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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

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8.3

Excellent

1,568 reviews

1,568 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Dunedin Casino

30 m

Speights Ale House

160 m

Speight's Brewery

160 m

NZSG Dunedin Research

170 m

Portobello Marine Laboratory

170 m

Popular landmarks
Knox Church

1.3 km

Olveston Historic Home

1.3 km

Otago Museum

1.5 km

Baldwin Street

4.1 km

Tunnel Beach

5.7 km

Closest landmarks
Broadway Medical Centre

60 m

Murphy's Irish Bar

60 m

Mill Park Industrial Estate

170 m

Rialto Cinemas

290 m

Temple Gallery

320 m

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Cnr Princes and High Streets, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9054 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the City Center part of Dunedin, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Otago Peninsula. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

670 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

160 meters to Speight's Brewery

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Room service [24-hour]

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Valet parking

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Contactless check-in/out

Exercise area

Bar

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

Presidential Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Tower Suite King
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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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
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard King
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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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
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 king beds
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Interconnecting
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 king beds
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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
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 king beds
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

Is breakfast offered at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.

What are my dining options at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?

Dunedin Railways is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 680 m away from Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.

What restaurants are nearby Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?

Restaurants including The Carlton Restaurant, Dunedin Casino's Grand Bar and Cafe and Ports of Call are popular in Scenic Hotel Southern Cross’s neighborhood which is known as City Center.

What popular shopping places are close to Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?

Located in the City Center area, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is close to great shopping choices like Otago Farmers Market, Hard To Find Secondhand Bookshop and Milford Galleries.

What are popular attractions near Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?

Guests at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross can easily visit First Church of Otago, Dunedin Chinese Garden and The Octagon located in the City Center area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is located in the City Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Dive Otago and Dunedin Freedom Camping.

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What people love about Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very nice hotel, great staff."

    Mike

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    August 3, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "With the friendly Southern charm, and the staff going an extra mile, we really enjoyed our stay!"

    Anne

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    June 5, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Very well looked after by everyone"

    Douglas

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    August 13, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 150 Dunedin properties
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Room size
51 sqm.
Room comfort score
8.2/10
Location score
8.8/10
Cleanliness score
8.5/10
Bigger than
93
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
87
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
82
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
77
%
of Dunedin properties
Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
1,568 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
7.9
Location
8.8
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More about Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

More about Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Never miss a single attraction in Dunedin when staying at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. Getting around in Dunedin is easy when staying at this hotel, strategically placed right in the heart of the city.
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs.
Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's tours. Packing light is possible at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service and room service let you get the most out of your room time.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar at your disposal.
It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar and casino.
Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Check out the hotel's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the souvenir shops available right on-site.


Around the property

Experience all the sights and local attractions of Dunedin with Scenic Hotel Southern Cross as your base. An afternoon of browsing the works at Otago Museum located 1.5 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Don't forget to stop by Larnach Castle & Gardens located 9.9 km away, where everyone who visits Dunedin wants to have their photo taken.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 92% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 93% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 87% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

14 mentions

Internet

5 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Casino
  • Exercise area
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
  • Parking [paid]
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Non-smoking
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

The Carlton Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Local
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

Ports O'Call Bar & Grill

  • Menu: Buffet
Location
Cnr Princes and High Streets, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9054
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports

  • Dunedin International Airport (DUD)
    23.7 km
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
    161.7 km

Public transportation

  • Dunedin Railways
    680 m
  • Dunedin Railway Station
    680 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Broadway Medical Centre
    60 m

Shopping

  • Otago Farmers Market
    1.6 km

Convenience store

  • City Mini Mart
    290 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Speight's Brewery
    160 m
  • Knox Church
    1.3 km
  • Olveston Historic Home
    1.3 km
  • Otago Museum
    1.5 km
  • Baldwin Street
    4.1 km
  • Tunnel Beach
    5.7 km
  • Larnach Castle & Gardens
    9.9 km
  • The Royal Albatross Centre
    20.9 km
  • Otago Peninsula
    21.0 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Dunedin Casino
    30 m
  • Broadway Medical Centre
    60 m
  • Murphy's Irish Bar
    60 m
  • Speights Ale House
    160 m
  • Speight's Brewery
    160 m
  • Portobello Marine Laboratory
    170 m
  • NZSG Dunedin Research
    170 m
  • Mill Park Industrial Estate
    170 m
  • Hard To Find Secondhand Bookshop
    240 m
  • Disk Den
    250 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
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.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors7
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 178
  • Room voltage240
  • Most recent renovation2008

Reviews of Scenic Hotel Southern Cross from real guests

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8.2
/
10
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities7.9
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.3
Value for money7.8
High score for Dunedin
Rating
9+ Exceptional (42)
8-9 Excellent (26)
7-8 Very Good (34)
6-7 Good (13)
<6 Below Expectation (17)
Time of the year
Mar - May (37)
Jun - Aug (30)
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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