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Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

huge rooms , bar fridge,plenty of tv channels, 24 hour room service very clean and spacious rooms, $15 per night for a very average parking area to be added to your bill.. porters very keen to assist on arrival , hmmmm not that keen on departure. couple of minor hiccups which were quickly resolved by staff and maintenance.. would def...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. I felt like a Queen the entire time. Desk and concierge staff were friendly and extremely helpful - they booked a wildlife tour for me before I arrived, and advised on the airport shuttle. They found rice after I dropped my phone in water. The rooms are very comfortable; the wifi...

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Katoomba, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've stayed here a couple of times. Beds and pillows are comfy. Rooms away from the Casino and lifts are quieter. Always friendly helpful staff. Breakfast buffet was enjoyable and plenty to choose from. Can order espresso and flat whites too.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having travelled a fair bit you get a bit tired of places like this, you cannot really fault much, however you know there is better out there. There is a casino! Breakfast is at best average, not worth $29 though.

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Auckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was comfortable but the bathroom was a let down, badly redone and my husband couldn't stand up in the shower, the roof was only a couple of inches from the top of my head. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here while going to the rugby. Only a couple of blocks to the Octagon and only a 20min walk to the stadium. Great cafe just around the corner (Nectar) Pro: Hotel was clean and comfortable, staff were friendly, location was good. Parking available (at a cost) Con: Rooms soundproofing not very good - could here people next door talking

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

Dear Deborah C, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review on your recent stay with us here at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. We value all of your feedback and I am delighted that you had an enjoyable time in Dunedin. Kind regards Renee

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is modern and the rooms are comfortable, spacious and well appointed with all the essential amenities. The staff are friendly and obliging. It's easy walking distance to the city centre of Dunedin. The Dunedin Casino is next door and offers a café where you can have a very reasonably priced breakfast or meal. The hotel also has a...

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

Dear Emjmeakin, Thank you for taking the time to place a review on tripadvisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and the facilties on offer at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Renee

St Neots, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A standard hotel in the centre of Dunedin. Good location for cisiting Dunedin and all of the surrounding tourist attractions. Pleased to have received complimentary continental breakfast for two days on arrival, which weren't booked. Guest laundry was very useful.

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

Dear Roger W, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent stay with us here at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. Kind regards Renee

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been to Dunedin for a while; and last time was unable to secure accom here ...Is still a popular hotel Recently stayed here for x 3 nights. Just a few little niggles - nothing too serious tho. * No porter to help with luggage on arrival * Another hotel where the lower sheet on the bed are...

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

Dear daisydog707, Many thanks for placing your review. We value all of your feedback and I will be sure to follow up on the items mentioned. I am pleased the staff were friendly and we look forward to welcoming you back when you return. Kind regards Renee

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights. The location is great as many of the major attractions are within a short walk from the hotel. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help when we had questions or requests. For example, I asked the front desk to print a file for me. They asked me to...

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

Dear AncalagonTheBlack, Thank your for placing your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us and that the staff were very helpful. I will be sure to pass your comments onto the team. Thanks again for your feedback and I hope we see you again soo. Kind regards Renee

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre 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
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: ₹ 6,677 - ₹ 11,020 (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:
#13 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#14 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#16 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#19 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
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“$15 charge per night for parking”
  • plenty of tv channels , 24 hour room service
  • spacious great rooms , nice !!!
gavinr17, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“our room was on the back, and very quiet”
  • Good sized bathroom
  • room showing TV and desk
  • room
  • coffee, tea, and fridge
AncalagonTheBlack, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 584 was quiet, but not good views from the windows”
GregB172, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“not sure if any have views.”
donnydave105, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Yeah, choose a room in another hotel.”
cyberlion, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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