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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We come here for the beds which never disappoint. But on top of that the whole experience is a pleasure. The staff are all welcoming and helpful, the rooms are well laid out, and the buffet breakfast has a great selection.

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Carterton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Scenic Southern Cross is a ideally located just a few streets over from the Octagon (centre of the city) and is an easy walk from the key sites of Dunedin. The front of house staff are excellent with a fast and friendly check-in and a lot of useful information about local cafes and restaurants. The property is dated but... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Scenic Circle not only has the best beds in Dunedin it is the best location, only 5 min walk from the Octagon and Dunedin’s Fantastic restaurants and night life. Loads of on site parking, Great Breakfast too!! its always great to see such happy staff .

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great service from reception staff, safe off street car-parking, and rare luxury of opening windows in suite so you can enjoy fresh air whilst working. Breakfast very high quality, nice coffee, and would stay there again for either work or privately

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Renee P, Front Office Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review on us on trip advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay in one of our suites. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Southern Cross Hotel when you return to Dunedin. Kind regards Renee More 

Nelson
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Warm, soft, clean, quiet and welcoming. That is my impression of this hotel. What more could you want. Plus - very close to everything - just a short walk to the city centre. I always request this hotel when I travel for business.

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Renee P, Front Office Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for posting your review on trip advisor. We value your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Renee More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best (most comfortable) beds in the south. I will always stay here when I am in Dunedin, if I can. The service is good, there's parking available and the on house food is adequate. The decor is looking a little dated but don't let that put you off.

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Renee P, Front Office Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. We value all of your comments and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards REnee More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic stay, great room, great price. So friendly on checkin in Dunedin Wouldn't stay anywhere else now.. Room 393 for a great nights sleep. 5-10min walk into city along small shops ect. Easy to find and has a good menu but desided to eat out.

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Renee P, Front Office Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back when you return to Dunedin. Kind regards Renee More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked in reasonably late and opted for room service - meals were delivered quickly and were of good quality and quantity. I had the fish and chips. Comfortable rooms with large bed and a selection of pillows. Found the $6 toothbrush set in the mini-bar a bit over-priced. Would be good if they boosted the water pressure in the showers,... More 

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Renee P, Front Office Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking time to post a review on your recent stay here at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards Renee More 

Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been in Auckland the week before, I decided to take a short trip to Dunedin to visit friends and family as I had recently moved from Dunedin to the Islands. So imagine my bones when arriving to Dunedin and it is cold! So I check in friendly staff. Go through the check in process, given key. Go to... More 

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Renee P, Front Office Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your recent stay here with us. We value all of your comments and further training has been provided to ensure that the heating is set to nice comfortable temperature before our guests check in. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Southern Cross and... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 days in late July. I had stayed here many years ago when I regularly went to Dunedin for work. It was good then and even better now. We had a lovely warm room, a choice of restaurants on site with a good range of food options, the casino if you were a gambler and a... More 

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Renee P, Front Office Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay here with us I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back when you return to Dunedin. Kind regards Renee More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Carlton Restaurant
The Carlton Restaurant
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dunedin’s largest and most prestigious hotel, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, enjoys a premium location in the heart of the city. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago university, it is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Your every comfort is well provided for, with 178 attractive rooms and suites, extensive hotel facilities, and a very high standard of service. As our guest you will enjoy: A choice of room styles, including standard rooms and sumptuously furnished suites up to a four-star-plus standard, with quality room amenities. Superb dining options in our selection of restaurants, cafe and bar. High quality hotel facilities for business and pleasure, including extensive conference and meeting facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Address: 118 High Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $113 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Southern Cross 4.5*
Number of rooms: 178
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Also Known As:
Scenic Hotel Dunedin
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#13 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#16 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#19 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
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