Sahara offers a broad range of central Dunedin accommodation to suit most budgets. Dedicated to providing genuine Kiwi hospitality, we have put together some helpful Frequently Asked Questions about our accommodation and Otago to assist you with planning your Dunedin visit. Please do not hesitate to CONTACT us if you have any further questions.
Located on the east coast of New Zealand, Dunedin is located in a great place to base yourself for your South Island holiday. Below are some approximate drive times from Dunedin to other locations…
- Oamaru – 90 minutes
- Timaru – 2.5 hours
- Invercargill – 2.5 hours
- Ashburton – 3.15 hours
- Queenstown – 3.15 hours
- Christchurch – 4.20 hours
- Greymouth – 6 hours
- Blenheim – 7 hours
- Nelson 9 hours
Yes. All our motel units have Wireless Internet.
Guests can check-in from 3.00pm (or earlier by prior arrangement) and our check-out time is 10.00am.
Your credit card is required for booking confirmation and cancellation policy guarantee only.
Yes we do. Please advise if you require a unit with wheel chair access.
All units and the guesthouse are non-smoking; smoking is permitted outside only.
Sahara Guesthouse is a member of New Zealand’s Federation of Breakfast Hotels and offers 4 rooms with private facilities and 6 rooms with shared facilities. Every morning you can enjoy buffet style continental breakfast and mingle during the evening with other guests in the TV lounge.
Yes, our convenient location is within easy walking distance of Otago Museum, the main shopping centre, Botanic gardens, the University of Otago and Hospital, restaurants plus numerous other top attractions.
Yes we do! We have special rates for children aged 12 years and under in our Guesthouse, while our motel units have special rates for children aged 2 years and under. We also have an infant highchair and cot available for guest use at no additional charge.
Yes. All our accommodation options give guests the choice having a continental breakfast.
The original Sahara Motel complex offers 10 self contained units with full kitchens and larger layouts suited for groups or families. The 8 deluxe studio units were built in 2008 and do not have full kitchen facilities, and while they are smaller with only a Queen size bed in each unit plus fold-out sofa bed, they offer modern, warm and comfortable accommodation at affordable rates for couples or business visitors to the city.