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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Australia
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41 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel over Easter weekend 2015. We got a package weekend deal through the hotel website that included car parking, as we wouldn't be arriving until late, and didn't want any kind of hassle when we arrived. Unfortunately, this wasn't to be. I arrived at about 9:30pm or so to a quiet lobby, with my husband waiting... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I keep going back to this hotel because consistency is the key. Usually I'm travelling on business to Dunedin and if it is during winter I can't wait to get back to my room. The bed and pillows are great. I always wake up refreshed and I sort of crave a night in this hotel at least once or twice... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am writing this review after travelling as a family group of 3 adults on a package deal around the southern areas of the South Island. In 2 weeks we stayed in 7 different hotels/resorts. As I only know the price of the complete trip, I cannot comment on price or value for money. We stayed here for two nights... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is great to have a room where there is a shelf where you can put 2 suitcases side by side, most of the motels we have stayed in only have a shelf for 1 suitcase. Room was very spacious and most comfortable. Bed was very comfortable as well. Well appointed room, comfortable bed, great nights sleep . Freindly, informative... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Ahhhhh, well I was abit put of for paying to take my car and park it for a daily fee or leave it out in the street...the car being a hire car...no way! We had a room facing High Street, great walking everywhere, to downtown railway station, centre shopping area...up on the hill etc etc. Room wasn't nothing flash, abit... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Loved the southern cross hotel it's very charming remind me of olden day era built in the 1800 but all rooms are modernised. The best thing is the king size bed it's very comfortable you really enjoy your sleep. The staff were great as well as the location it's within walking distance from the shopping centre.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Clean, comfortable and excellent staff. We booked via scenic hotel website and got a great deal with parking and breakfast included for less then the cost of room only via other websites. Will definitely be back, as we visit our daughter who is studying in Dunedin. Breakfast was AWESOME !!

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