Fantastic Location

Dunedin is a city where nothing is too far away and 538 Great King Motel is no exception. Going to the University or Polytechnic? Do you have you family studying in Dunedin? We are just a stone’s throw away. Walk three blocks to town for retail therapy, the hospital for therapy, the beautiful Botanic Gardens or the CBD for work. We are certainly close to everything!

Give us a call on 0800 538 668 or make an online enquiry to find out more about how we can help you make the most of your time in Dunedin.

Major Refurbishment

The former Cargill's Hotel closed its doors in July 2015, and from the distinct physical structure that was the Great King Street entrance to the old hotel, came a very clear vision and personality, of what is now the modern and funky 538 Great King Motel, its reception area, the accommodation block and even the neighbouring cafe. All units were completely gutted, not a single part of the old Cargill’s building remains as it was – every part of this property morphed, reshaped and revitalised. What we have now is simply the best 4 Star motel!


Buddha Stix, a sumptuous Thai restaurant is part of the wider complex and opens onto the George Street frontage of our motel block. Walk through the carpark/side-alley to George Street to enjoy great food and great atmosphere at Buddha Stix.


Fancy a coffee, or a cooked breakfast, a sneaky treat or lunchtime meal? Then walk a few metres through the carpark to find a fantastic cafe on Great King Street - Oaken. Let Linda, Sam and their team treat you with fabulous fare, fine coffee and in Linda's own words.. "Bowls of deliciousness!".

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