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Hotel St Clair

24 Esplanade Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012 New Zealand
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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 - Kitchenette in every room (Luxury ocean view room has 2 cook tops) - Complimentary newspaper delivery on request - Conference room hire
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Beach
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
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Languages Spoken
English, Korean
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DanO68 wrote a review Jan 2024
Alexandra, New Zealand658 contributions473 helpful votes
This is our “go-to” hotel for stays in Dunedin. Located down south on St Clair Beach, a nice quiet spot with excellent ocean views and great beach walks. Also, a few nice little cafes and eateries nearby. Our room was spacious, bright, and airy with spectacular ocean views from our balcony. We had a small kitchenette with the basics and a comfortable king-size bed. The internet connection was fast and the TV had a great selection of programming. We had a wonderful couple of nights and would highly recommend this place to other travelers.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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rosiebag wrote a review Dec 2023
Cortez, Florida65 contributions33 helpful votes
Very nice location on St. Clair beach. The rooms are equipped with a small refrigerator, 2 plates, 2 cups, silverware and a coffee maker with instant coffee, tea and a cookie. The facility was clean and tidy. There are no services, but we were given a coupon to try the salt water public pool nearby. There is underground parking.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Carol Blue Mountains wrote a review Nov 2023
Blue Mountains, Australia369 contributions175 helpful votes
Right at the beach and just a short drive into the city. Large room with good facilities for simple in room cooking (no hot plate). Cafes and restaurants within walking distance though the local supermarket is a bit limited. Local juice and gelato van just outside the hotel. Parking is free but first come, first served
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Expensive rooms have the best view but all rooms have a sea view from the balcony
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Amy W wrote a review Nov 2023
Seattle, Washington263 contributions148 helpful votes
This hotel is right on the esplanade. We had a room overlooking the water. There are numerous restaurants nearby. The room was good - it felt a bit dated but clean and comfortable. The staff at the front desk were kind and helpful. There's parking under the hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Campbell F wrote a review Sept 2023
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions2 helpful votes
Typically stay in town when on business in Dunedin, but have always loved St Clair so thought I'd stay by the beach. So glad I did, and the Hotel St Clair was excellent value. Room was pleasant, large bathroom and the view of the beach magnificent. Will definitely stay again. Oh and if you're inclined to start the day with a stroll on the beach to catch the sunrise it's truly a magnificent way to kick off your day.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Chris Francis wrote a review Mar 2023
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand149 contributions96 helpful votes
The view from my room had a wow factor and made a great impression when I first entered it. It was situated to the side but still had a pleasant outlook with a balcony. The sea could be viewed to the side from the balcony. The queen sized bed was very comfy and the room was extremely quiet at night. The receptionist was polite and the check in was easy and quick. The room was clean and the heated towel rail in the bathroom was appreciated The negatives are, all rooms are required to be paid up front upon booking, even if you reserve through the hotel. There was only one light switch by the bed which was high up on the wall. There was no fresh milk in the fridge but I read in the hotel handout that you can request it at reception. It would have been appreciated if a supply of long-life milk had been available along with the tea and coffee. The cafe next door to the hotel does not open until 9am so you need to wait until then to have breakfast. There does not appear to be a cafe open for breakfast anywhere near the hotel, so be prepared to take your own.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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ddisandro wrote a review Mar 2023
Paso Robles Wine Region, California18 contributions4 helpful votes
This beachfront hotel provided us with an ocean view room right in the heart of the South Dunedin shoreline. Very friendly and helpful staff, free parking on site (first come, first served) and short walk to heated salt water community pool (which is complimentary for hotel guests) plus several great restaurants (don’t miss Esplanade for an amazing dinner or morning coffee, etc.). Fun to watch surfers from our room right in front of the hotel, and loved being lulled to sleep by the waves.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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thegarvans wrote a review Feb 2023
Cronulla, Australia198 contributions49 helpful votes
Position position position We had the ocean view room, Delightfully comfy king bed, spacious living area, small but functional kitchenette, nice bathroom, and a brilliant deck overlooking St Clair beach
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: Get the rooms with the north facing balconies for all day sun and perfect views of the beach
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Scotty M wrote a review Dec 2022
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Walk in un pack relax , great location the place was full only because of the cars I saw there in the car park didn’t hear or see anyone in the two days Room was great over looking the beach roomy cool
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Ulrichohn wrote a review Dec 2022
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That’s about it. We arrived and they said they cancelled our reservation because my credit card didn’t go through despite their sending me a confirmation email. They did not reach out to me. They just just cancelled it. Even though I had a confirmation email and no other messages or calls from them. They cancelled the booking without contacting me, but at least the front desk didn’t believe me when I showed them that I received no emails or calls from them. Don’t book here.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$246 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
st clair beach hotel dunedin
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
St Clair Beach Resort
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionDunedin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel St Clair
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel St Clair?
Nearby attractions include St Clair Beach (0.2 km), Dunedin Beach (0.2 km), and St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel St Clair?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel St Clair?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel St Clair?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel St Clair?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel St Clair?
Conveniently located restaurants include Esplanade Restaurant, Titi, and Starfish Cafe and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel St Clair?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel St Clair?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel St Clair?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel St Clair?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Olveston Historic Home (5.2 km), Northern Cemetery (6.2 km), and Dunedin High And District Court (4.4 km).
Does Hotel St Clair have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.