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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin

The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is Dunedin's largest and most established hotel. Located in the heart of Dunedin, this hotel has been extensively refurbished and now provides guests with modern style, exquisite quality, convenience and exceptional service.

The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross provides stylish inner city accommodation, giving the convenience of having entertainment, shopping and restaurants close at hand. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago university, it is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Whether you are staying for business or pleasure, it is hard to go past the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. Dating back to 1883, this landmark building now blends Dunedin’s distinctive charm and heritage with modern styles and comforts. Your every comfort is well provided for, with 178 attractive rooms and suites, extensive hotel facilities, and a very high standard of service. This has earned the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross a 4-star plus Qualmark rating, as well as the Enviro-Silver award.

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 Multiple Restaurants & Bars     Fitness Centre     FREE WiFi     Onsite Casino     24hr Reception  

Hotel Details

Phone:  +64 3 477 0752
Address:  118 High St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand




Hotel Facilities

For your convenience the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross has...

Carlton Restaurant 

Boldini Cafe (Breakfast & Lunch)

Ports O’Call Bar (Dinner)

24-hour Reception and Room Service

2 guest laundries

Valet laundry and dry-cleaning service (available 5 days Monday to Friday)

Guest ice making machine

Fitness centre

Internet kiosk

FREE WiFi available throughout hotel

Business services

Extensive conference facilities

Chargeable ground level and underground car parking*

Valet car parking (charges apply)

Tesla Charging Station

Tourist information and booking service

The Dunedin Casino which is located within the original hotel building, is one of 3 buildings forming Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Check-in time: 2:00pm. Check-out time: 10:00am

*Please note, when NZ Pandemic Restrictions are in effect, some shared guest facilities may be unavailable. If restaurants and bars are unable to open due to these restrictions, guests will be able to order food and beverages to their room via room service. For full details, here are our hygiene and cleaning protocols.

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Parking at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

*Extensive On-site Car parking is available - at a minimal fee of $18.00 per day. Fee increases to $19 from 1 January 2021. Alternative public parking is available in surrounding areas.

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Enquiries 0800 NZ OWNED (69 69 63)

International +64 3 357 1919

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