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Sahara Motels

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Overview of Sahara Motels

Sahara Motels

2.5 star property
No-frills hotel in North Dunedin

8.2/10 Very good

411 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
619 George Street, Dunedin, 9016
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In North Dunedin

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Dunedin Railway Station - 19 min walk


  • Oaken - 3 min walk
  • Market Kitchen - 4 min walk
  • Everyday Gourmet - 4 min walk
  • Fish Hook - 5 min walk
  • The Good Earth cafe - 5 min walk

About this property

Sahara Motels

When visiting Dunedin, Sahara Motels is a great choice to consider. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



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

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:00 AM


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Sahara Motels offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sahara Motels does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sahara Motels?
As of 8 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sahara Motels on 29 December 2022 start from NZ$156, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sahara Motels?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sahara Motels?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
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 social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Sahara Motels?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dunedin Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Sahara Motels?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Market Kitchen (4-min walk), Everyday Gourmet (4-min walk) and Fish Hook (5-min walk).
What's the area around Sahara Motels like?
Sahara Motels is a short 1-minute walk from University of Otago and 4 minutes' walk from Otago Museum. Travellers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff. Great location
Helen, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Property was fine
3-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely rooms, super friendly and helpful hosts, so convenient to all sorts would book again if back in Dunedin
Michelle, 6-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

We booked the Sahara as it was a 15min walk to Forsyth Barr stadium. Location, parking and price were the main considerations for our family of 4. Got the feeling Jacinda might have a few of her professional beneficiaries living there?? But thats just an assumption. Otherwise it was clean and served our purpose to see the highlanders
Roger, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

The room was shabby, springs had gone in the bed. Not a comfortable night at all.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

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.
5-night business trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

2/10 Poor

sukhvinder, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

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, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Friendly service. Older style but well maintained and clean.
Margaret, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review