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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Recently had a conference at the Mercure Leisure Lodge and was very happy with the experience. The accomodation was excellent and the food was rated highly by the participants. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Located handy to the city which was great for partners. Would recommend for a conference.

Thank Karenp0908
MercureLeisureLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our conference service and facilities. The Events Team were delighted with your feedback and given you consider the conference a success, are proud to have been associated with delivering a professional event. We appreciate your comments.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

Very happy with room amenities and car parking. Place is at the very north end of town and CBD is a fairly long walk, although the botanic gardens are right across the road. Our bathroom had a bath with shower. Room had external door to car park which you could leave through.

Thank Peter S
MercureLeisureLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing to us about your experience at our hotel. It seems we were able to provide a pleasant experience and our team here is very satisfied with that. For those reading this review with a view to staying, the hotel is located across the road from the Botanic Gardens (the oldest in NZ) and we are 3-4...

Hexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Stayed here for three nights whilst on tour of New Zealand of all the hotels we have stayed in this has been the second one to serve poor food. Starting with breakfast the bacon looks as if it has been boiled and not appetising at all the service at dinner has been very slow and food luke warm. The area...

Thank mickley22
MercureLeisureLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, responded to this review

It is disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy our hotel or the city during your New Zealand tour. The hotel team does try very hard to make the stay for each guest enjoyable but it appears we were unsuccessful on this occasion. I have passed your comments to the Restaurant Team for evaluation and improvement. We appreciate the...

New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2014

My wife and I stay in this hotel every time we go to Dunedin to visit our son at Uni. Parking is complimentary with complimentary 1 hour wifi each day. Rooms are spotless and well serviced. It's a convenient North Dunedin location close to student halls of residence, stores, cafes etc. Its pretty much the first hotel you come across...

Thank willisfromnz
MercureLeisureLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, responded to this review

We are gratified to receive your feedback and learn you have returned to stay with us on more than one occasion. We set standards for what we'd like to achieve for our guests and it's always a delight to hear when we've got it right. Thanks very much from all the staff here at the hotel.

Reviewed 29 October 2014

Back In Motion Physiotherapy & Pilates hired the McGavin Room at the Leisure Lodge for Member's information evening where Guest speakers presented to our Membership group. Emma & Michelle were both fabulous in their correspondence and willingness to answer questions and give guidance as to our needs for the evening. The Room was all was set up and ready to...

Thank BackInMotion
MercureLeisureLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, responded to this review

Our functions team were delighted to receive your feedback and were proud to deliver a high quality event on your behalf . They were particularly pleased you felt the event was professionally managed throughout and that the food surpassed your expectations. We appreciate this feedback and will endeavour to maintain this standard going forward.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Review collected in partnership with Accorhotels.com
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MercureLeisureLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, responded to this review

Waimate, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Clean and tidy, we looked out on the courtyard which was surprisingly quiet. Compared to another motel we looked at this room was far nicer, cleaner and better equipped. We would stay here again, would like the option of a single queen room to be cheaper than a double queen, but that doesn't seem to be the way! Also, would...

1Thank CanNZ
MercureLeisureLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your experience in our hotel. We are delighted that overall, we seemed to have met most of your needs. That is very satisfying for all the staff here, from housekeeping to front of house. Regarding hotel room setup up, rooms are configured to make the most use of available resources so...

Swanage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2014

This stay was part of a SAGA trip of North and South islands in New Zealand .No safe in rooms .Bar staff not very competent with confusion over time of "happy hour" 5-00 to 6-30 .Dinner at 7-30 ! The first night dinner experience was not a good one with tables in the dining room so close together that anyone...

Thank Peter W
MercureLeisureLodge, Public Relations Manager at Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for detailing your experience at our hotel. It seems we were unable to meet all of your needs during your stay which of course is always a disappointment for us. I have passed your comments on to the appropriate departments for evaluation regarding knowledge of bar staff and seating arrangements within the restaurant for large groups like...

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Our room was good value for money. Clean and tidy. Nicely serviced each day. The restaurant was a bit it and miss. Ate there several times during our stay and meals looked and tasted different on consecutive nights. Breakfast was great. The staff were really friendly however we all agreed that they would really benefit from some training. While the...

Thank C3PW
MercureLeisureLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review of the hotel and the description of your experience whilst here. We try very hard to meet the expectations of guests and while you felt there were a few "hits" and "misses", your feedback does help us to gauge how to improve services going forward. Your comments regarding staff training have been passed to...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Despite it's lovely setting beside Dunedin's botanic gardens, this hotel is not exceptional but what you would expect from the Mercure chain. For the price, it is average - the rooms are standard hotel rooms with comfortable beds, ensuites with showers, and writing desks, sky TV etc. However, wifi is an additional charge and there is no elevator (and no...

Thank 405Sally
MercureLeisureLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, responded to this review

We are disappointed you didn't seem to enjoy your stay here at the Mercure but we do appreciate the time you have taken in describing your experience. Feedback is important as it helps us to improve our services and guest experience. We do provide 1 hour free wifi per room per day which seems to meet the needs of most...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dunedin's Garden Hotel. 76-Rooms in relaxed garden setting. Adjacent to Dunedin Botanic Gardens; short stroll to Otago University, Stadium, Hospital, the city's dynamic shopping centre, and visitor attractions. Easy access from State Highway 1, plenty of complimentary off-street parking. McGavin's Restaurant and Bar, offering contemporary cuisine using fresh local produce. Conference rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge

Address: 30 Duke Street | P.O. Box 8024, Dunedin 9041, New Zealand (Formerly Dunedin Leisure Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $142 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
Mercure Leisure Lodge Dunedin Hotel Dunedin
Mercure Leisure Hotel Dunedin
Accor Leisure Hotel Dunedin
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#18 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#22 Business Hotel in Dunedin
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“If there's a function on ask for a room at the other end of this hotel”
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“Garden facing and on first floor”
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“Garden view rooms are quieter (away from the busy roads) as well as a very pleasant outlook.”
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