Ideally located for whatever brings you to Dunedin, 538 Great King Motel is the closest motel to the university and just a short walk to the hospital, the city centre and many other amenities. Warm, comfortable rooms, great service, free off-street parking, wheelchair-friendly options, self-contained units and an onsite café – 538 it all adds up!

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Motel & Apartment Accommodation Dunedin – 538 Great King Motel

Visiting Dunedin? Like good quality accommodation and excellent service? If so, 538 Great King Motel is THE place to stay, whether you are travelling alone on business, a couple having a weekend away or visiting as a family group. We offer a choice of stylish rooms, from cosy Compact Studios to a family-sized 2-bedroom apartment. Use our easy online booking service to choose your room preference and dates. Book direct with us, for guaranteed best available rates for your stay dates.


OR Call toll-free on 0800 538 668 to talk about your specific needs

Motel Facilities

Free Parking

One free carpark is provided per unit, and you can park in any available spot in the 538 Great King carpark – they are not specifically allocated to a unit. Any additional parking is subject to availability.

Unlimited Internet Access - Wifi & Wired

Welcome to Gigatown Dunedin! At 538 Great King, Internet access is free and unlimited, fast and reliable, with Ethernet into every suite and individual, in-room WiFi networks. Chrome-casts are available for loan for those guests who wish to enjoy their own content on our wide-screen televisions.

Breakfast by Room Service

Enjoy delicious breakfasts from Oaken Cafe in the comfort of your motel suite. Order from the Oaken menu, and place your order with motel reception by 7.30 pm for delivery to your suite from 7.00 am next day. Or, if you prefer to eat in the cafe, Oaken is right here in our car-park! (Sorry - Oaken is closed from 22-Dec-2020 through 11-Jan-2021.)

Wheelchair Accessibility, Lift to Upper level

We have two spacious wheelchair/scooter friendly Access Studios. These are ground-floor units with level-entry bathrooms, wet-area showers, shower seats and rails; plenty of space around beds for hoists and accessibility. For guests who find stairs a challenge, we have a lift to the upper level.

Daily Service

If your stay is longer than one night, our wonderful housekeeping team will service your suite each morning. We will clean your bathroom and kitchen areas, remove any rubbish, wash dishes, make beds, change your toweling and replenish your guest amenities - giving your unit a freshly cleaned feel each day.

Laundry Services

There is a coin operated commercial-grade washing machine and dryer available for guests between the hours of 9.00am and 8.00pm. We also offer a laundry service for those who would prefer to let us do the work, and a same-day pick-up and delivery dry cleaning service, provided by a local dry-cleaner.

Established Garden

Although one of Dunedin’s newest motels, 538 Great King is built around a stunning garden that has been loved for over 60 years. Most of our modern, freshly refurbished units look out over or open onto this picturesque space, which provides a quiet, peaceful sanctuary for your stay in Dunedin.