8.3
Excellent
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Broadway Medical Centre 60 m
Murphy's Irish Bar 60 m
Speights Ale House 160 m
Speight's Brewery 160 m
NZSG Dunedin Research 170 m
Portobello Marine Laboratory 170 m
Hard To Find Secondhand Bookshop 240 m
Disk Den 250 m
Milford Galleries 250 m
Empire 260 m
Nearby landmarks
Speight's Brewery 160 m
Knox Church 1.29 km
Olveston Historic Home 1.3 km
Otago Museum 1.54 km
Baldwin Street 4.11 km
Tunnel Beach 5.74 km
Larnach Castle & Gardens 9.94 km
The Royal Albatross Centre 20.92 km
Otago Peninsula 20.98 km
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

"Good hotel in an excellent location."

Paul - December 9, 2017
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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Cnr Princes and High Streets, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9054 - See map
Property highlights
Check-in [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Speight's Brewery
Within 160 m of property
  • 670 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Room service [24-hour]

  • Bar

  • Casino

Value for money7.8
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport23.7 km

Rooms available at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.2
Tower Suite King
Tower Suite King
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Suite with Two King Beds
Executive Suite with Two King Beds
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 king beds
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Superior Interconnecting Room
Superior Interconnecting Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 king beds
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Superior Twin Room with Two Double Beds
Superior Twin Room with Two Double Beds
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 double beds
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Interconnecting Presidential Suite
Interconnecting Presidential Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds and 1 king be...
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Superior King
Superior King
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Interconnecting
Interconnecting
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 king beds
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Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Tower Suite Twin
Tower Suite Twin
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Interconnecting Room - Tower Suite
Interconnecting Room - Tower Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 king beds
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What people love about Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

  • 7.2
    Very good

    "was a good hotel"

    Paul

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    February 18, 2018

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Room size
51 sqm.
Review score - United States
9.0/10
Room comfort score
8.2/10
Location score
8.8/10
Bigger than
97
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Better than
93
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90
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Better than
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Overall rating:
8.3
Excellent
1,224 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
Rooms spacious and comfy.
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Couple
More about Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

More about Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Originally constructed in 1883, this property still possesses 19th century architectural charm. Blending perfectly with the historical buildings in Dunedin, this location is referred to as the Edinburgh of the South. One of New Zealand’s oldest cities, guests staying at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross can explore the city and indulge in the beauty of Olveston Historic House, Larnach Castle, Botanic Gardens, or even visit the new world attraction like Cadbury World. With 178 fine looking rooms and suites, up-to-date hotel facilities, and a very high standard of service, guests will simply be pleased. Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is simply a wonderful choice if you’re planning a visit to Dunedin.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
14 mentions
Internet
5 mentions
Food & Dining
4 mentions
Breakfast
3 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"Very comfortable bed."

Nicky

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December 10, 2018

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

The Carlton Restaurant
Cuisine:Local
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
Ports O'Call Bar & Grill
Menu:Buffet

What's nearby

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Reviews of Scenic Hotel Southern Cross from real guests

Overall rating
8.3
Excellent
From 1224 reviews
8.9Location
8.7Service
8.5Cleanliness
Agoda Reviews (175)Booking.com Reviews (1049)
Rating via Agoda8.2
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10
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities8.0
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.4
Value for money7.8
High score for Dunedin
Rating
9+ Exceptional (38)
8-9 Excellent (26)
7-8 Very Good (32)
6-7 Good (13)
<6 Below Expectation (15)
Time of the year
Mar - May (34)
Jun - Aug (25)
Sep - Nov (28)
Dec - Feb (37)
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10.0
Exceptional
Esmee from Australia
Business traveler
Standard King
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Great hotel”

Location to town and businesses in town centre was excellent. From check in to check out the staff were helpful and professional. The rooms were comfortable and well presented. Felt like a home away from home. When I would come back to Dunedin I would definitely stay at Scenic Southern Cross again.

Reviewed November 27, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Matthias from Australia
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in October 2010

Lovely hotel and great location”

The room is clean and good size
Parking facility need to be improved

We had a pleasant stay in Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. The room was clean, big and with good facilities. The location is great and is convenient to access to most of the city. The staffs are friendly and helpful. Definitely, we will come back to stay in our next trip. We would highly recommend this hotel to friends and relatives.

Reviewed December 06, 2010
9.7
Exceptional
Hine from New Zealand
Business traveler
Superior Twin
Stayed 1 night in May 2014

absolutely lovely experience..(a pleasure to stay)”

excellent eception sevice / secure lovely clean room / parking service excellent...

really enjoyed our stay... will always stay here given the opportunity again soon...totally recommend you hotel... bit of confusion about real location...that is the only small thing...printing...on coupon not as strong as could be...SOUTHERN CROSS...needs to be brighter May be...

Reviewed June 02, 2014
7.7
Very good
Gill from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Good hotel and service”

modern rooms, central, good service

The Scenic Southern Cross hotel was very comfortable. The staff went out of their way to ensure my requests were met. The rooms are comfortable and modern and the beds are very comfortable. The bathrooms are clean and also have a bath which is a bonus! There is a charge for parking but you are able to leave your car in the carpark whilst you explore during the day, after you have checked out.

Reviewed October 08, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Deb from New Zealand
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

We were staying as kids live ini Dunedin - sport”

Handy, friendly staff, good quality

Good. We staying in Dunedin to watch kids sports. Accommodation good and price reasonable. Location good as handy to octagon and night life. Staff very helpful. Facilities good. however and know this out of hotel's control outlook from windows not that flash. There are some surrounding buildings that need demolished, upgraded. That would be the only negative

Reviewed September 19, 2013
8.7
Excellent
Benn from New Zealand
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

Luxurious but getting a little outdated”

Size of the hotel and the rooms, along with its location and restaurants nearby

I had a good stay at the Southern Cross, great friendly staff and is very comortable. I believe it is becoming outdated for its price though.

Reviewed March 07, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Paul from New Zealand
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Short stay”

We had a one night stay at the hotel and found it very good. The staff were very good and the check in was quick and easy. The room was comfortable and clean. We found the location excellent as it's very close to the centre of Dunedin. All in all a good stay. Only down side was paying for parking but not a major issue

Reviewed September 05, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Maggie from New Zealand
Business traveler
Superior King
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

The best!”

Wonderiul staff

Always stay at Southern Cross - travel usually monthly. cant fault service amnd hotel.

Reviewed April 23, 2012
8.0
Excellent
BOB from New Zealand
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 3 nights in September 2012

Great old hotel in two partd”

Located handy to everything

i first stayed at the southern croos hotel in 1973 and many times since. this time i stayed in a room i stayed in in 1973 which has been up graded of course. the "new" rooms are part of the hotel but also part of the casino. my room was big and comfortable and clean. hotel staff were helpful and friendly and room service dinner was prompt and tasty.

Reviewed October 01, 2012
8.0
Excellent
BOB from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Standard King
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Great location ,tidy and good size rooms”

handy to everything

I was only on a brief overnight stay but reception was efficient and helpful, room clean and comfortable and the breakfast great and plentiful. My room was in the new wing of the hotel which is part of the casino. No real noise problems tho. Hotel is in the main street of Dunedin and everything is close by.

Reviewed October 03, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Dawn from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard King
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Lovely clean hotel, very friendly staff”

Good location, clean, nice staff

stayed here fro a couple of nights on a trip to dunedin, was a nice relaxing stay, comfy room, clean and the staff were friednly and helpful.

Reviewed June 15, 2012
8.8
Excellent
Jackie from Australia
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Good location”

Near the octagon. Make sure you go to the right hotel. There are 2 scenic hotels on the same street.

Reviewed August 25, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
Jillian from New Zealand
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in June 2011

lovely staff very quiet hotel. ”

nice quiet hotel at night. rooms all pristine clean with lovely white towels and sheets.

the only hotel we like staying when we come to dunedin. always a plesure to stay there.

Reviewed July 12, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Lu from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross”

The room with kitchenette had everything we needed

The room with kitchenette had everything we needed, and many attractions were within walking distance. The airport bus (Airbus Express) stops outside the entrance, a big bonus. The staff were friendly and attentive, and our room was always promptly service. Lots of restaurants to suit all budgets close by, as are supermarkets, should one wish to eat in the room. The number of TV channels was not extensive and the hotel provides only limited free internet, beyond which there's a charge. Overall, a very good place to stay.

Reviewed November 19, 2013
8.4
Excellent
Patrick from New Zealand
Business traveler
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Good for an overnight stay”

Arrived late into Dunedin and this is a perfect hotel to stay for just the one night, very quiet and great restaurant.

Reviewed May 12, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Paul from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

Very good hotel”

Comfortable bed clean and tidy

A very comfortable and clean hotel located close to the octagon. Staff were very good and efficient. Would recommend this hotel to people coming to dunedin

Reviewed July 27, 2015
7.7
Very good
James from Australia
Couple
Superior Twin
Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

Comfortable Hotel - Central Location”

Location,

Comfortable hotel though has the Casino in lower levels so extra people in and around foyers etc. Room was clean and easy walk to main centre hub of Dunedin.

Reviewed April 14, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Shiv from Australia
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

Good location, nice staff”

Location, service

very well located in the city, room was clean, well prepared and spacious. personally for us the bed was bit too soft, we requested for change. the staff happipy chnaged the bed to suit our requirement. i appreciate the efforts of the service staff to fix our bed. i am not sure how to rate parking. we paid fpr parking.

Reviewed April 21, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Christina from Canada
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 1 night in October 2013

Comfortable night sleep on our way to Te Anau. ”

Centrally located, friendly staff and comfortable bed.

Nice sleep. Only complaint is that the internet was so SLOW and that we had to pay for parking! Otherwise good place to stay if you are visiting Dunedin.

Reviewed October 13, 2013
9.0
Exceptional
Sarah from Australia
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in December 2011

Comfortable and quiet with good service ”

such comfortable bed and pillows - lovely sleep

This was a great hotel with good service and comfortable beds that you just sink into. The only problem was trying to fill up the kettle from the bathroom sink - only just fits under the tap. The location is quiet but near enough to the high st, railway station and the Cadbury factory to walk. Would definitely book this hotel again.

Reviewed January 08, 2012
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