Dunedin’s old Chief Post Office vaults, used from 1937 to 1994, have been converted into private dining rooms at the Distinction Dunedin Hotel.

The historic vaults are accessed through their original steel doors and take diners back to the 1930s.

Guests will have the opportunity to choose between four uniquely designed vaults, with a capacity to host between two to fourteen guests. The interiors feature glowing chandeliers and antique lamps, mirrors, armchairs and couches against a dark backdrop of moody walls.

The vaults are still up-to-date with modern technology, offering modern necessities such as complimentary unlimited WiFi, individual temperature control and the ability to play music from curated playlists.