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Sahara Motels

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619 George Street, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand

Walking distance from University of Otago
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • The room was shabby, springs had gone in the bed. Not a comfortable night at all.Sep 20, 2019
  • It was close to a conference I was attending. And inexpensive. It’s old and rundown. I…Apr 22, 2019

Sahara Motels

from ZAR 1,509
  • 1 Bedroom Family Apartment
  • Basic One-Bedroom Apartment with Private Bathroom
  • Standard Family Room
  • Deluxe Queen Studio
  • Deluxe Double Studio

What’s around Sahara Motels


  • University of Otago - 6 min walk
  • The Octagon - 15 min walk
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium - 20 min walk
  • Otago Museum - 4 min walk
  • Dunedin Botanic Garden - 11 min walk
  • Olveston - 12 min walk
  • Hocken Library - 15 min walk
  • Dunedin Town Hall - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Dunedin Railway Station - 19 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 28 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New Zealand may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Sahara Motels’s small print

Also known as

  • Sahara Guesthouse Motel Deluxe Studios Dunedin
  • Hotel Sahara Guesthouse, Motel & Deluxe Studios Dunedin
  • Dunedin Sahara Guesthouse, Motel & Deluxe Studios Hotel
  • Hotel Sahara Guesthouse, Motel & Deluxe Studios
  • Sahara Guesthouse, Motel & Deluxe Studios Dunedin
  • Sahara Deluxe Studios Dunedin
  • Sahara Motels Hotel
  • Sahara Motels Dunedin
  • Sahara Guesthouse Motel Deluxe Studios
  • Sahara Motels Hotel Dunedin
  • Sahara Guesthouse Motel Deluxe Studios
  • Sahara Guesthouse Deluxe Studios Dunedin
  • Sahara Guesthouse Deluxe Studios
  • Sahara Guesthouse Motel Deluxe Studios Dunedin
  • Sahara Guesthouse Motel Deluxe Studios
  • Sahara Guesthouse Deluxe Studios Dunedin
  • Sahara Guesthouse Deluxe Studios


This property does not have elevators.

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 check-out are available.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

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

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 for Sahara Motels

  • Does Sahara Motels offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sahara Motels?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Sahara Motels?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Sahara Motels?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sahara Motels?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Sahara Motels?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Captain Cook (5-min walk), Fish Hook (5-min walk), and The Good Earth cafe (5-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Sahara Motels?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dunedin Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Good 7,4 From 51 reviews

Good 6,0
2 night stay in Wellington
We had room 7 in the main house. It could be a great room but needs a complete refurbishment. The bed was so soft you just rolled into the middle, so not the best nights sleep. The weather was good so did not have to stop in the room. There was a main lounge with a kitchen where you could make a cup of tea or coffee. We didn't pay a lot of money for the room but it was one of the worse we had stayed in over the 4 weeks we were travelling.
Lynne, gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Friendly service. Older style but well maintained and clean.
Margaret, au1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
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, ca2 night romance trip
Good 6,0
Close to town centre and nice guest lounge. Wifi a bit weak in room.
S, au2 night trip
Fair 4,0
Very old, room and bed, no shower, owner tried to charge a higher price...
au1 night trip
Very good 8,0
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.
au2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Spacious room with adequate facilities to make a home away from home.
Chuah, my1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Very central, easy parking,management quite helpful with city directions.
au1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Awesome place with great service. Will go there anytime again.
au1 night trip
Poor 2,0
I canot beleive they are allowed to operate the guest house. The lights above the bed were down to the wires, no electrical test tags. The paint was falling off the ceiling. The carpet was horifically stained and ancient, the bed covers should have been thrown out 30 years ago and nothing felt clean...the old musty smell was awful, and to top it off there was no hot water to shower in the ensuite! When complained to staff on check out that there was no hot water, care factor was zilch no offer of discount! #cantbeleivehaventbeencloseddown.
au1 night trip

Sahara Motels