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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Ok it's not the Hilton blah blah. But if you are looking for a really nice warm comfortable clean hotel with really friendly team this is great. The location is brilliant and central. There are plenty of food options around from eating in to dining out. Top marks for one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on. Just watch that you don't leave the heater on high and honour like I did. That heater cooked my room it was too good! I will come back for sure

Lovely staff, always ready to help. Fabulous valet parking service. Rooms are clean and functional, but the whole place looks a bit dated. The location is in the less travelled part of town and it is a 10 minute walk to the action. The heritage museum of Otago is a must see.

Dunedin is a beautiful place and if I have more time, I would stay another day or 2 to enjoy the city. This particular hotel is located on a rather quiet area and the nearest supermarket is 10-15 mins away. My friend & I wanted to go to Pak'NSave; located about 30 - 35 mins away from the hotel. It was a long walk but thank goodness for the cooling weather. The hotel itself is kinda dated but the rooms could have been refurbished. I particularly enjoyed my sleep in this hotel; the bed is not too hard and the pillows are not too soft, just right. There's a bar located just next to the hotel if you wanna have a drink till late night but we were too exhausted to even check it out. Oh, this hotel also provides quite a good spread for breakfast.

Our stay here is really wonderful. The staff of the hotel and the restaurant are all polite and accommodating. But the star of them all, is Ms. Bonn Tucker. She made us feel really welcomed. Her hospitality is really outstanding. Friendly, cheerful and amazing...those are the words to describe Miss Tucker.

Had to go to Dunedin lately for appointments and both times have been able to get a room without booking in advance. Each time I have managed to get a king room for under $300 a night including self parking for my vehicle. Rooms are large with good amenities including nice shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Bathroom are large with showers offer the tub with great water pressure and hot unlike so many hotels these days. Also convenient yo the casino if you are wanting a wee play. Definitely a first choice if available in Dunedin

This hotel would have been very smart when it was first built but it was looking rather tired and dated. Our room seemed to be in the annex part of the building. The wifi was good throughout our stay. There was no air conditioning but just a fan which was not effective. The room was very hotel. We had a good breakfast and an excellent dinner in the restaurant.

Check in girl very helpful and polite. Valet free parking. Nice and clean near octagon. Rooms are bit smaller but located centerlly. Can walk into downtown with good restaurants and shops. Safe area. Highly recommended

Very nice accommodations for our tour group: clean, comfortable, everything we needed. Good breakfast buffet. Easy walk to the octagon, train station, Settlers Museum & Brewery. Has a gorgeous entry to their upstairs casino.

A very good menu selection and some nice wines. Enjoyed a great steak here. Cooked perfectly. The staff were great and the restaurant lovely. Enjoyed the wee touches of Easter eggs. Thanks Jessica for your friendly service

Hotel is located nearby city center and staffs are not bad and friendly.We booked 2 rooms for our family for holiday during middle of March ,2018. We are very very very surprised the hotel had not an AC and we never ever found that the hotel collect money/ we have to pay when we use Sewing kit and shaving set . Every hotels we stayed at least almost gave us complimentary for the sewing kits and Shaver.

118 High Street Dunedin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to 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 Southern Cross is adjacent to Dunedin Casino and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Speight's Brewery. This 4.5-star hotel has 178 rooms and welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Centrally located in Dunedin, the hotel is also a short walk from First Church of Otago and Regent Theatre.


Enjoy dining at Carlton Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or 2 coffee shops/cafés. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Scenic Hotel Southern Cross's 178 rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 29-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Guests of Scenic Hotel Southern Cross enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. Self parking is available 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. Additional amenities include conference space and laundry facilities.

Room options

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Tower

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Tower

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Suite

King 2 | Sleeps 4

Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 849 reviews