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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would and will stay here again, beautiful room, clean private. had a very good night sleep, so much extended stay for another night. Room service was terrific and yummy.
reception was welcoming and polite. loved the old stairs. and the history of the the building. A+++

Date of stay: February 2021
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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Thank Peta p
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Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi peta,

We appreciate your very kind comments and thank you sincerely for submitting your thoughts.

Return visits are the best and most tangible indication that we have met or exceeded a guest's expectations, so it is great to read that you intend to make a repeat visit when you next have occasion to do so. What can we say? Guest ratings don't get much better than A+++, but you can be assured that we will endeavour to eclipse even that score next time.

Many thanks again, and we look forward to your return in due course.

Best regards

Nigel
Distinction Dunedin

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Reviewed 12 January 2021

We were impressed with everything in this Hotel. It was the old Post Office building and housed Government departments as well. It has been renovated while retaining the old look and majesty of the building on the outside, with the warmth and feel of a stately Hotel on the inner.
Our room was a generous size with two large sitting chairs and a round table in between. Ample room and space for both our bags. The bed was large and very comfortable. Fantastic tiled shower walk in, walk out with a press button start and finish. The added facility of a washing machine and dryer was a big bonus for travellers away from home for longer periods.
The dining room very comfortable and the food good.
Definitely stay here again.

Room tip: The windows are all double glazed with the original glass still on the outer so triple glazed and very quiet.
Date of stay: January 2021
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1  Thank trevor m
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Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2021

Greetings Trevor,

It's very nice to read your extensive thoughts regarding your recent visit to Distinction Dunedin. We are most pleased that you departed the hotel feeling so positive about each aspect of your experience.

As you rightly observe, the still-recent refurbishment of the erstwhile Chief Post Office in Dunedin has retained many period features, with the addition of all contemporary facilities that any discerning guest could stipulate. Thoughtful details like our ubiquitous in-room laundry amenities offer a point of difference in comparison to less-well fitted-out alternatives.

We are glad that you have indicated you will return in due course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best wishes

Nigel
Distinction Dunedin

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Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

First time staying here and we were really impressed. We will definitely come back and stay. Great location and very cool building. The rooms were well appointed and comfortable and it was quiet - something that is super important to us.
Staff were friendly and helpful too.

Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
17  Thank Toni-Wayne
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Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2021

Hi Toni-Wayne,

Thanks very much for giving us some excellent feedback. We are thrilled that your recent first visit to Distinction Dunedin was so agreeable and that you came away having enjoyed a positive experience.

It's lovely that, over the duration of your stay, all aspects – from the hotel's location, the accommodation facilities and building itself, to our warm and diligent team – met or exceeded your expectations. We never weary of receiving high praise from our guests, as this is our raison d'etre.

All the best and thank you once more for your comments. Take care.

Kind regards

Nigel
Distinction Dunedin

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Reviewed 5 January 2021 via mobile

Booked last minute and decided to upgrade so we could have a bath, and what a bath it was! Excellent room with good facilities, apart from only one cup and two tea bags! Very good meal in the restaurant too.

Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank NeilH463
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Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2021

Hi Neil,

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of Distinction Dunedin.

It's great that we could accommodate you at short notice, and also that you appreciated the benefits of a room upgrade. The facilities in our Executive Studio category are a step up from our already well appointed Studio option, most prominently in terms of the bathroom fittings (including a capacious bath tub in each) and extended space for relaxation. It is also great that you enjoyed your meal at our onsite Parcels Restaurant.

Many thanks again Neil. We look forward to your return.

Kind regards

Nigel
Distinction Dunedin

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Reviewed 21 December 2020

A bunch of us recently stayed here for a family member's graduation and were more than happy with the all-round package. Sensible, clean rooms, comfortable beds, good bathrooms, a sensible bar and restaurant, great location, and friendly and efficient staff. Nice to see an old building refurbished in a modern but sympathetic style. Would be good for business trips and tourists as well as large groups like ours.

Date of stay: December 2020
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22  Thank AllanJGJ
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Distinction Dunedin, General Manager at Distinction Dunedin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2020

Hello Allan,

Thanks so much for your assessment of your recent visit to Dunedin.

Congratulations to the graduand in your life! As undoubtedly Dunedin's finest hotel, Distinction is the first port-of-call for students and their families celebrating successfully completing their studies. We trust that your own event was a memorable milestone for all concerned, both inside and outside of the hotel.

It's great that you have given an excellent account of your time with us, and it would be outstanding to see you again very soon.

Many kind regards, and all the best.

Nigel
Distinction Dunedin

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