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Distinction Dunedin Hotel

6 Liverpool Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand
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#12 of 60 hotels in Dunedin
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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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Children's television networks
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Banquet room
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24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Cup1993 wrote a review Feb 2021
Reefton, New Zealand60 contributions13 helpful votes
I accompanied hubby so had the pleasure of staying at Distinction without footing the bill - so I can’t comment on cost. However,I can comment on the rest. Distinction is simply wonderful. They’ve done a wonderful job of renovating a fabulous historic building, loads of remnants still in place (check out the stairwell!). Our room was well appointed (USB charging points!!), great view of the harbour, clean and very comfortable; I have a worsening osteoarthritis condition so to have had the best night’s sleep in 6 months is saying something. As daft as it may appear, being able to park our vehicle on the property IN a carpark was an absolute pleasure. Too often we’ve found hotels/apartments do not have parking. I only had breakfast during this stay, found it to be very reasonably priced and the food put together well. The mocha was the best I’ve had for a while, a lot of care went into its presentation - love the wee biscuit! Distinction is well situated, only a short walk to the Octagon, Countdown, shops at the southern end of George Street; those with better legs would have no trouble traversing to the northern limits of George Street. All in all, a fabulous stay. Hope to stay again soon.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there, What an excellent set of comments. Your review is very comprehensive and, given the level of praise directed at each aspect you reference, we are rapt that everything about your visit was so agreeable. We trust that, in addition to your own leisure requirements, all of your husband's work requirements were met. At Distinction Dunedin, we offer a comprehensive range of amenities and services for business and leisure visitors alike, and this capacity to accommodate guests visiting for a variety of reasons is only one factor contributing to our second-to-none status in the Dunedin accommodation market. It is lovely to read that our opulent bedding facilitated the best sleep you have experienced in some time. This aspect is naturally a fundamental measure of any hotel, and your feedback is consonant with the great majority of our other guests comments. Many thanks again for taking a minute or two to share your sentiments. We hope to see and your husband again very soon. All the best. Kind regards Nigel Distinction Dunedin
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JJ wrote a review Feb 2021
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The room exceeded my expectations, great shower room and comfy bed. I had swordfish with Desiree potatoes from the specials board. The potatoes were like bullets and swordfish was oily and bitter. I told the waitress when she asked and didn’t complete the meal. No further comment was made. So recommend the hotel, but eat elsewhere would be my advice. Or Maybe I just had a bad one..
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi JJ, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know how your visit went. Notwithstanding your evidently sub-par – but atypical – experience in Parcels Restaurant, it is brilliant that the room exceeded your expectations. Our room facilities are uniformly outstanding across the full range of room types, as our guest feedback here and elsewhere attests. Many thanks again, and we hope that you return at the earliest opportunity. Kind regards Nigel Distinction Dunedin
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peta D wrote a review Feb 2021
New Zealand12 contributions5 helpful votes
Would and will stay here again, beautiful room, clean private. had a very good night sleep, so much extended stay for another night. Room service was terrific and yummy. reception was welcoming and polite. loved the old stairs. and the history of the the building. A+++
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Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi peta, We appreciate your very kind comments and thank you sincerely for submitting your thoughts. Return visits are the best and most tangible indication that we have met or exceeded a guest's expectations, so it is great to read that you intend to make a repeat visit when you next have occasion to do so. What can we say? Guest ratings don't get much better than A+++, but you can be assured that we will endeavour to eclipse even that score next time. Many thanks again, and we look forward to your return in due course. Best regards Nigel Distinction Dunedin
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trevor m wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand123 contributions56 helpful votes
We were impressed with everything in this Hotel. It was the old Post Office building and housed Government departments as well. It has been renovated while retaining the old look and majesty of the building on the outside, with the warmth and feel of a stately Hotel on the inner. Our room was a generous size with two large sitting chairs and a round table in between. Ample room and space for both our bags. The bed was large and very comfortable. Fantastic tiled shower walk in, walk out with a press button start and finish. The added facility of a washing machine and dryer was a big bonus for travellers away from home for longer periods. The dining room very comfortable and the food good. Definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: The windows are all double glazed with the original glass still on the outer so triple glazed and...
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Response from Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 15 Jan 2021
Greetings Trevor, It's very nice to read your extensive thoughts regarding your recent visit to Distinction Dunedin. We are most pleased that you departed the hotel feeling so positive about each aspect of your experience. As you rightly observe, the still-recent refurbishment of the erstwhile Chief Post Office in Dunedin has retained many period features, with the addition of all contemporary facilities that any discerning guest could stipulate. Thoughtful details like our ubiquitous in-room laundry amenities offer a point of difference in comparison to less-well fitted-out alternatives. We are glad that you have indicated you will return in due course. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Nigel Distinction Dunedin
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Toni-Wayne wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand286 contributions2,357 helpful votes
First time staying here and we were really impressed. We will definitely come back and stay. Great location and very cool building. The rooms were well appointed and comfortable and it was quiet - something that is super important to us. Staff were friendly and helpful too.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded 15 Jan 2021
Hi Toni-Wayne, Thanks very much for giving us some excellent feedback. We are thrilled that your recent first visit to Distinction Dunedin was so agreeable and that you came away having enjoyed a positive experience. It's lovely that, over the duration of your stay, all aspects – from the hotel's location, the accommodation facilities and building itself, to our warm and diligent team – met or exceeded your expectations. We never weary of receiving high praise from our guests, as this is our raison d'etre. All the best and thank you once more for your comments. Take care. Kind regards Nigel Distinction Dunedin
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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), Escape Dunedin at The Savoy (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 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).