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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is Dunedin's largest and most established hotel. Located in the heart of Dunedin, this hotel has been extensively refurbished and now provides guests with modern style, exquisite quality, convenience and exceptional service.

The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross provides stylish inner city accommodation, giving the convenience of having entertainment, shopping and restaurants close at hand. 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. Whether you are staying for business or pleasure, it is hard to go past the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.

Dating back to 1883, this landmark building now blends Dunedin’s distinctive charm and heritage with modern styles and comforts. Your every comfort is well provided for, with 178 attractive rooms and suites, extensive hotel facilities, and a very high standard of service. This has earned the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross a 4 star plus Qualmark rating, as well as the Enviro-Silver award.
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Room Information

The hotel has 178 rooms and suites with special access rooms available.
  • Sky TV
  • Fridge
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Balcony
  • Desk Space

Things To Do

Local Attractions

Often referred to as the Edinburgh of the south, 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 & seal colony
  • Larnach Castle
  • Marine Studies Aquarium
  • Olveston Historic House
  • Surf beaches
  • Otago Settlers Museum
  • Glenfallock Gardens
  • NZ Sports Hall of Fame
  • Taieri Gorge Railway
  • Dunedin Art Gallery
  • Monarch Harbour Cruises
  • Speights Heritage Centre
  • Dunedin Casino
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium
  • Cadbury World
  • University of Otago
  • Theatre
  • Shopping, including boutique fashion
  • Trout fishing
  • Saltwater canoeing & kayaking
  • Cycling & mountain biking


As Dunedin's oldest and most established hotel, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross appreciate that people like a selection when deciding where they would like to enjoy a meal or a quiet drink. With four wining and dining establishments throughout the hotel, not to mention the Dunedin Casino that is within the original hotel building, there are options to suit everyone's tastes from light cafe snacks to brasserie style full meals.



Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand



Hotel Includes:

Fitness Center

In-Room Dining

Internet Access

Laundry Services

Mini Bar

On-Site Parking

On-Site Restaurants

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +
Price per person, per night.