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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed for just over a week here. Nice hotel with great staff who are very accommodating. Good choice for breakfast. Rooms are quite large and clean. The hotel is well situated for the town. The railway station is in easy walking distance

The room was large, clean and tidy. Bed was lovely and comfy and toasty warm on a very cold day. I didn’t get the name of the server at breakfast but she was smiley, polite and the right amount of helpful without being intrusive. I had the vegetarian breakfast; it was yummy & huge

Car parking now charged for at $16 per night. This wasn’t clear on their advertising. Room ok, but bathroom/toilet rather cramped. No extraction fan here either which is not acceptable. No room facilities for breakfast but coffee etc supplied. Good breakfast available in hotel restaurant.

We stayed for one night as part of a tour. Wish could have been longer. Our room was spacious!! Well appointed with!! the "Scenic Hotels" beds. Yay The two best sleeps we had on tour were at Scenic hotels!! Hotel is centrally located, not that we had much time to look around. Our dinner and breakfast were provided in house and we found them to be more than satisfactory. Staff were very helpful with direction, info and chit chat. Great stay we will be back

This hotel is centrally located next to The Octagon, Railway station, and Harbor. We stayed in 2013 while on AAT Kings' New Zealand Splendour tour and it made a great impression. When we had a chance to come back to Dunedin for Iconic Tour's Stewart Island Paradise 5 Day Tour we bookended it with 2 days before and another day after at this great hotel.

Clean, plain styled hotel. Good for short stays. The beds were extremely comfortable and I struggled not to think about it all day! However, the restaurant food was very bleu. Absolutely nothing special and unfortunately the 'rib eye' at over $30 for the main was tough and looked (& cut) more like gravy beef with masked spuds and broccoli & cauliflower with white sauce. The restaurant decor desperately needs updating.

Friendly staff, had breakfast buffet which was nice. Beds were very comfy. A bit of wear and tear in the carpet and also orange grime on the shower/bath door - noticed it as I had a bath so cleaners probably just need to get down on their knees and scrub instead of a cursory wipe.

We stayed at this lovely hotel in Dunedin. The room was spacious. Breakfast lovely. Staff very helpful. A very good location to explore the lovely town Dunedin . Highly recommend a visit to Larnach Castle. The drive to the castle is beautiful and the views from the castle are stunning. the Cadbury factory is also worth a visit. The tour was great.

wonderful hotel in the heart of downtown with everything close and easy walking distance. should have stayed longer, excellent staff and wonder beds. tours picked us up at the hotel, very helpful locals.

A great hotel right in the heart of Dunedin. I stay here due to its close location to my Dunedin office. The hotel is well run and the rooms are of a good standard. I will stay here again in the future.

123 Princes Street Dunedin

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Speight's Brewery and First Church of Otago
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Dunedin City Centre, Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is next to popular attractions like Speight's Brewery and First Church of Otago. This 121-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and a conference center. It's in central Dunedin and also a short walk from Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Scenic Hotel Dunedin City's 121 rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other amenities include safes, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Scenic Hotel Dunedin City enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. Valet parking is offered for NZD 16.00 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 833 reviews