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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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, New South Wales, Australia
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353 reviews 353 reviews
52 hotel reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had an enjoyable 3 night stay here in August while I was in Dunedin for business. I remember staying at this hotel en the early 'noughties' when it had first been converted from an office block. I liked it then and coming back I still find it a very good quality 4 star hotel. I was in room 415... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is hands-down the BEST service i have ever received in a hotel. The staff were fantastic, and very obliging to all our requests. We required assistance with a family member in a wheelchair, and this was well looked after, especially by the concieges. This included taking time to show us several rooms and room combinations before we booked, to... More

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

Dear Lesley W, Thank you so very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us - and WOW!! - what a wonderful review!! - Luke will be rewarded and all staff are soooo happy with your kind words - thanks again and we look forward to hosting you again some time soon. Kind... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reception staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient. Atmosphere in the hotel was warm and inviting. Room was adequate but not exceptional. Bed and pillows comfortable. Room needs a comfortable chair to sit an relax in. Reasonable value for money. Building clean & tidy but needs to be freshened up. Free WiFi for 60 minutes per day running time. Lift... More

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

Dear guest, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. And thanks also for all your great comments especially that Reception staff were very friendly, atmosphere in hotel was warm and inviting, and that valet carparking at $12 per day was good value - we really appreciate all of those positive... More

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place, no criticisms. The staff are friendly and the rooms nicely presented. Nice TV. I had a room facing into Princes street. Folks! This is a university town, and even during a chilly winter visit I heard a few partying locals pass by. Not a problem for me. Apparently the rooms facing out back are more quiet. Nice breakfast,... More

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

Dear Guest, 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 our rooms and facilities, and especially about our friendly staff - all staff will be really happy to read that. We trust your travels home went well and maybe one day we can... More

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

I now want to buy a feather underlay for my own bed, so comfortable. The other little touches that made this hotel even better were a decent amount of milk in the fridge rather than the little plastic containers you often get, a plunger coffee, easy to logon to one hour of free Wi-Fi and good TV. It was very... More

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

Dear pichelen, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Great to hear you enjoyed our signature bedding and thanks for commenting on very clean property and that staff were helpful. Hopefully we can host you again sometime soon. Kind regards. Greg. More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from spending 2 nights in this property while combining work and chasing Newcastle United to Dunedin. The hotel worked for both our double room being clean, comfortable and contemporary. Conveniently located on Dunedin's main street its ideal for exploring this charming and historic city. Staff were exceptionally helpful and gave useful advice with (as well as arranging) transport.... More

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

Dear Nigel B, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay wirh us. Thanks also for your great comments regarding our clean and comfy rooms - but best of that our staff were exceptionally helpful - all staff are delighted to read this. Thanks again and hopefully we can host you another time... More

Arrowtown, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely room on the 8th floor. Extremely comfortable king size bed, great pillow selection. Staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel is situated on the Main Street, lots of restaurants in the area and less than 5 minutes walk to the casino.

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

Dear gillgs, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We really appreciate all of your fantastic comments, and all staff will be especially happy that you mentioned staff to be friendly and helpful - you have made our day! Thanks again and we look forward to hopefully hosting you... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have regularly stayed at the Scenic City Dunedin, it has always been my go to hotel for Dunedin partly because, as others have noted, of the friendly and helpful staff. On this business trip i was upgraded to the new top floor with a room for me and a work room. These are a real addition for business travellers... More

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

Dear Sarah2708, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Also thanks very much for your great comments concerning friendly and helpful staff who were outstanding, and well appointed rooms. Hopefully we can host you again some time soon. Kind regards. Greg More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed with the family and booked two doubles for the room. Place was good also walking distance to shops and movie cinemas. Hairdresser was also in part of the building. Car parking was available which is handy. Only negatives was I should have booked queen size rooms as the double beds was quite small.

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

Dear Michelle L, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We really appreciate your feedback and hopefully can host you again some day. Kindest regards. Greg. More

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two small disadvantages, otherwise very good hotel. Didn't think the full hot breakfast was very good value for money. Have had much better. And not very sound proof rooms - noise above and beside us kept us awake. But otherwise, staff were very friendly and helpful, room was very large, clean, warm, with extra comfy beds and good facilities. Great... More

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

Dear TeddyRiva, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Thanks also for your wonderful comments regarding the staff being friendly and helpful, room being very large and clean with extra comfy beds and good facilities - also that our location was great and room service dinner very nice -... More

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Address: Corner Princes & Dowling 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 Dunedin City 4.5*
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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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