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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Ranked #12 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Never having been to Dunedin (or NZ for that matter), it was a bit of a gamble choosing a hotel, but we were very pleased with the Scenic Hotel. We were two families traveling together, hotel gave us a complimentary room upgrade, and made sure we were near each other. Both rooms were very nice - comfortable beds, modern furnishings, very clean, well supplied with coffee, tea, extra pillows. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The location is nice - near many restaurants, train station , etc.

I was pleasantly surprised by the hotel - would stay there again, and recommend it to others!

I debated rating the hotel a "5" - but my kids say it had to be a "4": no swimming pool.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Dear GalFamilyGal,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We were delighted to read your wonderful comments regarding clean rooms with comfy beds, modern furnishings, great loaction and very friendly & helpful staff - but best of all thanks so much for saying that you would stay again and recommend to others - that is a huge compliment to us and hoepfully we can host you again soon.

Kind regards. Greg

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We arrived in Dunedin to a motel that we had booked online that wasn't the best!

A quick search online and we found 2 Superior King rooms available for the required duration. The hotel staff managed to 'juggle' rooms around to ensure that the parent in-law was on the same floor, but not next door :)

The bed is fabulously comfortable and the room a great size.

The in room entertainment TV channels are lacking, but access HDMI port on the TV allowed us to play movies directly from a laptop.

The hotel wifi is typically what you'd expect to find, expensive and rate limited.

Dinner at the Restaurant was excellent quality and available on the room service menu as well.

Overall we found the staff to be helpful and friendly, we'd visit again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Dear The Grumpy Engineer,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. It was fantastic that we could solve your problem of needing better accommodation, and thanks so much for commenting that our beds are fabuously comfy and that our rooms are of great size. The kitchen and restaurant teams will be very happy that you made special mention that dinner was of excellent quality (including room service), and that staff were friendly and helpful. Hoepfully we can host you again sometime soon.

Kind regards. Greg

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed 1 night on the 16th December 2013. The Scenic Hotel Dunedin City was great. We got room 310. The room was perfect. Roomy, clean, quiet and boy the mirrors are great!. The pillows and bed are the best! I wish I could take the pillow home with me. Location is great. My two teenagers checked out the gym and they were happy. We did not get a chance to check out the other services as we were only there overnight and as soon as we got there, went to the I-site office and booked a bus tour. The regrets are 1. getting to the parking - as the parking bay was already taken when we got there and had to park a short distance from the hotel and then had to get it the back for the so called valet parking (Hopefully, they can fix this problem in the future, eg could they request a parking permit from the council for an exclusive timed parking bay). The other regret, 2. we should have stayed longer as we found that there was so much things to do in Dunedin, and it is a beautiful place and the Scenic just matches the place.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Emiwillseetheworld11
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Dear Emiwillseetheworl...

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. We were delighted to read that you found our room large, clean and quiet, with great bedding and pillows. Thanks also for commenting that our location is great and that there are so many great things to do in Dunedin - we hope that you will be back sometime to continue enjoying all there is to see and do in our wonderful city.

Kind regards. Greg

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

What a wonderful place to stay, I only wish I had been staying longer. The bed has to be one of the most comfortable hotel beds I have had. The service from the manager in printing some papers I needed for work was also no trouble either. The location was perfect for my stay as I didn't have to walk far to get anywhere I needed - perfect for travelling alone.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Dear Karyn B,

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Thanks also for commenting that our beds are really comfortable and that our location is great - but best of all it was wonderful to read that you wished you could have stayed longer! Thanks again and hopefully we can host you again sometime soon.

Kind regards. Greg.

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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Nice hotel, well situated in Dunedin. Rooms are big and well furnished, very clean. Bathrooms are big. We stayed only one night with a group and all of us had a nice room. No bad surprises.
Service excellent.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2013

Dear Grvoyage,

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We were delighted to read all your great comments concerning our location, big well furnished and very clean rooms with big bathrooms, and that you received excellent service during your stay with us - the staff will certainly be happy to read this. Thanks again and we look forward to hopefully hosting you again some time.

Kind regards and merry Xmas.

Greg.

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

I stayed here a couple of times on business trips and was never disappointed. Clean and spacious rooms; excellent location; efficient service; and always slept well. Be aware that the heavily advertised free Wifi is only 60 minutes; on the other hand the paid plans are quite good value ($5 for 2hrs, $10 for 24hrs). All plans have a 1GB limit, so no Internet movies or long Skype sessions.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2013

Dear Boris G,

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We were delighted to read that you found our rooms clean and spacious, that we are in an excellent location, that we provided efficient service and very importantly - that you always sleep well when staying with us. We really appreciate all of your comments and hopefully we can host you again sometime soon.

Kind regards. Greg

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Reviewed 14 December 2013

A clean, comfortable hotel in a good location near the heart of the city. If you have stayed at a scenic circle hotel before then you will find this hotel lives up to their standards. Nothing spectacular but clean, extremely comfortable beds and friendly staff. Would stay again.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2013

Dear chchgecko,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. It was great to hear that you found us to be a clean, comfortable hotel, in a good location with comfy beds, and especially nice to hear that you would stay again. Thanks again and hopefully we can host you again sometime soon.

Kind regards. Greg

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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Address: 123 Princes Street | cnr Princes & Dowling 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:
#6 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#9 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#11 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#20 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range: £87 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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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