Carisbrook Motel

169 South RoadDunedin9012New Zealand
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About Carisbrook Motel

Set in the quaint suburb of Caversham, this laid-back motel is just over a mile from both Ocean Beach and Dunedin town centre. Warm hospitality and a quaint, old-fashioned vibe characterise a stay at Carisbrook Motel.

Straightforward, self-contained apartments with unfussy decor feature kitchens with cookers, fridges, and microwaves, and living rooms with sofas, dining table and flat-screen satellite televisions. Most rooms can accommodate up to five people.

Amenities include laundry services and a tour desk. Free off-street parking (covered) is available too. Complimentary Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the premises.

Home cooked breakfasts are offered via room service. There's also an outdoor BBQ area. Numerous restaurants, including the highly-rated South Dunedin Satay House, can be found on nearby King Edward Street, a 15-minute stroll away.

Carisbrook Motel is a stone's throw from a handy bus stop, and around two miles from the ever-popular Cadbury Chocolate Factory. Larnach Castle — the only castle in New Zealand — is a 20-minute drive away.


169 South Road, Dunedin, 9012, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)4552167 | Fax: +64(3)4552169 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Very hospitable owners

Reviewers are full of admiration for the warm and entirely genuine welcome provided by the motel's owners. These are the kind of hosts, guests say, who don't need any customer service training as they're just naturally hospitable people. Visitors really appreciate small touches like being walked to their door on arrival and finding the heater is already on.

Location is pretty good

Guests are, in the main, quite impressed with this property's location. Having the city centre and main beaches within 5-10 minutes' drive is deemed the main advantage, although the proximity of local restaurants is also noted as a plus.

Extremely clean and tidy throughout

The majority of people who stay here report very favourable things about the levels of cleanliness maintained throughout the property. Visitors say all areas of the motel look and feel entirely spick-and-span at all times.

Negative Reviews

Noise can be a feature

Visitors observe that they experience noise when staying in some accommodations. Reviewers highlight the upper guest rooms as the main offenders as they're the ones overlooking South Road, which can be pretty busy at times. Some travellers also draw attention to noise generated by the nearby train line.

Guest rooms are a little dated

While some visitors appreciate the retro vibe of the accommodations, many more believe they would benefit greatly from a strategic upgrade. Guests suggest even a lick of paint would do wonders.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 278 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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8.4 out of 10 based on 278 reviews