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Distinction Dunedin Hotel

6 Liverpool Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand
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Stay at Dunedin's exquisite Distinction Dunedin Hotel. The Distinction Group have recently transformed the 1930s former Dunedin Chief Post Office into an opulent 4 and 1/2 star hotel, located in the Exchange area adjacent to the city centre. The hotel consists of 123 elegant suites and studio rooms, restaurant and bar, conference facilities and an on-site gym. At Distinction Dunedin, we welcome enquiries regarding functions, accommodation and conferences. FREE and reliable high speed WiFi is available to all hotel guests, with no time limits or data cap. Distinction Dunedin offers a variety of new accommodation to suit everyone, from the business traveller requiring spacious and modern facilities, to those wanting a relaxing weekend away.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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SuperShan1 wrote a review Yesterday
Singapore, Singapore1167 contributions328 helpful votes
Hotel is old and tired looking. The hallway, lift and carpet look like any motel in the US. Why 5 star? We booked a one-bedroom suite, the room is well thought out with a small kitchen where there's toaster, good fridge, cutleries, nice small cookies and small chocolate for you daily and lots of tea selection. Most importantly, it contains a washing machine and dryer! Very seldom I can find a hotel that has washing machine and dryer. These are important to me as I work out daily. The breakfast room selection is not great. You can't order the eggs you like and they will charge you for cappuccino. But at least it has mushroom and some nice fruits. Gym is a winner - 24hrs. A bit mickey mouse to get there but the gym is very spacious and great for doing your own work out. Only 2 treadmills, they are not too old but worth updating. All the staff are very nice and friendly. Location is not too bad where we wonder about 10min. and can walk to nice resto like Two Chefs and Bacchus. If ever I return to Dunedin, I will stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Jet826339 wrote a review Yesterday
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom18 contributions20 helpful votes
The hotel is clean and friendly The restaurant manager Moana was very helpful with our vegetarian options and with a smile Th we bed and pillows were comfortable and the best bit is there is a washer & dryer in the room which is helpful when you are on a long tour
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alan P wrote a review 16 Feb
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Located in the former general post office in the centre of the city, this is a great spot. The hotel’s bar and restaurant is excellent and appears to have a number of local patrons - always a good sign We had a nice one bedroom suite with a small kitchen area and a great bathroom which included laundry facilities. The multi-storey car park is right opposite reception so ideal if you are on a motoring tour. The famous Dunedin Railway Station and the Octagon area are just a few minutes walk. Friendly staff, great service.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Distinction Dunedin, Guest Services / Front Office at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Kia Ora Alan, Thank you for writing such a positive review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Distinction Hotel. I will pass on positive feedback to our Reception team + Parcels restaurant staff. We hope to see you again, sometime in the future. Kind regards, Lilyana / The Distinction Dunedin Team
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GBoy wrote a review Jan 2024
Great Bookham, United Kingdom217 contributions91 helpful votes
Stayed one night in a Superior King room on the 8th floor. The room was very spacious with a generous bathroom and small kitchenette area and laundry facilities. The bed was a super king and extremely comfortable and lots of high quality bedding and towels. Breakfast was a very good buffet of hot and cold choices. All in all a very nice stay and would highly recommend. Possibly deserved 5 stars but marked it down because the coffee at breakfast was self serve from thermos jugs and was not hot (or that nice) and the hot water to make tea with was tepid. Small touches make a big difference …. So close to 5 stars.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Distinction Dunedin, Guest Services / Front Office at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia ora Geoff, Thanks for your review on our property. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our luxury Superior King Room. I have passed on this feedback to the team at Parcels and we will ensure to have improved, should you visit again. Thank you, Paris
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Paul T wrote a review Jan 2024
Mount Gambier, Australia212 contributions84 helpful votes
Nice and clean motel. Well located near a lot of places to see. Meals were ok but lacking vegetables. Breakfast was a great variety and plenty of food. Room was clean with a very good shower and almost comfortable bed (just a bit soft for me). Friendly staff.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Distinction Dunedin, Guest Services / Front Office at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 5 weeks ago
Kia Ora Paul, Thank you for writing a review on our Hotel. As a 4+ star Hotel, we pride ourselves on ensuring all areas of the Hotel are kept to a high standard. We are pleased that you have recognized this & were happy with our facilities. Thank you for choosing to dine in our onsite restaurant Parcels - Your much appreciated feedback will be passed on to the correct departments. We hope to welcome you back to Distinction Hotel again, in the future. Kind regards, Lilyana Distinction Dunedin Hotel
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Lisa C wrote a review Jan 2024
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic hotel. Ticked all our boxes. Secure parking, laundry facilities in the room, two bedrooms, most comfortable bed ever and fantastic location! Minutes away from the Octagon and a huge array of restaurants and shopping. The gym was a hit. Staff were lovely and helpful. Really enjoyed our stay here!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Kia ora Lisa, Thank you for the fantastic review. We are pleased to hear that you were happy with our facilities, property and team! We hope to welcome you back the next time you are in Dunedin. Kind Regards, Paris
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traveler4ever2017 wrote a review Jan 2024
Florida5 contributions1 helpful vote
Extremely clean & comfortable stay! Wish I had stayed for more than 1 day. Felt like a Five star hotel room (comfortable beds & a shower) with washer/dryer! Dined @ Parcels for dinner & breakfast- very tasty w/ reasonable price Such nice hotel staffs Would definitely revisit!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Hello, Thank you for your review on our property. We are extremely glad to hear that you had a lovely stay. We hope to see you again some time in the future. Kind Regards, Paris
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walsh.j@gmx.de wrote a review Dec 2023
Wathlingen, Germany223 contributions134 helpful votes
The Distinction is a self-branded 4.5-star hotel. It is in a good location, in walking distance to the town centre, cafes (try Vanguard), pubs, and restaurants. I had a great, spacious room with kind of a little kitchenette, a washing machine and clothes dryer. The room exeeded my expectations, other things were less convincing though. The gym gets 3.5 out of 5; it is not very big and a little light on equipment. Breakfast is okay, but not fantastic, especially when compared to what is offered by 4-star hotels around the world. Coffee (in a flask) is available, but espressos, cappucinos, etc. cost extra; the large cappucino sets you back $6.50. The same for french toast and other items not included in the breakfast buffet. For a hotel of this category the least you expect is a self-service espresso machine in the breakfast area and the possibility to order certain items without additional charge. To be honest, the breakfast experience was the main reason for not using the in-house restaurant (Parcels) for dinner during a one-week stay. To end on a positive, the staff were always friendly and helpful and the Internet works fine.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Distinction Dunedin, Guest Services / Front Office at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia ora, Thanks for your review and for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed some of our luxurious features of our property including the washing machine and dryer which is definitely popular amongst our guests. Regarding our rating; Distinction Dunedin Hotel is independently rated by Qualmark which is the official New Zealand mark of quality. We do appreciate your feedback and hope that you will stay again the next time that you are in Dunedin. Kind Regards, Paris
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petermack2011 wrote a review Nov 2023
Bungay, United Kingdom394 contributions122 helpful votes
The advantage of having a suite in this hotel was that we had a bedroom, lounge area with a small kitchen and a large bathroom with both a washing machine and tumble dryer. Certainly well equipped. It was warm and comfortable for a chilly spring weekend. The service was good and the breakfast was included. We had room service on the first evening, which was efficient. All in all, it's a good stay. The building was interesting as it was the old post office in the city centre. Generally well up to date, good WiFi and TV. It's well situated in the centre of the city.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Nov 2023
Kia ora Peter, Thank you very much for leaving us a remarkable review regarding your recent stay with us. It is very flattering to see that all aspects of the hotel from our facilities, amenities, location, and service have added to your experience for a very pleasant and comfortable stay. It would be our pleasure to welcome you again sometime in the future. All the very best! Nashe Duran Guest Services Manager Distinction Dunedin Hotel
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jmgreeneyes1966 wrote a review Nov 2023
Rochester, New York55 contributions4 helpful votes
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It is a lovely hotel. We stayed for two nights. As we were going to be in New Zealand for another week, it was handy to have a washer/ dryer. The bed was very comfortable and they have a parking garage available. We had a B+B package. The breakfast was delicious. I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Distinction Dunedin, Guest Services / Front Office at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 13 Nov 2023
Greetings! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave Distinction Dunedin Hotel a positive review regarding your recent stay. It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your two-nights stay, dining experience, and how our amenities and facilities have made your trip away from home very convenient and comfortable. We really appreciate your kind words and we all look forward to welcoming you back again next time. All the best, Nashe Duran Guest Services Manager Distinction Dunedin Hotel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Distinction Dunedin Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Toitū Otago Settlers Museum (0.4 km), First Church of Otago (0.4 km), and Dunedin Chinese Garden (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Distinction Dunedin Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Distinction Dunedin Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Distinction Dunedin Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Distinction Dunedin Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Distinction Dunedin Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etrusco at the Savoy, Plato, and Speight's Alehouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Distinction Dunedin Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Distinction Dunedin Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Dunedin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Distinction Dunedin Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Distinction Dunedin Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Distinction Dunedin Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Olveston Historic Home (1.4 km), Northern Cemetery (2.5 km), and Dunedin High And District Court (0.6 km).