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Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We choose this hotel because it is very central to the city and we can walk to restaurants and before Fortune Theatre closed we used to come from the country to see shows. We like to visit different restaurants as in our town we are limited to choice.

I’m writing this review at 3 in the morning. The pipes are so noisy I can’t sleep! Employees are very friendly, especially in the restaurant, but I wouldn’t stay here again until they do something about the noise.

We arrived late, reception was welcoming but had computer problems and took nearly 30 minutes to check us in. A cold night and had to find a park for ourselves in the smallest carpark ever. It had space for about 10 cars only and was tight to say the least. The room was average; very dated though. Breakfast was so so with the hash browns being cold due to being uncovered in the bain-marie for too long. It took 10 minutes to get fresh ones and by then the rest of the breakfast was cold. Not a pleasant experience unfortunately. A la carte breakfast would have been a wiser choice I think.

I stayed for two nights using an away to go voucher. Standard room was lovely, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was also included, which also was of a really excellent standard. Thanks again for another great stay!

The hotel is really well situated .we got the away .to go vouchers .it would be better to do Trivago as you get better rooms ..being on a floor with all Aisian Visitor's is not fun .they are very loud ..

My wife and I needed somewhere in Dunedin to stay enroute to Ashburton on family business and we were very glad we chose this hotel. The price was excellent because it included a sumptuous breakfast in the price.

Stayed here one night. Great location for the Octagon and downtown areas. Very comfortable and clean rooms. Very helpful staff. Free wifi in rooms was good. Great food choices and selection for breakfast.

2 nights 3 days stay here, 3 adults 1 child (2 year old) Comfortable stay, probably not the most modern hotel but comfortable and pleasant and the staff were most helpful. Buffet breakfast food was good everything we needed to start the day had all the cereals, scrambled eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, bacon, toast, tea coffee, juices, quiet peaceful breakfast apart from my 2year old. Great location in the City. The Hotel has good views and walking distance to the mall and the Octagon. Town Hall is opposite so you just need to walk across the road :) warning hotel is on a slope / hill so if your walking... its good exercise :) compliments to the staff who were kind courteous and helpful

This hotel is a little dated and the water pipes need to be looked at as they are rather noisey but in saying that the rooms were of good size,and clean, bathroom very good and the staff pleasant to deal with. The laundry was great and easy to access. The hotel was within walking distance to the octagon and main shopping area. The staff in the bar were helpful when asked about places to go and see. Good selection of food for breakfast..

Enjoyed my stay at the Kingsgate in Dunedin. The hotel is not flash and new, but it was well run, clean, tidy and in a good location, just up the hill a little from the Octagon - Easily accessed by foot. My room was large, a bedroom and a separate lounge - plenty of space with sliding doors off both onto a balcony overlooking the city. I must say that I did order room service a couple of nights whilst I was there - IMPRESSED!! I must say that full compliments to the kitchen staff are in order, the dinners were absolutely lovely, presentation was amazing and the food just perfect, right up there with some of the best restaurants I've been to ... and I've been to a lot. Thank you Kingsgate, loved my stay, I'll see you again next time.

10 Smith Street Dunedin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Paul's Cathedral and Speight's Brewery
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in Dunedin City Centre, Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin is adjacent to St. Paul's Cathedral and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Speight's Brewery. This 55-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free self parking. It's in central Dunedin and also a short walk from First Church of Otago and Cadbury World.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin's 55 rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect WiFi, wired Internet, and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

At Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin, guests have access to WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a library. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Junior Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Breakfast Included

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room Breakfast Included

Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 427 reviews