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Larnach Castle Lodge

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145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula | PO Box 1350, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

loved it all except the cold weather . great staff and nice facilities and breakfast. gardens will be better in summer. Hope to come back again.good room service. Room 22 a little musty smelling but clean

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marketingsupport, assistant at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you for your great review of your recent visit and stay at Larnach Lodge. We love to hear that you appreciated the location and the landmark location that is Larnach Castle. It is always great to hear that guests made the most of the opportunity to Dine in the Castle, and that you received our usual high... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed here on Saturday night. It was sooo beautiful. From the moment we drove in the gate to the moment we drove out, I enjoyed absolutely everything. The gardens, staff and everything else was just beautiful. Highly recommend staying here!! We had theeeeee most beautiful 3 course meal with wine followed buy tea and coffee and... More 

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LarnachCastle_PR, marketing support at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 1990J, Thank you for you fantastic review and recent stay at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle. We love to hear when our guests enjoyed every aspect of their stay, and ensure our staff made it the best experience possible. The location and history are aspects we are very proud of, and lucky to have as part of our unique... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large Warm, comfortable room with amazing view, queen size beds. Tarif included cooked or continental breakfast and a self guided Larnochs castle tour. Room was big enough for family of 5 needing a portacot.

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MarketingSupport, assistant at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Julia, Thank you for your great review of your recent stay at Larnach Lodge. We love to hear you made yourself at home and enjoyed the views and atmosphere we were able to provide you with - it is a truly landmark location! We are glad to hear you made the most of your time exploring the Castle, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend a stay at Larnach Castle if you are going to Dunedin, especially if you participate in the castle dinner. Although Larnach Castle is some way away from downtown Dunedin (20 minutes by car) it is centuries away from the ordinary. I recommend that you stay in the Lodge and not the Stables. It is a bit more... More 

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marketingsupport, assistant at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kenbutt556, We would first like to thank you for your fantastic review of your recent stay at Larnach Lodge. We love to hear you made the most of some of the many opportunities associated with staying at the iconic Larnach Castle location - including our much enjoyed Dinner in the Castle. It is always great to know our guests... More 

Mackay-Isaac Region, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location on Otago Peninsula and remote from town. Room good but dated. Castle dinner is a great experience. Do take the tour and climb the tower. Breakfast was good in nice location and the "butler" was great.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the atmosphere and history of this place. We stayed in the stable in a quaint, comfortable room. The service was superb, friendly and professional. The buffet breakfast was amazing and eating in the stable setting was fun. The best part of the weekend was the tour of Larnach Castle included in the room rate.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We came for a night and had to stay for two because of the snow. They could not have been more helpful friendly and welcoming. We were in the stables. It snowed all day. We were cosy warm and well fed. The castle is amazing. Incredibly interesting beautifully cared for. The grounds are lovely. We enjoyed it way beyond our... More 

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LarnachCastle_PR, marketing support at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sally, Thank you for your fantastic review of your stay at Larnach Lodge. We really love to hear your experience, and by the sounds of it - you were very pleased! The chances you were met with such wether were very slim but it is great to hear you made the most of the experience. It is great to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

What a beautiful place. It has amazing views and very friendly staff. We are currently snowed in here and have to stay another night. The staff couldn't be any more accommodating, friendly or helpful. They have made all of us feel welcome. The snow is beautiful and adds that extra touch to the scenery. The beds are very comfortable and... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is the second time my wife and I have stayed at the lodge whilst touring the South Island. Nothing had changed since our last visit a couple of years ago. They still maintain exceptionally high standards and we had never had any cause for complaint. There are 2 sides to their accomodation, the stables and the lodge. Prices vary... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Being perched on a hil on the Otaga Peninsula the views from the room were not to beaten. Looking out of the window or from the balcony it felt like you were looking at a painting. The Lodge itself is not located in the castle itself, but in a building constructed around 1960. In general terms the historical theme of... More 

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