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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Ranked #13 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great value!”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

We stayed here for one night on our way back up north - loved the value for money as well as the great location! Friendly staff, decent breakfast, comfy bed, GREAT curtains... Can't get much better! The fridge was a little loud at times but apart from that everything was excellent. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you kindly for your great post and feedback of your stay with us. Great to hear that your stay could not have gotten much better and that you would definitely stay at the Southern Cross again. It's fantastic to hear and we really appreciate all your comments.

Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Kind regards
Kate
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

A wonderful experience starting with reception to the well appointed room with the most comfortable bed we've ever shared through to the fantastic breakfast. Free wi-fi was a bonus.We would not hesitate at staying here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 11 February 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your gracious review of the Southern Cross. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience staying with us and found the room and breakfast fantastic and our beds the most comfortable! Great to hear :-)

Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back at Scenic.

Kind regards
Kate
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Melbourne, Australia
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146 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

I stayed for 1 night for business. The hotel is good for Dunedin which really lacks anything special in top quality hotels. The room was good with small bathroom. Dinner from the restaurant was good and I really enjoyed the room service breakfast. The service is also good. However, thin doors with gaps under them made it difficult to sleep when people walk through the halls drunk/talking at night--I was woken up at least twice, not good for working the next day.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Ant W
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your feedback it is greatly appreciated. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals with us and the service you received.

We hope to welcome you back to the Southern Cross Hotel again soon.

Kind Regards
Kate
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

My partner and I love this place. We stayed here for two nights. Everyone were so friendly and helpful. The room we had was exactly what we needed, a comfy bed, great tv, good bathroom. We would def recommend :) Thanks for a great few days!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ladyga26
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear Guest

So glad to hear you had such a great stay with us we love to hear that! And that everyone was helpful and friendly and you found everything you needed.

Thanks for recommending us to others we really appreciate it. Hope to see you back again soon.

Kind Regards
Kate
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Dunedin
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

What a marvellous place to stay... That is what I told myself when arrived at home. Lovely hotel with good staff working to provide with good services. Walking distance to the octergon the city centre. Unfortunately didn't dining, but breakfast is outstanding.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Dear Guest

I was delighted to hear that you found our hotel lovely and so too the staff and services. And that you enjoyed an outstanding breakfast with us.

Thank you kindly for your review and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards
Kate
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We found the staff are friendly, helpful and always welcoming with warm greeting. Receptionist, porters take pride and caring, and provide great customer service. The meal serve in the Carlton restaurent is value for money, we enjoyed our dinner. Not forgetting, the room is clean, the bed is so so comfortable. We wish that we could take home the bed with us..!



Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dharama S
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you kindly for your fabulous review of the Southern Cross! Indeed we do take care and pride in our product and the customer service we provide our guests, and it's great to hear when this is noticed and appreciated.

Thanks and hope to have you back again soon.

Kind regards
Kate
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014

I really enjoyed my stay. Interesting room layout with the wash basin out in the hallway of the room, but didn't matter too much. Nice facilities and I liked the free limited wifi. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our free wifi offer and facilities.
Delighted to hear that you will definitely be back with us again.

Kind Regards
Kate
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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Property: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Address: 118 High Street | Cnr Princes & High Streets, 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:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#13 Business 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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