Kids Go FREE: School Holiday Special July 2013

Do not miss out on this very special School Holidays Hot Deal accommodation package!

Large Studio Tariff $115.

Large family studio with 1 Queen and 2 Single beds in living area.

1 Bedroom Unit Tariff $127.
Queen bed in one room 2 singles in the other.

Both unit types have shower, toilet, full kitchen facilities, Sky TV and phone. 100Mb of internet FREE per night. FREE Off Street Parking

- Limited availability, so Please Book As Soon As Possible!
- You must quote “Kids Go Free Package” when making booking.
- Phone us on 0800 244 664 or email us on zn.oc.nidenudletomctnull@eciffo to make booking.KIds Go Free! School holidays accommodation package

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Earthquake Accommodation Dunedin

Kids Go Free: Family Break Special

If you are a family in Christchurch effected by the earthquake and want to get away, unstress and re-charge your batteries then come to Tourist Court Cottages, Dunedin.

Pole People Earthquake Ribbons

Our Pole People Wearing Canterbury / Christchurch Rippons

Up to 3 children can go Free of Charge with each 2 adults staying.

We have a broad range of comfortable, spacious cottage style and comfortable units equipped with all that you will need for a restful break, including:

  • Comfortable beds
  • Electric blankets
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • SKY TV
  • DVD library suitable for both parents and kids
  • Wifi Internet
  • Free Off Street parking
  • A really warm welcome

Book Now! Call us Free Now on 0800 244 664 and ask for the “Family Earthquake Break”

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City of Dunedin Legends Pro-Am Golf – Accommodation

We are ideally located to provide comfortable, self contained accommodation for spectators and players at this great sporting event.

We are probably the closest motel on George St to the Otago Golf Club at Balmacewen – just 2.3km or a 5 minute drive.

The tournament takes place Friday 25th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th of February 2011.

Friday & Saturday will be the Pro-Am using two courses, Balmacewen and St Clair Golf Club with half the field playing 18 holes at each course, swapping for the next day, with the final day Sunday being played at Balmacewen – Professionals only.

Book your Cottage Now

Or phone us free on 0800-244-664 (NZ Only)


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Accommodation Now Available for World Cup Rugby 2011

We are pleased to say that we now have set our rates for Summer 2011/12 and can make available accommodation for World Cup Rugby games in Dunedin in Sep and Oct 2011.

We have to say “World Cup Rugby” because, due to (what I think are) over the top branding laws, we are not allowed to use the terms “Rugby World Cup” or “RWC 2011″.

We are also pleased to say that we will not be levelling a surcharge on our tariffs for the nights of the games.  Because this is such a major event, some special terms and conditions will apply.  These are:

  • A minimum stay of 3 nights will be required.
  • A non-refundable deposit equivalent to 1 night’s must be paid when making the reservation.
  • Full payment of outstanding balance will be due 28 days prior to check-in date.
  • Our group cancellation policy will apply to all reservations (See below)

The full terms and conditions are laid out at the bottom of this post.

We will be first offering our cottages to all of those people on our waiting lists.  After they have accepted their offers, we will then be opening up all of our cottages to everyone.

If you want to get onto our waiting list while we go through this process then please call us on Freephone 0800 244 664 (from within New Zealand), on +64 3 477 4271 (from outside NZ) or drop us an email.

RWC Accommodation: Full Terms and Conditions

Below are listed the full terms and conditions for accommodation reservations at Tourist Court Cottages during the period Rugby World Cup in Dunedin in September and October 2011.

Minimum Stay A minimum stay of 3 nights will be required for any reservation that includes the nights of 14 Sep, 24 Sep or 2 Oct 2011.
Non-Refundable Deposit A deposit equivalent to 1 night’s accommodation must be paid at the time of making the reservation. This deposit will be non-refundable if the reservation is cancelled, for whatever reason.
Balance of Payment Payment of the balance of the cost of the reservation must be received by Tourist Court Cottages no later than 28 days prior to the check-in date. If full payment is not received by this time, then the reservation will be cancelled and the 25% deposit paid forfeited.
Cancellation Charges

All reservations that included the nights of 14 Sep, 24 Sep or 2 Oct 2011 will be subject to the to the following cancellation charges:
Cancellation is made at any time after the reservation is made: Initial deposit will be forfeited.
Cancellation is made later that 60 days prior to check-in date: 50% of total reservation.
Cancellation is made later than 30 days prior to reservation: 100% of reservation charge.
Acceptance of Terms By proceeding with a reservation that includes the nights of 14 Sep, 24 Sep or 2 Oct 2011, the person making the reservation will be indicating their acceptance of all of these terms and conditions.
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Otago University Accommodation

The Tourist Court Cottages motel provides accommodation in Dunedin that is ideally located if you are visiting Otago University.

Route from Tourist Court Cottages to Otago University

Route from Tourist Court Cottages to Otago University

Turn left as you leave Tourist Court Cottages and go south along George until you come to St David St.

Turn left into St David St and this will take you directly to Otago University main entrance.

Approximate Distance: 600 metres.

Get more information on our very special Dunedin Accommodation

Get more information on our Comfortable Cosy Cottages.

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How Does a Motel Benefit from a Cruise Ship?

The Dunedin Cruise season is off to a flying start with predictions that this is going to be a record year for cruise numbers visiting our city.

I was enthusing about this to another motel owner the other day and was flabbergasted to be greeted with a very negative response.

“What use are cruise ships to motelliers?”, he said. “The passengers do not come and stay with us.”

Cruise Ships Benefit Everybody

This person has been a motellier for over 15 years and (I had previously thought) knew quite a bit about the tourism industry.  However, this comment suggests that he has some serious gaps both in his knowledge and in his and vision.

It is conservatively estimated that the 2010/2011 season will inject about $40 million into the Dunedin economy. All Dunedin residents and businesses will benefit from this.

If Dunedin gives all of these cruise passengers a warm welcome and a good time, then there will be 125,000 enthusiastic ambassadors going home to places all around the world telling their friends and neighbours, not just how great New Zealand is, but also about OUR fantastic city.

They will be telling them that it is real “must see” for anyone visiting New Zealand and not (as was previously the case) just a place to pass through en route to somewhere “interesting” or “exciting”!

Dunedin is a Destination

Dunedin is now being marketed, seen and appreciated by our visitors for the superb destination that it is.

So let’s make sure that we convert ALL of our visitors into ambassadors. The city, with its heritage, architecture, wildlife and other attractions plays its part – let us make sure that we all play ours.

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Rhododendrons Bloom On!

The Rhododendron Festival in Dunedin may have finished but the Rhododendrons (rhoddies or rhoddos) do not seem to be aware of this and continue to bloom gloriously!

The gloriously sunny weather we have been enjoying has added to the overall spectacle at the Botanical Gardens.

So do come along and see experience this fantastic floral display while it lasts.  It is quite stunning!

While you are here take enough time to experience all of the other great attractions Dunedin has to offer.

We would love to welcome you provide you with accommodation in one of our traditional, cosy, comfortable cottages.

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Accommodation for the Single Woman

Tourist Court Cottages provides accommodation that is ideal for the unaccompanied or single woman.  Located, as it is, in a quiet residential part of George St, places it conveniently close to the to the City centre, yet away from the noise of late night revelers and early morning cleaning carts. Continue reading

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A whole Lot of Nice Things

Below are an extract of some of the kind messages that our guests have left in our Visitor Book at reception.

Fantastic stay. Hospitality – Great!
Wayne & Chris, Mt Richon, Perth.

Lovely cosy Poppy Cottage. We will be back, and Thank You!
Glen & Steph Hunt, Whakatane. 28 June 2010.

Thanks, great stay.
Mark & Jenny Boswell, Topeka, Kansas. 26 June 2020.

Nice place. Awesome night.
Antz Maloney, Invercargill. 20 June 2010.

Thanks, will come again. Great time, great service. Will be back again.
P & J Maxwell. Christchurch.

Many thanks. A great place to stay.
Heather Field. 6 June 2010.

Thank you! Such amazing people and accommodation!! God Bless.
Manu & Matelega Vagai & Family. 23 May 2010.

Very comfortable. Thank You.
Tricia Smith, Taradale. 26 March 2010.

Thank you very much. You made us feel more than welcome.
Arnaud & Rejane Andaloussi, France. 26 March 2010.

Thank you. Will see you another time.
Doris & Brian Robb, Arrowtown.

Comnfortable stay. Look forward to a return visit.
R & S Thompson, Wellington, 7 March 2010.

Convenient motel close to town. Very helpful management. Thanks!
Gert Van Booij, Lisse, Netherlands, 6 March 2010

Close enough to walk to town. Good quiet motel.
Maxwell & Shirley Smith, Mansfield, Queensland, 3 March 2010

Very Good. Lots to See.
Barbara & John Figgitt, Sutton Coldfield, UK

Denise Fenwick, Timaru, 1 March 2010

Very good! We’ll be back!
Luke, Kat & Pat, Gold Coast, Australia & Manchester, UK

Thank You! Shalom.
Rachel & Schmuel Ben Tov, Rechovot, Israel, 23 Feb 2010
Brurya & Abraham Assa, Nir Zvi, Israel
(“We wish we could write better in English to say all that we mean.”)

A true pleasure from start to finish. Wonderful place with wonderful people.
Mr & Mrs Donald, Pfotenhauer, Verona, WI, Usa, 19 Feb 2010

It is a pleasure to stay.
Mrs Patricia Crowley, Auckland, 14 Feb 2010

Great visit to Dunedin! Accommodation excellent!
K Garton, Wolverhampton, UK, 14 Feb 2010

Thank you to Pam & John for your kind hospitality.
Pam & John Callard, UK, 14 Feb 2010

Very comfortable unit. Otago Peninsula stunning!
Chris Pearson, UK, 8 Feb 2010

Great service – Very thorough!
Khai Nang Lee, Singapore, 29 Jan 2010

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You Helped Make Our Holiday

Morning John & Pam

Well here we are back in Aussie, landing yesterday after a great 5 weeks in your beautiful country. A lot of the enjoyment came from the time we spent staying with your establishment and Beth & I would like to thank you for your attendance to our needs and for your pleasant manner. We greatly appreciated same. Hoping to catch up again with you should we visit your city again in the future.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year & again thanks.

Personal regards
Ross & Beth Duncan
Castle Hill – Sydney

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