The Hydro Esplanade Apartments

Dunedin South Studio/Apartments
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Check In: 14:00 | Check Out: 10:30

Open Hours: 24/7

Right on the beach at The Esplanade St Clair Dunedin.
Outstanding ocean views from all 3 apartments. Full kitchens, expansive roof top Terrance, fabulous onsite Italian Restaurant and very close to other cafes and Salt Hot Water Pool during the summer months. High Speed free internet, free laundry and friendly staff. The apartments have all you need for that relaxing home away from home feel. Do come and stay you will love it. Hi


Welcome to the Hydro Esplanade Apartments online bookings.
Our newly renovated spacious apartments are located right on Dunedin 's premium surf beach at St Clair.

Enjoy the all year round holiday atmosphere , meet friendly locals, watch the ever changing ocean and surfers from your dining table. Leisurely walks on the long white sandy beach, fun at the family play ground, swims in the heated salt water pool, coffee at the local cafes and casual dining at the authentic Italian Esplanade Restaurant are all at your door step.

Over the past 93 years thousands have enjoyed the Hydro. In the 20's as the Hydro Grand Hotel, stylish dine and dance parties and weddings at the Hydro Tearooms in the 30's & 40's, then courting and chocolate sundaes at the Kandel Light Coffee Lounge during the 60's and 70's. We purchased the building in 1985 and opened Hydro Surf, Dunedin first surf shop.

A major renovation in 2013 of this iconic building included the redevelopment of Esplanade Restaurant by highly regarded New Zealand Restaurateur Katrina Toovey with an award winning interior design by Nat & Emily of Cheshire Architects. The top level flats that had seen many a party were also transformed into these WOW beach front apartments.

We invite you to stay at The Hydro and enjoy this historical building with the best views and roof top Terrance in Dunedin and be amongst the outstanding social and natural environment of St Clair.

Katherine Greer
Managing Director

Map & Directions

2 Esplanade, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, 9012


15 minute drive to Dunedin City. Buses run every 15 minutes.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel with a full refund up to 7 days of the 1st day of your stay. A full refund will also be provided if you must cancel due to Covid Gvt travel restrictions.

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