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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

4.5 of 5 118 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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It appears that Dunedin in general is an expensive place for hotel accommodation but for the price we paid for our room for one night, what we got was quite inferior to a comparable hotel in Auckland or Wellington. The service provided by the staff however was excellent.

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Away from the hustle of the central city but still close enough to the action this is a great place to stay. As you will see from other reviews the beds are unreal! Just the most comfortable hotel beds ever. If you are after a super firm feel probably not the place for you. It is also aligned closely with... More

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Sydney
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139 reviews 139 reviews
46 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a nice room with a large double bed and air conditioning. There was a desk and chair plus a separate table and chairs. The building must have been undergoing refurbishments because there was scaffolding on the street facade.

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Southland
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29 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our stay at the last minute due to a family bereavement. I compared prices on Wotif and decided to call the hotel directly to see what was on offer. It was cheaper to book directly with the hotel and they even gave us an upgrade on arrival (which was late at around 10pm). The room was spacious and... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stayed one night here and it was exactly what we wanted. The staff were super friendly and helpful. I was surprised at how comfortable the beds were - oh so comfy! Nice & big, too. Overall the room was very clean and well appointed. I recommend staying here - close to town and restaurants.

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Naseby, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, clean, comfy and good value. We have a reasonably priced cooked breakfast and great coffee in the cafe downstairs. The casino is right there, which also has a restaurant with a good choice of meals for a good price. Not far from the Octagon and other café/restaurants, shopping, the Railway station, Cadbury's etc. Would recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love staying in this hotel - from the friendly and helpful staff to the beautifully appointed rooms nothing is spared - everything is thought of - or catered to. Three eating options from room service, to a snack at the bar, or the full service restaurant and the food was delightful. Travelling alone I felt safe and slept well.... More

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Canterbury, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just arrived today for a 3 day stay but wow! how bad is my first couple of hours. My wife and I flew in and wanted a drink at the bar. There was a drinks menu - nice. I ordered a bee and a pariticular pinot noir from the menu. The bar tender said that the menu had changed and... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback, Needless to say on this occasion we did not meet your expectation and I apologise for that. Rest assured we have taken your comments on board and reviewed our procedures to rectify the issues identified by yourself. Once again I appreciate... More

Brisbane
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was comfortable and beds were very soft. The room was an average size with a small bathroom, bar fridge and tea/coffee bench. What I would consider an average large chain hotel room but not bad value for money. During my ten day tour of the south island I had the worst nights sleep here. Staying on a Saturday... 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 you taking the time to give us your feedback and we take all comments on board thank you. I'm glad to hear that overall your stay was comfortable, you found the staff pleasant and location handy and services value for money. Kind regards Kate More

Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed a few nights at the Scenic Southern Cross, it would be one and only choice when in Dunedin again. The room was large with plenty of amenities and an extremely comfortable bed. It is centrally located for tours, a walk downtown or the casino ( if only to look at the architecture). Staff were helpful although they didn't... More

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

Dear Guest Many thanks for your recent review it was a pleasure to hear that we are your one and only choice of accommodation in Dunedin. And yes we are very proud of our signature Scenic bedding system and we're glad you enjoyed it too! Again thanks for your feedback and I will make sure to reiterate our parking procedures... 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*
Number of rooms: 178
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