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“Great city location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Ranked #13 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great city location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

This hotel is very convenient and offers a great central city location, very nice rooms - mine had a view of the harbour - and helpful staff. We had a hire car and the valet service was also very convenient. The staff at reception were very helpful - we received great advice about restaurants for dinner - and they were all very welcoming and pleasant. The gym was also pretty good. My only concern was I found the air conditioning in the room a bit noisy.

Room Tip: Ask for a room looking out over the harbour
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AndrewJR_12
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 14 January 2013
Dear AndrewJR_12,

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us. Your positive points about our great city location, very nice rooms, helpful staff, convenient valet service and good gymnasium are much appreciated - our staff will certainly be pleased to hear them. Thanks again and hopefully we are able to host you again sometime in the future.

Kind regards. Greg
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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162 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

The room was huge, two queen size beds and space to spare. Good views from the 7th floor windows. Hotel staff were helpful when required. Location made aceessing the city centre easy. Room was very neat and idy and weel appointed. Beds were very comfortable. There are two cafes next door and across the road which serve excellent good value breakfasts. Would happily stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rossco90
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 10 December 2012
Dear Rossco90,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your very positive review - it is really appreciated. Your points about the huge room, helpful staff, great location and comfy beds, are all points which we are very proud of, and we hope to be able to host you again the near future sometime.

Many thanks and regards.

Greg.
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Banff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

good hotel, rooms comfortable and well serviced, dining room a bit chilly and open to public view, too close to reception, breakfast a bit under par, could have been better, bar staff not competent on drinks and costs.

Room Tip: corridors a bit noisy, not too many complaints about rooms, some issues with water supply
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Donald Y
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 2 December 2012
Dear Donald Y,

Thanks so much for posting your review, and thanks also for your positive comments regarding our comfortable and well serviced rooms. Thanks also for your feedback regarding our bar staff -we will certainly take this on board as we always strive to have all empployees well trained.

Kind regards. Greg
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Auckland, New Zealand
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141 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

This is a pretty good choice if you are in Dunedin for a couple of nights - just a block or two from the Octagon (the heart of the city), all the cafes and restaurants, and other sights of the city.

The hotel is popular with tour groups - but then it's big enough that you will probably never see them, except at breakfast or check-out. This is a good, functional and well maintained hotel - just don't expect lots of character.

The room was very big (though some of the space also seemed a little wasted). It looked like it had been refurbished not that long ago - but somehow it also felt a little dated. Tv set up was very modern but other details definitely felt a bit out of date, such as the curtains and the fact that the paper guide to the hotel looked 10 years old. But everything was very clean, so no reason to complain.

The bed was the most comfortable hotel sleep I had in a while.

Staff were excellent - very friendly and helpful.

Would happily stay again if I was in Dunedin for a few nights again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Kiwi-1976
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 29 November 2012
Dear Kiwi-1976,

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your positive review. Our staff will be thrilled
about your comments about them being friendly and helpful. Thanks also for mentioning the size of our rooms, location, and the comfortable beds. Hopefully we can look after you again in the near future.

Kind regards. Greg
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Paris
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

I just thought I'd write a couple of quick lines on this hotel since I was so positively surprised.
The hotel is very close to the centre of town, so everything is within walking distance.
We booked a superior room which was absolutely huge!! Literally, very big in size with 2 very comfortable queen beds, nice linens, a big flat screen TV and a great view of the city and harbour The hotel is overall very clean and modern and the staff are very helpful and prompt. Valet parking is cheap and although its close to the centre of town the rooms are well insulated and you hardly hear any noise.

Would happily book again!

Room Tip: I booked the superior room which was only 10$ more than the regular one and it was fantastic!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarinaW81
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Dear MarinaW81,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your wonderful review. It is very heartening to hear from guests that the investment into refurbishment is paying off with great comments like yours. Thanks also for saying that our valet carparking service is not expensive - at $11.50 incl tax per day we do not think that is unreasonable either for inner city parking. Thanks again and hopefully we can host you some other time in the future.

Kind regards

Greg.
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

I would highly recommend staying at this Motel. Staff were friendly and helpful. Motel well located and within walking distance to the Octogon (free wifi) where all the nightlife seems to happen. Lots of local restaurants and pubs close by.
Two queen size beds which looked very puffy. Closer investigation a doona was over the matteress. Very soft and comfortable for us.

Room Tip: not sure what the other rooms looked out on but we had a view over the back looking at the steeple o...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christine5776
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 14 November 2012
Dear Christine5776,

Thank you so much for taking the time post feedback, and to note positively our great location and super comfy beds - your term used of "sleeping on a cloud" is what we have actually used sometimes in marketing this fantastic bedding system!

Thanks again and hopefully we will see you back again sometime.

Kind regards

Greg.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

I had not researched the hotel at all, just booked as it was a very good rate. My sister and I were extremely suprised on entering the room, 2 big queen beds everything very nice and modern, spacious with expected amenities and more. Valet car parking was cheap i think it was around $10 a night (not sure on NZ standards but this is cheap for Aus).
I must admit a spacious clean bathroom is a make or break for me, and I found that the bathroom was just big enough for my sister and I to spread all our toiletries everywhere but not be too cramped lol.
We enjoyed comming back to an early night after dinner and relaxing in the room. Also we had a room at the back side of the building, opposite the lifts so was very quite and didnt hear/see many other guests which suited us great.

Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Misssharnijay
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 8 November 2012
Dear Misssharnijay,

Thank you so much for your positive comments regarding our spacious rooms and bathrooms, and cheap valet carparking - myself and all the staff really appreciate you taking the time to post these comments. Hopefully we can host you again in the near future.

Kind regards.

Greg
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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Property: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Address: 123 Princes Street | cnr Princes & Dowling St, 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:
#6 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#11 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#11 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#20 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The stylish Scenic Hotel Dunedin City features a stunning contemporary award-winning design, with spacious guest rooms, modern facilities and attractive local artworks all in a handy inner-city location. Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is just two blocks from the Octagon in the heart of the city. As our guest you will enjoy: Generously proportioned rooms with plenty of space and light. Quality room amenities and services, including excellent bedding and high speed Internet access. Memorable street-side dining in Princes on Dowling Restaurant - the perfect place to watch the city go by. Or get comfortable beside the fire in our lounge bar. Our great central location in the heart of the city. Ideal for business guests and convenient for visitors wanting to explore the city and local attractions. ... more   less 
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