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Bucks UK
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoy free wifi throughout the hotel!! Even when we were given the premium chargeable wifi free it never worked in our room. Could only get on in the lobby which is not best when you want to Facetime the grandkids. Everyone very helpful and trying hard, I was offered conversation with supplier to discuss in addresses and how to sort...

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a 4hour drive from Christchurch we arrived at 2pm right on check-in and told room will be ready in 10min. We waited for another hour before approaching the desk, not happy and our rooms were on the Casino side. Our family booked 3 rooms the corner room was great but the other two where internal rooms that faced a...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great room with separate mezzanine kitchenette and lounge. Spacious, very clean and has everything that we needed. But the stand out was the outstanding service that was friendly and thorough at every level. Housekeeping even complimented my wife on her appearance when turning the room down as we left for dinner - nice. It's just great to have engaged staff...

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TamaraWhite22, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

HishouldhavebeenanAB, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us!! Was so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the room was spacious and clean which was what you wanted! I was also glad to see the outstanding service that you also received I will most definitely be passing your wonderful comments along to our housekeeping team!! We hope...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was built decades ago and suffers from age, poor design, small rooms. We had a good night's sleep, but the room was small. We had to jump over suitcases. The bathroom still had the original fit out. At NZ253.00 per night, it was grossly overpriced. The pricing is amazing when you compare the cost of a night in...

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Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We just had an overnight stop in Dunedin, so wanted somewhere to sleep with parking and a central location so we could look around Dunedin and grab something to eat. This hotel was fine for that, but wasn't somewhere we would want to have a longer stay. We were on the first floor, on the other side of the Casino,...

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TamaraWhite22, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Hi sjmmarsh, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate and value all your feedback as this helps us to continually improve!! Kind regards, Tamara White

Lake District UK
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed as part of a tour group. Our room overlooked a car park.It was dark with poor lighting. But they did a turn down with choice from the cadbury factory. Okay but not special. Breakfast okay a nice touch was asmall with a note telling us to take the shower gel etc.

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TamaraWhite22, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Hi graney, Thanks for taking the time to review! Pleased to see you enjoyed our turn down service isn't it always nice to see a tasty treat just before you hit the hay? Hope to see you back again! Kind regards, Tamara White

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ok hotel, but nothing special. Parking is available at NZD 15 per day. The hotel location is convenient in the city center close to shops, restaurants and bars. Didn't have breakfast or dinner, so cannot comment.

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TamaraWhite22, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Hi EBinNZ, Thanks for the review! Glad that our handy location was convenient during your stay as it is only a short walk to the town centre! We value all your feedback as this helps to improve our facilities. Kind regards, Tamara White

Manteca, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here on a tour including supposedly highly hotels. When we checked in we were directed to the elevators for the "nicer section." The room was adequately sized and the bed was fine. Multiple outlets either didn't work or had on/off switches I couldn't fine ( and after more than two weeks in New Zealand I've gotten pretty good...

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TamaraWhite22, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Hi stevej2001, Thank you for taking the time to review us, our apologies that not all the outlets were working we do have maintenance on site or our concierge who would have been more than happy to sort this for you, we do have other rooms available which are just showers which maybe would have been more suitable for you...

Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room looked out over the neighbouring streets and as such was noisier than some of the other places we had stayed in. But we still managed to get a good night's sleep in the comfortable bed. Breakfast was good as was dinner. We were able to walk around the city and were lucky enough to enjoy the Chinese New...

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TamaraWhite22, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Hi Kfrancis, Thanks for the review! So pleased you enjoyed the Chinese new year celebrations (I don't think it matters where in town you stay it'll still be heard) and that you still had a good nights sleep! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Tamara White

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two sets of parking for this hotel - one that closes in the evening and you cannot get back into and the casino one that could be full. However, reception do not tell you that when you check in and agree to pay $15 per day for parking. This was sorted by the hotel after the issues we...

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TamaraWhite22, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Hi EmmaG_NZ, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we do have two areas to park in and the one located behind the hotel is first priority as our reception area comes off this, we do also lock this at night for security purposes as we tend to have people that use our parking as a walkway through to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: $123 - $197 (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:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#13 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#16 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#19 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
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“If room is on Casino side get a room overlooking street,.”
 of 5 bubbles PanaT_12, 3 days ago | Read review
“Most of the rooms face onto the street”
 of 5 bubbles Kfrancis, 1 week ago | Read review
“High floors away from the lift (noisy doors).”
 of 5 bubbles 918debbieh, Dec 17, 2016 | Read review
“Hard to tell as we can only see from our room but we were quite with it.”
 of 5 bubbles ronamy2016, Dec 14, 2016 | Read review
“We had a room at the back towards the car park, it was quiet but very small.”
 of 5 bubbles Redgaucho, Dec 10, 2016 | Read review
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