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 (fee required)
  • 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
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-refrigerator
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Voice mail
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • 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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          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 69 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          9.2
          Rooms
          9.1
          Service
          8.9
          Value
          8.6
          Dining
          8.4

          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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