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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near The Octagon

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8.4.Very good.
  • The location of the hotel was convenient being near to town centre, with an updated lobby…

    Dec 12, 2019

  • Great

    Dec 5, 2019

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Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 121 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

What’s around

  • In Dunedin City Centre
  • The Octagon - 3 min walk
  • University of Otago - 22 min walk
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium - 28 min walk
  • Dunedin Casino - 2 min walk
  • Speight's Brewery - 3 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom


  • In Dunedin City Centre
  • The Octagon - 3 min walk
  • University of Otago - 22 min walk

What’s around


  • In Dunedin City Centre
  • The Octagon - 3 min walk
  • University of Otago - 22 min walk
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium - 28 min walk
  • Dunedin Casino - 2 min walk
  • Speight's Brewery - 3 min walk
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery - 3 min walk
  • Regent Theatre - 3 min walk
  • First Church of Otago - 3 min walk
  • Dunedin Town Hall - 4 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Dunedin Railway Station - 8 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 121 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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


  • 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


  • Onsite valet parking (NZD 19.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities

Working away

  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Princes on Dowling - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

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.

Small print

Also known as

  • Dunedin City Hotel
  • Scenic Hotel Dunedin City Dunedin
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  • Scenic Dunedin City
  • Scenic Dunedin City Hotel
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  • Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
  • Scenic Hotel Dunedin
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Optional extras

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

Valet parking costs NZD 19.00 per day

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35 per day

Breakfast costs between NZD 20.00 and NZD 32.00 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge


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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

Breakage deposit: NZD 300 per stay

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.


  • Yes, Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 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.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs NZD 19.00 per day.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Princes on Dowling. Nearby restaurants include Nova (3-min walk), Vault 21 (3-min walk), and Bacchus Wine Bar (4-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dunedin Casino (2-min walk) is nearby.
  • Maintain your daily exercise routine at the gym.
8.4.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Good location.

    Good central location

    John, 1 night romance trip, Oct 8, 2019

    Verified guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Scenic great times

    Excellent room, location great, all good

    brett, 3 night business trip, Jul 7, 2019

    Verified guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Quiet, comfortable and helpful

    Really quiet, comfortable room. Staff were great, giving us a larger room and a roll-away bed on request as we had one ill person in our party.

    Heather, 1 night family trip, Jun 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great location

    Nice stay at the Scenic

    Paul, 1 night romance trip, Mar 2, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Lovely room, let down by poor service & breakfast

    Lovely room and excellent food at dinner with very good gluten free choices - essential for me as I have the coeliac condition so I always let hotels know in advance. Service was terribly slow, two hours for dinner despite booking a table early to avoid a rush with a later group. It seemed that the kitchen was overwhelmed by the pre-booked group plus a small number of other diners. Gluten free bread and cereal at breakfast were very good but otherwise the selection of hot and cold food was uninspiring and limited.

    David, 1 night romance trip, Dec 5, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It was good and reception was very helpful

    Gaynor, 2 night family trip, Aug 31, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent service

    Staffs are really very nice and accommodating. I love it most especially that they left a basket of towels and complimentary coffee/tea outside my door because I choose not to be disturbed for the housekeeping.

    Michele, 2 night romance trip, Aug 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Was in Dunedin alone for a couple of shows and stayed at this centrally located hotel. Staff were helpful and friendly, room was immaculate and comfortable and the facilities were pretty good. There were also plenty of bars and cafes in the immediate area.

    Jillian, 2 night trip, Jun 8, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good room in a good location

    Karen, 3 night romance trip, Jun 8, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Excellent location - close to everything. Staff excellent and helpful.

    1 night business trip, Mar 18, 2020

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