Right from our arrival we encountered issues with this hotel. Firstly, although they offer a "valet" service, there is no place to stop your car (when the 5 minute parking zone is full) or unload your bags in a turn-out area like many other city hotels offer. We had to circle the block several times before asking someone to move their car! We had to park on the street and unload our bags ourselves, then walk into reception and hand over our key. This should not be called a valet service.
The reception staff member was not warm and simply seemed tired/bored when she checked us in. Our room boasted "modern" decor, but apart from the carpet, linen and television, essentially it is a 1970s building with a aesthetic face-lift. The bathroom is dated and the air quality/circulation is horrendous. Don't expect a comfortable sleep. We even found a hair (I won't mention what type) on one of our towels and the reception staff on duty asked us to "complete a feedback form" rather than handling it at the time. Our refrigerator was not working, which, to the hotel maintenance staff's credit, was resolved quickly with a replacement fridge.
But if you're as unlucky as we were, you might be located right near the elevator and housekeeping closet, which gets opened and closed several times early each morning with no courtesy offered by housekeeping staff. I did make the manager aware of these issues when I completed the "form", but when I eventually received a response, it was full of the expected excuses and my response was not acknowledged.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Scenic Hotel Dunedin