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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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144 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for 3 nights during the FIFA U20 World Cup. It was full and exceptionally busy. The staff handled it very well and gave great service for luggage, meals and generally tried to be helpful at all hours. Rooms were not overly large but very well furnished with great quality of beds and bedding. Bathrooms really modern, warm... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just home after 4 days first time visit to Dunedin. Thankful we had beautiful weather which made all the difference. Bus stand across the street along Princes St. Casino just next door. Total of 3 restaurants and a cafe to choose from if caught in bad weather. We had buffet breakfast at the inhouse Carlton restaurant which had a special... More 

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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately there are no 3.5's for rating and for the sole reason of being restricted in-house for most of our stay due to extremely bad weather, we experienced some good and some not so good aspects of this hotel. Upon our arrival I mentioned that we had requested for a 11 am ish check-in but our room was not ready... More 

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

Our family made a last minute stay in Dunedin and were very impressed with the room that we had, it was warm, sunny and restful. The service was excellent, friendly and welcoming. Would recommend to families.

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

Dear Guests Thank you very much for your lovely review, we really appreciate your comments and are delighted that you enjoyed a restful stay with us and would recommend the Southern Cross to others. Best regards Kate More 

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stayed here. All in all a lovely place to stay that's close to the Octagon. A little noisy in the room from the hallway but that settled down. I was in an upper floor room on the outside edge. My colleague was lower and inside and he said the services noises kept him awake a lot. So ask for... 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, we appreciate your comments and are glad that you found the Southern Cross a lovely place to stay wile on business and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Kate More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in anew interconnecting room. The rooms were very clean, beds comfortable with an abundance of pillows. Tea and coffee were stocked daily with everything you can think of including hot chocolate and many flavors of tea. Staff very friendly and helpful. Room service was fast with no extra charges, food was very good. I... 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 great review. We're so glad to read how much you and your family enjoyed your time with us and are pleased that you found the staff so friendly and helpful. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and we hope to host you again in the future. Kind regards Kate More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tidy hotel in the middle of Dunedin city. Not particularly flash but the rooms are a good size and the staff are very friendly. Great location as it is just around the corner from the Octagon. The Casino is next door and you would never know as the hotel is very separate. It is quite expensive for what it is... 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 for the Southern Cross, we appreciate your feedback and we hope to host you again in Dunedin. Kind regards Kate More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night , very central location, clean room and linen. Requested a room for two but got a room with two single beds put together making it very uncomfortable to sleep. Could do with a little more TLC.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your comments and we look forward to having the opportunity to host you again in Dunedin. Kind regards Kate More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I last stayed here a year ago and wrote a very negative review. I returned again last week and found that everything I complained about last time, had now changed and improved greatly. My room was very clean, comfortable and attractive with numerous little extras that made my stay just that much more special. The staff were all very friendly,... More 

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

Dear Guest We are so delighted that you chose to come and stay at the Southern Cross again and gave us the opportunity to show you the high levels of service and product that you can and should expect from us. Thank you for your review and for all of your comments we really do appreciate them and we look... More 

Australia
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41 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Reception Staff friendly, room.. average size .. Bed was just too soft .. got a bad back after 4 nights.. It got quite cold in the room during the early hours in the morning windows was not insulated against the cold. & heater was not adequate to warm the room. Bar staff was not interested in serving customer, rather watching... 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 review and for your feedback, we appreciate your comments and will certainly take these on board. Kind regards Kate More 

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