On opening the door we were greeted by a crisp white interior, modern well laid out kitchen and bathroom and the bedroom was like coming home. There's well appointed heating, even underfloor, in the bathroom. The kitchen had everything we needed, including a dishwasher. For me the bedroom...

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Cristal and And... M, Owner at Aurora on George, responded to this review

Dear kmkrds.... wow, we feel very humbled having such high praise and we really appreciate that you have taken the time to post feedback. The housekeeping team work exceptionally hard to make sure the rooms are beyond reproach. We wouldn't have such beautiful rooms if it weren't for their efforts and I will certainly let then know you were impressed....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aurora on George offers innovation, beautiful design and infuses the stunning colours and creative energy of the “aurora” throughout. This starts as soon as you find us in your search for a place to stay until you step into our amazing reception area and then settle into your wonderful suite. We offer beautiful facilities with our commitment to personal and friendly service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aurora on George

Address: 678 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand (Formerly Quality Hotel Cargills)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $146 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aurora on George 4.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Dunedin
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
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“It is a low rise, ground and 1st floor. Plus there is a lift.”
 of 5 bubbles clarec961, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The mobility suite is very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles kaths1, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper level rooms”
 of 5 bubbles AntipodeanTracey, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Discuss with the friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles Zjc1980, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest if your unsure to enquire before booking”
 of 5 bubbles ScottO462, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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