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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

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118 High Street Cnr Princes & High Streets, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
4.5 Star accommodation
30 Sep1 Oct
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I stay at the Southern Cross every time I'm in Dunedin. The hotel is impeccably kempt, the building is stunningly ornate yet tasteful and refined and the staff are simply amazing! I travel some 9 mouths out of the year and stay in hotels all...More

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Response from KateW3399, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern CrossResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your great review, we were absolutely delighted to hear how much you enjoy your stays with us and the staff will be so pleased to receive your praise. Thank you kindly and we look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished the buffet breakfast!! It was amazing!! Best buffet we have ever had. Exceptional service by Bonn Tucker and her team. The hotel room is very comfortable, clean and the staff members are very friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank WendyK1614
Response from Kate W, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern CrossResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Wendy, thanks so much for your great review! We were so pleased to receive it that you enjoyed our buffet selection so much, Bonn will be delighted to receive your feedback too thank you. Thanks again and kind regards, Kate

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff and very clean comfortable rooms close to town centre just three blocks to get to the Main Bars and Restaurants. And with the Casino in the middle of the hotel which makes it a very short walk to get there.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was nice tidy place to stay, it was a great location. Close to town and was easy walk to get any where. Had a very comfy bed that made for a great sleep. The staff were very welcoming as we entered which was nice.More

Thank matt m
Response from Kate W, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern CrossResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Matt, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your recent stay we really appreciate it. We're glad you had an enjoyable nights rest and that you felt so welcomed upon your arrival, that's great to hear. Thanks again and...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Reviewed this hotel through Trip Advisor and ended up staying for our one night stopover in Dunedin. We were very happy with our choice. The room was spacious, shower was fantastic (which has to be a plus with me) the bed was comfy, pillows could...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Casino and Gambling
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Certificate of Excellence
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$112 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Scenic Hotel Dunedin
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24 January 2017|
Response from TamaraWhite22 | Property representative |
Hi sastravelbydesign, Thanks for your questions, unfortunately we do not have a car rental available at the hotel but we do have a couple of rental places that are just up the block from us which is frequently used. We... More
6 August 2016|
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Response from Ren H | Reviewed this property |
By prior arrangement with the hotel
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6 March 2015|
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Response from Kim M | Property representative |
Hi Richard, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross does offer parking at a fee of $12.00 per day. There is alternative parking available in surrounding areas.
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"get the floors with king doubles as the floors with Twin rooms seem to have family's in them so you can..."
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"We did not stay at this hotel but may well do next time round."
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"Higher level suites."
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"We were on the second floor (from memory) and no problems at all. No complaints here."
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