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Last 5 reviews
6 Stars If I Could
What a fantastic hotel! A real gem in the city of Dunedin. Spacious rooms, excellent style and design in the rooms and oh so spacious. Having stayed in hotels with history all over the world this is right up there with them. All in Dunedin. My new favourite! Great staff, great restaurant and lots of wholesome goodness. Well done.
Yes it looked like a nice hotel but once inside we found it was extremely pleasant as was our room. the parking was under cover across the forecourt The room was a generous size and we appointed We dined in their restaurant which was also very nice and great quality food
I highly recommend this hotel as a great place to stay in Dunedin. Set in a beautiful old building, right in the centre of town, the location couldn't be better. Just a short (<5 minutes) walk to the Octagon, and easy access to the entire city centre. Despite being in an old building, the hotel itself is modern, and very well furnished. Modern appliances, clean, tidy and spacious. They've clearly invested a lot into this hotel, and it shows. Friendly, helpful staff too! A good spot regardless of the type of trip, business, family,
Both business and pleasure
I accompanied hubby so had the pleasure of staying at Distinction without footing the bill - so I can’t comment on cost. However,I can comment on the rest. Distinction is simply wonderful. They’ve done a wonderful job of renovating a fabulous historic building, loads of remnants still in place (check out the stairwell!). Our room was well appointed (USB charging points!!), great view of the harbour, clean and very comfortable; I have a worsening osteoarthritis condition so to have had the best night’s sleep in 6 months is saying something. As daft as it may appear, being able to park our vehicle on the property IN a carpark was an absolute pleasure. Too often we’ve found hotels/apartments do not have parking. I only had breakfast during this stay, found it to be very reasonably priced and the food put together well. The mocha was the best I’ve had for a while, a lot of care went into its presentation - love the wee biscuit! Distinction is well situated, only a short walk to the Octagon, Countdown, shops at the southern end of George Street; those with better legs would have no trouble traversing to the northern limits of George Street. All in all, a fabulous stay. Hope to stay again soon.
Room good, food bad
The room exceeded my expectations, great shower room and comfy bed. I had swordfish with Desiree potatoes from the specials board. The potatoes were like bullets and swordfish was oily and bitter. I told the waitress when she asked and didn’t complete the meal. No further comment was made. So recommend the hotel, but eat elsewhere would be my advice. Or Maybe I just had a bad one..
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