Aurora on George

Urban Chic Meets Garden Tranquility

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Aurora on George

Aurora on George is located in the best southern New Zealand city of Dunedin. We are a modern 4 Star Plus, Silver Enviro Award, Qualmark-rated motel. Family-owned and operated, we combine the personalised service of a motel with some added hotel features (a restaurant right next door and a cafe on our back doorstep and added creature comforts in your room). We love that we are city-based, within easy walk distance to the Botanic Gardens, CBD, Otago Univeristy, Forsyth Barr Stadium and the hospital. Yet, once you leave the carpark and reception area, you step into the relaxing centrepiece garden, lovingly tended by George, on your way to your room. Once there, you can enjoy contemporary and minimalist design features, understated elegance, affordable luxury, cleanliness, comfort, and attention to detail. We care. We care for one another, and we care for our planet. We look to sustainability, adaptability and creativity. Aurora is the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew. This is a beautiful analogy as we negotiate our way through a global pandemic and all the other crises that seem to bombard us. Aptly named, we do see an aurora in our southern skies and have reflected this beautiful energy throughout; in our branding, our art work and the wonderful décor in the suites.

“Urban chic meets garden tranquillity”

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Choose from our 26 suites ranging from the stunning Executive Studio to spacious Luxury Studios, where the troubles and stresses of the world can be soaked away in your own spa bath. Our larger 1 or 2 bedroom apartment-styled suites have all the comforts of home, along with the luxury of a daily service and beautiful surrounds. Every suite stays true to our promise of crisp, clean lines, locally designed furniture pieces and pops of colour. A lift provides easy access to the first floor suites and there are 3 fabulous ground-floor access suites of varying sizes for those with more specific mobility requirements. 

If you are not sure what you need, contact us directly. Together we can find what works for you.

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Aurora on George - all the facilities one might find in a hotel, without the large business feel.

Arrive, unpack, unwind, and relax – although there is plenty to see and do in our wonderful city – you really don’t need to. It’s all right here! Relax in the garden with a good book or beverage, and dine at Buddha Stix restaurant without having to leave the property. We have also made wonderful new friends with Char and Pam at The Good Earth Cafe and they would be only too happy to serve you breakfast, snacks or lunch. 

Got a gap in your day? Then ask about and book your own personal relaxing yin yoga session or fun HIIT workout with Adrienne. We can also organise a sensational massage with one of our therapists. Book these in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Aurora on George is located at 678 George Street, North Dunedin, New Zealand. Being within walking distance to the CBD, hospital, university, Forsyth Barr stadium and Botanic gardens is just one of the advantages of staying with us. Additionally, we are a comfortable drive to all that the greater Dunedin region has to offer. Once at our motel though, you might not even want to leave, as we have a restaurant on our door step, a dairy across the road, cafes very close by and our own garden oasis to enjoy.  

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Garden Executive Studio

A beautiful studio that looks out onto the magnificent garden through floor to ceiling windows.

from $170 per night

Signature Executive Studio

An light, airy and generally quieter studio that looks out over the magnificent garden through floor to ceiling windows.

from $175 per night

Luxury Studio

Our best Studio!

from $195 per night

Luxury Access Studio

Step out into or gaze out of this ground floor studio onto the most picture-perfect garden motel setting.

from $190 per night

Deluxe 1 Bedroom Suite

Sometimes you really need to have a separate bedroom from the busy-ness of the kitchen/dining and living area.

from $200 per night

Premier 2 Bedroom Suite

Perfect for a family or group of friends, this stunning suite is located on the first floor.

from $260 per night