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6 Liverpool Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand
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#12 of 60 in Dunedin
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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
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
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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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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NickC wrote a review 14 May
23 contributions14 helpful votes
Absolutely love staying here. Spacious light rooms that are warm and beautifully furnished. The beds are super comfortable, bathrooms are modern, clean and showers are awesome with simple push button controls. Staff are aways professional and friendly - nothing is ever is problem. Great restaurant and reliably good barista coffee. I will never stay anywhere else now!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Easy free parking overnight outside the hotel, but you’ll need to remember to pay in the morning.
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Penny wrote a review 13 May
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My husband and I enjoyed a magnificent meal in Parcels Restaurant last night. Use of the quiet Vault Room, Wenting's friendly professional service and excellent food made an exception dining experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Joe wrote a review Apr 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had almost finished cycling the Rail Trail and my wife came off her bike and needed to be ambulanced to Dunedin Hospital. Fortunately she was able to be seen within hours and come out of hospital. But she was in pain and really wanted some comfort to ease her discomfort. We were meant to turn up after 3pm, but I arrived 3 hours early due to the accident. I had my wife's blood stained coat and all our stuff. I explained the situation and was provided a room with a washing machine and drier. We were both grateful for the ease with which The Distinction made things comfortable and easy to come through the distress of the morning. The bed was the most comfortable of the 7 we slept in during our trip and the staff were so very helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Response from Distinction Dunedin, Guest Services / Front Office at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review Fleddy978. I sincerely hope your wife is okay and has recovered from her accident. It is an unfortunate way to end your holiday however am very pleased to hear Distinction Dunedin could ease some of the stress and provide you with a comfortable stay after a traumatic incident. All the best and we hope to see you again. Best regards, Rachel
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Sheree C wrote a review Apr 2022
Invercargill7 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow! Ended our holiday here with 2 nights & the romantic getaway deal which included an executive room, 2 course dinner, breakfast & parking plus treats (bath bomb & chocolate) Beautiful clean big rooms, amazing staff & food to die for. Felt like a 5 star stay. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Sheree, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5 Star review. The Romantic Getaway is an excellent package to experience what Distinction Dunedin has to offer. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed both your Dinner and Breakfast in Parcels Restaurant. Once again thank you for your review and we hope to see you again. Regards, Distinction Dunedin
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Wazza T wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland, New Zealand28 contributions26 helpful votes
Its awesome when you make a booking for a holiday, and have reasonable expectations, however, when that place exceeds your expectations it makes your stay so much more enjoyable. From the washing machine & dryer in the studio unit, the generous selection of bathroom accessories (sewing kit, shaving kit, toothbrush, etc) the larger than normal studio room sizes, and the luxurious bedding, nothing about this place disappointed
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Date of stay: March 2022
Response from Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Warren, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. It is wonderful to hear we have exceeded your expectations. Great to hear you also enjoyed your evening meal in Parcels Restaurant. New winter menus are currently being finalised, we would love for to you stay and dine with us again if you return to Dunedin. Regards, Distinction Dunedin
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US$144 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionDunedin
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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), Dunedin Chinese Garden (0.3 km), and Escape Dunedin at The Savoy (0.4 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 Vogel St Kitchen.
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).