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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Princes & Dowling Streets, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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Ranked #18 of 54 hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 1 night at the Scenic Hotel, Dunedin, following the great experience we had at the Scenic Hotel, Blenheim. However, we were underwhelmed with the standard of service from Management & Reception staff. One redeeming feature was that we did have a very nice dinner in the hotel dining room.

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear Brian F, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Thanks also for your great comments about your evening dining experience with us. We were sorry to read that you found our service in some areas not to your satisfaction as we get so many great comments about our... More

AZ.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great location, you are within walking distance of all the things to see in the city centere. The room I had was very well appointed and very large with windows that opened letting in the cool evening air and a nice view of the city. All in all it was very nice.

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear worldtravler83, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. And thanks also for your lovely comments regarding our great location and large well appointed room. We hope the rest of your trip went well and you had safe travels home. Kind regards. Greg. More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time we have stayed in Dunedin & chose the Scenic Hotel Dunedin City mainly due to its proximity to the Octagon as we needed to be within walking distance of the Town Hall & Railway Station. We requested a Superior room with 2 Queen beds which were very comfortable. The room was large & facing the Harbour side. In... More

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear pauljkiwi, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us, and thanks for choosing to stay with us for your very first time to Dunedin! We hope you enjoyed all that our fine city has to offer and the Front Office staff were delighted to read that you found them... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time staying in this hotel in Dunedin. Was not disappointed. Had a huge room with all the required amenities, although a little disappointed that they couldn't accommodate my need for an extension cord to run my Laptop. Apparently all were in use in the conference room. Staff were professional and room service was prompt. Bed very comfortable. Would definitely... More

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear Chris O, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. Thanks also for all of your lovely complimentary comments, especially that you would definitely stay again - we would very much like to host you again sometime as well! Thanks again and kind regards. Greg. More

Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived in the hotel we were impressed by the friendly and extremely helpful staff. They couldn't have done more for us, and nothing was too much trouble. We stayed the nights of February 8th and 9th, so whoever was on the front desk on those days, and the young guy who was doing the valet service... More

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear buzzybee68, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. And wow - what a review!! We are all buzzing around here reading all of your wonderful comments and would really like to thank you so very much for those, it means so much to us. Thank you for staying with... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is over priced. Nice and clean hotel overall, but weak on customer service and no other notable amenities that justify a premium price.. Annoying internet usage rules that make little sense. All the requirements/options for internet basically add up to the customer pays more. Other Scenic hotels have been a good experience, this one did not impress us.

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear FOURtenner14, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us.Thanks also for your lovely comment regarding the hotel being nice and clean overall. We were disaapointed to read that you found us weak on customer service as we pride ourselves on this aspect and get so many great comments regarding... More

Lindfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night as part of a tour. We were allocated a fantastic room with loads of space, great telly, huge comfy bed and beautiful bathroom. Excellent table d 'hote dinner with staff well organised to take orders and deliver meals efficiently. Good little bar area with telly to watch the rugby was a bonus. Like many NZ... More

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear Ken F, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We were all very happy to read that you found your room to be fantastic with loads of space with a great TV and huge comfy bed, and especially happy that you had an excellent dinner and that staff were... More

Auckland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 2 nights at this hotel on a busy weekend (Dunedin Fashion Week was on). The building is older but well maintained. My room (Superior 2 Queen beds) was absolutely HUGE, very clean and well decorated. Beds were plush and an extensive pillow menu was available though I did not make use of this. My room faced the... More

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear Karma_police28, Thanks ever so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Thanks so much for your terrific positive comments regarding your huge very clean room, our good location and that all staff were friendly and helpful - and that we could not be faulted! - it really means alot to us... More

Echuca, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful and enthusiastic staff. Perfect CBD location. Walking distance to everything including Speight's Alehouse and Cadbury factory. Great view of hills behind Dunedin including a balcony. The most awesomely comfortable, sleep-in-a-cloud queen beds in executive room. Neat, clean and highly recommended.

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear Millewa, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We were delighted to read that you found our staff to be very entusiastic and helpful and that you enjoyed our bedding to give you a comfortable night's sleep. Thanks again and hopefully we may see you again one day.... More

Limerick, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel in city centre. Within walking distance of many city sights. Close to public transport station. Accommodation and food of a good standard. There was good space in dining areas. The staff were very helpful.

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear MGL476, Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Thanks also for your great comments reagrding our location, accommodation and food of good standard, and that staff very friendly and helpful. Hopefully we may host you again sometime. Kind regards. Greg More

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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Also Known As:
Scenic Hotel Dunedin
Address: Corner Princes & Dowling 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:
#3 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#5 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#7 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The stylish Scenic Hotel Dunedin City features a stunning contemporary award-winning design, with spacious guest rooms, modern facilities and attractive local artworks all in a handy inner-city location. Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is just two blocks from the Octagon in the heart of the city. As our guest you will enjoy: Generously proportioned rooms with plenty of space and light. Quality room amenities and services, including excellent bedding and high speed Internet access. Memorable street-side dining in Princes on Dowling Restaurant - the perfect place to watch the city go by. Or get comfortable beside the fire in our lounge bar. Our great central location in the heart of the city. Ideal for business guests and convenient for visitors wanting to explore the city and local attractions. ... more   less 
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