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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Ranked #12 of 61 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Coventry, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Located in the centre of Dunedin great for access to shops, bars, takeaways and restaurants all within walking distance. Good choice at breakfast. Large clean,comfortable and well maintained rooms although my room was above the main street I was not troubled by any noise.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dear Jackie2691,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. And thanks also for your positive comments about our location, good choice at breakfast, and large, clean and well-maintained rooms - the staff will be delighted to hear this. Thanks again and we look forward to maybe hosting you again one day.

Kind regards. Greg.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1,889 reviews
236 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 742 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

I had an enjoyable 3 night stay here in August while I was in Dunedin for business. I remember staying at this hotel en the early 'noughties' when it had first been converted from an office block. I liked it then and coming back I still find it a very good quality 4 star hotel.
I was in room 415 which had pleasant views toward the peninsula (see photo - although higher levels would be better).
The room was large and well fitted out. Bathroom items and tea/coffee were good quality and kept well stocked.
Overall quite pleased and perfect fof a business trip.

Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Albywon,

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Great to hear that you came back to stay with us after a time away, and thanks also for all of your great comments - hopefully we will have the pleasure of hosting you again sometime.

Kind regards. Greg
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This is hands-down the BEST service i have ever received in a hotel. The staff were fantastic, and very obliging to all our requests. We required assistance with a family member in a wheelchair, and this was well looked after, especially by the concieges. This included taking time to show us several rooms and room combinations before we booked, to make sure we got the best accommodtion to match our needs. We also needed extra provisions in our rooms, and everything was taken care of by the extremely friendly and efficient staff. A major thankyou to the concierge Luke, who was exceptionally friendly and helpful. I highly recommend staying here - thank you for looking after us so well.

Room Tip: Rooms on the harbour side of the hotel have beautiful views across the harbour to the other side of...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Lesley W
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Lesley W,

Thank you so very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us - and WOW!! - what a wonderful review!! - Luke will be rewarded and all staff are soooo happy with your kind words - thanks again and we look forward to hosting you again some time soon.

Kind regards. Greg
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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480 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Reception staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient. Atmosphere in the hotel was warm and inviting. Room was adequate but not exceptional. Bed and pillows comfortable. Room needs a comfortable chair to sit an relax in. Reasonable value for money. Building clean & tidy but needs to be freshened up. Free WiFi for 60 minutes per day running time. Lift always arrived quickly, seemed to be waiting for me to push the button. Valet parking @ $12 per day was good value.

Room Tip: 7th floor is quietest
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank GrantHay
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Dear guest,

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. And thanks also for all your great comments especially that Reception staff were very friendly, atmosphere in hotel was warm and inviting, and that valet carparking at $12 per day was good value - we really appreciate all of those positive comments and hopefully we may host you again some time.

Kind regards. Greg
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Nice place, no criticisms. The staff are friendly and the rooms nicely presented. Nice TV. I had a room facing into Princes street. Folks! This is a university town, and even during a chilly winter visit I heard a few partying locals pass by. Not a problem for me. Apparently the rooms facing out back are more quiet.

Nice breakfast, no surprises. Bar downstairs was pleasant, and this place is popular with tour groups. Located only a short walk int the town centre, it's well located too. I guess my biggest message is that it lacks character. But nice place.

Room Tip: Ask for one facing away from the main street if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Thanks also for your great comments about our rooms and facilities, and especially about our friendly staff - all staff will be really happy to read that. We trust your travels home went well and maybe one day we can look forward to hoting you again.

Kind regards. Greg
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

I now want to buy a feather underlay for my own bed, so comfortable. The other little touches that made this hotel even better were a decent amount of milk in the fridge rather than the little plastic containers you often get, a plunger coffee, easy to logon to one hour of free Wi-Fi and good TV. It was very up to date décor and the place seemed very clean. The staff were helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank pichelen
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Dear pichelen,

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Great to hear you enjoyed our signature bedding and thanks for commenting on very clean property and that staff were helpful. Hopefully we can host you again sometime soon.

Kind regards. Greg.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Just returned from spending 2 nights in this property while combining work and chasing Newcastle United to Dunedin.
The hotel worked for both our double room being clean, comfortable and contemporary.
Conveniently located on Dunedin's main street its ideal for exploring this charming and historic city.
Staff were exceptionally helpful and gave useful advice with (as well as arranging) transport.
As a business location, it could probably benefit from having a stand-alone business centre rather than the two computers adjacent to the lobby.
Also, and this is a general issue I have with mid-range and premium hotels, if adjacent backpacker hostels can offer free Wi-Fi how come hotels charge for the same service?

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Nigel B
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Nigel B,

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay wirh us. Thanks also for your great comments regarding our clean and comfy rooms - but best of that our staff were exceptionally helpful - all staff are delighted to read this. Thanks again and hopefully we can host you another time in the future.

Kind regards. Greg.
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Property: 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
#10 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#11 Business 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: 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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