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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Ranked #12 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 17, 2013

We turned up at the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, thinking that's where we were staying, but discovered we'd been booked into this one, up the road a bit on the opposite side. It's more modern and the beds are just as comfortable and the staff just as helpful. Only sampled the wine list, so can't comment on any dining options, but did enjoy the small touches such as the newspaper pushed right under the door as opposed to being left outside the room. That may be because of the size of the paper..

Excellent location and handy and quick valet parking.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
Thank EllieCambridge
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Dear EllieCambridge,

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. It was great to read that rated highly our comfy beds, helpful staff, excellent location and handy - quick - valet car parking service ($12 per day). Thanks again and hopefully we can host you again sometime.

Kind regards

Greg.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed overnight on our way back to Christchurch.
Our room was large, warm and had one of the best beds we have ever slept on.
Bathroom was spacious and shower worked a treat, with a removable shower head great for a thorough hair wash for the ladies.
Very good Internet connection choice available and reasonably priced. We also chose valet car park.
Just a few minutes walk to the Octogon, which is very buzzy, lots of bars, restaurants etc.
Breakfast bar is fab, delicious fruits, muesli and full English style hot breakfast.
Friendly staff.
Thanks Luke for looking after us.

Stayed: May 2013
Thank Rod T
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Dear Rod T,

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. It was great to read your comments that our bed was one of the best you have ever slept on - it is a Scenic Hotels brand standard to have the goose-feather underlays and toppers, and these no doubt enhanced the overall qulaity of your sleep. Thanks also for noting that our bathrooms are spacious with a good shower, and also that we offered a great breakfast with friendly staff, and that you enjoyed our service of being able to leave your vehicle and bags in storage for a while after you had checked out. We hope to be able to host you again in the future sometime.

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Greg.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Scenic Hotel, Dunedin. Very clean rooms, good heating and polite helpful staff. We were especially impressed that the day we left we were able to leave our bags and our car for while we went down the road. This was no trouble for the staff.
Thanks John and Jackie

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jackie B
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Dear Jackie B,

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. It was great that you had an enjoyable weekend, found our rooms very clean with good heating, and that our staff were polite and helpful. Thanks also for making note that you enjoyed being able to leave your car and bags in storage with us after checking out. We hope to be able to host you again sometime in the future.

Kind regards

Greg.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Great location as 3 mins walk to the Octagon. Bad location as spill out from the Octagon during the early hours is hard to ignore. Double glazing to the road side is a facade. Great idea but no added acoustics. Sleep well or you will be kept awake by the drunkards, bottle banging, vehicles etc.
The rooms are large and well appointed and bathrooms good also.
The restaurant menu reads very well and gets the taste buds buzzing....but the quality doesn't stack up. It's nice but average quality. Ask the night service to deliver your chowder as soon as it is served as there are no microwaves in the room!
Will stay again without doubt as very central.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Andrew C
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Dear Andrew C,

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We were delighted to read your great comments regarding our location, large well appointed rooms and bathrooms and that you would stay again - much appreciated. We are sorry that you experienced some street noise - levels 1 - 5, and 8 - are double-glazed on the street side, and levels 6 and 7 - on the street side only - are not. We have had some reviews pointing out street noise before - what I have worked out over time from our own in-house Guest Surveys, is that almost all street noise complaints relate only to Friday and Saturday nights, and almost all are by guests who have stayed on the street side of levels 6 and 7 - which are the only two sides of any level not double-glazed - but I am working on fixing that!! Again thanks for your comments and we look forward to hosting you again sometime soon.

Kind regards

Greg.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Our family of five stayed here for one night in connecting rooms. The rooms were modern, very clean and the beds were very comfy. The breakfast was usual hotel fare but was of a very good standard. All the staff we came across were very professional and pleasant. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

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Thank Sawyer111
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Dear gowerr,

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. It was great to read your positive comments regarding our modern, clean rooms with comfy beds, that our staff were professional and pleasant, and that you rated our breakfast to be of a very good standard. We really appreciate your comments and hope to be able to host you again sometime soon.

Kind regards

Greg.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

The ease of booking directly with this hotel continues to be of a very high standard, with immediate email or ph confirmations and a genuine enthusiasm that you are returning and acknowledgement of this; the company customer profile data base is used and updated so making repeat reservations easy with minimal fuss; When checking in this is acknowledged and always with a smile. The valet parking service whilst a cost is always efficient and undertaken with care.
I personally enjoy staying at this hotel because of the clean tidy rooms happy front of house staff, harbour views and close proximity to many great restaurants in close walking distance from the hotel.
My only disappointment with the hotel is the cost of going online (wireless) in a world where this service is now seen the same as having cable TV or not. Even if they had free wireless area in the lobby, where guests could receive/send emails get a coffee etc using a ph;i pad, laptop etc)

Room Tip: Great waking up to views of the Otago harbour and the morning sunrise.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank John G
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2013

Dear John G,

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us, and it is fantastic that you stay with us regularly - thank you very much for that. I was delighted to read that you find our booking process very efficient, that we recognise you as a return guest, and that you enjoy our valet carparking service, clean tidy rooms and our happy front of house staff. The team will be really happy to read all of these comments. Thanks again and we look forward to hosting you again sometime.

Kind regards

Greg.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Another visit to Dunedin and a stay at the Scenic Circles on Princes Street. Just can't go wrong, well appointed and enormous bedrooms. Bathrooms and showers are excellent and the front staff efficient. There is no need to eat here at all, but as a place to stay - perfect!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Tim R
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2013

Dear Tim R,

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review of another of your stays with us - having you as a return guest is just fantatsic, and your gracious comments regarding our well appointed rooms, enormous bedrooms, excellent showers and effiecient front line staff are very much appreciated. Thanks again and look forward to hosting you next time.

Kind regards

Greg.

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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Address: 123 Princes Street | cnr Princes & Dowling Streets, Dunedin 9016, 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:
#6 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#9 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#11 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#20 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range: $114 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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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