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Distinction Dunedin Hotel

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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Stay at Dunedin's exquisite Distinction Dunedin Hotel. The Distinction Group have recently transformed the 1930s former Dunedin Chief Post Office into an opulent 4 and 1/2 star hotel, located in the Exchange area adjacent to the city centre. The hotel consists of 123 elegant suites and studio rooms, restaurant and bar, conference facilities and an on-site gym. At Distinction Dunedin, we welcome enquiries regarding functions, accommodation and conferences. FREE and reliable high speed WiFi is available to all hotel guests, with no time limits or data cap. Distinction Dunedin offers a variety of new accommodation to suit everyone, from the business traveller requiring spacious and modern facilities, to those wanting a relaxing weekend away.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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This hotel was in a converted 1937 post office, opening as a hotel in 2015. Our bedroom was of a decent size with a large ensuite containing a large shower. The bonus was a washing machine and dryer in the bedroom which was extremely useful and a facility that was a first for
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We were touring the South Island on motorcycles and Dunedin was about 4 days into the trip. It was raining most of the day and we were pretty travel weary. The washer and dryer in the room was so nice! We were able to wash, but most importantly, DRY our clothes. The staff
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We stay there for a single night on our way down south. The staff were helpful, happy, and friendly. The room was large, quiet and comfortable. My son has stayed here and says the gym is very good. The hotel is close to all kinds of things around the Octagon. Parking is
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Response from DistinctionDunedin, Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded yesterday
Hi Rodney, We appreciate and thank you for taking a moment to provide some thoughts on your recent visit. It is wonderful that all aspects met with your assent, from the room itself and the fully equipped gym on the 3rd Floor, to our helpful, happy and friendly team and Distinction Dunedin's handy locale. We receive much positive comment on our 'rainfall' showers and are glad that you too felt they are an excellent feature in all of our rooms. It is fantastic that the team could expedite your early check in. While such arrangements are of course contingent upon occupancy levels and therefore on room turn over, we are nonetheless receptive to such requests and endeavour to action them on a reasonable basis. Many thanks again Rodney. Do drop-in and see us again if the situation permits. Best regards Nigel Distinction Dunedin
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Stayed here for work and pleasure , great rooms with many extras to make the stay pleasant , can do Dunedin hospitality and service and in a great location . Didn't get to try restaurant as so many great places within 5 minutes walk for breakfast, lunch , coffee , dinner ,drink.
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Response from DistinctionDunedin, Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded yesterday
Greetings and salutations kups52, Thanks for your lovely comments. We appreciate your thoughts on your recent visit to Dunedin. From your description, I distinctly recall you both as I was the Manager who relocated yourselves due to the (now rectified) air conditioning issue within your particular room. We were only too happy to do so, as guest comfort is paramount. Thank you for your positive evaluation of our ubiquitous "can do Dunedin hospitality" which we pride ourselves on. As you point out, notwithstanding the fact that it was a full house during your visit, this may not have been obviously evident due to our very efficient staff and in-house procedures. Many thanks again. I recall your mentioning your plans to return in the future, and so hope that this is indeed the case. Kind regards Nigel Distinction Dunedin
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A long overdue addition to the Dunedin hotel scene, Distinction Hotel utilises the once derelict old CPO splendidly. Tastefully decorated, great room ammenities with an air of spaciousness this CBD hotel has it all. I am struggling to fault, with washer and dryer in (all)
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Response from DistinctionDunedin, Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Responded yesterday
Hi Michael, Thanks so much for your assessment of Distinction Dunedin. It is great that you struggle to fault us! As you reference, the former Chief Post Office refurbishment has resulted in an outstanding product in the heart of Dunedin, complimented by the outstanding service our staff provide to our valued guests. We are pleased that all amenities were so very well received, as were the capacious dimensions of the rooms themselves. Our in-room laundries and relaxation-inducing bedding are two particular features on which we receive high praise, and it is wonderful that you concur. The ladies and gentlemen in our Parcels Restaurant are very pleased that their efforts regarding your room service orders have not gone unnoticed. More generally, it is excellent that all of our staff were helpful and offered you such great service. Thanks again Michael. Please come and see us again soon. Best regards Nigel Distinction Dunedin ("HOTY")
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Do the one bedroom apartments have a separate shower or are they over the bath?
Not sure about the rooms but the suite had a large bath and a separate shower.
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As per the question below have the parking facilities been sorted out ?
Hello Paul, Yes we now have valet parking available into a secure parking structure that is opposite our hotel entrance at a rate of $20.00 per day. Kind regards, Distinction Dunedin Hotel
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Hello, Do the units have reverse cycle A/C ?
Hi Paul J, Thanks for the inquiry. All of our units have A/C that provides both heating and cooling. I hope this answers your question and let me know if you require any further information.
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hj just wondering about parking facilities at the hotel
Hello Victoria, On-site guest car parking is currently being developed. Until its completion, we provide valet parking at a cost of $20 per day, alternatively public parking is available in surrounding areas Many thanks, Distinction Dunedin Hotel
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"Ask for a view of Otago harbour."
"Rooms on the eastern end facing inward will have the best Harbour views"
"This is a quiet area. ALL rooms are good."
"The one bedroom suite is worth the investment for longer stays. It has laundry facilities, a microwave and refrigerator."
"8th floor has GREAT views"
US$148 - US$336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionDunedin
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