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Rotorua, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great stay, very comfortable quiet room and top facilities. The mattress topper made the bed bliss for a great nights sleep. Bar and restaurant are really good plus the casino for entertainment if you want. Will be definitely staying here next time in Dunedin

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel and once again we found the staff to be very friendly & helpful. The rooms are tastefully decorated with plenty of space and stocked with everything you are likely to need for your stay. The bed is extremely comfortable & the choice of pillows a luxury. It is centrally... More 

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is nice and convenient to town while being just on the outer ring of the CBD. Adjoined to the casino would make it handy for some. Rooms had been refurbished and were tidy. Bathroom was small but manageable, fine for 1 person but not 2. Toilets are oddly placed right next to the wall. If you are a... More 

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Haast, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean, comfortable and restful. Great place to meet up with friends, handy having everything under one roof and close to main shopping/eating areas. Staff were friendly and helpful. Car parking was a little confusing though.

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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent comfortable room, quiet and warm. Came down with partner for his Forestry Conference and stayed extra nights to visit friends and family. Room was spotlessly cleaned each day, and full range of toiletries replenished. Nice touch that we were invited to take any unused toiletries home and a bag provided for that purpose. Walking distance to a lot of... More 

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Oamaru
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a great nights sleep stay at this Hotel. The beds are soo comfortable. Rooms are very roomy, nicely decorated and very clean. Staff are very welcoming and friendly. If you are a Casino member they have a very generous "special rate".

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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comfy beds. Great complimentary toiletries. Rather noisy, not the best soundproofing. Inconsiderate quests don't consider other quests when slamming door's at 2.15am. Paid extra for carpark. However before 8am full carpark sign was blocking carpark entrance. Therefore we couldn't go out in evening, as we wouldn't have been able to get back in when we returned.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for providing your feedback on your recent stay here with us. If you have any issues finding a car park in the complex please just see reception and we will park your vechile for you. We look forward to welcoming you back if you return to Dunedin. Kind regards Renee More 

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105 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night and found the hotel to be very good. The hotel is clean and comfortable - the bed is very good. The service was very good. Good hotel situated close to good restaurants and the octagon

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Thank Praxmeyer
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 here with us at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back if you return to Dunedin. Kind regards Renee More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel situated in the centre of Dunedin, the casino is in same building. The hotel is very comfortable,maroon very good and staff are friendly. Breakfast was very good. The history of Dunedin is worth looking for, things to see, the most photograph railway station in NZ, great Speights Brewery, weather is not great this time of year, about 10... More 

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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 here at Scenic hotel Southern Cross. Dunedin defiantly does have some great sights. Kind regards Renee More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was part of our Air New Zealand Mystery Weekend, and we arrived at the hotel in the evening, around 7pm. In winter- there is no more sun and we were looking forward to getting into our room. We got in and found the room to be beautiful, on the top floor and corner position so it had really... 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 a review on your recent stay here with us at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. We value all of your feedback. 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: $115 - $192 (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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