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Sahara Motels

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
32-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, TV
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Sahara Motels

Sahara Motels

2.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Otago6 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe Octagon15 min walk
  • Popular LocationNew Zealand Sports Hall of Fame19 min walk
  • AirportDunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.)28 min drive

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About this area


Sahara Motels is located in Dunedin. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Brighton Beach and Dunedin Botanic Garden, while Otago Museum and Hocken Library are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Forsyth Barr Stadium or Edgar Centre.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Otago Museum - 4 min walk
  • University of Otago - 6 min walk
  • Olveston - 12 min walk
  • The Octagon - 15 min walk
  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame - 19 min walk

Getting around

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


  • Captain Cook - 5 min walk
  • Fish Hook - 5 min walk
  • The Good Earth cafe - 5 min walk
  • Capers - 5 min walk
  • The Fix - 6 min walk

About this property

Sahara Motels

Hotel with free parking, walk to University of Otago
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free hotel has tour/ticket assistance and a front desk safe. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 28 rooms provide conveniences such as electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee, plus in-room free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels.
Sahara Motels offers 28 forms of accommodation. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and change of towels can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:00 AM: NZD 16.00 per person

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Local maps

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 16.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

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Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 149 out of 407 reviews
5 - Excellent 37%
Rating 4 - Good. 176 out of 407 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 59 out of 407 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 18 out of 407 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 407 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was shabby, springs had gone in the bed. Not a comfortable night at all.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019