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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

4.5 of 5 118 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For years we have stayed at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross in Dundein and wouldn't stay anywhere else. Rooms are good size, comfortable, clean and very central. Price is great too...what more could you ask for. We are always very happy.

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

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your fantastic review of the Southern Cross. It's so nice to get such great feedback from some of our regular guests. We're so delighted to hear that you are always very happy and would not stay anywhere else, what a compliment. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you back again soon.... More

Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large room and very clean. The bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in...just gorgeous. Foyer is a nice welcome and staff were friendly and helpful. Buffet breakfast was average. Close to some great restaurants, we recommend that you eat out. We were quite impressed with this hotel however we thought that they could provide free parking as... 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 recent review we really appreciate your feedback and that you found your room accommodating and cleaned to a high standard. Great to hear you found our bedding system gorgeous and the best beds you've slept in, wow that's awesome! Thanks again and hope to host you again soon. Kind regards Kate More

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
57 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there overnight and found the staff pleasant and helpful, especially, Lea, who helped us with directions. Found the room spacious, with a big bed and nice view of the city. Parking is next to the hotel but not free - NZD12 a day but you can take your car out as many times as you like. Wi-fi was... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you kindly for your recent review. Was excellent to read your great comments about our lovely receptionist Lea. I spoke to her this morning and she was delighted to hear that her name was mentioned on our page so thank you for making her day. Also great to hear that you found our location ideal for your... More

Auckland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my two children for three nights. We had inter-connecting rooms with 1 king/2 singles. Both rooms were clean and well equipped and it looked like they had possibly been refurbished recently. Beds were super comfy and lovely selection of pillows. Staff were friendly and helpful. We ate breakfast in the hotel cafe which was much better... More

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

Dear Guests Thank you so much for your recent post. Was great to read how clean and well equipped you found our rooms for you and your families needs. And we never get sick of hearing how super comfy our guests find the beds and pillow selection. Delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable stay and will definitely return,... More

Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
118 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros Good location, about 5 minutes walk to Octagon (centre of Dunedin) Nicely decorated modern guest rooms Good temperature control (heating worked well) Co-located with the casino that serves good dishes for dinner. Cons (all minor) My room was smaller than expected (pictures on the website shows large rooms). Most rooms have no view. Paid WIFI (only 1 hour free... 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 recent feedback of the Southern Cross Hotel. We're glad you found the location, rooms and features of the hotel to your liking and we are also delighted to let you know that since your stay we now offer our guests free WiFi access for their devices. We hope to have the opportunity... More

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel in the centre of Dunedin. Only stayed one night but the staff were so helpful with anything that was needed. Only used Room service but meals were beautifully served and delicious. Perfect access to the city for work, would have liked to stay longer

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review. Was great to hear that you enjoyed a beautifully presented and delicious meal and that you found our staff helpful and access to the city perfect for work. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Kind regards Kate More

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed here in 2011 and went back September 2014. got upgraded just for returning. Want a great hotel for reasonable price then this is it. staff could not be more helpful . this is the place to stay. will be back again on next trip. cant fault this hotel from entry to exit.

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

Dear Guest What great comments to receive, thank you so much! We are very proud of our staff and the hotel so to hear how great you found it and them is fantastic. Thanks again and delighted to hear you will be back again, we look forward to hosting you next time. Kind regards Kate More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location right in the heart of town. Nice rooms, they're quite small but big enough for a short stay. The shower pressure was great. We stayed on a weekend and decided to park on the street instead of pay $12 to park at the hotel - only paid $1 in the parking meter.

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

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your recent review, we really appreciate your comments. Delighted to hear the great feedback about the hotels rooms and location. We hope to see you back at the Southern Cross again soon. Kind regards Kate More

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located close to the city centre and only a 5 minute stroll from the Octagon. I was greeted with a friendly smile at reception and quickly dealt with my car and room keys. The room was modern and the super king bed was very comfortable. The bathroom is a bit dated but did the job. Unfortunately another... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you kindly for your great feedback. We're glad you found the staff so helpful and friendly and the rooms and bedding system modern and comfortable. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Kind regards Kate More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's located close to the city centre but the rooms are quiet and comfortable. It's a pricy hotel but the services are excellent. I have been there a few times, always good customer service, on side parking are great!

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review we really appreciate your comments. We were particularly delighted to read how excellent you found our services and that you always receive good customer service when staying at the Southern Cross. We hope to see you back again soon. 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*
Number of rooms: 178
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