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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

#23 of 56 Hotels in Dunedin
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118 High Street | corner Princes & High Streets, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Queenstown
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Our first stay at Southern Cross, and we were delighted. The King bed was soooo comfortable, premium room spacious, quiet, and had everything we needed. This hotel has lots of character, the staff are very helpful and several great restaurant options for eating. The main restaurant was more than happy to serve us even though were arrived after 9:30pm and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very pleasant and helpful staff and the hotel has a very nice and cosy feel about it. Rooms are clean, warm and spacious enough for general business travel - would happily stay again as centrally located. The only negative is parking and the size of the car parks - very tight and you sometimes have to compete with buses

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Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently had one night here between Oamaru and Te Anau. Room was small but clean and cosy. Bed was a welcome retreat after a busy week. Staff were pleasant. Hotel was located within walking distance to the CBD, however we struggled to find an open restaurant close to the hotel on a Monday night. We ate at the Speight's... More 

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

Dear Guests Thank you for your recent review. Great to hear how clean and cosy you found the hotel and that our signature Scenic bedding was a welcome retreat after a hard week. Thank you and we hope to host you again soon. Warm regards Kate More 

Rotonda West, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on a tour of New Zealand. A lovely city centre hotel which was close to shops and train station. The Haggis ceremony was terrific and we still keep replaying the video I took and remembering the happy times we spent at the hotel. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in Dunedin. The staff... More 

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

Dear Guests Thank you for your recent review, we were delighted to read about the happy times you were able to share at the Southern Cross and it was lovely to know that you had such a great stay and would definitely return and recommend to others. Thank you and we hope to host you again someday. Kind regards Kate More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from going to the wrong 'scenic hotel' to start with, I was directed down the road and found this place. Staff were very friendly, staff were available and ready to help with bags and finding room etc. VERY NICE ROOM. two queen beds and a lovely kitchenette. The only downside I can find with this place was the water... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the hotel it is greatly appreciated and we were glad to read that you had a pleasant stay overall and found the staff friendly and available to help. I was also delighted to read that you loved the complimentary toiletries. We hope to see you again soon.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a small window with no children so ventured to Dunedin with another couple (Interconnecting rooms) and hit the town! The restaurant was lovely but a bit slow for us (we had 40 mins to order/eat before a comedy show - pushing it I know!) so we had to leave before our entrees arrived. We would go back with... More 

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

Dear Guests Thank you for your recent review, we're glad that you managed to pop away for a bit of fun in Dunedin and hope you enjoyed your weekend. Was really nice to hear how impressed you were and that you found the staff extremely helpful and friendly and would definitely be back again, thank you. Hope to see you... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Touring NZ and just spent a the last couple of nights here. Very impressed with the cleanliness, comfort and size of rooms and public areas. The staff were without exception all very helpful and friendly. We ate in the restaurant one night and bar the other, food in both was of good quality and well presented. I would have given... More 

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

Dear Guests Thank you very much for your recent review. It was nice to hear that you were able to end what sounds like a fantastic tour of NZ here in Dunedin and with us at the Southern Cross. And we were delighted to read how impressed you were with the services and facilities and that you found our staff... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only just started our tour of New Zealand tour and what a great hotel chosen by our tour company . Clean , good sized comfortable beds with all facilities that you need . Last nights Scottish style dinner with the piping in of the haggis plus the playing of the bagpipes made the day. Would highly recommend to anybody who... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your generous review of the Southern Cross, we really appreciate your feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed the Dunedin portion of your tour so much. It is also lovely to hear that you would highly recommend us to others we very much appreciate those comments. Kind regards Kate More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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243 reviews 243 reviews
30 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were party of a touring party and we were booked for a late diner. Due to health issues, we could not eat that late. The hotel was very accommodating, allowing us to have the same meal in thebar or in our room. We had it in the bar and it was very enjoyable. Such flexibility is rare to find.... More 

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

Dear Guests Thank you for your recent review. So glad to hear that you found our staff and services friendly and accommodating and had an enjoyable meal with us. We are always delighted to go the extra mile for our guests to ensure they have a comfortable stay. Kind regards Kate More 

Te Anau, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an awesome place to stay, This is our second stay here with many more to come, friendly helpful staff, beautiful clean rooms with everything you need , free wifi in rooms . we were lucky to have an upgrade and loved our room on the 6th floor .The beds are awesome here with their feather toppers on the... More 

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

Dear Guests Wow what an excellent review! Thank you so much, we really appreciate all of your fabulous comments and are delighted to read how amazing you found our services and facilities. We are also delighted to hear that you will be back again soon. We look forward to hosting you next time. Kind regards Kate More 

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