Leviathan Hotel

27 Queens GardensDunedin9054New Zealand
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About Leviathan Hotel

Set in a 19th-century building, Leviathan Hotel is well-positioned just a five-minute walk from The Octagon, an eight-sided plaza in the heart of the Dunedin. This heritage hotel takes pride in its landscaped courtyard and vintage restaurant with a fireplace.

Dormitories have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, while private rooms are equipped with televisions, coffee-making facilities, and en-suite bathrooms. Upgraded rooms add small kitchenettes and courtyard views. Suites boast double spa baths.

Leviathan Hotel features function rooms, self-serve laundry facilities, and a travel desk that can arrange guided excursions, tour buses, and airport shuttles. Off-street parking and Wi-Fi access are offered for free.

Mrs. Silk’s Restaurant, the hotel’s dining venue with a rustic ambience, serves full breakfast buffets, dinners, and can arrange packed lunches. There is also a licensed bar offering cocktails and an array of alcoholic beverages.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum is right across the street from the hotel. The New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame is a five-minute walk away.


27 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, 9054, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 34773160 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Short walk to The Octagon and other attractions

Travellers are pleased with the strategic location of the hotel. The Octagon, which is the centre of Dunedin, is only five minutes away by foot. They also specify that famous attractions, restaurants, and shops are within short walking distance from the property, as are convenience stores for the essentials.

Lovely heritage hotel

The hotel is perceived as historic, and is lauded for its old-fashioned character. Guests admire the slice of history in the walls and the facilities of the building – marked by the beautiful art works and antique furnishings. They also highlight the neatly designed rooms with heritage decorations and old-time fittings.

Easy parking area

A massive parking lot is located opposite the property, which the guests highly appreciate. They find it convenient to park their cars, since the spaces available are more than enough. Visitors are grateful for its spaciousness, making manoeuvring in the parking lot easier.

Negative Reviews

Noise problems

Reviewers are disappointed with the ineffective soundproofing of the building. They explain that traffic noises from the street can be heard in the street-facing rooms. Additionally, noises from adjacent rooms can easily penetrate the thin walls.

Disappointing Wi-Fi connectivity

The Wi-Fi service of the hotel is below guests’ expectations. They mention about the hit-and-miss connection, even when accessed from outside the rooms. The speeds are reportedly slow, and the connection is intermittent.

Insufficient heating in rooms

Guests criticise the rooms for the lack of a sufficient heating system. The rooms reportedly tend to get too cold in the winter months.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 436 reviews across the web
7.1 /10
  • Expedia
    7.2 /10
  • Hotels.com
    7.1 /10
  • ebookers.com
    4.7 /10
  • other websites
    7.4 /10
7.1 out of 10 based on 436 reviews