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1 room, 2 adults

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin, New Zealand

4.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
118 High Street, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Dunedin Casino
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
  • Location is great - staff friendly - the room we had was by the lift on the 5th floor -…Jul 26, 2020
  • The room was nice and clean, it was just a bit outdated. Staff were very friendly and…Jul 26, 2020

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin, New Zealand

from NZ$159
  • 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


  • In Dunedin City Centre
  • The Octagon - 6 min walk
  • Dunedin Casino - 1 min walk
  • Speight's Brewery - 3 min walk
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery - 6 min walk
  • Regent Theatre - 6 min walk
  • First Church of Otago - 6 min walk
  • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Dunedin Railway Station - 16 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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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
  • 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
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
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

  • Hotel Southern Cross
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Dunedin
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Hotel Dunedin
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Dunedin
  • Scenic Southern Cross
  • Scenic Southern Cross Dunedin
  • Scenic Southern Cross Hotel
  • Southern Cross Scenic Hotel
  • Scenic Southern Cross Dunedin
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Hotel


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

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.

FAQs for Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Does Scenic Hotel Southern Cross offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?
    Yes. Self parking costs NZD 18.00 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 3 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants.
  • What is there to do near Scenic Hotel Southern Cross?
    Recommended spots to visit include Dunedin Casino (1-min walk) and Speight's Brewery (3-min walk), along with Dunedin Public Art Gallery (6-min walk) and Regent Theatre (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 310 reviews

Very good 8.0
Lovely hotel within walking distance of the Octogan. Comfy beds and spacious room. Good shower and friendly staff. Had breakfast at cafe downstairs and it was cold and not very nice. Took ages to arrive so wont eat there again
Kathy, nz1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Nice and clean room. Walking distance to city center. The reception staff was normal. Parking is not included.
nz3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Food Lovers
always the best hotel to stay in Dunedin - ( but in the dining room dont order a caesar salad, foreign chief got no adea - hard boiled egg in bread crumbs !!!!!! anchovies nil ( said they are in the sauce ) when asked to have some -gave wife ( 3 ) size of a match stick -- but I will give who ever cooked the steak 5 stars
Patrick, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Come and check it out yourself,
Always fantastic, why? because i love the city, love the friendly people especially hotel staff from the front desk the cleaners and the delivery services.
Shane, nz2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Scenic Southern Cross Dunedin
Well appointed hotel with good parking and excellent wifi. Great breakfasts! Easy road access.
Richard, nz5 night romance trip
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, nz2 night romance 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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