Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Dunedin  4 stars

118 High Street, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016  show mapSave
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Overview

Dunedin's largest and most prestigious hotel proudly stands in the heart of the city. Dating back to 1883, this landmark building now blends Dunedins distinctive charm and heritage with the modern day comforts guests demand in a world class hotel.

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is well served with three restaurants and a bar. It is also home to the citys premium entertainment venue, the boutique Dunedin casino - so you will find plenty of entertainment before you step outside.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   178.

City Center Dunedin - 700 ft
Airports Dunedin International (DUD) - 15.0 mi
Restaurants Nectar Espresso Bar & Cafe (cuisine: Coffee Shop) - 300 ft, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Carlton Restaurant, Dunedin (cuisine: New Zealand) - 300 ft
Parks Dunedin Chinese Garden - 1300 ft, St. Paul's Cathedral - 1800 ft
Beaches First Church of Otago - 1500 ft, Dunedin Beach - 1700 ft

Dining options

A continental breakfast is served at affordable prices.  A american breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is NZD 12 per day.

Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
Media
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  10 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Suite
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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Suite
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Suite
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Suite
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Suite
Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
Size: 650 sq. feet
Room facilities
    Superior Twin Room
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    Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Superior Twin Room
    Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Superior Twin Room
    Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Superior Twin Room
    Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Superior Twin Room
    Bed type: Double beds
    Size: 370 sq. feet
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      Superior Suite
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      Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Superior Suite
      Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Superior Suite
      Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Superior Suite
      Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Superior Suite
      Bed type: 2 King Size beds
      Size: 370 sq. feet
      Room facilities
        Executive Suite
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        Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Executive Suite
        Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Executive Suite
        Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Executive Suite
        Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Executive Suite
        Bed type: Twin beds or 2 King Size beds
        Size: 650 sq. feet
        Room facilities
          Presidential Suite
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          Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Presidential Suite
          Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Presidential Suite
          Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Presidential Suite
          Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Presidential Suite
          Bed type: 1 King and 2 Double
          Size: 650 sq. feet
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            Scenic Hotel Southern Cross LocationWhat's nearby

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            What's nearby

            Popular areas
            • City Center
              400 ft
            Stadiums
            • Carisbrook
              1.2 mi

            Local Attractions

            • Otago Museum
              1.0 mi
              419 Great King Street, Dunedin
            • Hocken Library
              1.0 mi
              90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
            • Dunedin Botanic Garden
              1.8 mi
              Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin
            • Tunnel Beach
              3.6 mi
              End of Tunnel Beach Road, Dunedin
            • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens
              4.1 mi
              430 Portobello Road, Dunedin

            Near the hotel

            • Dunedin Chinese Garden
              1300 ft
              Corner Rattray and Cumberland Streets, Dunedin
            • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
              1500 ft
              31 Queens Garden, Dunedin
            • First Church of Otago
              1500 ft
              415 Moray Place, Dunedin
            • Dunedin Public Art Gallery
              1700 ft
              30 The Octagon, Dunedin
            • Natures Wonders Naturally
              1700 ft
              Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin
            • Dunedin Beach
              1700 ft
              Dunedin, Dunedin
            • St. Paul's Cathedral
              1800 ft
              228 Stuart St, Dunedin

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Nectar Espresso Bar & Cafe

              81% likes this, based on 19 reviews
              Cuisine: Coffee Shop

              300 ft
              286 Princes St

              Phone: 03-477 8976

            • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Carlton Restaurant, Dunedin

              75% likes this, based on 36 reviews
              Cuisine: New Zealand
              Price Range: USD 22 - USD 31

              300 ft
              118 High Street

              Phone: +64 3 477 0752

            • Speight's Alehouse

              70% likes this, based on 187 reviews

              700 ft
              200 Rattray Street

              Phone: (03) 471 9050

            • Great Wall Takeaway

              64% likes this, based on 9 reviews

              700 ft
              178 Princes St

              Phone: 477-8682

            • Purple Rain Retro Cafe

              86% likes this, based on 17 reviews
              Cuisine: Coffee Shop
              Price Range: USD 4 - USD 12

              800 ft
              403 Princes St

              Phone: 034717183

            Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

            Average guest rating

            8.6
            out of 10
            Exceptional
            Based on 72 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Rooms
            9.1
            Service
            8.9
            Value
            8.6
            Dining
            8.4
            Location
            9.2

            Individual guest reviews

            • Older travelers

              shopped, saw a movie, checked a restaurant, went walking, went to the casino

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Family with children

              Very good quality of room, hotel, and service including parking service.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              It was very central, clean and modern. Had car parking available too!

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Single

              I arrived into Dunedin to attend the GP conference at 9am on Friday morning. I understood I could not get into my room until later but it was not available until 3pm. I think this was too late and unreasonable.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Older travelers

              The bed was great. Loved the pillows and the underlay. Size of room, excellent, particularly liked having a table and chairs.

              The pressure of the shower could have been better. Vanity unit too small.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Older travelers

              Location to city centre, friendly staff and facilities and room of very good standard.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              We couldnt fault the excellent service from the reception to the valet service and the restuarant staff, nothing was a problem

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Older travelers

              The beds were so comfortable with super pillows!Clean tidy and well equipt. Great location as close to town were we needed to be.

              The lifts are very small, but ok if only a few people are in them.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Older travelers

              The bed was so comfortable and the breakfast buffet had lots of choice.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Older travelers

              Departure time...

              On arrival, we were 'upgraded' to a 'suite...' which had not been renovated in ages , 2 old TVs ,and badly located. We were insulted.. refused the upgrade, and insisted to have the room that we booked. They obliged but we did not like the new location of their 'quiet' rooms either - overlooking roofs with A/C systems etc..

              • Average rating
                5.4
            • Single

              Great room, easy step through booking process and positive staff attitude.Good bquality toiletries

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Group of friends

              The overall experience was fantastic. The hotel staff were very helpful and the room meet and exceeded all our expectations.

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Single

              central town position

              wall could do with a bit more sound-proofing

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Family with children

              parking, cafeteria, restaurant open till late

              rooms need better maintenance or complete refurbishment (e.g. windows, bath room)

              • Average rating
                6.6
            • Older travelers

              It was OK but a little pricey compared to American Hotels. We felt it was overrated.

              The toilet was a little close to the wall

              • Average rating
                7.4
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