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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

1,626 reviews

1,626 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

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Room service [24-hour]

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Contactless check-in/out

Fitness center

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, Ports of Call and Dunedin Casino's Grand Bar and Cafe 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
    Location

    "Very Handy hotel with taxi stand across the road great restaurant at casino and speights ale house across the road"

    Brent

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    August 17, 2022

  • 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

Property ranking|Compared to 153 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
94
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
88
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
84
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
78
%
of Dunedin properties
Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
1,626 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
Would stay again
Robert from New Zealand
Couple
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

8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

14 mentions

Internet

5 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • 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
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 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 [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • 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 are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more 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 more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements 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

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.2
/
10
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities8.0
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.3
Value for money7.8
High score for Dunedin
Rating
9+ Exceptional (43)
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 (31)
Sep - Nov (28)
Dec - Feb (37)
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10.0
Exceptional
Robyn from New Zealand
Family with teens
Tower Suite with Two Queen Beds
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

SmallApartment”

Ideal location with comfort. The upstairs area is nice for eating or watching TV while others can sleep downstairs.

Reviewed April 10, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Anne from New Zealand
Group
Superior Twin Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Felt at home”

With the friendly Southern charm, and the staff going an extra mile, we really enjoyed our stay! lovely room, easy quick stroll to shops and lovely breakfast!

Reviewed June 05, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Barbara from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard King
Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

Exceptional”

Really liked this hotel with its friendly staff and great food. Thanks

Reviewed July 28, 2019

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Thanks so much Barbara we really appreciate your feedback and are delighted to know that you had such an enjoyable stay. Warm regards, Kate

Responded August 01, 2019
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
10.0
Exceptional
Diane from New Zealand
Couple
Tower Suite King
Stayed 1 night in November 2020

Exceptional”

Make sure you choose a room on 6th floor , just beautiful

Reviewed November 30, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Douglas from New Zealand
Business traveler
Standard King
Stayed 1 night in August 2021

Southern Cross Dunedin”

Very well looked after by everyone

Reviewed August 14, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Robert from New Zealand
Couple
Superior Twin Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Great location ”

Very clean and tidy and reasonably sized room with comfortable beds. Would stay again

Reviewed December 31, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Susan from New Zealand
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 3 nights in July 2021

Exceptional”

Good location, nice room

Reviewed July 06, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
Yee from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard King
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

Quiet location, friendly & helpful staff”

The room design is a bit outdated. The shower and toilet room is separated from the sink while the sink area is huge. The hotel location is next to the Grand Casino and Speights Brewery Tour which is perfect. Staff are very friendly and helpful whenever I have enquiry. Wifi is good.

Reviewed May 28, 2021

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7.6
Very good
Jeanne from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Good Value for the Price”

We stayed here one night. The staff is very friendly, beds and pillows very comfortable, buffet breakfast and cooked to order omelette very good. I’d stay here again if I spent the night in Dunedin.

Reviewed January 01, 2020

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Dear Jeanne, thank you kindly for your recent review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope the remainder of your trip was a pleasant one also. Kind regards, Kate

Responded January 16, 2020
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
7.2
Very good
Fergus from New Zealand
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 1 night in August 2021

Serviceable but not spectacular”

Handy location, but dated rooms.

Reviewed June 10, 2022

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3.2
Michelle from New Zealand
Business traveler
Standard King
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Communication ”

Absolutely terrible communication. I ended up paying for a extra night even though I rang the day before saying I'd made a error and needed the dates changed . She they would sort it out. But when I arrived , they said I was a NO SHOW for the booking . What the heck.??

Reviewed April 19, 2022

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2.8
Craig from New Zealand
Family with teens
Superior Twin Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Acceptable”

Underneath beds hadn’t been laxed for some time there was dust on the two glasses in the drawer towel had a dirty stain on it in the bathroom very outdated

Reviewed June 09, 2022

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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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