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Reviewed 22 May 2018

While on a trip round the South Island, we were booked into this hotel . Advantages - very close to centre of town, Octagon etc.; huge bedrooms and king beds in a twin room; amazing architecture on old part of building including the Casino; a great Buffet Dinner night, and an amazing selection for breakfast daily [ including a big cauldron of porridge as a nod to the Scots Ancestry!]

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled with friends
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Kate W, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Dear Rose, thank you for your review, we're so pleased you enjoyed the hotel and meals so much and we hope that you will be back to visit us in Dunedin again sometime. Kind regards, Kate

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

I stayed here on my tour of South Island. This is a nice hotel. In the centre of the city. Very good dinner. Good breakfast. large room. No air conditioning. Large number of electrical sockets available in room. Wi-fi so-so but workstations available and used.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

On a coach trip of the South Island and whilst this hotel (casino based) lacked the views, it was way above basic. Very comfortable rooms and excellent comfortable and cosy bedding. Nice bathrooms and no outside noise could be heard. Had all amenities and very nice staff. Food in the dining room was also very good.
It was the second Scenic hotel we had stayed at and I am thinking the excellent quality and service might continue throughout the chain. Just a thought.

Room Tip: We were on the second floor (from memory) and no problems at all. No complaints here.
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank DianeAdelaide
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Kate W, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks so much for your review Diane, we were so pleased to receive it and glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again in Dunedin. Kind regards, Kate

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I get coffee here most days. It is served with a chocolate fish! Yep a chocolate fish...at breakfast time. But who cares? I eat it. The coffee is a bit hit an miss with multiple prices seemingly charged for the same thing. There is a menu and cabinet food. The space is split level and there is plenty of room and it is comfortable. I have eaten muffins, scrolls, sandwiches, buns, club sandwiches and scones as take aways. The other day I had a meal there. I chose fish and chips for lunch and it was $13.50. There were three pieces of fish,tartare sauce, salad and chips. And there was too much - it was lovely. You can also have breakfast at lunch time if you want which my friend did and it was delicious. It is a 10 minute walk from the central city down in the exchange. Well worth a visit. It is part of the Southern Cross Hotel so there are other restaurants there that open later plus upstairs is the Casino. They also serve meals there - but I do highly recommend Boldini's. The staff are very helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled with friends
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Kate W, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Guest
Thank for your comments regarding Boldini, we really value your business and feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind regards, Kate

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Ok it's not the Hilton blah blah.
But if you are looking for a really nice warm comfortable clean hotel with really friendly team this is great.
The location is brilliant and central.
There are plenty of food options around from eating in to dining out.
Top marks for one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on.
Just watch that you don't leave the heater on high and honour like I did. That heater cooked my room it was too good!
I will come back for sure

Stayed: May 2018, travelled on business
Thank IainRobertson
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Kate W, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Dear Iain, thanks so much for taking the time to let us know how you found your stay, we were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and in particular our beds and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards, Kate

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