We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 55 Dunedin hotels

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   118 High Street | corner Princes & High Streets, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save Saved
You added Scenic Hotel Southern Cross to your Saves list
80%
Ranked #20 of 55 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Sylvia M Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Write a Review

356 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    144
    140
    53
    12
    7
See reviews for
54
121
23
102
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (67)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (356)
  • Mar-May only
    (109)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (66)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (91)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (90)
All months
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Allington, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a weekend break in Dunedin and enjoyed the Southern Cross Hotel and its mixture of old and new. The reception staff were very welcoming and helpful our room was comfortable and warm with a good deep bath, We didn't try out the restaurant but did have a coffee up in the casino which was pleasant. I was particularly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you kindly for your great review we really appreciate your feedback. It was great to read how welcoming and friendly you found our staff and that you enjoyed our gym and a nice bath. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind regards Kate More

Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know it saves money, but on a cold day why would a hotel allow rooms about to be occupied to be so cold? 30 minutes after I located the heater things were fine. The room was large and perfectly comfortable. I had a very good night's sleep. Breakfast was good for New Zealand. But why was there no newspaper... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 are delighted to hear that you enjoyed a great nights sleep and good breakfast. And we will certainly take on board all of your comments to strive to offer the best service possible. Kind regards Kate More

Timaru, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable room and great breakfast, good location too. Lovely weekend stay with casino on ground floor, good parking for a small fee, plenty to do and see within walking distance. Would gladly book again when back in Dunedin.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your recent review. We're delighted to hear that you found the hotel conveniently located with comfortable rooms and that you enjoyed a great breakfast. So glad to read that you will also book again. Thanks and hope to see you soon Kind regards Kate More

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our superior twin room was nicely renovated with plenty of space and comfortable beds - perfect my friend and me to have a girls' weekend away. Friendly, helpful staff offered us free parking and lent me a phone charger as I'd forgotten mine. We did notice the walls weren't very soundproof as we could hear our neighbours talking in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for posting a review, we're glad you and your friends enjoyed a great time away and found our rooms and beds spacious and comfortable. Hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards Kate More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Only stayed one night but would have loved to have stayed longer. The hotel beds are soooooo! comfortable. Meal was nice, very relaxed in the upstairs dining area. Looking forward to going back on business or pleasure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you kindly for your awesome post! We love hearing how much our guests enjoy our signature Scenic bedding, those feathers toppers really are amazing! We're glad you had such a comfortable stay and look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards Kate More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel several times. 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. Some rooms are on the smaller side for size and you may get a room with no view and very little natural light so it will be a good... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 and feedback and will certainly use it to make our products and services even better. Great to hear how excellent, super friendly and polite you found the service and staff and that you will definitely be back , that is great to hear and we... More

Do you own or manage Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Scenic Hotel Southern Cross? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotels.com, Venere, Agoda, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Scenic Hotel Southern Cross reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Scenic Hotel Dunedin

54 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (40)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (17)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay