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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 weeks ago
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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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

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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 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

Auckland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your great comments. I'm delighted to hear that we were able to provide you with everything you could wish for. And it's just great that you will be recommending us to friends and family and definitely staying with us again. Look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards Kate More

Otago Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review of the Southern Cross. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay so much and enjoyed the products and services we have to offer. Also loved reading how much you liked our NZ made bathroom amenities - this range is made exclusively for Scenic and are just lovely, we get a lot of... More

Sydney Australia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
55 hotel reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent post we really appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. Great to hear our chef's was able to offer you your best rib eye experience ever! This is fantastic news and I know they were delighted to hear it. Kind regards Kate More

Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Firstly, my sincere apologies in regards to the issues you encountered during your recent stay. We value your feedback in order to always improve ourselves and our product. Please be aware that as a team we have looked into each and every one of the issues that arose and have dealt with these to ensure that this does... More

Maroochydore, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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

Dear Guest What a delight to read your review of our hotel! It is just fantastic to receive such complimentary feedback and we are thrilled to know that you enjoyed such a fantastic stay - that's why we do what we do and it's lovely to get that recognition. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again.... More

Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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

Dear Guest Thank you for submitting such a great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed during your time here. I'm also delighted to hear that you found the staff so helpful and would not hesitate to recommend us to other business or leisure travellers. Thanks again and we hope to have the opportunity... More

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your great comments regarding your recent stay with us. It was certainly a great event and week for both the Hotel and Dunedin and we're glad you enjoyed your time here. Warm regards Kate More

Auckland, NZ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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

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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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