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Hotel St Clair

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Hotel St Clair is perched above St Clair Beach and represents Dunedin's finest beachfront living. Built with the environment in mind, this boutique hotel offers 26 contemporary rooms - each beautifully designed and furnished to complement the stunning South Pacific Ocean that dominates the views. Features include - 50+ Sky Channels - Free Wi-Fi - Free Car parking - Daily room cleaning - Kitchenette in every room (Luxury ocean view room has 2 cook tops) - Complimentary newspaper delivery on request - Conference room hire
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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My wife & I were booked into this hotel by our Travel Consultant, we stayed at 11 previous hotels on our trip and all 5 star accommodations Check in was not off to a good start, the young guy grunted come back at 2pm when we can check you in. Asked if we could have coffee in
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Response from HotelStClair, Front Office Manager at Hotel St Clair
Responded 5 days ago
We really appreciate you taking the time to write this feedback. It is unfortunately that our restaurant is closed, but we are very lucky to have 5 amazing restaurants along the Esplanade that are open from breakfast, to dinner. We may not have an official porter, but the front desk staff are always happy to help take the bags up and we always offer our assistance! In regards to the windows, we had just had our contractor come in and clean them but unfortunately being right on the ocean front the sea salt can settle on the windows very quickly. The Housekeepers do their best to upkeep this as much as possible also. Admittedly it was upsetting being informed about these things as this is not the standard we pride ourselves with, especially with the sprinklers wrapped in cling film and we always want the best for each of our guests. I addressed these points with you as best as I could while you were here, but unfortunately there was nothing I was able to do at the time about the maintenance issues. We do take these issues seriously though, and this feedback with all the points has been passed onto Senior Management. The bedroom slider door is going to be looked at as soon as possible, and the rooms will be checked more thoroughly daily for issues like this. Being so close to the ocean, our outdoor furniture does degrade very quickly and rust sets in very fast unfortunately. When you mentioned that you came down at 6am for assistance, it is known that we are not a 24hr reception and our hours are from 7am-10pm and this information is given to you on arrival but if you meant 6pm, if the receptionist is not at the desk and is attending other guest requests, there is a phone at reception that gets transferred directly to the person on duty. We are genuinely sorry that you did not have a good experience with us, and a spoiled two days in Dunedin. Thank you again for sharing this with us, and please know that we are taking action with your points. Kind regards, Hotel St Clair
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I’ve stayed at this hotel a few times now and it never fails to impress. The best thing about it is the prime beachfront location on St Clair Beach. We had sweeping ocean vistas from our room and we never tired of watching the waves rolling onto the beach. The area is great for
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Response from HotelStClair, Front Office Manager at Hotel St Clair
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We really really appreciate your feedback, and has certainly made our days reading this! We very much look forward to welcoming you back here :) Kind regards, Danielle
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A wonderful location on the beach, watching the sun rise each morning was always an enjoyable experience, and having good weather made it even better. The staff were friendly and helpful, having a restaurant would have been helpful but it is not the end of the world.
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Response from HotelStClair, Front Office Manager at Hotel St Clair
Responded 13 Jan 2019
What a joy to receive such a kind review! It is nice to hear that the sun was out, and you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back in future, hopefully to a new & inviting restaurant :)
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Great spot on the beach, we had ocean view room and good weather so sunrises were beautiful. Aside from front desk person and cleaning staff, not many other services. Hotel restaurant was closed but excellent restaurants a 2 minute walk along the esplanade. Hotel was nicely
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Response from HotelStClair, Front Office Manager at Hotel St Clair
Responded 02 Jan 2019
Thank you for your top review!! We are so pleased you were able to make the most of our location, and thankfully the weather! We are just a small boutique hotel so there is just us front desk and Housekeeping staff, but we hope we were able to contribute to the wonderful experience you had! Hope to have you stay with us again in the future Kind regards, Hotel St Clair team
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This has been a favourite venue in because of its location, restaurant and room service. Alas the restaurant is closed indefinitely. The "mountain view" room was overlooked by half a suburb so delivered a complete lack of privacy. With the curtains closed it was just an
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Response from HotelStClair, Front Office Manager at Hotel St Clair
Responded 21 Nov 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write this. We are very disappointed to hear that you were not happy with your stay. Unfortunately our restaurant is closed, but there are great restaurants within a minutes walk from the hotel. The Executive room that you booked is advertised as looking over the St Clair hills, as unfortunately not all the rooms can have an ocean view so this is our most standard room type. In saying this, the room still has great value and has everything that a guest would need. I will pass your feedback onto our management team as there is always room for improvement! Thank you again for your feedback Kind regards, Hotel St Clair team
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Sorry, correcting below answer. We unfortunately do not have air conditioning, but we do have heaters and electric blankets in the room.
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Good Morning, Yes transportation is available. There are Taxis and Shuttles. Were you wanting to go to the Airport? And what time were you looking at leaving here? Thank you. Kind Regards, Kelly
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"Very comfortable and lovely view"
"make sure you get an "Ocean View" - epic !"
"Eastern side rooms still have great views down the beach. 403 was great"
"Spend a bit more and get an ocean view room"
"North east corner is best"
US$153 - US$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
st clair beach hotel dunedin
St Clair Beach Resort
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionDunedin
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