The Best Hotels in Dunedin

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Dunedin. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Fable Dunedin

Rated 8.5 in 1617 reviews

Located in the heart of Dunedin, the Fable Dunedin is housed in a beautifully renovated and elegant Victorian-era… See more

Located in the heart of Dunedin, the Fable Dunedin is housed in a beautifully renovated and elegant Victorian-era building. The hotel’s cafe-style restaurant ‘The Press Club’ is open daily and offers regional cuisine. Free unlimited WiFi is provided.

This boutique-style property is non-smoking throughout and features 50 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. The light and airy rooms are comfortable in design and feature modern, contemporary bathrooms.

The Fable Dunedin is just a short walk from the Octagon city centre and the many shops, restaurants and entertainment venues that the city has to offer.

Visits to many of Dunedin’s best attractions, including Speights Brewery.

Rooms from $155

Ebb-Dunedin

Rated 9.3 in 947 reviews

Set in Dunedin, 1 km from Taieri Gorge Railway, Ebb-Dunedin offers accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking… See more

Set in Dunedin, 1 km from Taieri Gorge Railway, Ebb-Dunedin offers accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a garden and a terrace. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers room service and luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is situated 1.1 km from Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Selected rooms here will provide you with a kitchenette with a dishwasher, a microwave and a stovetop. At Ebb-Dunedin all rooms come with bed linen and towels.

At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving Australian cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan options can also be requested.

Guests at Ebb-Dunedin will be able to enjoy activities in and around Dunedin, like hiking and cycling.

Popular points of interest near the hotel include Otago Museum, Forsyth Barr Stadium and The Octagon. The nearest airport is Dunedin Airport, 28 km from Ebb-Dunedin.

Rooms from $138

Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Rated 9.1 in 706 reviews

Distinction Dunedin Hotel has been elegantly refurbished to reflect the rich heritage of this 1930’s former post office… See more

Distinction Dunedin Hotel has been elegantly refurbished to reflect the rich heritage of this 1930’s former post office. Conveniently located in Dunedin City Centre, this 4.5 star hotel features a restaurant, bar, and a fitness centre. Guests enjoy free unlimited WiFi.

All rooms offer a flat-screen TV and laundry facilities. They feature a minibar, toaster, and tea and coffee making facilities. The private bathroom includes a shower, hairdryer, and free toiletries.

Distinction Hotel Dunedin is 7 minutes’ walk from Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and 5 minutes’ drive from Forsyth Barr Stadium. Dunedin International Airport is 30 minutes’ drive away.

The property features a 24-hour reception and a tour desk. Free luggage storage, and conference facilities are available.

Guests can enjoy a pre-dinner drink at Post Bar followed by a meal at Parcels Restaurant, also open for breakfast and lunch. A private dining option in 1 of the original vaults of Dunedin's former Chief Post Offer, tucked away in the hotel lobby is available.

Rooms from $144

The Chamberson

Rated 8.6 in 1729 reviews

Conveniently located in the centre of Dunedin, The Chamberson offers 5-star accommodation close to Taieri Gorge Railway… See more

Conveniently located in the centre of Dunedin, The Chamberson offers 5-star accommodation close to Taieri Gorge Railway and Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. The property is around 200 metres from Dunedin Railway Station, 100 metres from Dunedin Law Courts and 300 metres from Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

At the hotel, the rooms are equipped with a wardrobe and a TV. All rooms have a kettle and a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, while some rooms also offer a kitchen fitted with a fridge. At The Chamberson the rooms include bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Otago Museum, Forsyth Barr Stadium and The Octagon. The nearest airport is Dunedin Airport, 27 km from The Chamberson.

Rooms from $110

Hotel St Clair

Rated 8.7 in 1702 reviews

Hotel St Clair is located just 10 minutes’ drive from central Dunedin. Rooms include flat-screen satellite TV, en suite… See more

Hotel St Clair is located just 10 minutes’ drive from central Dunedin. Rooms include flat-screen satellite TV, en suite bathroom with under-floor heating and views of St Clair Beach.

This boutique beachfront hotel offers rooms with super-king sized beds and broadband internet access. Some rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking St Clair's Beach.

Direct access to St Clair Beach is on the resort’s doorstep. Guests have access to a computer in the lobby that has internet access.

Dunedin International Airport is less than 30 minutes’ drive from Hotel St Clair.

Rooms from $143

Larnach Lodge & Stable Stay

Rated 8.9 in 1473 reviews

Situated within the grounds of the impressive Larnach Castle, Larnach Lodge offers individually decorated rooms with… See more

Situated within the grounds of the impressive Larnach Castle, Larnach Lodge offers individually decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi and panoramic views of the harbour and the Otago Peninsula

Offering access to shared bathroom facilities, some rooms are located in the historic stables originally built by the Lanarch family. Other rooms feature a private bathroom and are located in the lodge itself.

Accommodation includes entry to Larnach Castle, breakfast the following morning served in the historic stables, and access to the Castle Gardens.

Breakfast is served in the historic stables, while guests can reserve a traditional New Zealand style dinner in the castle’s dining room.

Larnach Castle is located a 20-minute drive from Dunedin city.

Rooms from $108

The Terminus

Apartments

Rated 9.4 in 563 reviews

Set in Dunedin, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony with garden views. The Terminus features views of the… See more

Set in Dunedin, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony with garden views. The Terminus features views of the city and is 2.2 km from Otago Museum.

There is a seating area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is provided. There is a private bathroom with a shower.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum is 200 m from The Terminus, while Forsyth Barr Stadium is 2.1 km away. The nearest airport is Dunedin Airport, 24 km from the property.

Rooms from $163

Beechwood Boutique Accommodation

Motel

Rated 9.3 in 823 reviews

Beechwood Motel offers self-catering accommodation with free onsite parking, only 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of… See more

Beechwood Motel offers self-catering accommodation with free onsite parking, only 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of Dunedin. Each of the refurbished and tastefully decorated suites and studios includes satellite TV.

All rooms at feature an LCD TV, DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities. Each has a kitchen or kitchenette, and a work desk with WiFi access.

Guest laundry facilities are available. The tour desk can book tickets for local attractions. Guests can charge their meals at several local restaurants back to the room.

Dunedin Railway Station is a 5-minute drive from Beechwood Motel. It is a 10-minute walk to the University of Otago. The beaches of Ocean Grove Recreational Reserve are 9 km away.

Rooms from $137

The Victoria Hotel Dunedin

Rated 8.1 in 3526 reviews

Centrally located in Dunedin, Victoria Hotel is a 5-minute walk to The Octagon and St. Paul’s Cathedral. It offers… See more

Centrally located in Dunedin, Victoria Hotel is a 5-minute walk to The Octagon and St. Paul’s Cathedral. It offers spacious studios and apartments with satellite TV and private balconies. There are 2 on-site restaurants.

Guest rooms offer city views and are equipped with refrigerator, radio, telephone, hairdryer, and a work desk. Ironing and tea/coffee-making facilities are available.

Victoria Hotel features a 24/7 reception desk and a guest laundry. Well Manor Restaurant offers daily breakfast and modern New Zealand cuisine for dinner.

The Victoria Hotel Dunedin is 1.5 km away from Logan Park and a 15-minute walk from the waterfront. Dunedin Airport is less than 30 km away.

Rooms from $114

Dunedin Leisure Lodge - Distinction

Rated 8.3 in 858 reviews

Dunedin Leisure Lodge - Distinction is a 4-star hotel set in landscaped gardens overlooking Dunedin’s Botanic Gardens… See more

Dunedin Leisure Lodge - Distinction is a 4-star hotel set in landscaped gardens overlooking Dunedin’s Botanic Gardens. The hotel is a 5-minute drive from the city centre.

The hotel has 76 spacious guest rooms, each of which has a balcony or an outside patio. All rooms are furnished in a contemporary style and include a modern bathroom.

McGavins Restaurant is located on the former site of McGavin Brewery, one of Dunedin’s original and at one time, New Zealand’s largest breweries.
Open daily for breakfast 6:30am-9:30am Monday-Saturday and 7am-10am Sunday.
Dinner is served from 6pm-8:30pm
Our on-site bar is open for beverage service from 4pm daily.

Dunedin Leisure Lodge - Distinction is a short drive from Dunedin’s main shopping streets and is within walking distance of Otago University. The hotel is easily accessible from State Highway 1.

Rooms from $93

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Rated 8.1 in 786 reviews

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is a 4.5-star hotel which offers modern accommodation, many with harbour views. The hotel is… See more

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is a 4.5-star hotel which offers modern accommodation, many with harbour views. The hotel is located only 2 blocks from the Octagon, the city's famous landmark. Guests enjoy free WiFi.

There is a great selection of contemporary guest rooms, all of which have a modern bathroom. Some of the rooms overlook the harbour, some offer views over the city.

The hotel's restaurant is open daily for breakfast and has an a la carte menu. There are several restaurants and cafes within walking distance.

The Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is a short walk from the Octagon, Fortune Theatre and the city's central business district.

Rooms from $120