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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

118 High Street | corner Princes & High Streets, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ahhhhh, well I was abit put of for paying to take my car and park it for a daily fee or leave it out in the street...the car being a hire car...no way! We had a room facing High Street, great walking everywhere, to downtown railway station, centre shopping area...up on the hill etc etc. Room wasn't nothing flash, abit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the southern cross hotel it's very charming remind me of olden day era built in the 1800 but all rooms are modernised. The best thing is the king size bed it's very comfortable you really enjoy your sleep. The staff were great as well as the location it's within walking distance from the shopping centre.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Clean, comfortable and excellent staff. We booked via scenic hotel website and got a great deal with parking and breakfast included for less then the cost of room only via other websites. Will definitely be back, as we visit our daughter who is studying in Dunedin. Breakfast was AWESOME !!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Reception and Carlton restaurant staff were friendly and helpful with great service. Car parking was easy to get in and out of and the hotel is in a great location and very quiet at night. Totally recommend as really enjoyed my three nights there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a quick visit to Dunedin, staying one night at the Scenic. Check-in was quick and helpful and was moved to a room on the 6th floor. The room was very spacious and had everything needed. No view to speak of, but that wasn't important. The bathroom was clean, but needed upgrading. Very old fixtures and fittings. Plenty of towels,... More 

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights as part of a guided tour round both islands of NZ. This hotel is well situated close to the centre of Dunedin which is a lovely place with various sites well worth a visit inc First Church, the Octagon,St Pauls cathedral,the old Railway Station, Settlers Museum & the harbour basin. The hotel... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a really great hotel. Comfortable, clean and pleasant surroundings with warm friendly staff and great service and free wifi. We loved everything about this place, with the exception of the eco power options. When you leave your room, the power turns off. That means your devices don't charge fully which is a real pain in this day and age... More 

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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross for the weekend. The rooms are well appointed, bed very comfortable and room reasonably spacious. A car rally was headquartered at the hotel, the management advised there would be noise when they departed at 6am. Soon after the cars left a squadron of Harley enthusiasts who also stayed the night revved up... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms clean and comfortable, fairly recently renovated I think. Comfortable beds. Good breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Good value for money. Good central location. I've stayed a couple of times and would stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My three and a half year old son and I had a weekend holiday in Dunedin and stayed at Scenic Southern Cross. I could not fault the service, facilities, cleanliness, restaurant, parking, location and most importantly the staff. Will definitely be staying there again.

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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your great review of the Southern Cross. We were delighted to read your comments and so glad you and your son enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Dunedin. We hope that you can visit again sometime soon and we look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards Kate More 

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