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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin, New Zealand

4.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
118 High Street, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Dunedin Casino
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 950 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Good internet service
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin, New Zealand

from NZ$199
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Tower
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Tower
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, Connecting Rooms (2 King Beds)
  • Superior Suite, Connecting Rooms (2 King Beds)
  • Presidential Suite, 1 Bedroom, Connecting Rooms

What’s around Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin, New Zealand

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Dunedin Casino (1-minute walk)
  • Speight's Brewery (2-minute walk)
  • First Church of Otago (4-minute walk)
  • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum (4-minute walk)
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery (4-minute walk)
  • Regent Theatre (4-minute walk)
  • The Octagon (5-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Dunedin Railway Station - 9 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 178 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Group Booking Policy: For bookings of 5 rooms or more or 10 guests or more, a 100% nonrefundable deposit is required 30 days prior to arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 coffee shops/cafés
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 29-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Carlton Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Ports OCall Grill - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 percent

Self parking costs NZD 18.00 per day

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 32 for adults and NZD 11 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 286 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
We'll Be Back!
Beautiful hotel, delightful staff and delicious food! Our trip to Dunedin was for mixed purposes. Our daughter was playing in the U19's basketball tournament and we took advantage of this opportunity to also celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary! After carefully scrutinizing my way through the hotels available and weeding out the 'one off' bad reviews, I quickly came back to one of my first selections. While not every review for Scenic Hotel Southern Cross was as stellar as mine, after our experience I question - why would we want to stay anywhere else? Our expectations were exceeded! The 'happy 25th anniversary' wishes upon arrival and personalized card and selection of chocolates in our room was an added bonus! Our next trip to Dunedin will most definitely include staying at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross!
Charlie, nzRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
great service
very rushed trip but made easier by the pleasant and helpful staff
ian, nz1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Just on an overnight stay. Very friendly reception staff who parked the car safely for us and brought it back to the entrance next morning. We had a slight problem accessing the WiFi which the reeptionist tried to fix but was not able to do so. The hotel is very well located only a short walk to the cafés and shopping district. I would have no hesitation in using this hotel next time in Dunedin.
Francis, nz1 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
nz2 night business trip
Poor 2.0
The worst service
This is the worst experience of my life, I've booked two nights and two rooms, in the morning of second day we left the hotel and we come back at night, we found that a bottle water was opened in refrigerator at the 506 room, we are very shock and also upset, we went to another room immediately, had a half of bottle milk in fridge, also my luggage's password has been changed, I was so angry and went to receiption to talk with staff, who came with me to check the room to see what's happened, he said was very sorry and would give me some compensation at check out. After day, I went to check out, I explained what's happened to 3 staffs, actually very unhappy, the manager said they didn't have any way, her attitude was very bad, she even said we didn't lost any thing, it's ridiculous!!! What doses mean by we didn't lost anything?! This is the attitude?! It's very bad! this behavior is obious!
Angie, nz2 night family trip

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin, New Zealand

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