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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Ranked #16 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Cambridge, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Could not believe this fantastic hotel for the great price we paid. The bed was so comfortable. When checking out the following morning (& while waiting for our valet car parking) I asked where they acquired the feather down underlays from, I was told that they sell them as they get so many comments. We now have our very own Scenic Hotel luxury every night. Dinner was fantastic and the service all round was great. If visiting Dunedin again we will definitely make a return visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest

All the staff at the hotel were so delighted to read your terrific comments, thank you. It makes our day to know that you found the hotel and your meal 'fantastic'. And we are thrilled to hear that you now have your very own Scenic Hotel luxury topper to sleep on every night...enjoy!

Warm regards
Kate
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

We enjoyed rhe service at this hotel.Staff were very nice and friendly and professional.
Was a cheaper room booked online and for the cost found it to be value for money. Was a good location and great buffet breakfast.
Bed was a little uncomfortable however we are quite fussy in that regard so may not bother other people. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed the service you received and found the staff to be friendly and professional and the room value for money.
Happy to hear that you would stay again, we look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards
Kate
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

This is a place that we like to stay in. Nice and central. Walk to inner city places. Comfortable bed. Our room was quiet. We dined in the restaurant and had a lovely meal. Undercover parking for the motorcycle was a bit expensive for the night.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your post we are delighted to hear you enjoyed a lovely meal in our Carlton Restaurant and found the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross to be a nice walking distance to the inner city we are very lucky to have such a central location.

Hope to see you again soon, warm regards
Kate
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wanaka, NZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

This hotel is handy, staff are attentive, the mini-bar well stocked but the best thing of all are the beds - they are like sleeping on clouds, goose feather-down uppers are apparently the reason and the receptionist said you can buy them online, I must look.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you found our range of mini bar items plentiful and the staff attentive. And yes you certainly can purchase a range of items including our fabulous wool and goose down toppers from our online gift shop; please find the link below for your convenience.

www.scenichotelgroup.co.nz/hotel-gift-vouchers

Kind Regards
Kate
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Stayed for one night and the hotel serves all the basic needs one would expect, Our room was pretty small and the breakfast just adequate abut nothing special. For short stays requiring central location, this is the place. Staff are good and efficient. Like all Scenic hotels, no safe in the room which is inconvenient.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your feedback we appreciate your time. We're glad you found the central location of the hotel convenient and the staff efficient.

We hope to see you back again, kind regards
Kate
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Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

This hotel is an a great location! Thee most incredible beds! Amazing, so luxurious, and soft, they are to die for! I had room service breakfast and would totally recommend especially the bircher muesli, yummo! Please stay there, believe me you will not regret it!
Great housekeeping as well!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Tracey W
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Dear Guest

So glad you loved the beds...we love hearing that! We're also really glad you found our location to be great and the muesli delicious. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back at the Southern Cross soon.

Kind Regards
Kate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

When me and my partner were in town for a night, Southern Cross offered the best accommodation we could of hoped for. Able to check in before two, we had an easy check in and encountered friendly staff. Our room was clean, quiet and very comfy - especially the bed, I didn't want to leave it in the morning. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Dear Guest

We really appreciate the great feedback you took the time to post for us and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Dunedin and at the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross so much.

Thanks again and we hope to see you back again soon.

Kind regards
Kate
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Property: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Address: 118 High Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#14 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#16 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#19 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Southern Cross 4.5*
Number of rooms: 178
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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