Dunedin, New Zealand
The Southern Cross is Dunedin's oldest and most well-established hotel. Dating back to 1883, this landmark building now blends Dunedin’s distinctive character and heritage with the modern-day comforts that discerning guests demand. While the exterior retains the charm of old, recent renovations inside have a decidedly contemporary flair. The Southern Cross has 178 rooms and suites, all with satellite TV, wireless Internet, telephone, clock radio, fridge, mini-bar, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Decor throughout the hotel evokes a sense of 'tailored elegance' with bold, solid colors and sleek lines reminiscent of mid-20th-century modernist design. Four different restaurant and bar venues throughout the hotel offer varied dining and drinking options, from light cafe snacks to brasserie-style full meals. Twenty-four hour room service is also available. An on-site fitness center offers gym facilities for guests wishing to get in a bit of exercise.