Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin

At a glance

  • Central location
  • Warm and friendly service
  • Dunedin’s oldest hotel

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin


A historic city landmark

Dating back to 1883, this landmark hotel has been carefully refurbished and blends historic charm with modern comforts. There are three restaurants and bars – tuck into breakfast at Carlton, feast on local specialities at Ports O’Call Grill and order casual fare at Boldini Café & Wine Bar. The hotel also offers a fitness centre and a casino.

The Octagon is just a short stroll away, along with local attractions including Speights Brewery, the First Church of Otago, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, St Paul's Cathedral and the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.

The rooms each have a television, fridge, minibar and free Wif-Fi. Superior Rooms offer extra space and the large Suites feature a spacious living and dining area.

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Key information

Close to the heart of cultural Dunedin and just a 10 minute walk from the train station.

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes from Dunedin airport, 3 hours from Invercargill, 4 hours from Queenstown, 5 hours from Christchurch
Rooms: 178

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Accommodation information

178 rooms


Restaurant, café, bar

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Monday - Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday & Bank holidays 11:00am - 4:00pm

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