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Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The breakfast is very expensive compared to very low quality food. The worse breakfast I have had in Mercure brand. The hotel carpet is very old and overall everything seems old. The only positive things is their staff, Staffs are very helpful.

Speedy checkin, great staff & food. Rooms needed painting and walls were thin as muffled voices could be heard. Great location. Opposite Botanical Gardens and a 10 minute walk to the city centre. We had a great Haggis ceremony here too. Fun night. My husband said that is was the best lamb he had ever tasted.

We only stayed for one night, Ed Sheehan concert, but were impressed with all aspects of our stay. Lucky to have been in the Corporate Suite (403) which had a king bed and extra area for an office. While the complex wasn’t built yesterday it has certainly been maintained well and our room, and bathroom, were very modern and clean. Good staff on reception. City is a walk away.

For the price at $160.00 it was a standard room, clean, comfortable and the bed was a super king and one of the most comfortable that I have had. The service was efficient and friendly at the front desk through to the house keeping. There was no elevator to get our bags upstairs and for some reason the stairwell was really narrow and we had to make a few trips to get the bags upstairs. I think that the style of the building was something from the 70's but they maintained it well. I am not too sure what was up with the bag pipes playing but it was a nice touch. We went out for dinner and breakfast so did not get a chance to try the in house services.

Located just outside the CBD the hotel is conveniently located with ample parking . The staff are very friendly and helpful. The Room was clean and very comfortable and the small balcony with ranch doors was a very nice feature. Breakfast was ample and enjoyable

As this is almost next door to the world famous Botanic garden it is very convenient for keen gardeners. Meals and drinks a bit expensive. Museum and university facilities within waking distance. Of Easy access to other parts of Dunedin by local bus

We stayed overnight to attend a concert ... arrived late and left early, so we didn't have a chance to use the hotel's facilities and lovely garden. But I must make a special mention about our dinner ... the hotel caters especially for concert-goers that need an earlier meal. My battered fish was the best I have tasted in New Zealand. Delicious! Our room was along the very noisy main road coming into town. The hotel should consider placing aircon units in the rooms in that wing, so that the doors and windows can be closed against the noise. Beds big and very comfortable.

Great stay at this hotel, room was nice and tidy, ample space and good amenities, It was worth noting that the room that I was in, the shower leaked from near the door area, however there were multiple bath mats included in housekeeping, so good to see proactive solution, Restaurant service was delicious and the room service was quick and professional. Overall would definitely recommend and I would feel very comfortable returning to this hotel when I next travel in New Zealand!

I booked online with no knowledge of this hotel. The price was good and the hotel was very nice, I choose the hotel because they have parking. It turns out to be a great place. We were on the ground floor and there is a lawn that you can walk into I sat outside and read in the evening before going into town for dinner. It is part of Le Club AccorHotels rewards if that matters to you.

We stayed at Dunedin Mercure while in New Zealand. The first impression at the check in was not very good. It was obvious that the person behind the desk was either having a very bad day or was not happy to have that job, ....a very strange person ! Who served us with a serious frown and every time I asked something he just grunted in response! Anyway we collected our keys and thought nothing of this strange behaviour. However, I needed to purchase extra WiFi as the hotel’s so called “free” WiFi was not sufficient and I had issues logging in so I went down to the front desk to be met with the same person who actually accused me of using up 6GB of data I purchased only a few minutes ago and wanted me to purchase further !! To cut a long story short I waited until this person’s shift was over to speak with another person who helped me out. The rooms were nice and hotel itself is a very nice.

30 Duke Street Dunedin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Dunedin Botanic Garden and Otago Museum
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Dunedin Botanic Garden and Otago Museum. This 4-star hotel has 76 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Dunedin hotel are Olveston and Cadbury World.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The 76 rooms have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, guests have access to WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and express check-out. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 690 reviews