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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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here when visiting Dunedin for a conference. The staff were really busy but always pleasant to talk to. The beds were great with a variety of pillow types available. The rooms are spacious and well decorated although lighting is little dark. What really impressed me were the gifts and thoughtfulness that went the extra mile to ensure my stay... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in on the bus from Te Anau and a local taxi, needing to move into our room at once (1255 hrs) as our Peninsula Wildlife tour departed immediately after our arrival. Smooth and efficient service from the reception desk enabled us to do both. Large comfortable bed and a larger room than that in many hotels in this... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably well appointed, friendly staff, small rooms but they contained everything you would want for a short stay: A comfy bed, wifi, iron and good breakfast buffet... Did I mention the breakfast buffet? For a fairly standard hotel, it was a really well appointed breakfast, and the guys knew how to cook and present bacon, which made it a pleasure... More 

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Wellington
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84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic Circle Southern Cross is a good business hotel. On the downside, the windows aren't double glazed so there's a little bit of street noise (but Dunedin is hardly New York!) I did struggle a bit with the free wifi but could also have paid a pretty reasonable $10 to upgrade to a faster package. On the upside, the location... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked as part of a tour. Hotel described as premium accommodation. Old and tired but clean. Advised we booked double room, told that we would have to have twin ...... Then there is the shower? Somewhat circa 1986. It's ok if you are 5'5". 10 min walk to town which was pleasant, but unless you are coming here to play... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff member who checked me in was exceptionally rude, he didn't offer a newspaper, advise where breakfast was or ask if I had a car to be parked. He was clearly having a bad evening and frankly should have called in sick! The room was nicely furnished and bed was super comfy, however the walls at this property are... More 

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very quaint. Check in is very efficient, the parking is a bit haphazard, but OK. Room itself was very clean , quiet and warm. As other travelers have said, the beds are like marshmallows, really really soft and comfortable.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is located inside a historic building, which means it has character but also limited opportunities to update and modernize. It is in a good location for Dunedin attractions and is co-located with the Dunedin Casino if you like to take a punt. I ordered room service after a long day of work. If you are a vegetarian, there... More 

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wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location and very comfortable. Front of house not very friendly but everything else was fine. Had breakfast included in the room which was good value. Overall a great place to stay as Dunedin accommodation is pretty limited.

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

Dear Guests Thank you very much for your recent review we appreciate you taking the time let us know your thoughts and we hope you enjoyed your time away. Kind regards Kate More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. The FIFA World Cup was certainly an exciting time for us and Dunedin and we're glad that despite such a busy period you received great service and a comfortable stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Kate More 

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