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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Nice room with very comfortable bed. Great location with easy walking access to centre of the city. Staff are very helpful. Good parking at reasonable cost of $15 per day. We stayed at the back of the hotel on the 4th floor and heard no city noise.

1Thank GrantHay
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A great hotel, well located near The Octagon in Dunedin and close to the railway station, shops and restaurants. Large, well appointed rooms, friendly and helpful staff. Car parking available. The hotel has a gym, a casino and a couple of restaurants to choose from.

Thank Izy60
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had two room and they were very clean, presented well and the bed was very comfortable, the only concern I had was the bathroom was very small. Having said that the location is great, staff very helpful and we would stay again.

Thank DeeKennedyUk
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This is the 2nd time I have stayed at Scenjc Hotel Southern Cross in the last 2 months. Very central to restaurants and great rooms. Scenic Hotels have 2 hotels in Dunedin, having stayed at both I prefer Southern Cross to their other one in the city.

Thank Martin J
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Should you be staying in Dunedin in the near future, I can certainly recommend this hotel. It is warm and comfortable and we had a decent size room with a king sized bed..A minor drawback was the small size of the bathroom. The staff were absolutely great and nothing was a trouble.The one thing I would like to see is...

Thank vegas778
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and service. Freindly and helpful Staff. An easy walk into the centre of the city and to walk around some of the Tourist sites. Casino attached to Hotel and the historic Spieghts Brewery is on the next block.

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Thank JulyinParis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So it's an odd old place the Scenic. The reception is almost hidden by the scaffolding at the moment and probably always confused by the entrance to the Casino. Our room was in the newer wing on the other side of the casino - past the mean looking bouncer at the casino entrance, past the smelly Casino and building public...

Thank Happyhiuse1
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was nice and staff friendly Buffet breakfast was 20.00 per head and was very nice indeed. Room was nice on the 6th floor but the air con was very noisey up in the roof but we managed to get a good rest Easy parking on the street till 9am or hotel has a carpark for 15 dollars per...

Thank Dave S
New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very conveniently located hotel close both the Octagon, the university, and also the historic train station. For gamblers, it is co-located with the casino. We stayed for two nights, including Christmas. The rooms were comfortable and nice. The fitness center had really nice views, but the equipment appeared to be from the 1980s or 1990s - it...

Thank Sanjay S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time staying here. Room was clean and adequate for our stay. Parking was full when we arrived however street parking was available. Check in process was quick and easy. Service was friendly. It was perfect for a 1 night stay.

Thank Tay Boon L
TamaraWhite22, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review

Dear Tay Boon L, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! I was so pleased to see you enjoyed your recent stay with us, that our facilities were adequate for you and that our front desk team was friendly! We value all feedback and we hope host you again sometime in the future. Kind regards, Tamara White

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Carlton Restaurant
The Carlton Restaurant
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dunedin’s largest and most prestigious hotel, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, enjoys a premium location in the heart of the city. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago university, it is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Your every comfort is well provided for, with 178 attractive rooms and suites, extensive hotel facilities, and a very high standard of service. As our guest you will enjoy: A choice of room styles, including standard rooms and sumptuously furnished suites up to a four-star-plus standard, with quality room amenities. Superb dining options in our selection of restaurants, cafe and bar. High quality hotel facilities for business and pleasure, including extensive conference and meeting facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Address: 118 High Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $141 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Southern Cross 4.5*
Number of rooms: 178
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Also Known As:
Scenic Hotel Dunedin
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#13 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#16 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#19 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
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