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Esplanade Motel & Apartments

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location - beach just across the road. Close to restarants, bars, cafes, children's playground, salt water swimming pool.Fantastic owners who were very helpful and friendly - just what the south is known for!! Warm, comfortable and spacious family unit accommadated us and our friends beautifully. Looking forward to next visit and staying in the front units and waking up...

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AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Esplanade Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Rossp705, Thanks, thanks, thanks for your kind words! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the place and the options around us. We look forward to seeing you again! Hopefully one of the rooms in the front will be available for you. :) Kind Regards.

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would highly recommend the apartments to anyone looking for a place that is completely self contained yet close to a variety of excellent eating houses.Our room had a great view of the sea and was very clean and tidy..Hosts Wayne and Kathryn are most obliging and certainly make you feel most welcome

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AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Officer at Esplanade Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Hi there 475trevor, Thank you for sharing your great experience with us! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, we are extremely lucky to have such beautiful views for our guests to enjoy! I agree - Kathy and Wayne are great! I will be sure your wonderful message gets back to them. Thank you for choosing to...

Fort Collins, CO
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Although this is an older hotel, our room was nicely renovated, spacious and comfortable. We had an oceanfront room that included a separate bedroom, sitting/TV area with a sofa sleeper, a nicely updated shower/bathroom with a heated floor and a small and kitchen area. The hotel has good WiFi and 50 channels of Sky TV in both the sitting room...

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AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Esplanade Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear JGrahamK, Thanks for sharing! I'm delighted to read that you had such a wonderful time while staying at Esplanade. Katie and Wayne work really hard to make our guests feel like home, and reviews like yours make it all worth it. I'll be passing on your comments shortly. Have a lovely day. Best Regards.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The information brochure in our room asked for feedback on our stay which I am happy to do. Our room was clean tidy with a small balcony overlooking the beach. We were enthusiastically greeted shown to the room and supplied milk ( more if we wanted it). Our stay was short but the friendliness of the staff, standard and comfort...

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AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Esplanade Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Ipcresss, Thanks for taking the time to share your comments with us. I'm glad to read that you had a wonderful time when staying at the Esplanade. Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip! Kind Regards.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 December 2016

On arrival made to feel really welcome by Kathy and Wayne. This hospitality continued for the duration of my stay and they went out of their way to ensure my stay was well catered for, going above and beyond normal expections. The views were amazing, with great restaurants handy to cater all needs. I recommend to anyone who wants to...

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AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Esplanade Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear NanaNeecie2016, Thank you very much for the five-star review of the Esplanade Motel. We are thrilled that you liked the experience. And you are right, Kathy and Wayne are rock stars, and the soul of our place. Your kind words are appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit. Kind Regards.

Koenigstein, Germany
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Wonderful location, with the sound of the surf! Friendly hosts, generous rooms, Nice restaurants nearby and only minutes to walk to the spectacular St Clair beach. Only some minuted driving into Dunedin, great location to explore the Peninsula, or the Southern beaches. Would come back any time. Includes parking and a small balcony. We recommend to stay 2 or 3...

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AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Esplanade Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Betti-1963, Thank you not only for such a gracious review, but also for choosing Esplanade Motel to stay in Dunedin. On behalf of the entire team, we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in one of the seaside units. Has an amazing view of the sea crashing into the sea wall. Close to some really nice bats and restaurants. Spirit house next door had some really tasty food. Great friendly staff. Kathy and Wayne were excellent hosts. Stayed two nights.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

What a great time place to stay right next to the beach, with an amazing Italian restaurant. The kids loved the Spa, large house, fireplace and sky TV! breakfast available which was great. Will definitely come visit again! A++

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Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Those views! No really those views!!! As Kiwis we have been to Dunedin on numerous occasions and have always stayed in the city for convenience. This time we were on a "holiday" and my partner suggested we stay at St Clair on the beachfront. My response "sure, whatever - okay". Well was I surprised. Only 6min out of "town" An...

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Thames, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were a group of 5 teachers visiting Dunedin for professional development and needed a place to stay. The Hosts were fabulous and very accomodating. The views were spectacular. Rooms were clean, modern and comfortable. The continental breakfast was a steal at $12 and more than we could consume! Would definitely recommend the Esplanade! Thank you for a great stay.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Esplanade Motel & Apartments

Address: 14 Esplanade | Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $169 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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#1 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#13 Family Hotel in Dunedin
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“Family unit is spacious, warm, comfortable, quiet, a home away from home!”
 of 5 bubbles rossp705, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Apartment facing sea with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 475trevor, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms for singles/couples; family units are large and well equipped.”
 of 5 bubbles NanaNeecie2016, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Beach View Apartments are the pick - ps they also have a garage for your car!!!”
 of 5 bubbles michelleskinz, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for sea views”
 of 5 bubbles jennybl00m, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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