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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

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Ayr
Reviewed 7 November 2015

There are two scenic hotels quite close to each other in Dunedin - one at the Casino and this one which is closer to the Octagon, shops, eateries etc. Staff were good and parking was much cheaper than we found in other New Zealand cities. Rooms are big and bed was very comfortable. Free wifi is a winner in Scenic...

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear Glenda A, Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. It was fantastic to read that you enjoyed your big room and comfy bed, that we had good staff and that you enjoyed our free Wifi - we really appreciate all of your great comments and hopefully can look after...

Balclutha, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Reasonable price for a nice hotel in a central city location. Very tidy and clean room. The bed was extremely comfy as was the room overall. Also a good shower with decent water pressure. Good friendly and helpful staff. Would recommend to stay here.

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Hotelstaffmember, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear Bronnie25, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. We were delighted to read that you found your room clean and tidy and that bed was extremely comfy. Also the staff will be so happy that you mentioned they are good friendly and helpful staff. Thanks for recommending readers...

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Centrally situated hotel. Large room with everything you could need. Very clean. Fantastically comfortable bed. Would return just for this bed. But should provide free wifi these days for business clients.

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Hotelstaffmember, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear annac 1950204, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. We are so glad you found your room to be large and very clean, and especially enjoyed our beds - it is a Scenic brand standard that all of our beds have goose feather underlays and toppers - and many...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a confetence. The rooms are very attractive and well appointed. The confetence facilities were very good and the food and service was excellent. I would stay here again. Highly recommended

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Hotelstaffmember, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear Parkhill2, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. We were so pleased to read that you found rooms very attractive and that food and service was excellent - really appreciate those nice comments and especially that you would highly recommend us. Thanks again and kind regards. Greg.

Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Everything was okay, but just okay. Didn't really feel like any of the staff went above what was absolutely necessary (with the exception of the lady that checked me out, who was very helpful). The room was clean and comfortable, however I personally found the bed is incredibly soft!

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Hotelstaffmember, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear Coupee, Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. Thanks also for your nice comments about checkout staff member. Sorry that you found the bed a little soft - we do get so so many great comments about how comfy the beds are, so not sure what happened here. Anyway...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Friendly staff, quick check in, valet parking. Very spacious corner room on third floor with views of Princes & Dowling Streets. Very comfortable bed with extra blankets available in closet if required. Well appointed room with all necessities for the business traveller. Mini bar and free wifi available. Nice clean modern bathroom with excellent water pressure from shower. Had dinner...

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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear KiwiInOz453, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. It was fantastic to read all of your great comments, especially about our friendly staff and that you enjoyed your dinner with us and that our menu offered a great selection. We were really pleased that you mentioned you will return...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This hotel has to be (by far) the nicest hotel I have stayed at in Dunedin. I come to Dunedin for work 3+ times a year and usually like to try different hotels. I will definitely be coming back to the Scenic. Hotel staff were young but all very professional, friendly and accommodating. Check in was easy and valet parking...

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Hotelstaffmember, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear EmilyannNZ, Thanks ever so much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. Thank you for all of your wonderful accolades including that staff were friendly and accommodating and that you will be back to stay with us. We really appreciate your great comments and look forward to hosting you next time you...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We booked a standard room for a great price. The location was right in town and exactly what we wanted as we only had one night in Dunedin. The valet parking was very convenient and very quickly organised by staff when we arrived. The room had everything we needed and the bed was particularly comfortable. Unfortunately our one night wasn't...

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Hotelstaffmember, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie D, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. we were delighted to read all of your positive comments about our location, valet car parking and comfy bed. We are sorry that you experienced some noise problems - that is not always the case and all of our...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Very nice hotel with friendly staff and close to city centre. We went for our anniversary and were arriving early. I contacted the hotel to ask if it would be possible to have a room early so we could start enjoying our anniversary without the cases. The staff accommodated this and when we got to the room we had a...

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Hotelstaffmember, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review

Dear TVNZ, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. Thank you also for mentioning our staff were friendly, our location, and we are glad we were able to surprise you with acknowledgement of your wedding anniversary. Thanks again and hopefully we can host you next time you stay in Dunedin....

Lytchett Matravers, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Good sized room on the 8th floor. Staffed by a lot of youngsters who proved to be very efficient and quite attentive. Breakfast service a bit hit and miss - and had to find staff to get some coffee - they were not enough people on duty. Restaurant food - just okay.

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Dear Mike M, Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. Great to hear you enjoyed size of your room, and thanks for complimenting our staff - they will be delighted to read this. Thanks again and kind regards. Greg.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The stylish Scenic Hotel Dunedin City features a stunning contemporary award-winning design, with spacious guest rooms, modern facilities and attractive local artworks all in a handy inner-city location. Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is just two blocks from the Octagon in the heart of the city. As our guest you will enjoy: Generously proportioned rooms with plenty of space and light. Quality room amenities and services, including excellent bedding and high speed Internet access. Memorable street-side dining in Princes on Dowling Restaurant - the perfect place to watch the city go by. Or get comfortable beside the fire in our lounge bar. Our great central location in the heart of the city. Ideal for business guests and convenient for visitors wanting to explore the city and local attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Address: 123 Princes Street | cnr Princes & Dowling St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $161 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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#6 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#11 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#12 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
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“Street views and water views, some do not have baths, if important then ask.”
 of 5 bubbles 101jans22, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room that doesn't face the back of the building, as looking out over a dingy couple of buildings isn't the best experience.”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Certainly prefer a room on the harbour side for the view. Rooms are also very quiet with no outside noises.”
 of 5 bubbles Fullergood, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book rooms on the Dowling street side if possible, and as high as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles GaryGeneral, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book well in advance and ask what you wish for, ie, walk in shower or one over the bath. View was wonderful on 7th floor.”
  • This is the view we had from the window of our room on the 7th floor
 of 5 bubbles pmnm, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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