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Where to Find Self-Contained Accommodation and Stays with a Kitchen in Dunedin

Everyone’s gotta eat! Dunedin boasts an array of motels, apartments and backpackers where self-catering facilities allow you to cook your own meals and stick to a budget. We go over some of the best options with kitchen facilities in this list of self-catering accommodations in Dunedin.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 20 Best Things to Do in Dunedin and The Complete Travel Guide to Dunedin.

1. Aria on Bank

With unique apartment layouts, a location right by the beautiful Dunedin Botanic Gardens, and decent cooking facilities including a dishwasher, no wonder Aria on Bank is such a popular self-catering accommodation in Dunedin. What’s more, the modern build with contemporary mezzanine rooms and full kitchen facilities comes at an irresistibly affordable rate. With free on-site car parking, WiFi, high-pressure showers, TVs with Sky and more, everything is here for an effortless stay in Dunedin.

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2. The Terminus

For something a little stylish, try the eccentric apartments of The Terminus. This is your funky home away from home, a complex of one-and two-bedroom apartments in a restored heritage building. Historical charm radiates from the exposed brick walls and timber beams while cheerfully modernised with industrial-chic decor, cosy couches, throws and rugs, and bathrooms with walk-in showers and laundry machines at hand. Your first morning is even sorted with continental breakfast included.

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3. Leith Valley Holiday Park and Motels

When it comes to holiday parks in Dunedin, Leith Valley Holiday Park and Motels is consistently one of the best rated. Although only 1km (0.6 miles) from Dunedin’s main street, you feel a world away nestled in park-like grounds with access to bush walks (with glowworms!) All of the accommodation options are reasonably priced here, whether you seek a self-contained motel unit with its own kitchen or a basic cabin with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities (note that you need to hire bedding for the latter – but this is cheap also).

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Dunedin 🍽️ [2023]© Leith Valley Holiday Park and Motels

4. March Apartments

Live like a Dunediner in your own studio or one-bedroom apartment at the March Apartments. Nestled in the residential suburbs of the city, this apartment complex is close to the Mercy Hospital, Roslyn shopping area and a short drive or bus journey from the city centre. There are a variety of apartments designed for solo travellers up to groups of three, with the smallest having basic kitchenette facilities and the largest having a fully functional kitchen with a washing machine included.

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5. Adrian Motel

With the exception of the smallest studio, all other studios and apartments at the Adrian Motel have a well-equipped private kitchen with at least a stovetop, microwave, toasting and kettle (jug). Despite the very affordable rates, this motel in St Kildas is impeccably well-maintained even if it’s not the most modern in town. There are plenty of room types for all travellers, while to add to the self-catering facilities is a communal barbecue.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Dunedin 🍽️ [2023]© Adrian Motel

6. 97 Motel Moray

You can’t do more central than 97 Motel Moray, Dunedin’s closest motel to The Octagon. The motel features 40 motel units, which might not have the most contemporary furnishings, but certainly does the job for budget self-catering accommodation in Dunedin. Choose between standard and executive studios or one to two-bedroom units, each with a kitchenette for you to spruce up your own creations. Plus, enjoy conveniences, such as free on-site parking, free WiFi, ensuite bathrooms and a garden to relax in. See more recommendations like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Dunedin.

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97 Motel Moray© 97 Motel Moray

7. Owens Motel

Find good value self-catering accommodation in Dunedin at Owens Motel. The motel on George Street, a short walk from the city centre, offers studio rooms to large three-bedroom units, each with full kitchen facilities. Each room also has an ensuite, free WiFi and free on-site parking. There’s not much else to say about Owens Motel other than it’s affordable and well-appointed with modern furniture and amenities. Plus, it certainly does the job! To see more motels that do the trick, head to the 20 Best Motels in Dunedin.

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Owens Motel© Owens Motel

8. 755 Regal Court Motel

Another fantastic Dunedin motel with the conveniences of home can be found at 755 Regal Court Motel. Even their smallest units have kitchen facilities, as well as modern amenities like free WiFi and TVs with streaming services. There’s family accommodation in the “Two-Bedroom Family Unit”, which sleeps up to five people, while the “One-Bedroom Double Spa Room” provides a romantic retreat for couples. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodations in Dunedin.

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9. Chapel Apartments

If you’re a traveller who prefers a high-quality kitchen to prep meals in then consider these luxury apartments in the city centre of Dunedin. The unique Chapel Apartments is set in Dunedin’s oldest church tastefully refurbished into luxury apartments. Needless to say, the accommodation radiates historical charm yet boasts modern comforts like a spacious kitchen with a dishwasher, a bathroom with underfloor heating and a spacious lounge with a 50″ flat-screen TV. Further still, you’re located in one of Dunedin’s main dining precincts, The Octagon. See more recommendations like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Dunedin.

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Chapel Apartments© Chapel Apartments

10. Bluestone on George

Ideal for a romantic getaway or a business retreat, Bluestone on George provides an “adults-only” stay in Dunedin, along with some delightful foodie touches. The luxury apartment hotel offers studio apartments with their own kitchenette, laundry and ensuite. While you’ll have your own kitchen facilities, we recommend at least one morning indulging in the continental breakfast or afternoon enjoying the antipasto platters delivered straight to your room. See more recommendations like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Dunedin.

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Bluestone on George© Bluestone on George

More About Self-Catering Accommodations in Dunedin

That’s it for our list of the best self-catering accommodations in Dunedin. For more handy guides to plan your trip to the architectural and wildlife capital, check out these:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Dunedin.


The information in this guide has been compiled from our extensive research, travel and experiences across New Zealand and the South Pacific, accumulated over more than a decade of numerous visits to each destination. Additional sources for this guide include the following:

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About The Author

Robin C.

This article has been reviewed and approved by Robin, who is the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. With more than 15 years of experience in the New Zealand tourism industry, Robin has co-founded three influential tourism businesses and five additional travel guides for South Pacific nations. He is an expert in New Zealand travel and has tested over 600 activities and 300+ accommodations across the country.

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