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7.8
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8.3
Excellent
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Excellent location
  • Dunedin Botanic Garden310 m
  • Academy Cinema470 m
  • Scribes760 m
  • University of Otago970 m
  • Otago Museum1.08 km
  • University Book Shop1.13 km
  • University Oval1.14 km
  • Captain Cook1.21 km
  • Knox Church1.34 km
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium1.37 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Wains Hotel Dunedin

    310 Princes Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016 - See map
    "Great location in the centre of Dunedin with a comfortable room with excellent and very helpful staff."
    Ailsa - August 21, 2018
    Excellent service
    8.1 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.0 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    • Fitness center

    This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 7 hours ago

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    Review score - United States
    6.8/10
    Location score
    8.3/10
    Room comfort score
    7.3/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money7.8
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
    Distance to airport25.6 km

    Rooms available at Wains Hotel Dunedin

    Superior Twin
    Superior Twin
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 double beds
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    Superior King Room
    Superior King Room
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Room
    Standard Room
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Guest Room
    Guest Room
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 double beds
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    Standard Double
    Standard Double
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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      Standard Twin Room, 2 Double Beds
      Standard Twin Room, 2 Double Beds
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        Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds
        Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds
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          Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds
          Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds
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            Classic Double Room
            Classic Double Room
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              What people love about Wains Hotel Dunedin

              • 6.0
                Review score
                Location

                "The location was good."

                Wei C.

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                December 4, 2018

              • 10.0
                Exceptional
                Staff 

                "Staff were friendly and accommodated any requests."

                lyn

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                June 1, 2018

              • 10.0
                Exceptional

                "Highly recommended hotel."

                Ailsa

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                August 21, 2018

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              9.6
              Exceptional

              "Great staff, amazing room for the price, was impressed"

              James

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              August 28, 2018

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              8.4
              Excellent

              "Well conserved and maintained building both in and outside."

              Aisoon

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              January 31, 2018

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              The property is undergoing renovation from June 11, 2019 to October 31, 2019.

              Reviews of Wains Hotel Dunedin from real guests

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              Cleanliness8.0
              Facilities7.4
              Location8.3
              Room comfort and quality7.3
              Service8.1
              Value for money7.8
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              8-9 Excellent (21)
              7-8 Very Good (40)
              6-7 Good (18)
              <6 Below Expectation (30)
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              6.0
              Lynn from New Zealand
              Family with teens
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in July 2019

              Even though we had a special rate we didn’t expect our room to be no bigger than an attic. ”

              We were on the top floor right by the lift so every time it was used we heard it rattle. We have stayed here often and this was the worse experience which is really disappointing but maybe that’s what you get with the special room rate we got, however our son and partner had the room beside and it was twice the size for same price??

              Reviewed July 07, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              Christine from Australia
              Family with young children
              Superior King Room
              Stayed 1 night in April 2018

              Spacious and beautiful”

              Clean and spacious. Great for couple or family.

              Reviewed July 18, 2019
              8.0
              Excellent
              ilhye from New Zealand
              Couple
              Guest Room
              Stayed 1 night in October 2016

              good hotel”

              We stayed the guest room, it was dark all day and no views. We were fine, just because we need the beds for the night... 2 double beds and the linen was good quality, had a good sleep. Water pressure is good for the 4th floor.

              Reviewed October 25, 2016
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Leo from Australia
              Family with teens
              Guest Room
              Stayed 1 night in September 2016

              Nice staff, central location, historic building, free breakfast was awesome”

              Building was old but clean. Staff very friendly. Free breakfast included full menu for all four guests in our room. Very well value for money. Within walking distance to central city. Free parking after 6pm in front of hotel

              Reviewed September 14, 2016
              8.7
              Excellent
              Reiko from New Zealand
              Couple
              Guest Room
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

              Old hotel up dated recently work still needed”

              Location, staff friendly and helpful

              We stayed in a superior room (2 double beds) for a wedding held there. The main complained is that the hotel had in adequate heating in the building so in the reception hall it was very cold indeed and in the room only had a oil bar heaters by power.

              Reviewed August 19, 2014
              6.4
              Good
              NURUL from Malaysia
              Family with young children
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 1 night in November 2018

              lift is not the same floor with our room”

              being a family with small kid, i was really surprised that our room is not at the same floor with the lift, so we literally have to take our heavy luggage using stairs. the room is okay..but i wouldnt recommend this hotel to family with kids and older people.

              Reviewed November 28, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              lyn from New Zealand
              Family with teens
              Guest Room
              Stayed 1 night in May 2018

              unique and cosy hotel”

              Enjoyed our stay, the room was clean and cosy. Location was central yet away from the Octagon which was where the evening noise was situated. Staff were friendly and accommodated any requests. Would stay again.

              Reviewed June 01, 2018
              8.4
              Excellent
              Aisoon from Thailand
              Family with young children
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

              A historical building that gives a great feeling of touching the past. ”

              Excellent location. Well conserved and maintained building both in and outside. We booked in a superior twin for a family of 4. Spacious room with 2 queen's beds were enough to stay in feeling easy. Bathroom was clean. WiFi was strong. Breakfast was very good. I really love the elevator of Worldwar age that was still in good service. I really much appreciate this hotel and will definitely come back again if I have a chance to come to Dunedin again.

              Reviewed January 31, 2018
              8.0
              Excellent
              kevin from New Zealand
              Couple
              Superior King Room
              Stayed 1 night in November 2017

              Quirky and comfortable”

              An old style hotel - it has been refurbished and was a great place to stay for our purposes. Some people might prefer the glass high-rise style avaible elsewhere, but for us the character of the place was a major attraction

              Reviewed January 23, 2018
              4.8
              Yuliya from Russia
              Couple
              Superior King Room
              Stayed 1 night in December 2017

              No, I would not stay here again”

              Even though the room was quite large, it was definitely far from nice. Quite dated, and rather odd, fabric feature wall above the bed had burn marks from wall lights?! It actually made me wonder whether or not it was save to switch them on, it wasn't very pleasant to look at. Staff at the reception was not particularly welcoming, rather indifferent. As it was Xmas day, we had some champagne that we wanted to have in the room, called for a bucket of ice from room service (by the way room service menu is frankly pathetic, nachos?! Really?), the person on the phone said that they will deliver the ice, we called back an hour later, and the person said that they were "making" the ice, and will bring it soon. We watched TV till about midnight and went to bed without no ice or phone call that it wasn't coming. We ordered continental breakfast in room, it was as well rather sad - for 20-25$ whatever it was, you can definitely have a much nice breakfast in a Cafe somewhere. Thanks Wains

              Reviewed January 15, 2018
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Peter from Australia
              Couple
              Superior King Room
              Stayed 1 night in November 2017

              Holiday ”

              The staff were very friendly and helpful, the breakfast was very nice. Though they didn’t serve any other meals there were plenty of other restaurants nearby The room we had was a good size so could easily relax in comfort. We would certainly stay there again without any hesitation.

              Reviewed November 16, 2017
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Caitli from New Zealand
              Solo traveler
              Standard Double
              Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

              So Modern and Amazinf ”

              The staff were so helpful, it was overbooked so the house put me into the scenic, but I came back and my room was so nice though the room service could offer more food options, I would definitely go back very historic and modern at the same time

              Reviewed September 15, 2017
              3.2
              Declan from New Zealand
              Business traveler
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in August 2016

              Dirty, Old, Horrible bed, Terrible experience”

              Bed was like sleeping on rocks and room was very dirty - especially the bathroom. Sink didn't drain at all (so just kept filling up), other peoples rubbish was left in the bins, shower leaked, no air-con, shampoo etc. looks like it gets refilled rather than replaced, bathroom was disgustingly dirty (hair, mould, dirt, stains etc.). Considering the price this was by far the worst place I have stayed in Dunedin. The fact it is listed as a 4 star hotel is an absolute joke. 2 star backpackers at best.

              Reviewed September 02, 2016
              7.7
              Very good
              UMI from Malaysia
              Couple
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in September 2015

              Good”

              Location

              Apart from not being able to find car parking space at the start everything else was great. Distance from theatre within walking distance, room service was prompt and staff super polite and friendly. No problem with traffic or street noise.

              Reviewed September 28, 2015
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Karl from Germany
              Couple
              Guest Room
              Stayed 4 nights in March 2015

              Good value for money”

              Large room, super quiet, very clean and well appointed.

              We had an interior facing room on the 6th floor, which means the window went into a space between different hotel buildings, offering no view but perfect quietness. The room was very large and clean with 2 double beds, a sitting area off to the side and a corner with the fridge/tea making facilities through which to access the bathroom. The bathroom was modern and clean. I particularly liked the fridge without mini-bar, giving you space to chill some of your own food and drinks. We did not eat at the Park Regis. My only nitpick would be with the Internet. In 2015 you expect free wifi in any motel, and certainly in a 4-star hotel! The Park Regis offers wifi only in the lobby and at dial-up speeds. In the rooms you can get wired Internet for $25 per day. Only when I inquired about the Internet at check-in, the staff did not tell us this, requiring us to visit one of the close-by Internet cafes in the dark of night. My wife would not been comfortable doing so by herself considering there are several massage parlours and night clubs surrounding the hotel.

              Reviewed April 01, 2015
              8.0
              Excellent
              Steph from New Zealand
              Business traveler
              Standard Double
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

              Close to conference centre.”

              Close to city centre. Friendly staff. Clean room.

              Overall pleasant. The chandelier in the foyer could do with a good thourough clean up, especially the crystals/glass as it looked grubby, also, it is in a desparate need of repair. I can't really rate the hotel for food as I didn't use this service and there were no 'not applicable' option.

              Reviewed June 12, 2014
              5.0
              Edgar from New Zealand
              Couple
              Guest Room
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

              Great old design Hotel but needs some renovations”

              Close to shops and restaurants. Grand old looking hotel.

              Park Regis Hotel Dunedin was formerly managed by Mercure Hotel group. There was still a plaque and many things inside the hotel still represented Mercure group but had not been changed by the new management company. The exterior of the hotel was very nice and the lobby area was also very nice. The rooms itself was large and clean but the noise of the floor boards and sound proofing could be looked at. We could constantly hear large thuds from kids jumping up and down from the above floors which seemed to be like an earthquake. On basically the same block was the Dunedin Casino and a further 5-8 mins walk is the Octagon where there are many restaurants/bars to choose from. The Cadbury chocolate is also near the octagon and well worth joining a tour of the factory especially for chocolate lovers. All in all, the hotel was ok but beware the sound proofing if looking for a real comfortable nights sleep. There are many other hotel options nearby also.

              Reviewed December 25, 2013
              8.3
              Excellent
              Margaret from New Zealand
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 1 night in August 2013

              Comfortable accommodation, very friendly staff”

              Dinner in the cafe/bar from the restaurant menu; friendly and accommodating staff, comfortable room

              I had a brief overnight stay for family reasons after several days travelling for work. I enjoyed the heritage exterior features of the hotel; the easy walking to work places, cafes, shopping and to visit family. Loved the quality evening meal in the cafe bar. I was able to relax and rest as well as to enjoy the city. The staff arranged a shuttle to the airport and looked after my luggage well after check out.

              Reviewed August 27, 2013
              8.0
              Excellent
              Glen from Australia
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in March 2012

              Small room but great for City Centre”

              Clean,well kept room,2 min walk to main information centre.

              Only stayed 1 night but room was clean and well kept if on the small size.Probably not suited for a couple or family on a long stay but i guessed this anyway.Very little parking but for 15 dollars the staff looked after my car which for a city center was not a problem.Great location,1 min walk to casino and Speights brewery tour.Several small bars and cafes near by if you didnt want to eat in the hotel.Overall for a couple staying one or two days I would recommend this hotel.

              Reviewed March 26, 2012
              8.0
              Excellent
              Mark from New Zealand
              Business traveler
              Stayed 1 night in March 2012

              Clean and central”

              Cheap parking

              Nice Hotel with super cheap parking!! Free over night! Very nice room, although I needed google maps to find my way from the lobby to my room. It was quite a labyrinth. Really nice staff and a good tidy room is all you can ask for really. Great value for money as the hotel with the casino in is 50 meters down the road but alot more expensive.

              Reviewed March 13, 2012
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