4.5 out of 5

"handy to town centre resturants and cafes the bar staff were very friendly and the check in check out was very good " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 19 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Dunedin awaits you at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. You'll be within steps of Dunedin Casino and within a short 5-minute stroll of Speight's Brewery. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 coffee shops/cafés and a bar/lounge.

All 178 rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free newspapers and hairdryers. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and round-the-clock room service. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Additionally, irons/ironing boards and desks are available.

The restaurant, Carlton Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 4.5-star Dunedin City Centre hotel include Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Regent Theatre.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$131 per night

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Tower

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Tower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, Connecting Rooms (2 King Beds)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross ratings based on 757 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Clean and nice. A little bit of a rabbit warren to find room

Posted by on 30 May 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 20 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Friendly staff. Efficient check in. Clean and comfortable. Parking was a bit expensive.

Posted by , from Invercargill on 6 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 May 2019 by Kate

Dear Sue, thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your feedback. Kind regards, Kate

5 out of 5

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great room. Friendly service. Good facilities Close to town centre

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 May 2019 by Kate

Thanks so much, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Kate

4 out of 5
Liked the room and the gym. Cafe downstairs is a little average.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 May 2019 by Kate

Dear Guest, thank you for your feedback and we hope to host you again. Kind regards, Kate

5 out of 5
Staff were very helpful and friendly. The bed was comfy but felt lighting was quite dim and bathroom fan didnt work well.

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 May 2019 by Kate

Dear Guest, thank you kindly for your feedback we really appreciate it and will make sure these items are attended to. Best regards, Kate

4 out of 5
Was a beautiful place to stay. The only thing that let it down was the front counter staff member who checked us in. She was very unwelcoming no smile and clearly didn't want to be there.

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 May 2019 by Kate

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your feedback we're glad you enjoyed the hotel and we will most certainly take your comments on board for further training. Kind regards, Kate

About the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Location 118 High Street, Dunedin, 9016

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and laundry facilities are also featured at the luxury Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. Parking is available for a fee. This 4.5-star Dunedin hotel is smoke free.

  • 178 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) (28.3 km / 17.6 mi)
  • Train station: Dunedin Railway Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross offers 178 forms of accommodation with minibars and free newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. 29-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Fridge
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Carlton Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Ports OCall Grill – This restaurant only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Group Booking Policy: For bookings of 5 rooms or more or 10 guests or more, a 100% nonrefundable deposit is required 30 days prior to arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 35.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 32 for adults and NZD 11 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: NZD 17 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 35.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Dunedin
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
  • Scenic Southern Cross Dunedin
  • Scenic Southern Cross

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 4 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®