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Sahara Motels

Walking distance from University of Otago

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
£69

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7.2.Good.
  • We had room 7 in the main house. It could be a great room but needs a complete…

    Mar 7, 2019

  • We booked the Sahara as it was a 15min walk to Forsyth Barr stadium. Location, parking…

    Apr 9, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 28 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage

For families

  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Digital TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • University of Otago - 6-minute walk
  • The Octagon - 15-minute walk
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium - 20-minute walk
  • Otago Museum - 4-minute walk
  • Dunedin Botanic Garden - 11-minute walk
  • Olveston - 12-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • 1 Bedroom Family Apartment
  • Basic One-Bedroom Apartment with Private Bathroom
  • Standard Family Room
  • Deluxe Queen Studio
  • Deluxe Double Studio

Location

  • University of Otago - 6-minute walk
  • The Octagon - 15-minute walk
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium - 20-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • University of Otago - 6-minute walk
  • The Octagon - 15-minute walk
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium - 20-minute walk
  • Otago Museum - 4-minute walk
  • Dunedin Botanic Garden - 11-minute walk
  • Olveston - 12-minute walk
  • Hocken Library - 15-minute walk
  • Dunedin Town Hall - 15-minute walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 16-minute walk
  • Regent Theatre - 16-minute walk
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery - 0.8 mi / 1.3 km

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) 28-min drive
  • Dunedin Railway Station 19-min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 28 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

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  • Sahara Motels Hotel
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  • Sahara Guesthouse Deluxe Studios

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 16.00 per person (approximately)

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Sahara Motels does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Captain Cook (5-min walk), Fish Hook (5-min walk) and The Good Earth cafe (5-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dunedin Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
7.2.Good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Cheap and cheerful bargain !

    David, 2 night romance trip, Dec 9, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The room was shabby, springs had gone in the bed. Not a comfortable night at all.

    1 night romance trip, Sep 20, 2019

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    It was close to a conference I was attending. And inexpensive. It’s old and rundown. I sat on the floor of my room and as my hand slid across the carpet, two hairs stuck to it—a short dark one and a long blonde one. Upon closer inspection, the carpet really needed a good vacuuming.

    5 night business trip, Apr 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly service. Older style but well maintained and clean.

    Margaret, 1 night family trip, Feb 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Spacious room close to everything

    The staff were all helpful and friendly, the room was large but dated but had everything you needed. Laundry facilities were free which was great since we were on a 3week trip. Located close to downtown but also close to Otago University.

    William, 2 night romance trip, Feb 22, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Close to town centre and nice guest lounge. Wifi a bit weak in room.

    S, 2 night trip, Jan 28, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Very old, room and bed, no shower, owner tried to charge a higher price...

    1 night trip, Jan 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The staff there were very helpfull. When I was told that I had to leave my dogs inside my truck because no animals were allowed in the guest house I asked to up grade. This was done at a very good price and allowed me to have my dogs inside. A huge thank you to the staff. They also helped me find my way around Dunedin. Would stay again if they would have me and my dogs.

    2 night trip, Jan 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Spacious room with adequate facilities to make a home away from home.

    Chuah, 1 night trip, Jan 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very central, easy parking,management quite helpful with city directions.

    1 night trip, Dec 28, 2018

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