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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   118 High Street | corner Princes & High Streets, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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Ranked #19 of 54 hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent hotel, with all the amenities you could wish for, and a handy location to most of the city. The one problem that i did have, was quickly fixed by the attentive staff. I would recommend it to family and friends, and when I'm next in Dunedin I'll definitely stay again.

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On arrival parking was easy to find and very easy to check in. The staff were very helpful and frendly. The room was great it had everything we needed. We had a party to go to so went to the casino afterwards which was fantastic. The bed and pillows were very comfy. The complementary toiletries were my favorite brand. We... More

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Sydney Australia
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55 hotel reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good location comfortable beds, albeit fairly basic - the bathroom is very basic but clean. Had dinner in the bar ... One of the best rib eye steaks EVER! The restaurant looked nice but we arrived late and headed straight to the bar. Check in and out efficient, it's next to a small casino but that's was not a problem... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When arriving at the car park of this hotel,it was quite off-putting to see a bunch of staff hanging around smoking - not a good look. That night, I slept in a lumpy bed that was on such an angle, it felt as though I might fall out during the night.I wanted to watch a pay-to-view movie in bed,but ALL... More

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Maroochydore, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fantastic . . A1 place to stay in every respect The comfott factor is “indulgent” & the breakfast is top quality The staff are absolutely fantastic Highly recommended for those seeking quality at all levels & wanting to spoil yourselves.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of us staying one night at the Scenic Hotel. The room was warm and cosy and had all of the amenities I needed. The staff were very helpful and I would recommend anyone staying for business or recreation to stay here

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the hotel for the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championship, hotel had a massive influx of guests and despite that, they managed to have a warm welcome during check in and dealt with any requests that I had as best as they could. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Stayed there during winter so it was great that there was... More

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Auckland, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed here a lot over the years for business - probably Dunedin's best business hotel by location and amenities. Service is great and rooms very well appointed. Hotel is getting on, but still great in terms of atmosphere and convenience. The Chiefs footballers were staying the night I stayed, so that must be a recommendation for comfort and large... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your recent review, we really appreciate your feedback and all of your great comments. Lovely to hear you find the rooms and service great for your business stays, we're delighted to be your home away from home. Hope to see you again soon, kind regards Kate More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Excellent welcome / reception / porter, Good location Room was nice enough but sadly the bed was pretty lumpy / uncomfortable, bit too much sound coming from the corridor, normal chatter, I thought the doors need to be better sound proofed! The breakfast was ok except for the poached eggs which were cold with a rubbery skin. Didn't appreciate the... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for you recent review and feedback. We are certainly taking all of your comments on-board for the future. It was great to hear that you had an excellent welcome by all staff on arrival and that you found the location of the hotel good. We hope to host you again at the Southern Cross. Kind regards... More

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18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

To be honest, our first impression of Dunedin was disappointing. Maybe our expectations were too high, but the drive in and the general feel of the place left us a little cold. Not helped by it still being a public holiday period, so many places were closed. The hotel was part of that initial impression and the difficulty of getting... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review, your feedback is welcomed. We're glad you found the hotel clean and functional and enjoyed a nice meal in the restaurant. Kind regards Kate More

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Address: 118 High Street | corner Princes & High Streets, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Southern Cross 4.5*
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Dunedin’s largest and most prestigious hotel, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, enjoys a premium location in the heart of the city. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago university, it is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Your every comfort is well provided for, with 178 attractive rooms and suites, extensive hotel facilities, and a very high standard of service. As our guest you will enjoy: A choice of room styles, including standard rooms and sumptuously furnished suites up to a four-star-plus standard, with quality room amenities. Superb dining options in our selection of restaurants, cafe and bar. High quality hotel facilities for business and pleasure, including extensive conference and meeting facilities. ... more   less 
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