The travel agent arranged for us to have a "Superior Room" (#372) for one night. It was large, with two single beds combined to form a double. Robes (no slippers), fridge, coffee maker, suitcase bench, desk with chair, TV, two other chairs and table. The window looked out over an airshaft. They have a guest laundry which we used, paying $3 each for tokens to use the washer and dryer. (We found that almost all hotels in NZ have guest laundries, which is very convenient for light packers and long trips.) The bathroom had a long shelf above the sink, a great feature allowing us to spread out the toiletries. We were able to find free public parking across the street between 6 pm and 8 am, sparing us the $12 onsite fee. They charge for internet, as do most hotels in NZ.
The location was perfect for walking around downtown Dunedin. In spite of being in a downtown area, the room was quiet.
The buffet breakfast was substantial with juices, beverages, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, rice, cucumbers, and various pastries. This is a NZ chain of hotels and it appeared from the early breakfast that other guests at our early breakfast were business people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dunedin’s largest and most prestigious hotel, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, enjoys a premium location in the heart of the city. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago university, it is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Your every comfort is well provided for, with 178 attractive rooms and suites, extensive hotel facilities, and a very high standard of service. As our guest you will enjoy: A choice of room styles, including standard rooms and sumptuously furnished suites up to a four-star-plus standard, with quality room amenities. Superb dining options in our selection of restaurants, cafe and bar. High quality hotel facilities for business and pleasure, including extensive conference and meeting facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scenic Hotel Dunedin