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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Ranked #14 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Dover, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
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“Very Pleased”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

The Scenic provided among the best accomodations we had in New Zealand. The hotel was attractive and very well located. Our room was spacious, excellently-appointed, impeccably clean, and the lighting in the room was great. Moreover, the bed was quite comfortable. In short, we found the Scenic to be just what a hotel in its price category should be.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
Dear Guest

I was so pleased to read your review this morning it made my day thank you. We are very proud to be a part of the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross and I'm so glad that you enjoyed such a great experience here also.

Many thanks and we hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ just as much.

Kind regards
Kate and the Team
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Stayed in the Scenic hotel at Dunedin for 2 nights in feb 2014 on a tour of NZ. The hotel staff were very efficient and helpful. The room was a 'corner' superior room on the third floor and was huge and very comfortable with lovely comfy bed. There was a sitting area with chairs and table and the bathroom was also large. We had one evening dinner in the hotel and the food was lovely and service very quick and attentive. Breakfast was very good with a good selection of buffet items. There is a cafe on the ground floor at the front of the hotel and this has a great selection of coffees and cakes/desserts/sandwiches etc. Would definitely stay at this hotel again if in Dunedin.

Room Tip: We had a superior room which was on the 3rd floor on the corner of the building. It was very spacio...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your great review of the Southern Cross Hotel; I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed a lovely evening meal with us, great to hear that the service your received was quick and attentive

I hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour around NZ and we look forward to hosting you again one day.

Kind regard
Kate
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Really clean, good size room, walking distance to restaurants and central city shop. Free wifi for one hour, friendly reception staff no task was too difficult. Bed comfortable and huge range of pillows to choose from, very warm hotel for cold days in Dunedin.

Room Tip: The higher up the better as you get a bit of a view
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Guest

Thanks so much for your great review we really appreciate it. Also delighted to hear how friendly and warm you found the hotel to be and glad you enjoyed our speciality range of pillows and menu to choose from.

Hope to see you back again soon.

Warm regards
Kate
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We stayed Two nights and this is the second time we have stayed there and will be back again for sure. Lovely Staff. Great room . Beautiful breakfast and well priced .Would highly recommend it and have done to my friends

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you kindly for taking the time to post such a complimentary review we love receving these. And I will be sure to pass onto all the staff how lovely you found them to be.
Great to hear also that you had a beautiful breakfast; we like to start our guests off with a great start to their day.

Thank you for recommending us to your friends so highly we couldn't ask for more. And we hope to host them and yourselves again soon.

Warm regards
Kate
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

What a very pleasant greeting and service upon arrival. Staff were friendly and helpful thank you.
Very good location. Casino located in the older originl " hotel" part of the hotel. Actually very interesting old and new environment. Interesting for people interested in history pf Dunedin.

Room Tip: My bed was soooooo lovely. The room doesnt have air con but the street noise was not too bad so i ke...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Guest

What a delight to read your feedback we love it when our guests feel welcomed the moment they arrive and I'm so glad the greeting and service you received on arrival made this so.
And yes we are very lucky to work in such a lovely "Grand Hotel" as was it's original name, we're glad you enjoyed it's history too.

Many thanks
Kate
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We definitely would recommend this hotel to other travellers!!! The staff were very helpful. It was located close to attractions in dunedin city so it was good to be able to just walk to these attractions.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Guest

You're very welcome, and thank you! For your review. We're glad you found the hotel so convenient and that the staff were helpful during your stay.

And we very much appreciate your recommendations to other travellers, thank you.

Hope to see you again
Kate
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Te Anau, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We had a great stay here, from the moment we got through the door we were looked after, car was parked for us in secure parking .the lady at reception was very nice and helpful. Our room was great ,nice and quiet , as a housekeeper myself i can be picky but i have to say the room we had was great , the bed we had was the best night sleep i have ever had ,it was very clean and we will be staying here again for sure.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kate E, Manager at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Guest

Wow what a compliment! Coming from someone in the industry that is very high praise indeed and we are flattered by your gracious comments. I know our Executive Housekeeper and all attendants will be over the moon to read your review, so thank you for brightening our day.

We would love you to have the best nights sleep every night so have our luxurious feather toppers for sale on our online gift shop due to so many requests.

Look forward to hosting you again next time. Warm 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:
#12 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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