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3.8 out of 5

"My sister & I made a two day/one night stop in Dunedin. The Leviathan is an old heritage hotel with some beautiful fittings, although our room is in n ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 12 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

At Leviathan Heritage Hotel Dunedin you'll be within steps of popular attractions like Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and First Church of Otago. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

Free WiFi, safes and phones are featured in all 77 rooms. Room service and free toiletries are also available.

Mrs Silks Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 6:30 AM and 9 AM and on weekends between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of extended parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this Dunedin City Centre hotel include New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame and St. Paul's Cathedral.

Backpacker Twin Room

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$76* Per night/room 4 Nov. - 5 Nov.

Shared Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Economy Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Leviathan Heritage Hotel Dunedin ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Leviathan Heritage Hotel Dunedin

Everyone (41) Couples (7) Students (2) Family (7)
4 out of 5
Handy area and helpful staff. You DONT nead to have 50 characters

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2019

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3 out of 5
close to city centre although a lot of traffic noise

Posted by on 26 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Great price, clean, warm, and friendly staff. For those on a budget, The Leviathan is a great choice.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Room was beautifully clean. Spa bath was glorious. Staff very friendly.

Posted by on 7 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Simple good service clean and tidy Everyone was polite and helpful

Posted by on 4 Apr. 2019

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1 out of 5
I was disappointed and very unhappy with the service of the room. The fridge had not been turned on and the packs had melted and there was water pooled everywhere which I had to use a towel to clean up. The toilet did not flush properly. The half button was pushed right in and wouldnt move while the full button when pushed would get stuck and constantly flush. Upon complaint their suggestion was to push it multiple times gently. This did not always work and it would still stick. The electrical safety checking in the room was out of date. I have pictures from the tags from various items including the electric blanket which showed it had not been done since 2011. This is dangerous and appalling. From working in a hospital I know that when these items have their checks done the electrical tag is replaced so they obviously had not been done. The beds were uncomfortable with lumpy old spring mattresses.I paid $145 which wasnt worth it. The only reason they are able to ask that much is demand. The one positive thing I can say is that it was clean and it had nice heritage features.

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Liked the position, history and architecture. Did not like restaurant for evening meal and ate out.

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2019

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1 out of 5
The room was hot. The road very noisy. There was a lot of noise from surrounding rooms. I had a terrible nights sleep.

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Staff so friendly and helpful. Room clean and warm. Awesome shower. Great service. So close to octogen and shopping.

Posted by on 1 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
Awful and very uncomfortable bed to sleep on, esp when one requires a good sleep after a long flight. Window rattled for all of 5hrs I was there. No aircon- isn’t it standard?? Great cooked brekkie, awesome, helpful and friendly staff. Was intriduced to the owner of Leviathan- snobbish and up himself- not friendly at all for someone who is in the people’s business- lift your game mate. You did me no favours, right?

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2018

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About the Leviathan Heritage Hotel Dunedin

Location 27 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, 9054

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Leviathan Heritage Hotel Dunedin also features a garden, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Dunedin hotel.

  • 77 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1884
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) (28.6 km / 17.8 mi)
  • Train station: Dunedin Railway Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Leviathan Heritage Hotel Dunedin offers 77 forms of accommodation with a safe and free toiletries. This Dunedin hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9 AM and at the weekend from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Mrs Silks Restaurant – This bar serves breakfast and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 8 and NZD 20 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.