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Review of Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Ranked #14 of 59 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good and Bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

This hotel is is a great position; short walk to the Octagon. The rooms are large and clean.
Downside - Have to pay for parking and internet. Even though on a high floor, there was a lot of traffic noise. Also the noise from adjacent rooms, made it difficault to sleep.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank angel2Australia
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 22 February 2012
Dear angel@Australia,

Thank you so much for your feedback - it is much appreciated that you make good comments about our location and size of rooms - thank you. In regards to the Internet price - I am sorry this did not meet your needs - I am happy to say that our price used to be $29.90 for 24 hours and had a capped MB limit, and that recently we changed to $10 for 24 hours - uncapped MB limit - so that positive change is meeting most of our guests expectations. In regards to the parking charge - again I am sorry that our daily charge ($11.50 incl tax) did not meet your requirments - being an inner city hotel we have to pay to lease other carparks as well as the ones we have on site, plus we also valet carpark, and so the carpark charge is necessary in order to be able to provide this service - FYI we do get many guests commenting that our carparking charge for an inner city hotel is very reasonable, and some others that do not agree - so both up and down on this comment.

Kind regards, Greg Hewland General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Service
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

This is a fantastic hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay the care is required because we though in fact we were booking into the other Scenic Circle Hotel - the Southern Cross and didn't realise until we went to book in - a little red faced!
However we were not at all dissappointed, the staff were friendly and the quality of the facilities was terrific - thnak you for a great, one night stay.

Room Tip: Our room on the south side had a great harbour view
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicki K
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Hotelstaffmember, Manager at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City, responded to this review, 6 March 2012
Dear Nicki K,

Thank you so much for positive feedback it is very much appreciated, and we look forward to hosting you again sometime.

Kind regards Greg Hewland
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Sydney
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73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

On the contrary to 70-80's style looking building, the interior and the room was comfortable and clean. The valet parking/guest parking was hefty (more than NZD$10), otherwise you are to park on the streets.
The location was fantastic, within easy reach of everything you need. The hotel charges for the wifi, but if you walk to the ocatagon, you get free wifi curtesy of the Dunedin council.
It was a great one night stay, particularly after a long drive.
Would go there again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

we just finished a 4 night stay at this hotel and would recommend it.

cons:
no hotel parking spot at the front door but it wanst an issue. there is street parking spots at the front and if they are not vacant turn left (hotel is on the corner) and there is more street parking plus you can park in their underground garage driveway and ask someone at reception to move the car. valet parking is $12 per night

buffet price is $27pp which i though was a bit much, i rarely find anyone that eats almost $30 worth of food for breakfast so we used the menu (eggs benedict a fav) for an average of $16pp

limited dinner menu. the menu is limited but nice but overall, with loads of other restaurant choices one block over at the Octagon we used the hotel restaurant only when we were super tired after a long day


pros:
super convienent location, we didnt even use the car for 2.5 days as we walked everywhere. within walking distance is the octagon, cadbury world, chinese gardens, churches, railway station, speights brewery and lots of restaurants

restaurant on site. after a very long day of touring, coming back to the hotel for dinner was nice

the staff. from checkin to checkout, we found everyone very friendly and helpful, couldnt fault one person

the room. we had room 706, which going by its bathroom (no bathtub) is wheelchair friendly but the room is HUGE. i have friends with apartments smaller than this room. it does face the street and occasionaly during the night i would hear party goers from a nearby club but nothing too annoying, just a bit of noise and they moved on

overall a great hotel i would use again - many thanks for a great stay

Room Tip: room 706 is wheelchair friendly and HUGE
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Denali68
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Issaquah, Washington
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133 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DetectiveMuffin
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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
#12 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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