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“Great location and nice rooms” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Ranked #13 of 58 Hotels in Dunedin
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Issaquah, Washington
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133 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great location and nice rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

Nice hotel in the middle of the downtown. Very close to the octagon. Wifi available but only for 30 mins, after that you have to pay for it.room was spacious and nice.

  • Stayed December 2011
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

The hotel has excellent location on Princess street which runs to the Octagon,city center.The room is spacious and clean.The reception is very helpful.They have valet parking which is very convenient.Wifi free for 30 minutes in the reception area only.I had breakfast which is fair,they are understaffed.I got a good price on book.com,I heard that other are paying double my price.The bed has soft spring,it not heavenly bed like Starwood hotels or other the same rating in U.S.The bathtub is difficult to get into if you are clumsy little old lady because the rim is high and there is nowhare to hold on!
I will stay here again if I receive a good price as a base to explore the city of Dunedin and surrounding peninsula.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

First impression are always important and unfortunately, the Scenic dunedin city didnt make a good one on us. We stayed for a weekend and on checkin were met by quite a rude...well, not quite rude but certainly unwelcoming and disinterested, front desk staff member. Our room wasnt ready, which is not a terrible thing itself, but he offered no apology and was very matter of fact about it...Bad first impression.

Location was good. Room service nothing special. Lobby was quite dated and seemed a little like an office building rather than a hotel. We found quite a few womens hairs in the room...bathroom and on the beds. Bit gross.

I think next time we will find a different hotel...maybe try the other scenic in dunedin.

Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

Stayed in this hotel during the World Cup. To be honest, booking with Expedia showed this to be the only hotel with vacancies, so no element of choice in the selection! The hotel was OK; certainly nothing fancy but functional, clean and spacious enough. We used it as a base - there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby and it's a very short walk into the centre of town. The hotel doubled the price for our second night but, given that demand was even higher because it was the day of the game, that's probably fair enough.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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reiveratsea
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95 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

Apart from welcoming staff I can think of very little to recommend about this hotel. Functional best describes it. We were there during the rugby world cup and they tried to maximise their price take then but the offering never matched that. This hotel has a tired look about it that smacks of underinvestment and lack of interest by the owners in the offering to their customers. That said, the staff try their best with what they have to hand. We will not be back.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Property: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Address: 123 Princes Street | cnr Princes & Dowling St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#11 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#11 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
#20 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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 
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