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Hotel St Clair

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

May I first commend both the lovely receptionists that were both friendly, smiley and helpful all the time. The studio we had had a wonderful sea view when sitting on the balcony, a sofa and tv with 50 channels which allowed us to get up at 5.30am and watch a six nations rugby match. Bath and shower and small kitchen area with fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. There are a couple of small restaurants close by which were OK but it's a 15 minute drive into the centre of Dunedin. But this place is all about chilling and watching the surfers on the beach and not a city visit. I must mention the heated salt water Lido very close by if you want to swim and don't want to face the waves on the beach

Dunedin too often turns it’s back to the ocean beaches staying here let’s you appreciate the cost. Right on the beach with waves and surf to watch very close to good selection of cafes and restaurants. Good restaurant on first floor with views of waves. Comfortable large apartments. Depending on your stay a beach view one is probably worthwhile.

This hotel really exceeded our expectations. The location right by the sea is lovely and the road outside it wasn't at all noisy. Our room had a view out over the sea so we could see the surfers from the comfort of our sofa. The sea was pretty cold but hotel guests can swim for free in the heated sea water pool close by. The hotel staff are super friendly and helpful. We really loved our stay here.

Comfy rooms, beach right in front of the hotel and a public saltwater pool next door. I arrived sick but the receptionist was helpful and understanding so I could still enjoy my stay at this wonderful location.

This is really a very good hotel. Ideally located, a few steps from the rolling seas, easy parking, reliable Wifi, good kitchen, clean and well equipped, great support from reception, excellent housekeeping. Highly recommended.

the location is away from the city centre but right on the surf beach with the sound of the surf to lull you to sleep we had a great nights rest,very comfy bed great view to the beach,easy underground parking,would suggest a ocean view room to take advantage of the location,the only downsize was a pair of dirty socks left on one of the dining chairs obviously missed by the cleaners,so went in the bin

Stayed here again for the weekend with my student daughter - we've been several times now. About 10' drive from the city on the spectacular coast. Upmarket accomm, lovely little village to wander, would always recommend staying here if you have a car. But this time it was the service that deserves a special mention. The cheery check in was great; our lovely seafront room developed an intermittent power problem after a day. The only other available room with twin beds didn't have a view of the sea so we said we'd manage, given we were going out etc - and the view is too good to pass up. Staff were so concerned about our being put out that, unbidden, we were given a fabulous 2 bedroom suite. They didn't have to, and we were utterly delighted with the care and attention. Thank you.

Second time we have stayed here. Great location only 5 minutes drive to the city centre of Dunedin. Beautiful rooms and amazing view of the ocean to watch the surfers. Walking distance to great pubs, restaurants and cafes. The staff are so obliging and are always a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend this hotel.

The friendly and welcoming staff at this well-located hotel make all the difference. Knowing that I was on a late flight in, I rang ahead to ask if I could order a light dinner from their menu to be set aside until I arrived in case the kitchen was closed when I got there. They were happy to oblige, which was just as well because all the other eateries nearby were closed too. The hotel itself is all you might expect: clean, attractive, comfortable, well-appointed rooms, including a welcome bath tub (short but nice and deep) across the road from the beach (which was wonderfully stormy when I was there. But it was the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff - especially those on reception - that was most memorable. It made a business trip enjoyable.

The hotel is small, the room was clean and roomy, had everything you need. The location is great right across from the beach. Several good restaurants in walking distance and the hotel restaurant was actually excellent. Beds were comfortable and we had a partial beach view with balcony, prices were reasonable. would stay again.

24 Esplanade Dunedin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Clair Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in St. Clair within a short walk of St. Clair Beach, Hotel St Clair is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Speight's Brewery. This 26-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also close to Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and First Church of Otago.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All of Hotel St Clair's 26 rooms are heated and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Other amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and phones.

Property features

At Hotel St Clair, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a computer station. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. This hotel also has free newspapers.

Room options

Luxury Ocean View Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Ocean View Premier Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Ocean View Executive Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 101 reviews