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10 Best Hotels in Dunedin

The Victoria Hotel Dunedin
4 out of 5
137 St Andrew Street Centre City, Dunedin
per night
27 Apr. - 28 Apr.
4.2/5Excellent! (1,225 reviews)

"excellent friendly service. Clean. convenient location."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

The Victoria Hotel Dunedin
Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin
3.5 out of 5
10 Smith Street, Dunedin
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,174 reviews)

"Overall nice place to stay, a couple of issues . There was only one teaspoon so had to keep washing to use it again, the biggest issue was the shower door design leaked leaving a massive puddle so when you got out of the shower the floor mat was soaked along with the floor so you were standing with ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb. 2020

Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
4.5 out of 5
118 High Street, Dunedin
per night
24 Apr. - 25 Apr.
4.4/5Excellent! (1,336 reviews)

"We liked how it was close to everything we needed, was quiet, clean and staff were very helpful"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Dunedin Holiday Park & Motels
3.5 out of 5
41 Victoria Road, St Kilda, Dunedin
per night
25 Apr. - 26 Apr.
4.1/5Very Good! (341 reviews)

"Big variety of accommodation available. good price clean and VERY quiet at night. felt safe"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

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Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge
4 out of 5
30 Duke Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin
per night
5 May - 6 May
4.4/5Excellent! (1,122 reviews)

"Everything was great, lovely friendly in the dining room"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge
Quest Dunedin
4 out of 5
333 Cumberland St, Dunedin
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per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.3/5Excellent! (519 reviews)

"Location close to everything. Staff very friendly helpful and courteous"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Quest Dunedin
Aaron Lodge Top 10 Holiday Park
3 out of 5
162 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin
per night
29 Apr. - 30 Apr.
4.2/5Excellent! (105 reviews)

"Stayed over Xmas and staff were still onto it offering to restock room and accommodate us when needed, room could have been cleaner wasn’t horrendous but wasn’t clean either ( maybe me being fussy I’m a cleaner myself). Would definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2019

Aaron Lodge Top 10 Holiday Park
Aurora On George
4.5 out of 5
678 George Street, Dunedin
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per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.7/5Exceptional! (196 reviews)

"We arrived at Aurora on George just as New Zealand was getting ready to go to level four for the coronavirus pandemic. We stayed three nights until we could fly back to the US. Chris the manager was SO helpful during this stressful time. He had to limit service to protect staff, but answered all ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2020

Aurora On George
George Street Motel Apartments (previously Farrys Motel)
3 out of 5
575 George Street, Dunedin
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per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.4/5Excellent! (435 reviews)

"Good service. Handy location. Clean and tidy and modern"…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2020

George Street Motel Apartments (previously Farrys Motel)
Distinction Dunedin Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Liverpool Street, Dunedin
per night
1 May - 2 May
4.8/5Exceptional! (340 reviews)

"Comfy bed and nice property located within walking distance of the downtown sites."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

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Accommodation in Dunedin

Dunedin, the second-largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, offers visitors a vibrant, college town feel steeped in cultural European heritage. There is lots to do and see in this expansive city, from its bustling town centre filled with friendly pubs and cafes to its beautiful, wind-swept Otago Peninsula where you might just catch a glimpse of a yellow-eyed penguin or an albatross.

Dunedin is known for its hilly streets, ocean breezes, and two big universities: the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic. Its youthful population helps support a thriving nightlife scene and artistic culture.

Summer visitors can spend time napping on the beach, taking a swim in the water, or surfing the waves. Every beach in Dunedin has its own unique character and attracts a different kind of crowd. If you want to be more active during your holiday, you have plenty of serious hikes to choose from, including the Pineapple, Leith, Saddle, and Mt. Cargill tracks. You can also stop by the Dunedin Botanic Garden or Dunedin’s Chinses Garden to commune with nature.

Embrace the culture of the city by taking a walk around The Octagon, where you’ll see the First Church, Municipal Chambers, and Dunedin Railway Station. If you have little ones with you, then take a trip to the Otago Museum, which includes a tropical rainforest and butterfly house, or inspire them with a trip to Larnach Castle.

Dunedin has an excellent nightlife fuelled by its large student population. On any given night, the bars and pubs are hopping, and the weekends are filled with live music and shows from local artists.

Dunedin Accommodation

Whether you are looking to spoil yourself, try a new experience, or stay under budget, you can find plenty of options. Put your feet up in luxury accommodation in Dunedin, or select from motels, apartments, and holiday houses to rent. For something a little more unique, consider booking a farmstay where you will sleep on a running farm. Budget travellers will find clean, safe accommodation at backpacker hotels and holiday parks.

Getting to Dunedin

Dunedin is serviced by Dunedin International Airport, which brings travellers to the wider Otago region. The airport is roughly 22 km from central Dunedin. The city hosts a strong public bus system, and taxis are plentiful, but tourists should consider renting a car in Dunedin. It’s a big place, and it’s a long trip from the centre of the city out to the peninsula.

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Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Dunedin?
Hazel House Boutique Bed & Breakfast is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Bluestone On George and The Barn Bed & Breakfast as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Dunedin, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Dunedin.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Dunedin?
Based on reviews, Wains Hotel Dunedin is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Leviathan Heritage Hotel Dunedin and Law Courts Hotel.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Dunedin?
Dunedin Holiday Park & Motels is a top 3.5-star property on Expedia for families, and features free parking and laundry facilities. Other good choices for your child-friendly holiday include The Victoria Hotel Dunedin and Bonnie Knights Motel. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium.
What's the best accommodation for a couple visiting Dunedin?
Distinction Dunedin Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features rainfall showerheads and 24-hour room service. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Bluestone On George and The Barn Bed & Breakfast.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Dunedin?
George Street Motel Apartments (previously Farrys Motel) is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and free newspapers for its human guests. Leithview Bed & Breakfast is another option for you and your pet.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Dunedin?
Hazel House Boutique Bed & Breakfast is a top 3.5-star beach holiday home with free WiFi and private balconies. Other good options to stay near the beach include Best Western Dunedin and Bayfield Motel and Apartment. Head to Brighton Beach or St. Clair Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury hotel in Dunedin?
Distinction Dunedin Hotel is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Larnach Lodge and Camp Estate are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Dunedin?
Bluestone On George is a favourite 5-star property with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a bar and free parking.
What's the best golf hotel in Dunedin?
Leith Valley Holiday Park & Motels is a property featuring free WiFi and free parking, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Another good option is George Street Motel Apartments (previously Farrys Motel) if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. Visit Otago Golf Club or St. Clair Golf Club to perfect your golf swing.
What's the best accommodation in Dunedin to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Majestic Mansions - Apartments at St Clair is a top 3.5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and features free WiFi and free parking. A couple of other options near historic sites include Camp Estate and Kiwis Nest - Hostel. Also, notable landmarks to visit include The Octagon, Dunedin Town Hall and Larnach Castle.
How is it to stay in Dunedin?
History buffs will enjoy exploring Dunedin, and visitors give high marks for the beautiful gardens. This city also attracts tourists with its local tours, museums and cathedrals. Top sights in the city include The Octagon, Forsyth Barr Stadium and Otago Peninsula. In Dunedin, there are 158 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.

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