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Arcadian Motel
Ranked #40 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
Te Anau, null, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Lovely Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Friendy Hosts, Nice Part of Town, good rate. New Furnishings in a late 70s retro building. Very Tidy and clean, will be back.

Room Tip: Probably not in the unit by the main road if you are a light sleeper
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pauline N
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
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61 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

We stay here every year over Christmas. This year we arrived much earlier than the check-in time -- a good 4 hours earlier! The hosts were gracious and gave us the only room they had available which was an upgrade - but they charged us the same rate.

If you're looking for luxury, this place ain't it. But it's always clean and it's well priced. We'll be there next Christmas!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BlueKitsy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

We find the Arcadian, friendly, understanding, customer focussed, very clean and good beds.
The Motel may be considered a little dated but has kept up a good appearance and modern facilities.
Recommended for those who want a comfortable, quiet stay

Room Tip: back units are quieter
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank keith g
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Tokyo, Japan
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

Booked last minute when we decided to visit Dunedin. Somewhat out of downtown with basic, somewhat shabby room. It did the trick but I wouldn't want to stay longer than a night or two.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DowntownWorld
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Brisbane, Qld
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80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

We stayed at the Arcadian for one night while visiting Dunedin. The motel is actually in 2 parts - a typical motel style part and an old house next door with 2 bed and breakfast style rooms. When we arrived we were given one of the B&B style rooms. This was a really comfortable room and was quite stylish with high ceilings; the only drawback was that the driveway was quite tight and care is needed reversing on to the main road. Friendly staff and the free morning paper was a nice touch. The motel is a fair way from town (about a 10 minute drive) but is ideally located for exploring the Otago Peninsula. Great value at $90NZD for the night.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DanMish
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Akron, OH
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124 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

We stayed two nights here. The hotel is a couple of km from downtown, with easy access if you have a car. We ended up with a room in the 'house' part of the motel (Room J), which was a beautiful large room with small kitchenette and really nice bay window (it only had a view of the shrubs, but being summer, they were flowering at least). The hosts were nice and accommodating, and this was the only place we stayed in NZ where the internet was free, fast, and reliable. Very good value for the money too.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wombatter
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Banora Point, NSW, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2011

Absolutely great motel to stay at, great hosts who were so friendly. We were in Dunedin on bad news and so it was nice to be shown such great hospitality at such a hard time. There were 6 of us staying in a two bedroom room for 5 nights, and for us aussies who felt the cold, the room was comfortable and warm, with enough heating as well as electric blankets a nice big flatscreen and comfortably large lounge room. The room was so clean, bright and airy and we had fresh towels everyday. There is also a laundry where you can wash, dry and iron your clothes. Everything you need is here.

It is well located only 2 sections on the local bus to the city and shops with the bus stop right outside the doors. Takeaway, corner store, bakery and pharmacy less than a minute walk. If you want to cook for yourself, it has a great sized kitchenette with a full oven and the supermarket is about 2mins down the road.

My family loved the motel, thanks for a great stay and Lauren thanks for your compassion at this sad time of ours. When we come back to Dunedin this is the place that we will stay.

Room Tip: Great place, quiet, clean and private
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Arcadian Motel
Address: 85 Musselburgh Rise | Sunshine, Dunedin 9013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcadian Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our motel is situated in a quiet suburban location, only minutes from the centre of Dunedin but on the route to the Otago Peninsula. We have a range of units of varying sizes suitable for individuals, couples, families or groups. We enjoy advising travellers of the many attractions Dunedin has to offer. See our web page for further details. ... more   less 
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