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Hotel St Clair

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Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is the 2nd time we stayed here and both times because of the stunning location right on the beach. The first time we only stayed one night and left very early so didn't encounter the housekeeping issue. We left our rooms at around 9.30 and had a 3 hour walk on the beach. When we got back the rooms...

Thank Charlotte M
HotelStClair, Front Office Manager at Hotel St Clair, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive review. We sincerely apologize that the level of cleanliness did not meet your expectations. Of course we take these issues seriously, and therefore have spoken to the Housekeepers that were on duty. As a stay over room, the Housekeepers had made the beds, restocked amenities, replaced towels and did the dishes. They do wipe tables,...

Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Only stayed a couple of nights but would have loved to stay longer, great hotel, friendly staff, directly across from the beach & within walking distance to many restaurants. Rooms were clean & comfortable & room service was excellent.

Thank 700Gaby
HotelStClair, Receptionist at Hotel St Clair, responded to this review

Hi Gaby Thank you for taking the time to review us! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here, we are definitely lucky to have such a great location next to the beach and the surrounding restaurants. We would happily welcome you back in the future if you return. Kind regards Hotel St Clair Team

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 26 December 2016

All great except the breakfast. Burned eggs, sent back. Second time, okay but not great. Restaurant has great reputation otherwise. Room and location far exceeded our expectations. Concern about traffic noise was unfounded.

Thank phototravelers2016
HotelStClair, Reception at Hotel St Clair, responded to this review

Hi, I'm sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience at our restaurant, we do like to maintain high quality food, so I am sorry if this wasn't the case for you. I am glad to hear the rest of your stay went smoothly and you enjoyed the location, we are very lucky to have such a great location on...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great location with a fantastic view. You can smell the sea air when you open your balcony door.The bathroom was divine with an amazing bath tub. Good underground car parking. Reception staff lovely upon check in and helpful with directions etc.

Thank julieandrews2016
HotelStClair, Receptionist at Hotel St Clair, responded to this review

Hi Julie Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff were able to help you. If you return to Dunedin in the future we would gladly welcome you back. Kind regards Hotel St Clair Staff

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were travelling to various parts of New Zealand for the first time. I contacted the St Clair and asked various questions, such as whether any restaurants were within walking distance, was there laundry facilities on site etc. There was also the unfortunate issue of the Kaikoura earthquake, so I did wonder whether there was any damage...

Thank Adrian K
HotelStClair, Front Office Manager at Hotel St Clair, responded to this review

Adrian, thank you for your wonderful feedback. We certainly appreciate your kind words toward our staff, and we are so pleased we were able to be of assistance and provide you with an informative and relaxing stay. We wish you all the best for future travels, and we hope to welcome you back should you be down in Dunedin in...

Palmerston, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This is our 3rd time staying here and due to being a graduation weekend options were limited so ended up in one of the premium room. The room had the most amazing sea views from every room, very comfortable and restful stay.

Thank C3115ELpeters
HotelStClair, Receptionist at Hotel St Clair, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are definitely lucky to have such wonderful views of the beach. We would gladly welcome you back if you ever return. Kind regards, Hotel St Clair Team

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is a quiet, affordable property with huge modern appointed rooms with bright sunny outlooks to the sea right across the road. The front desk service was excellent when we checked. Very, very friendly and helpful. Good underground secure parking.

Thank fayo400
HotelStClair, Receptionist at Hotel St Clair, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we are certainly lucky to have such wonderful views of the beach. Hope to see you again in the future if you return. Kind regards, Hotel St Clair Team.

Reviewed 5 December 2016

Just across the road from the surf beach and along from the hot salt water pool where your room key gets you in anytime. Lovely airy room and attached restaurant. Sit and watch the surfers on the couch or on the balcony. Easy parking free of charge. Could have stayed longer. A Gold Coast atmosphere in Dunedin.

HotelStClair, Front Office Manager at Hotel St Clair, responded to this review

Thank you Christine for your wonderful feedback! We are very lucky to have this location and to have such a relaxing beach atmosphere. We hope to see you again here in the future, and hopefully for a longer stay! Kind regards, Hotel St Clair Team

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this five star beach front hotel with comfortable rooms and a great restaurant. Our room overlooked brave surfers in full body suits riding the occasional big pacific wave. Great funky shops just around the corner with a young hip clientele.

Thank Bud W
HotelStClair, Front Office Manager at Hotel St Clair, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. Its unbelievable watching the surfers in mid-winter. One time it was even snowing at sea level! Very brave indeed. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you made the most of the location and surrounding shops. We wish you all the best, and hope to welcome you back...

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Other than one man on the counter who didn't handle the booking as well as he could have, due to upgrading one of us and not the other (as we had two rooms booked next door to each other as per request, which was changed and not advised before arrival, who then persisted to charge me $100 for the upgrade...

Thank Jevanx
HotelStClair, Manager at Hotel St Clair, responded to this review

Thank you Jevanx for your feedback. We are disappointed your experience was marred by the upgrade situation. We did have both rooms together, but unfortunately one of the rooms was having a problem with the power which was found after a guest had checked out that morning, and we could not have a guest stay in a room that was...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel St Clair is perched above St Clair Beach and represents Dunedin's finest beachfront living. Built with the environment in mind, this boutique hotel offers 26 contemporary rooms - each beautifully designed and furnished to complement the stunning South Pacific Ocean that dominates the views. Features include - 50+ Sky Channels - Free Wi-Fi - Free Car parking - Daily room cleaning - In house Restaurant (Pier 24) - Room service - Kitchenette in every room (Luxury ocean view room has 2 cook tops) - Complimentary newspaper delivery on request - Conference room hire ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel St Clair

Address: 24 Esplanade | Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand (Formerly St Clair Beach Resort)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $189 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel St Clair 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
St Clair Beach Hotel Dunedin
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#6 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#6 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
#17 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#18 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
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“i only saw the view from my room.....amazing!”
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“Ask for a full ocean view”
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“A sea view room would be best.”
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“Ocean view is fantastic.”
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