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Due to the current circumstances with Covid-19 we have decided to temporarily close our doors. We look forward to welcoming you back once it is safe for us to do so.

About the Wains Hotel Dunedin

Currently under refurbishment, the 157 year-old Wains Hotel is being transformed into Dunedin’s first 5-star hotel. Wains Hotel Dunedin is located in an elegant, Victorian-era building situated right in the heart of Dunedin. Within walking distance of the Octagon city centre, shopping and entertainment venues and the business hub, this beautifully detailed hotel offers personalised service and stylish, boutique accommodation. World-renowned beaches, attractions and activities are just a short drive away, as well as the opportunity to explore the wider, natural Southern environment.

Hotel features

Bygone elegance and personalised service are the hallmarks of the Wains Hotel Dunedin, an exquisite, character-filled hotel with a residential ambience. Beautifully appointed accommodation, elegant meeting space and a chic restaurant and bar are augmented by contemporary touches, including unlimited complimentary WiFi access and LCD televisions.


The Relish Restaurant offers a superb fully cooked a la carte breakfast which means you’ll start your day feeling revived and recharged. Breakfast is served daily.


The Wains Dunedin Hotel is centrally located with professional gymnasiums and walking and jogging trails nearby. The spectacular Southern Otago region boasts excellent recreational activities and attractions.
You’ll find our recommendations of things to do in Dunedin below.

Guest room features and facilities

  • – 48 stylish guest rooms with king size bedding
  • – LCD televisions with satellite channels
  • – Mini bar refrigerator
  • – Direct dial telephones with voicemail
  • – Unlimited complimentary WiFi access
  • – Alarm clock/radio
  • – Hairdryer and high-quality guest amenities
  • – All guest rooms are designated “non-smoking areas”
  • – Complimentary tea and coffee
  • – Chromecast available in all rooms

Guest services

  • – 24-hour reception
  • – Valet dry-cleaning and laundry service
  • – WiFi connectivity throughout the hotel
  • – Concierge services
  • – Daily housekeeping service
  • – Non-smoking hotel
  • – Meeting facilities for up to 250 delegates

Car Parking

  • – Secure car parking is available in close proximity to the hotel at the rate of $15.00 per night. We suggest reserving a car park when you make your booking to ensure availability.
We are currently undergoing some refurbishment work which will really lift the hotel rooms and the facilities of our lovely old building. As there are two wings to the hotel with two separate lifts and we are working on one at a time, we trust that it would not be too disruptive to our guests. We still serve breakfast daily and have a charge back facility at two local restaurants as a dining option.

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