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“A weekend in Dunedin” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #22 of 56 Hotels in Dunedin
Wollongong, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A weekend in Dunedin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The Scenic Hotel provided me with an excellent base for an unexpected weekend in Dunedin. I explored the city on foot on a bright and windy day, enjoying the architecture, cafes, views and friendly welcoming people. The staff at the hotel were friendly and very helpful with things like internet connection, shuttles and places to go. The spacious room was very comfortable. I loved the hot water bottle in the drawer and the videos of local tourist attractions available on a television channel in the room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Dear Vivien T,

Thank you so much for posting feedback and your positive comments regarding our great location, friendly staff and spacious room. We hope to be able to host you again sometime in the future.

Kind regards

Greg
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

From the moment we stepped in the door, we were greeted by friendly helpful smiling staff, they were happy to offer advice about Dunedin and suggested locals bars for a drink and meal.
we were a group of friends, and had booked Superior queen rooms which were spacious compared to most hotels. We had great views out over the Dunedin harbour. The beds were to die for, the most ultimate comfort you could ever imagine!! On our last morning we had breakfast in the hotel, we chose off the menu rather than the buffet, and the eggs benedict is highly recommended. We had no transport and everything we wanted to do was within walking distance. If you are there on a Saturday morning, highly suggest a walk to the markets at the railway station, foodie heaven and lots to taste!! Very nice stay for us all. :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear Gennine K,

Thank you so much for all of your positive comments regarding your recent stay with us. It is particularly pleasing to read your comments about our friendly helpful staff as they all do a really good job. Also great to hear your excellent comments regarding our bedding - we have invested heavily into having goose-feather underlays and toppers (it is a Scenic Hotels brand standard), and comments like yours and others are confirming that investment which is very pleasing indeed. Thanks again and we look forward to hopefully hosting you again in the future.

Kind regards. Greg
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This hotel was located right in the middle of town so was very convenient to all the tourist and shopping areas.The room was spacious with comfortable beds.Clean and modern and the staff were very helpful friendly and approachable.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Dear AsianWorldTraveller,

Thank you so much for your positive feedback regarding our great location, spacious room, comfortable beds, clean modern hotel with friendly and approachable staff - we are very proud of our hotel product and the staff team - and affirmation of that with comments like this is much appreciated. Thanks again and hopefully we can host you again soon.

Kind regards

Greg.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We stayed just one night in the Scenic but wish it could have been much longer. The modern room was incredibly spacious with a modern yet private balcony. Located directly in the heart of great restaurants, we couldn't fault it.
Perfect!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Dear Katrina L,
Thank you very for much for taking the time to post positive comments saying our rooms are incredibly spacious and modern - yes the large size of our rooms is a good comment which just keeps coming back to us. Thank you also for mentioning the private balcony - not all our rooms have private balcony's - so you must have been staying in one of new Executive rooms on the top floor, and the private balcony's with furniture are certainly an extra asset for those rooms. Thank you again and hopefully we can host you in the future.

Kind regards. Greg.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We spent 4 nights at this hotel whilst attending a conference held at the Art Gallery in Dunedin.
Great central location - lots of fabulous restaurants near by. We arrived late on a Tuesday night - around 9.35pm. When asked, the receptionist invited us to have dinner in the hotel restaurant -warning us that the kitchen closed at 10pm. As it was bitterly cold we didn't feel much like going out for food so we dropped our bags in our room and headed back downstairs. We were the ONLY people in the restaurant and the staff were already setting tables for breakfast. They, however, gave us the warmest of welcomes, assured us that even though it was by now 9.45pm, that we could have anything we wanted from the menu. The food was great, but the very helpful and friendly staff really made our night.
The restaurant staff were equally delightful every morning at breakfast.
Our room was large, with two queen beds and plenty of space. Our only quibble was that the room heating was off when we arrived, and took quite a while to warm the space.
The hotel is only 2 blocks from The Octagon, so really is very central to everything. The room was quiet and the amenities nice.
The hotel has wi-fi which by NZ standards was not too expensive and was quite fast with good connections. There was an option which allowed you to connect up to four devices which was very handy.
Would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Dear Becca3189,

Thank you for your positive comments regarding your recent stay with us in June. I note that you are a senior reviewer and so for you to post a review after a four night stay with us is wonderful. Thank you for all the complimentatry comments regarding our staff politeness and friendliness - we do work very hard to create and employ a friendly team of staff, which naturally flows on to the guests. Thank you also for noting the size of our rooms - in fact it is a comment we receive frequently - so basically our standard rooms are big, and our superior rooms are huge. And thanks also for noting that the entire hotel is wifi, has an option for up to four devices, and is very reasonably priced. We look forward to hosting you again sometime in the future.

Kind regards

Greg.
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Stayed one night this weekend on the 6th floor and could honestly not be more thrilled. We had booked three rooms which were all IMMACULATE and lovely and warm when we arrived. Staff were polite and pleasant to deal with and everyone I was with mentioned how great the beds were. Very large unit with two Queen sized beds, flat screen T.V, desk and table perfect for people travelling for work- add to that the fact that your central to town and you can't lose! Would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Dear alioopsey,

Thank you very much for your positive comments regarding your recent stay with us. I note that you are a senior reviewer, and to make note of the three rooms your group occupied all being immaculate, coupled with comments regarding our polite and pleasant staff and central location, we are indeed thankful and look forwrad to hosting you again sometime.

Kind regards

Greg.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is a great modern hotel with affordable wireless internet and a central location. The room was spacious (2 queens), quiet and having room service was fantastic. I am staying here again next time.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Dear taitravel,

Thank you very much for your review noting that that we are a modern hotel in a central location, with affordable wireless ($10 per 24 hours uncapped MB), and that we have spacious rooms backed up by fantastic service - I note that you are a senior reviewer so really appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Thank you again and hopefully we can host you in the near future.

Kind regards.

Greg.
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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:
#4 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#7 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#16 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#20 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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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