Hotels with Great Restaurants and/or Self-catering Accommodation in Dunedin
Everyone’s gotta eat! But for foodies, eating can mean a variety of things. It might mean experimenting with your own cooking using local produce or discovering vibrant eateries. In the South Island’s second-largest city, you can certainly do both. 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. Alternatively, some of Dunedin’s hotels boast wonderful on-site restaurants that are enjoyed by guests and locals. On our list of the best accommodation in Dunedin for foodies, we’ve been sure to include a few of these examples, as well as a couple of exceptional bed and breakfasts.
1. Chapel Apartments
If you’re a foodie 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 oozes in historical charm yet boasts modern comforts like a spacious kitchen with a dishwasher, 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 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Dunedin.
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2. Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is more than just a lodging in Dunedin city centre, it’s a landmark. Set in an 1883 heritage building, the 4-star hotel has a historic facade with modern guest rooms in the interior. While the Superior Rooms and Suites provide your most luxurious option, the Standard Rooms are still a fantastic option for foodies on a budget. But you won’t get you foodie fix until you head down to the on-site Ports O’Call Bar & Grill, open for dinner, drinks and bar snacks. Additionally, grab a light bite or sample some of the famous Otago wine at the Boldini Cafe and Wine Bar. Finally, a buffet and a la carte breakfast are served in the comfortable The Carlton Restaurant. Plus, you’re only moments away from The Octagon with more dining options.
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3. 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 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Dunedin.
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4. 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!
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5. ASURE 755 Regal Court Motel
Another fantastic Dunedin motel with the conveniences of home can be found at Asure 755 Regal Court Motel. Even their smallest units have kitchen facilities, as well as modern amenities like free WiFi and Netflix. 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 Accommodation in Dunedin.
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6. Captain Eady’s Lookout
Sometimes, you just want a damn good breakfast to start your day. Mix that with a damn good stay at the super characterful Captain Eady’s Lookout. This delightful homestay bed and breakfast is located in Portobello, a short drive from Dunedin on the Otago Peninsula. Situated on a bluff overlooking the Otago Harbour, the house features a gorgeous flower garden and a choice of two queen bedrooms with ensuites.
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7. Bluestone on George
Ideal for a romantic getaway or a business retreat, Bluestone on George provides an “adult-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 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Dunedin.
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8. Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin
If you’re seeking a hotel with a great restaurant in Dunedin then consider Kingsgate Hotel by Millennium Hotels. Not only is it a pleasant place to stay with all of the hotel’s 55 rooms having a private balcony soaking up city views, but the on-site restaurant offers something truly Kiwi. Head down to Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen where you can sample Kiwiana favourites, as well as steaks and seafood.
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9. Law Courts Hotel
As for the closest (and cheapest) hotel to The Octagon dining precinct, take a look at Law Courts Hotel. The hotel is extremely well-appointed with modern furnishings across its four single rooms, six twins and 14 doubles. The hotel sits just above the Jury Room Bar, offering a classic pub-style watering hole, as well as the Wig n’ Pen Restaurant where you’ll be able to pick up an affordable breakfast, a lunchtime “Roast of the Day”, and full course evening meals.
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10. Kiwi Nest Backpackers and Budget Accommodation
And for super cheap self-catering accommodation, try one of the better hostel options in Dunedin, such as Kiwi Nest Backpackers. Not only does the Kiwis Nest provide backpacker accommodation with private rooms, dorms and communal facilities (see 6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Dunedin), but the hostel also offers self-contained units with private kitchen facilities. What’s more, Kiwis Nest is just a short walk away from the city centre and its array of eateries.
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