About 858 George Street, Motel, Dunedin

858 George Street is architecturally designed, award-winning luxury accommodation in the heart of Dunedin, New Zealand. 858 George Street is conveniently located on Dunedin’s main street and is within walking distance of Otago University and Polytechnic, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin Hospital and Dunedin’s bustling Octagon, boutique shopping, restaurants, bars and cafes.  

858 George Street is in beautiful Dunedin, a UNESCO world heritage city of literature. Dunedin has so much to offer with beautiful Botanic Gardens, historic buildings and unique wildlife just a short drive away on Otago Peninsula. Explore all Dunedin has to offer on our Explore page and see our News and Events for upcoming important dates.

858 George Street offers luxurious studio, executive and family units, all of which are non-smoking, come with free off-street car parking and complimentary Wi-Fi. The architecturally awarded complex offers unique spaces that have a wonderful richness of detailing and a diversity of internal spaces which combine boldness and subtlety, creating a special home away from home feeling.

858 George Street Motel has won a range of awards including;

  • 2018 Experts’ Choice Award Motel Winner
  • 2017 Certificate of Excellence Tripadvisor
  • 2016 Travellers’ Choice Tripadvisor
  • 2013 858 George Street was Runner-Up for the AA Tourism Supreme Host of the Year Award
  • 2011 858 George Street was a recipient of the Motel Association of New Zealand Beverley Anne Bradnock Memorial Cup for Services to the Industry.
  • 1999 – 2000 The NZIA (New Zealand Institute Architects Award Winning) Branch Award, Southern Regional Award and National Award (1999 - 2000). 858 George Street was designed by Ian Butcher; Architect, and upon completion was awarded a national Architects award.
  • 858 George Street has an Enviro Award Bronze from Qualmark
  • 858 George Street is ranked Four Plus Stars by Qualmark
  • 858 George Street is part of the Motel Association of New Zealand

Your hosts, Sally and Michael Young are proud owners of 858 George Street and endeavour to ensure that you have a comfortable and special personal service for a memorable stay. Whether it’s information, advice, or to confirm a booking on any one of the local attractions, or anything else, Sally and Michael are more than happy to help.

Michael Young

Michael is a true local, having lived at the 858 George Street site since 1978. Michael and Sally built the award-winning motel in 1999. Michael loves working in hospitality and has done so for the past 34 years. He loves meeting interesting people from all walks of life, from around the world, and feels like everyday is a holiday, while still living at home. He believes that simple things like a friendly smile and good advice can go a long way to building life long friendships with who stay at 858 George Street.

Sally Young

Sally is passionate about hospitality and has been in the hospitality industry for 40 years. Sally loves getting to know people who stay at the hotel and having a chat. She loves learning about what other people do and building friendships with people that almost feel like family. She’s incredibly flattered by the international tourists who come back and stay several times because they’ve enjoyed their initial stay so much.

Sally loves spending time in the great outdoors in and around Dunedin. She loves walking and has competed in marathons and half marathons. She volunteers through Zonta women’s and enjoys sewing, knitting and networking in her spare time.

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