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Wains Hotel

About the

Wains Hotel Dunedin

Currently under refurbishment, the 158 year-old historic Wains Hotel is currently being transformed into Dunedin’s first 5-star hotel – Fable Dunedin – due to open in late 2020. Within walking distance of the city centre, shopping and entertainment venues and the business hub, this beautifully detailed hotel offers personalised service and stylish, boutique accommodation.

Beautifully appointed hotel with elegant meeting spaces and a chic restaurant and bar are augmented by contemporary touches, including unlimited complimentary WiFi access and LCD televisions.

A range of 48 rooms and beautiful non-smoking suites throughout the refurbished hotel, with award-winning interior design and superb connectivity.

Let us take the hassle out of organising your meeting, event or conference! Our team can arrange the perfect space as well as all the finer details like catering, decorations, AV and even accommodation for your delegates or guests.

Nearby gymnasiums and walking and jogging trails are nearby. World-renowned beaches, attractions and activities are just a short drive away, as well as the opportunity to explore the wider, natural Southern environment.

Limited car parking available (charges apply). Reservations essential.

  • LCD televisions with satellite channels
  • Mini bar refrigerator
  • Direct dial telephones with voicemail
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Alarm clock/radio
  • Hairdryer and high-quality guest amenities
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Chromecast available in all rooms
  • 24-hour reception
  • Valet dry-cleaning and laundry service
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Meeting facilities for up to 250 delegates

310 Princes Street
Dunedin Central,
Dunedin 9016

Located centrally in Dunedin, Wains Hotel is only a 25 minute drive from the airport and an easy walk from many of Dunedin’s best dining, attraction and shopping areas.

A number of transport options are available to help you transfer to/from Wains Hotel or make your way around the city. Please ask your host for more information, directions or booking assistance:

  • Private car service
  • Taxi and Uber
  • Shared shuttle service
  • Public bus service
  • Public train service

Welcome/Kia ora!

The ‘Edinburgh of the South’ warmly welcomes you to this diverse city and especially to this historic hotel.

Since 1862 travellers and locals alike have enjoyed the accommodation and hospitality at this beautiful building and we trust you will too during your stay. Our team is here to assist you should you need anything at all to make your stay better.

General Manager

Rooms available

Classic Queen

Quintessentially-comfortable accommodation offering everything you could possibly need for a dreamy night’s sleep and in-room relaxation. Award-winning décor features elements of the local Scottish settlers with hints of tartan and rich, premium fabrics and furnishings, creating a warm luxurious room of 17-25sqm.

Entertainment and connectivity are at your fingertips while a selection of exquisite teas and coffee machine will refresh and revive you throughout your stay. Immerse your senses in seductive fragrances from the exclusive Marihi Aotearoa bathroom product range and enjoy utter indulgence with our unique 24 hour in-room dining service.

Superior King

Elegantly-appointed accommodation with extra space (20- 31 sqm) and a desk for the discerning traveller who seeks both a sumptuous, restful space as well everything you need to stay on top of things back at the office.

From the 49 inch Samsung Smart TV, to an electronic interactive hotel compendium and complimentary high speed WIFI access, we’ve kept your connectivity our top priority. Just as important is the chance to wind down and awake feeling refreshed – an easy feat thanks to our premium King bed and tranquil interior design.

Luxury Room

Immerse yourself in our most luxurious standard hotel room type, perfectly proportioned to give you a sense of space and everything you need in 30sqm.

R&R is on the menu, with a premium King Size bed, generous ensuite, well-stocked mini bar and plenty of entertainment options on your 49” Samsung Smart TV. Curl up and relish some precious time to unwind in style, before enjoying dining at The Press Club or exploring Dunedin.

Junior Suite

Seeking a little more from your stay at Fable Dunedin? Our Junior Suites cater to the guest who wants extra room during their stay, with a room size of 31sqm.

The suite’s spacious layout offers even more room than our standard hotel accommodation, including a separate lounge area for in-room relaxing or hosting friends.

Equipped with the same premium amenities and furnishings as all other room types, the Junior Suite really sets the mood for a special celebration or getaway.

The Mason Suite

Travelers yearning for a luxurious stay in a substantial Suite will be delighted by the Mason Suite, at a generous 47sqm and boasting sweeping views of Princes Street.

Featuring a King bed and separate lounge area for optimum comfort, a 65” Samsung Smart TV and high speed WIFI, you can settle right into this suite in supreme privacy or enjoy everything Dunedin city has to offer right on the doorstep.

The Wains Suite

Named after the hotel’s original owner, the Wains Suite offers our most prestigious accommodation with an impressive and well-appointed space, with exceptional attention paid to every detail to create an unforgettable stay.

At 49sqm, the Wains Suite is nothing short of breath-taking with separate King size bedroom, cosy lounge and dining area, large ensuite with bathtub and shared entry with an interconnecting room for added privacy, in plush surroundings.

Allow our attentive staff to cater to anything you need with 24 hour room service and reception.

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