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Leviathan Heritage Hotel
Ranked #53 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“VALUE FOR MONEY 5*”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Clean tidy hotel, excellent staff. This hotel is a no frills hotel, but it has clean rooms, clean linen, soft towels, plenty of hot water and a superb breakfast, and all for half the price of a more expensive hotel. Loved the service and dollar for dollar must be the best value hotel in Dunedin.

Room Tip: Family rooms are very cheap, any other room is going to be very clean.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We had a great time here because the hotel is so interesting. Our room was huge, and was in the older section which had been renovated in the 1970's and awaiting further renovatioin, but everything was clean, the beds provided a restful sleep and the bathroom was very spacious with a tub and separate shower. We also had a kitchenette and refrigerator which was handy for making late-night snacks. The dining room was spectacular in all its' refinement of years past and the breakfast served each morning was delicious. The hotel is across the street from the train station so a must-do tour of the station is easy to accomplish on foot. It was about a 15 minute walk up to the octagon but the front desk can order a taxi easily. Tour operators will also pick you up at the door as the Leviathan is on their pick-up/drop-off route, making it easy to enjoy local tours. We felt this was very good value if you are interested in historical buildings and can overlook the marks of wear and tear left by many visitors over the years.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

This hotel started life about 130 years ago, and has some interesting grand old furnishings in public areas. We have stayed 3 times before heading for tramps in the Southern Alps and have found staff helpful and facilities adequate. They have a locked luggage room so you can store things not needed when going 'bush'.
Rooms range in size from back-packers to various en-suite, and reasonable prices to match. All have reasonably up to date facilities, are clean and bedding comfortable. The lowest priced are fairly small. But don't expect luxury. It is a very central hotel directly across from the railway staton.
The dining room provides good breakfasts (continental and cooked), over quite an extended time band. Other meals can be arranged.
The convenience of situation makes this hotel ideal for a short stay or stop-over in Dunedin.

Room Tip: Try to overlook the internal coutyard, or secondly away fro railway station side.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mangawhai, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

We have stayed here twice now and find it good value for money. It is suited to budget travellers and back-packers which we have been each time. Make sure you get a room on the inside of the building, it over looks a small courtyard. The rooms on the outside are on a main road and VERY noisy. The grand old dining room has a great atmosphere, and the cooked breakfast is excellent.

Room Tip: Rooms on the inside overlooking the courtyard are a must for quietness
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Christchurch
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

The room was cold, fairly drab; location was good; just cold. Staff were generally quite good, except one girl on reception who was rude.

Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Came for world cup match and paid too much for a suite which was dated and on the corner of two main roads. Shower too low and people could see into bathroom if they wanted. No complimentry tea or coffee despite kettle etc. Crappy small tv. Asked for late check out. Denied. Crap crap crap.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 March 2011

There is no doubt that it hasn't had a facelift in a while (if ever) but we found it decent enough. The staff were ok to deal with. There is not a whole lot in the immediate area but the quad or whatever it's called is only a few minute walk away as is the main town centre. It is absolutely not luxurious or anything but for a short stay I would say there is nothing wrong with it.
It probably would be no harm for them to invest in some paint and new furniture.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Leviathan Heritage Hotel
Address: 27 Queens Gardens | PO Box 112, Dunedin, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #53 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Leviathan Heritage Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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