Wains Hotel Dunedin

310 Princes Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016 - See map
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Wains Hotel Dunedin

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

James - August 28, 2018
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Hygiene Plus
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
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Popular landmarks
Gardens Medical Centre 290 m
The Royal Oak 300 m
Dunedin Botanic Garden 310 m
Gardens New World 380 m
Academy Cinema 470 m
The Quad 620 m
Clifford Street Playground 680 m
Knox College 690 m
Dunedin North Medical Centre 720 m
Scribes 760 m
Nearby landmarks
Otago Museum 1.08 km
Knox Church 1.34 km
Olveston Historic Home 1.46 km
Baldwin Street 1.66 km
Speight's Brewery 2.53 km
Tunnel Beach 8.34 km
Larnach Castle & Gardens 8.71 km
The Royal Albatross Centre 18.71 km
Otago Peninsula 18.78 km
8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
Body thermometer
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Fitness center

Cheaper than 93% of all properties in Dunedin in the last 24 hoursCompared to 230 Dunedin properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.9
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport25.5 km

Rooms available at Wains Hotel Dunedin

Superior King
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Deluxe Room
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Luxury Room
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Classic Queen Room
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Queen Room
Queen Room
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Classic King Room
Classic King Room
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Superior Queen
Superior Queen
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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Mason Suite
Mason Suite
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Wains Suite
Wains Suite
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Wains Hotel Dunedin?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 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 Wains Hotel Dunedin?

Wains Hotel Dunedin is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Wains Hotel Dunedin also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Wains Hotel Dunedin has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Dunedin with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Wains Hotel Dunedin?

Wains Hotel Dunedin does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Wains Hotel Dunedin

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff are friendly and location is great."

    Wai-Ling

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    October 18, 2017

  • 7.6
    Very good

    "Accomodation was all you needed."

    Russell

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    October 21, 2019

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Clean rooms and friendly staff."

    Russell

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    October 21, 2019

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7.6/10
Location score
8.3/10
Room comfort score
7.3/10
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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
409 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.4
Location
8.3
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What travelers say they love:
Staff were friendly and accommodated any requests.
lyn from New Zealand
Family with older children
More about Wains Hotel Dunedin

More about Wains Hotel Dunedin

Behind a grand Victorian façade, this property exudes elegance and history close to the shops and cafes of George Street. A 10-minute walk from the Octagon, the city's picturesque center point, Wains Hotel Dunedin is a classy establishment handy for urban sightseeing. Interiors feature subtle hues, and smart contemporary lines contrast against ornate period detailing with an original caged elevator adding to the charm. In terms of nightlife, the hotel is only a block away from the casino, and cabs are readily available on Princes Street for quick access to restaurants and bars out of walking range. Staff is well-educated on Dunedin's attractions and happy to help organize tours or plan driving itineraries along the region's beautiful coastline.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
11 mentions
Breakfast
8 mentions
Internet
7 mentions
Food & Dining
2 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Cleanliness

"Enjoyed our stay, the room was clean and cosy."

lyn

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June 1, 2018

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

Relish Bar & Restaurant
Cuisine:International, Local
Menu:A-la-carte

What's nearby

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Reviews of Wains Hotel Dunedin from real guests

Overall rating
8.5
Excellent
From 409 reviews
8.7Cleanliness
8.7Location
8.7Service
Agoda Reviews (232)Booking.com Reviews (177)
Rating via Agoda7.9
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10
Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.4
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service8.2
Value for money7.9
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8-9 Excellent (21)
7-8 Very Good (41)
6-7 Good (18)
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8.4
Excellent
Aisoon from Thailand
Family with young children
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
10.0
Exceptional
Ailsa from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Highly Recommended ”

Highly recommended hotel. Great location in the centre of Dunedin with a comfortable room with excellent and very helpful staff.

Reviewed August 21, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Alfredo from New Zealand
Group
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Great location but small rooms”

Good value for money

this lovely hotel (in a old but renovated building) 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 (the wi fi in site is expesive) i will return to this hotel for sure my next trip to dunedin.

Reviewed November 22, 2011
8.7
Excellent
Matthews from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2011

Always reliable at Mercure Dunedin”

Location, Service

Mercure Dunedin is always reliable. Service is very good and the location is convenient. The rooms are comfortable and functional. The restaurant is good but slow to seat me on this occasion.

Reviewed December 02, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Eliza from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Beautiful stay!”

We really enjoyed our one-night stay at the Wains Hotel. What a lovely building!

Reviewed November 16, 2016
7.7
Very good
Lara from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

Neat and tidy”

Great outlook, bathtub, old school lift

Was in Dunedin for a conference, the Park Regis was convenient, clean, and tidy, and every staff member I interacted with was helpful and courteous. I left an item behind in my room, and staff were quick to find and return it. Would happily return.

Reviewed March 12, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Karl from Germany
Couple
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
8.7
Excellent
Sherilee from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2010

lovely hotel, helpful & willing staff.”

2mins walk to city centre,modern comfort,valet parking available,standard size rooms
airflow - even the staff said they've noticed the rooms are hot and stuffy!

The location is undeniable. It's in the city on the main strip - street noise is not a concern. It's a 2mins stroll to the city hub of shops & dining. As you would expect from the Mecure this hotel has old school charm with modern comforts. The staff catered to all requests promptly and with a smile. Valet parking available for per day. Look around as there is many parking stations around the entire block of hotel. Hotel also has elevator access Hotel restaurant menu is limited however dishes are reasonabably priced and delicious.

Reviewed December 04, 2010
9.2
Exceptional
Yu from China
Group
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Great experience ”

It is historical hotel and the bed is very big and comfortable can suits 4 people to stay. The hotel location is very good, the nearby parking is not free. However there are 2 safety issue need to get attention by hotel, first is the metal at the room door is sharpe which cut one of my Guest’s finger. Cause the door is heavy, she used one hand hold the handrail, the other hand push the door and happened to touch the sharpe letter M at the door. The other issue is bathtub is slippery even I put the non-slip mat, I was fell over in the bathtub and my left knee is in blue now. But no big injury, just give a reminder to hotel attention to it

Reviewed December 11, 2019
6.3
Good
Teo from Singapore
Group
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Average experience”

Hard to think of any

Chose this hotel because of good experiences at Park Regis Singapore. However Park Regis Dunedin did not live up to expectations. "Free" wifi at the lobby is only limited to 30mins or 50mb, which ever comes first. Additional wifi usage is very costly. Bathroom floor creaked when walked on, seems it is laid with a very thin material. Heater in the bathroom only churned out cold air. Plenty of street parking around the hotel though. Would not really recommend unless no better options available

Reviewed December 27, 2013
6.3
Good
Kenneth from Canada
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2010

Inconvenient if youy have a car”

neat downtown location
Staff are not all trained to know about hotel free internet policy--3 staff with 3 different stories!

Of the 2 locations in Dunedin, the downtown one is more for those who travels by bus or train as it has no hotel parking. The train station and the garden are worth spending extra time in. They should give proper and intensive training to the8ir staff. I needed the internet but was given 3 different versions of the hotel policy regarding the usage and free half hour offer.

Reviewed November 16, 2010
5.0
Edgar from New Zealand
Couple
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
9.2
Exceptional
Tom from New Zealand
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Exceptional”

Booked the hotel at the last minute based on price but was delighted to discover the quality and comfort of my room. Very pleasant staff and he location is close to restaurants and centre of town.

Reviewed August 05, 2018
7.3
Very good
Adam from New Zealand
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

A mixed bag”

Central clean rooms and cheap

It served its purpose and prob one of dunedins better hotel

Reviewed June 10, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Deborah from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Exceptional”

Currently under renovation, so entrance and lifts hard to navigate. Room was small but perfectly equiped, some gorgeous high end furnishings. Excellent continental breakfast included served in restaurant. Look forward to seeing the hotel when its renovations completed.

Reviewed October 11, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Leo from Australia
Family with teens
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
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
9.7
Exceptional
Julie-Anne from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2010

Night stay”

Great position in town close to centre

We enjoyed our stay. Nice rooms and ours wasnt noisy even though hotel is on the main street, great location walking distance to shops. Helpful staff and lovely bar. 11am check out yah!

Reviewed October 06, 2010
7.7
Very good
Adrian from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2012

Great hotel with a rustic twist”

Located near fairly near the city centre. Welcoming and friendly staff.

A great hotel with a rustic twist. The elevator was a vintage elevator which I thought was very interesting. The staff here are friendly as they gave me a free upgrade from a 2 double bed room to a king size room as they saw me with my partner. The location is fairly near the city centre which is around 1km walk. However, the rooms are pretty dark in terms of lighting and the oil column heater was not functioning properly. Considering the reputation of the hotel, one would expect a proper panel heater in the room.

Reviewed July 17, 2012
8.3
Excellent
david from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2009

Favourite ”

Friendly and comfortable
Having to pay for parking in such a small city

We stay here often as the service is personal and friendly.the resturaunt is small and intimate and serves excellent food.therooms are spacious and comfortable. The parking is a little expensive given it's a small city and rents are cheap they have plenty of tour information availible and you get a free paper .the hotel. Is in the main street and is walkable to shops and places of interest.this hotel should be pleasing to everyone.

Reviewed November 13, 2009
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