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COVID-19 – Temporary Hotel Closure

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is temporarily closed to the general public from Wednesday 25 March whilst New Zealand is under Stage 4 COVID-19 lockdown. Closure is currently for 4-weeks however this may change on the advice of the NZ government. If you have specific accommodation requirements or further questions, please contact our reservations team on 0800 69 69 63 or email

Kia kaha everyone. Stay strong, stay kind and stay kiwi.

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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.

118 High St
Dunedin 9016
+64 3 477 0752


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.

Read about how Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is committed to our Environment.


Hotel Facilities

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

Carlton Restaurant serving Breakfast

Boldini Cafe & Wine Bar open 7-days

Ports O’Call Bar

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

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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.



118 High St
Dunedin 9016
Ph: +64 3 477 0752

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Need help with reservations?

Enquiries 0800 NZ OWNED (69 69 63)

International +64 3 357 1919

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