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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

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Australia and New Zealand › New Zealand › South Island | Queenstown, Christchurch & Across the Island › Dunedin
Location Details
Dunedin’s largest and most prestigious hotel, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, enjoys a premium location in the heart of the city. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago university, it is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin.
General Information
Dating back to 1883, this landmark building now blends Dunedin’s distinctive charm and heritage with the modern day comforts guests demand. Your every comfort is well provided for, with 178 attractive rooms and suites, extensive hotel facilities, and a very high standard of service.


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Room Details

The hotel has 178 rooms and suites all include Sky TV, telephone, clock radio, ironing facilities, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar and complimentary Wi Fi access, a desk, and ironing facilities.

Guest Services

Excellent customer service to ensure your stay is enjoyable and memorable, include 24 hour reception, 24 hour room service, two guest laundries, valet laundry and dry cleaning service, wireless Internet access, business services, extensive conference facilities, valet and self car parking, and tourist information service.


The Carlton Restaurant is located on the bottom floor and is open for breakfast daily.
Ports O’Call Grill offer a delicious selection of meals, desserts, snacks and drinks for your enjoyment. Come join us in the Ports O’Call Restaurant for stylish surroundings and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Blondini Café and Wine Bar offers a large range of wine to suit all tastes and a range of light snacks.


The Dunedin Casino is located within the original hotel building, and is one of the three buildings that form the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.


The fitness center is offered to guests during their stay.

Nearby Attractions

Dunedin is New Zealand’s oldest city and traces its history back to its Scottish settlers. As such it has a rich history to explore but also has many other activities to interest and thrill visitors.
Just a few to consider include Albatross colony, historic architecture, penguin and seal colony, Larnach Castle, Marine Studies Aquarium, Olveston Historic House, surf beaches, Otago Settlers Museum, Glenfallock Gardens, New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin Art Gallery, Monarch Harbour Cruises, Speights Heritage Centre, Dunedin Casino, Botanic Gardens, Cadbury World, University of Otago, theature, shopping, trout fishing, saltwater canoeing and kayaking, cycling and mountain biking.

Other Information

As Dunedin’s largest and most established hotel, with nine function rooms, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is large enough to cater for business groups, events and conferences, yet personal enough to care about the little details and individualized service that will make your stay memorable. The extensive conference facilities include the larger Heritage and Cargill Rooms on the ground floor as well as a variety of meeting facilities located at the conference centre on the fourth floor.

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.

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