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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin

4.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
118 High Street, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Dunedin Casino
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Great location
Vibe is not too good
251See all 251 reviews
From 918 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin

from $92
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Tower
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Tower
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, Connecting Rooms (2 King Beds)
  • Superior Suite, Connecting Rooms (2 King Beds)
  • Presidential Suite, 1 Bedroom, Connecting Rooms

What’s around Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Dunedin Casino (2-minute walk)
  • Speight's Brewery (2-minute walk)
  • First Church of Otago (3-minute walk)
  • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum (3-minute walk)
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery (5-minute walk)
  • Regent Theatre (5-minute walk)
  • The Octagon (5-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Dunedin Railway Station - 9 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 178 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Group Booking Policy: For bookings of 5 rooms or more or 10 guests or more, a 100% nonrefundable deposit is required 30 days prior to arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 coffee shops/cafés
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 29-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Carlton Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Ports OCall Grill - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

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.

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Southern Cross
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Dunedin
  • Scenic Southern Cross
  • Scenic Southern Cross Dunedin
  • Scenic Southern Cross Hotel
  • Southern Cross Scenic Hotel


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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self parking costs NZD 17 per day

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 32 for adults and NZD 11 for children (approximately)

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.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 251 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Sweet stay
Casino is right next door without the need to go outside. It looked impressive (we had kids with us so couldn't check it out). It's very conveniently located with Speights brewery and pub right around the corner. You can also walk to the Octagon and the Railway Station without any issues. The room was great (two stories!!!) with a nice view over the outskirts of the city. Would definitely book again!
Sarah A, usFamily trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location, spacious rooms. Located above a casino and its many smoking patrons congregating on the sidewalk outside the hotel entrance, though.
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice hotel
Nice room, everything clean and modern and tidy, great location very near to the Octagon, and good value
Keith, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
convenient, clean and comfortable
Everything was great except that we had to wait 2 hours longer to get in to our room. I appreciate that this was beyond their control as there were workers unable to come to work due to illness. This was rectified by providing us with a drinks voucher while we waited
usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
We'll Be Back!
Beautiful hotel, delightful staff and delicious food! Our trip to Dunedin was for mixed purposes. Our daughter was playing in the U19's basketball tournament and we took advantage of this opportunity to also celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary! After carefully scrutinizing my way through the hotels available and weeding out the 'one off' bad reviews, I quickly came back to one of my first selections. While not every review for Scenic Hotel Southern Cross was as stellar as mine, after our experience I question - why would we want to stay anywhere else? Our expectations were exceeded! The 'happy 25th anniversary' wishes upon arrival and personalized card and selection of chocolates in our room was an added bonus! Our next trip to Dunedin will most definitely include staying at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross!
Charlie, nzRomance trip

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin

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