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"We stayed in seven hotels in nine days and he was memorable for being informative, professional, helpful and completely free of arrogance."
540 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.9|
|Nearest airport||Dunedin International Airport (DUD)|
|Distance to airport||23.9 km|
"Staff excellent, big rooms, grate location, cleaning staff very pleasant,"
April 14, 2019
"The hotel is very conveniently located near to the town centre (Octagon)."
June 14, 2018
"Location is great and close to restaurants and shops."
January 9, 2018
A gorgeous and elegant hotel, this property is minutes away from the Octagon and the heart of the city. Whether you're here on business or for leisure, Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is ideal for all. With a plethora of retail outlets and city attractions nearby, guests are guaranteed a convenient and comfortable stay. Comprised of stylish and designer furnishings, this hotel also makes available all necessary amenities needed for a lavishing stay. Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is definitely a great place if you are planning to explore the city!
"The staff were very friendly and helpful and we had a good b..."
June 14, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Superb! We loved our two night stay in Dunedin!”
I hadn't stayed in Dunedin for many years and wasn't sure where to book, but based on the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor we tried the Scenic Hotel. We couldn't have been happier. The staff were amazing - very friendly and obliging. The room was exceptionally clean and well appointed. We couldn't believe we were in a standard room as it was huge and had beautiful views across the city. Valet parking was only $10 a night and great value.
Great Location for Dunedin central”
The Scenic Hotel Dunedin City may be called scenic, but its location is anything but. The location is superb for eating and drinking at the octagon and for us this was the hotel's best feature. The room was huge which was great and the complimentary toiletries in the bathroom were excellent and replenished each day. We had Xmas dinner at the Scenic Hotel Dunedin City and the food was of a decent standard. All in all we were happy with our Xmas day meal. The only negative for the Scenic Hotel Dunedin City in our eyes was the room got a lot of sun during the day and there was no air conditioning which in a hotel which bills itself as the best in Dunedin was a little disappointing.
The Scenic Hotel is right at the city centre. You can reach Octagon, Dunedin Railway Station, First Church, etc. by walk. There are pay parking space outside hotel and also very competitive valet parking. The only issue is the shower facility. The door is really too big that almost trapped me inside.
Best replacement choice from Agoda”
I had originally booked to stay at another hotel, but they backed out at the last minute and Agoda found me this one. Frankly, I think they did me a huge favour, as the Scenic was a much better hotel in a superb, convenient location in the middle of Dunedin. Large numbers of tour groups use this hotel but they seem geared up for it and the individual traveller is well looked after as well.
Lovely hotel and value for money”
This lovely new hotel is located right in the city, with just 2-3 minutes walk to Octagon. Lots of nice restaurants just within steps. Clean and big room. Helpful and friendly hotel staff. The i-Site is just located 2 minutes walk across the road. I will return to this hotel for sure my next trip to Dunedin.
The hotel is located in the city centre close to all the sites of Dunedin. The rooms are incredbly large and the room service was great. I would pick this hotel for all future trips to Dunedin.
Dunedin Scenic Hotel”
The Scenic Hotel is easily accessible by city bus and by foot. Stores, cafes, restaurants, several museums, and historic sites are found within comfortable walking distances. The front desk staff were welcoming and helpful. I'd definitely stay here again. I didn't eat in the hotel restaurant, but the survey required a rating.
Comfortable, centrally located hotel. ”
The Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is very well located in central Dunedin. It usefully has valet parking, so we were able to park right in front and have our luggage taken up to our room, even though we were in the busy city centre. The rooms appear to have been recently refurbished and were large and comfortable. Front desk staff were helpful.
Best hotel we stayed in during our trip in NZ”
This waw the best hotel we stayd in during our whole trip in NZ. The room was very large and clean. The price was the cheap by comparison with the other hotels we stayed in. Hotel staff was also very friendly. They helped us book shuttle bus to the airport as well as tour to various places in the city. Overall very good experience!
Love the hotel”
Chose the hotel for its proximity to the Octagon and a good selection of restaurants. We were a small family and had just driven in from Queenstown; so we appreciated the friendliness and helpfulness shown by the hotel staff. The room was spacious and it overlooks the city. It was very clean and comfortable. Food was also great. Definitely worth the money we paid. Will come here again if we visit the city.
We always stay in the Hotel when we are in Dunedin, however the airconditioning was not working in any of our rooms (we had 3) and although it is wonderful in winter, it was very stifling and we found it unbearably hot. Trying to sleep was a nightmare. Please look into accommodating for the hot summer months.
Dear Margaret Thanks for your feedback, unfortunately while the hotel does have heating unfortunately we do not have air conditioning in the majority of our rooms which included the rooms that you had booked. Our more recently built Executive floor does include air con so perhaps in future if you are here when the weather may be warmer these may be a better option for you. Kind regards Kate
Beautiful Hotel & Friendly Staff”
Wish we could have stayed longer. Unfortunately we had limited time with, so much to see and do, in our short holiday around the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. The hotel room was very well equipped. The staff were very friendly and helpful with directions for getting around town. We didn't have time for breakfast but our view of the dining area showed there was plenty of delicious buffet to choose from. We look forward to visiting again and hopefully, a longer stay in Dunedin.
Enjoy my quick visit in Dunedin”
It has one of the most comfortable beds i've ever slept in. The room is sleek modern, clean and in the good location (within walking distance to restaurants, cafes, city landmark and casino). The only downside of my room, it has pretty thin windows. It was friday night and i think the hotel is centrally located close to pubs/clubs that it was pretty noisy with screams and people's noise from having goodtime outside. Better window insulation would be great for quieter sleep for the guests. I don't mind so much about the noise much than being worried if it's actually a brawl or any incidents occuring downstairs/outside rather than just noises from people having good time downstairs.
Clean, comfortable rooms and central location”
i had a very pleasant stay at the hotel. the room was clean and had good facilities. the hotel is located very centrally in dunedin, with only 3 minutes walk to the octagon (town central gastronomic hub) and tourist information office (i-site). my only complaint: the breakfast was a bit dear for what it was, but there are many cafes nearby that offer cheaper and better alternatives. i plan to stay here again on my next trip to dunedin.
Dunedin met our expectations - a return visit”
This was a return visit and again Dunedin and the Scenic Hotel didn't disappoint. We will return.
Great location and value for money”
In the center of Dunedin, close to the famous railway station as well as restaurants, shops. Superior twin QQ room is very spacious with two double beds, well sleeps 2adults+2 children. Great value for money!
We had a very late check in as we were rushing over from Oamaru. We reached Dunedin at 12am which is already Christmas night. The staff is still very prompt in checking us in and also the room service was readily available as well despite the festive period. Would be back at Scenic hotels again during my next NZ trip.
Huge Room , Cosy bed ”
In the heart of the city , close to Octogon, Restaurants and walking distance to many attractions. Hotel could do with some sprucing up in the public areas , lifts and hallways but room was excellent & extra large . It was warm and comfy with huge TV . All amenities were clean and staff friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this hotel and would stay again.
Hotel with great location & spacious room”
We stayed in a room for 3 person n the room was very spacious n clean . We arrived late n not yet have dinner, after we checked in we just walk out from hotel n we can easily find restaurant n pubs thst open late til midnight. Is very near to otagon square and u can easily access to nearby attraction like church, cadburry factory etc by walking. I definitely will stay in this hotel again if i will ho back to Dunedin
Scenic Hotel is Excellent”
The place is in the center of everything. Staff are very courteous. Will definitely stay here when we come back in Dunedin.