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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 #16 of 54 hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was really impressed with the service that was provided. Staff were lovely. No problems and very relaxing. Room was perfect with the comfiest bed! Will be choosing this hotel when I next visit Dunedin.

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Hamilton NZ
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18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has two sections, a new looking tower above reception and a converted old insurance building above the Casino. We unfortunately had a room in the older part with a great view of the internal service well. The windows are single glazed old style steel framed office windows which provided a cold drought at night. No air conditioning and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights in the beautiful city of Dunedin and our stay at the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross was wonderful. The hotel staff were very friendly and after mentioning to a staff member that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary we were delighted to come back to our room one afternoon to find a bottle of 'bubbles' chilling... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you very much for you lovely review. We hope you had a great Anniversary stay and enjoyed those bubbles :-) Yes our new Scenic feather toppers are divine and we have had so many great comments about them that we now sell them on our online gift shop so people can enjoy them all year round. Hope... More

Wellington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late in afternoon, hadn't booked, but had stayed here before. Had a lovely room, no problems, and good safe parking. Right in centre of city. Staff at check in and out were very good - friendly without being intrusive . Can recommend.

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

Dear Guest Your review is much appreciated and I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much last time as to return again, we're very glad to host you. Delighted to hear you found the staff friendly and your room lovely and would recommend to others. Many thanks Kate More

London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First class position in the heart of Dunedin. We were there for just one night, Saturday, and unfortunately, there were noisy revellers until 4 am! The hotel windows were only single glazed. These should be upgraded to double glazing to minimise external noise. We were still recovering from jet lag and our sleep was unnecessarily disrupted! An excellent dinner in... 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. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed an excellent dinner in our Carlton Restaurant. Unfortunately it was an exciting weekend in Dunedin that week with a couple of large events on which can increase the noise from the street. My apologies that you weren't able to enjoy a better nights sleep. We... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like this hotel chain it's a great product where you know what you are going to get. The hotel is perfectly situated for walking in the city and close to the station and harbour. A very enjoyable stay and I would definitely go back there.

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

Dear Guest Thank you kindly for your great review of the Southern Cross. We're so happy that you enjoy staying with us and the whole group so much. We are very proud of the product we sell and we're delighted you think it's great too. Look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind regards Kate More

Danville, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checking in was confusing as we could barely understand the girl at the desk. She spoke so softly that we had to ask her to repeat herself several times. There was no bellman to help us with the luggage. To get to the room, we had to go past a casino down hallways until we reached a bank of elevators.... 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. Our apologies that we did not live up to our usual high standards on this occasion. We will certainly take your comments on board and try to rectify the issues that you encountered. Kind regards Kate More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Business and holiday hotel in city centre; car parking (small charge); we had a superior room facing away from the road. A little worried about noise from the casino in the building - we heard nothing. Good service and reasonable breakfast. Recommend for 1/2 night stays in Dunedin

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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 we really appreciate your feedback. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and experienced good service with us. Hope to host you again. Warm regards Kate More

Egham
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125 reviews 125 reviews
67 hotel reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice hotel in the Scenic chain. The foyer is nice but often full of tour groups milling about. Reception and concierge staff were friendly and helpful. Car parking is not free but only $12.50 per day and this included valet parking. Wifi was only free for 30 minutes. Location was OK, fairly near the centre. View from... More

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

Dear Guest Many thanks for taking the time to post a review for us it is much appreciated I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our large rooms and found the beds so comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and will have the opportunity to visit us again. Kind regards Kate More

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

After a 7 day 1,800 km road trip around the southern south island our favourite (and most impressive) port of call was the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross in Dunedin. As a couple of New Zealanders enjoying being tourists in our own country Dunedin was most definitely the highlight of our journey in terms of ambience, style and creativity. Our stay... 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 lovely review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Southern Cross so much and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks again and I hope you both enjoyed the rest of your South Island trip. Kind regards Kate More

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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Also Known As:
Scenic Hotel Dunedin
Address: 118 High Street | corner Princes & High Streets, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#6 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#8 Business Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Southern Cross 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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