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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

123 Princes Street cnr Princes & Dowling Streets, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand
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#22 of 56 hotels in Dunedin
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The stylish Scenic Hotel Dunedin City features a stunning contemporary award-winning design, with spacious guest rooms, modern facilities and attractive local artworks all in a handy inner-city location. Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is just two blocks from the Octagon in the heart of the city. As our guest you will enjoy: Generously proportioned rooms with plenty of space and light. Quality room amenities and services, including excellent bedding and high speed Internet access. Memorable street-side dining in Princes on Dowling Restaurant - the perfect place to watch the city go by. Or get comfortable beside the fire in our lounge bar. Our great central location in the heart of the city. Ideal for business guests and convenient for visitors wanting to explore the city and local attractions.
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Property amenities
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Babysitting
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Jay B wrote a review Feb 2024
Sooke, Canada171 contributions48 helpful votes
This is an average hotel in the city of Dunedin. It's centrally located in the city next to many restaurants and things to do in the city. I stayed for one night while on a bus tour with AAKings. I would stay at this place again. It was a clean area with a great breakfast.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Rebecca R wrote a review Feb 2024
NZ8 contributions35 helpful votes
Lovely spacious room, very clean (commending the housekeeping staff!) Our king bed was SOOOOO comfy not to mention the amazing views over the city / harbour. Room service staff very efficient and friendly. It was so close to everything we wanted in the city. Would DEFINITELY come back to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room service staff happy to provide non diary milk for your coffee if you ask.
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poroger wrote a review Feb 2024
Southampton, United Kingdom228 contributions184 helpful votes
Clean comfortable rooms and a central location. Everything you need is provided in the rooms safe fridge wine glasses cups tea coffee (including a decent coffee bag!) WiFi is great. Location is perfect for everything in the centre with loads of bars and restaurants nearby. There was plenty of parking available at the sister hotel a 5 minute walk away and we were able to unload our car with cases etc. then drive to the other hotel to park. All staff were so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from DCH Duty, Guest Services / Front Office at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your time and leaving us a lovely review. Furthermore, it is good to hear that the team was able to provide you with a great customer service experience. We also appreciate you highlighting the amenities provided. Hope to see you again in the future. Thanks, Sagar
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Jack L wrote a review Feb 2024
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Nice big room and comfy bed. Nice room service staff. Carpet has no underlay which was wierd, no ice tray in fridge freezer, and rooms felt a bit"stuffy" but ok. Got ripped off when booking on line instead of direct at reception ( $160) and manager offered no sweetner.. not even breakfast. Overall, good location but would go elswhere for a better deal.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A bit tired ... could do with a spruce up.
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Response from DCH Duty, Guest Services / Front Office at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora, Firstly, thank you for staying with us. Apologies as the service and amenities were short of your expectations. We ask every guest to contact the hotel directly for bookings as if booked online we are unable to change prices. Thank you, Sagar
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Darren W wrote a review Feb 2024
Bradford, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
I can only apologise for this review but we were very disappointed with our room. Firstly there are 2 Scenic hotels not far from each other font get caught out. Reception staff friendly enough and to start the hotel seemed fine u til we got into the room. A dark and unwelcoming room which was in need of modernising. It had the feel of an office that had been converted into a bedroom. The bathroom was a disability room and was cleanish, but not the most welcoming. The duvet was filthy which wasn't noticed until our last day and looked to have blood stains on it. The room had coffee making facilities, ironing board etc. There is a gym, restaurant and guest lsundry. The cleaning staff were great, the hotel is central and on a main bus route. Overall for a superior run of house room it was not and we wouldnt stay here again
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Check your bedding
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Response from DCH Duty, Guest Services / Front Office at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia Ora, Firstly, please accept my sincere apologies as the team has let you down. Apologies as the room was not satisfactory and I hope that you reached out to the team during your stay to see if they could have offered you a resolution. Sad to hear that the duvet was not clean; I will get this message passed on to our housekeeping manager to investigate further. Regards, Sagar
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QueenstownTails wrote a review Jan 2024
Queenstown, New Zealand6 contributions17 helpful votes
Great hotel, very helpful staff. Only disappointment was inability to do at 12pm check out. They did however let us have 11am checkout. Otherwise everything was fine. the room was nice. Great views. Beds changed daily. Great location and useful parking under hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and highlighting the positives. Sory to hear that you could not check-out at noon, but I hope the 11 a.m. checkout did not cause a big issue. Hope to see you again soon. regards, Sagar
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Didi wrote a review Jan 2024
Picton, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
I'm a Tour Manager. The Staff went out of their way to assist me with more than a few things. They were polite, super helpful Staff, friendly and kind, and were always at the ready. The Chef was super amiable and facilitated our last minute requirements with good grace, making us all feel welcome. We'll done team.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Great food at Bacchus. Try speights beer, book a seal and Albatros tour with Monarch Tours, Visit...
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Response from DCH Duty, Guest Services / Front Office at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Responded 3 Jan 2024
Hi There, Thank you for your time and feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Thanks, Sagar
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Aurel D wrote a review Dec 2023
Timisoara, Romania2 contributions
Amazing accomodation, great room, cosy relaxing bad. Good choose on restaurant, as well good food. Reception, always ready to help. Really 5 star hotel! Located in Duneden fown town you will find close many facilities, shops, restaurants,etc
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 14 Dec 2023
Hi there, Greetings of the day. Thank you for the lovely feedback. We really appreciate the five stars. Thanking you. Regards, Sagar
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Chch35 wrote a review Dec 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand33 contributions50 helpful votes
Central location, rooms are getting dated and could do with a re furb. Good walking distance to centre, For the price I think it should be a little better in terms of presentation. Room was clean and large
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 5 Dec 2023
Hi There, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you found the rooms spacious and enjoyed due to the handy location. Hope to see you again. Regards, Sagar
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Jo-Anne Cole wrote a review Nov 2023
Timaru, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
Exceptional service from every staff member we dealt with. They went out of their way to ensure our stay was perfect and memorable for all the right reasons....and they succeeded. Lovely fresh linens, prompt room service, delightful reception staff and excellent attention in the restaurant. Highly recommend the Scenic Hotel Dunedin City.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from DCH Duty, Guest Services / Front Office at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Responded 19 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to leave a review. it is great to see that all our team members are doing their best to provide warm hospitality and keeping guests happy. Hope to see you again. Regards, Sagar
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$220 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Which popular attractions are close to Scenic Hotel Dunedin City?
Nearby attractions include Toitū Otago Settlers Museum (0.3 km), First Church of Otago (0.2 km), and Dunedin Chinese Garden (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City?
Yes, a parking garage and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scenic Hotel Dunedin City?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etrusco at the Savoy, The Perc Cafe, and Prohibition Smokehouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Scenic Hotel Dunedin City located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Dunedin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Scenic Hotel Dunedin City offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Scenic Hotel Dunedin City?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Olveston Historic Home (0.9 km), Northern Cemetery (2.2 km), and Dunedin High And District Court (0.3 km).