Sahara Guesthouse & Motels
Sahara Guesthouse & Motels
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8.6Excellent

371 reviews

371 reviews

Location 8.8
Service 8.6
Value for money 8.3
Room comfort and quality 8.0
Cleanliness 7.9
Facilities 7.3
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8.8Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Otago Museum
270 m
Knox Church
440 m
Olveston Historic Home
580 m
Speight's Brewery
1.6 km
Baldwin Street
2.5 km
Closest landmarks
Scribes
170 m
Dunedin North Medical Centre
200 m
University Book Shop
260 m
Otago Museum
270 m
The Dental Walrus
270 m

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

619 George Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the North Dunedin part of Dunedin, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Otago Peninsula. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

270 meters to Otago Museum

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Kitchen

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Dunedin every 48 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center1 Km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport24.8 km

Rooms available at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Basic One-Bedroom Apartment with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Basic Family Apartment with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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Quadruple Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Family Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

Does Sahara Guesthouse & Motels provide laundry services?

Yes! Sahara Guesthouse & Motels offers laundry service at your disposal and even hot water linen and laundry washing for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your trip. Please contact the property for more information.

What public parks are in close proximty of Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

While lodging at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels, cherish your early morning or evening wander at nearby park which include McMillan Park, Roberts Park, and Logan Park.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels's policy relating to children's bedding considers guests age 18 years and older as adults, and therefore must use an extra bed which will incur an additional cost. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

At what time of the year is Sahara Guesthouse & Motels most popular?

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels's most popular month where verified tourists have stayed the most is in August.

What payment options are supported at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels accepts up to 4, with payment card options such as MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

What do past travelers like most about Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Past visitors that stayed at Sahara Guesthouse & Motels have given this property a rating of 8.788 for its remarkable location as the primary highlight for their stay.

What is the average rating that verified Business travelers' have given to Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Sahara Guesthouse & Motels an average rating of 8.6. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Families with young children have given to Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Sahara Guesthouse & Motels an average rating of 8.0. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Families with older children have given to Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Sahara Guesthouse & Motels an average rating of 7.8. You can check out more descriptive customer reviews and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Group travelers have given to Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Sahara Guesthouse & Motels an average rating of 8.3. You can find more precise customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What famous shopping locations are in close proximity to Sahara Guesthouse & Motels?

Shopping options in Sahara Guesthouse & Motels’s North Dunedin neighborhood include Otago Farmers Market.

More about Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

More about Sahara Guesthouse & Motels

Offering quality accommodations in the culture, sightseeing district of Dunedin, Sahara Guesthouse & Motels is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel lies 1 Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Otago Museum, Knox Church, Academy Cinema.

The facilities and services provided by Sahara Guesthouse & Motels ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room.

Sahara Guesthouse & Motels is home to 28 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, electric blanket. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Sahara Guesthouse & Motels is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Dunedin.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.3

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Hiking
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car

Location

619 George Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports
  • Dunedin International Airport (DUD)
    24.8 km
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
    160.9 km
Public transportation
  • Dunedin Railway Station
    1.3 km
  • Dunedin Railways
    1.3 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Dunedin North Medical Centre
    200 m
Shopping
  • Otago Farmers Market
    910 m
Convenience store
  • Rob Roy Dairy
    290 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    230 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Otago Museum
    270 m
  • Knox Church
    440 m
  • Olveston Historic Home
    580 m
  • Speight's Brewery
    1.6 km
  • Baldwin Street
    2.5 km
  • Tunnel Beach
    7.4 km
  • Larnach Castle & Gardens
    9.2 km
  • The Royal Albatross Centre
    19.5 km
  • Otago Peninsula
    19.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Scribes
    170 m
  • Dunedin North Medical Centre
    200 m
  • University Book Shop
    260 m
  • Otago Museum
    270 m
  • The Dental Walrus
    270 m
  • Albany St Pharmacy
    270 m
  • Community Support Medical Centre
    320 m
  • Knox Dental
    330 m
  • Captain Cook
    330 m
  • Union Lawn
    330 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from13:30
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out from19:30
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)35
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)9 NZD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 NZD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 28
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 NZD

Reviews of Sahara Guesthouse & Motels from real guests

8.2
Location8.8
Service8.6
Value for money8.3
Room comfort and quality8.0
Cleanliness7.9
Facilities7.3
High score for Dunedin
Rating
9+ Exceptional (11)
8-9 Excellent (20)
7-8 Very Good (12)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
Guest Type
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9.6
Exceptional
Harlina from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in February 2017

Sanctuary away from home”

I was delighted to stay in Sahara Motel studio room during my recent first visit to Dunedin. Comfortable spacious room, friendly staff (esp Bryan) & just a walking distance to Univ of Otago. Check-in & out was a complete breeze.

Reviewed March 11, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Trevor from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

Good things happening here!”

I've stayed at the Sahara a few times over the years. Usually with friends, this time solo. It's a great location, walkable to town, yet has on-site parking which makes it easier for trips further away. New owners this year who have been doing a major overhaul during Covid. Big changes within the guesthouse already and breakfast is back. The tell me the motel rooms at the back are next. Whilst tired, they have always been comfortable. This time I was in a Delux studio, which was extremely comfortable and has Sky TV including movies and a well equipped kitchen. (Microwave and two plate hob for cooking). Future plans include another space that will be suitable for a group of up to 8 they tell me, so keep an eye out for that. The new owners are very friendly and welcoming and I wish them every success. I will certainly be back again!

Reviewed October 28, 2020
8.8
Excellent
Anthony from New Zealand
Group
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Great place to stay”

Ok it's not the newest place in Dunedin. But you get no complaints from us. If you want some where central, close to restaurants, easy to drive to the peninsular, and a short walk to town this is it. Helpful staff, clean rooms which are a bit dated, we thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay. Would be my first port of call next time in Dunedin. Value for money here.

Reviewed February 27, 2018
7.2
Very good
SER from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Disappointed Guest”

I only have one day stay in Dunedin. i arrived at 1230. Sahara is quite far from the bus station. so they should consider picking up guest from the bus station. They should also be able to organize trip to places of interest. I had to request for a heater in my room as it was cold. It should be provided without me asking for it.

Reviewed August 30, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
JIA from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Nice motel”

This motel is old building but very well maintain. I love the interior design. The facilities was fantastic. They provide free coffee, tea and chocolate drink. Would recommend this motel.

Reviewed November 18, 2019
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