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Larnach Castle Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
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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Canterbury
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From entering the gate, to the dinner, to the comfy accommodation, a very relaxing stay for my family and I including 2 children of 10 and 9. We would happily come back again. Great history delivered over an inter mate dinner with other guests.

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Bromsgrove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fantastic experience we had! Beautiful room with breathtaking view; dinner in the castle was exceptional quality. Very interesting to hear about the history of the castle and a free tour included . Such an experience in UK would be double the price!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved staying at Larnach Castle Lodge. The room was very comfortable and the views were magnificent. It was great to have the opportunity to dine at the castle and the bonus of a castle tour. It was also a convenient location from which to explore the Otago Peninsula.

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Rozelle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended Larnach Castle to us. Its a lovely drive along the peninsula road and a short drive to the Penguin Place (sanctuary for rare yellow eyed penguins). We had a nice welcome at reception and our room in the Lodge had a balcony with a view (sweeping across fields to the sea) as requested which was great. Cruelty... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Larnach Castle Lodge on the first night of our Honeymoon in New Zealand. Everything about the location was stunning. Our room was so unique and the views were breathtaking. We had our own balcony that overlooked Otago Harbour and treated us to a gorgeous sunrise. The included breakfast is right next to the Lodge... More 

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

Dear jtvalentine5, We would like to thank you for leaving a fantastic review regarding your recent stay with us at Larnach Lodge. We are thrilled to hear that you loved your stay with us, and that every element felt personally catered to you and your preferences - especially for such a special occasion; your honeymoon. The view from Larnach Lodge... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

room is clean and got very beautiful harbor view, however, furniture settings needs to be improved. For example, it's hard to boil the kettle without protential fire hazard ex: we only can power the kettle behind the TVset since power point is there. Staffs are very friendly and knowledgeable about castle if you like castle stories.

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Dear Gerbil D, Thank you for leaving a great review regarding your recent stay with us at Larnach Lodge in Dunedin. It is wonderful to hear that you loved the landmark location on which Larnach Lodge is situated - which clever William Larnach sought out nearly 150 years ago, and that you were met with a clean room upon arrival.... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel assigned us the room with the best view. We were lucky to wake to the most beautiful snowfall, making the castle and grounds look like a fairy tale. Lunch and high tea in the ballroom cafe were great! Taking the tour in the castle we visited every room including the tower, which was a unexpected bonus. Finally we... More 

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

Dear Jim, We are writing to thank you for the fantastic review you have left regarding your recent stay with us at Larnach Lodge. It is wonderful to learn that you loved your stay with us, and that despite the winter weather, you were able to make the most of a seemingly picturesque setting! We love to hear that our... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location service and food Thought it was fantastic and had a wonderful time. Very impressed with the service and staff, the food was wonderful along with the location. Thank you very much.......

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Dear wynackerman, We would like to thank you for the great review you have left regarding your recent stay with us at Larnach Lodge in Dunedin. We are thrilled to hear that you were able to appreciate and enjoy the beautiful location, that Mr William Larnach smartly sought out nearly 145 years ago! Its fantastic to learn that you loved... More 

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Staff were very friendly, happy to help, advise etc. location is amazing, though the roads are a bit Scarey especially when covered in ice. We all loved it here, wish we could have spent a couple days to visit the surrounding areas.

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Dear Carolyn, Thank you for your leaving a fantastic review regarding your recent stay with us at Larnach Lodge. We love to hear you received the exceptional level of service and hospitality, provided by our wonderful staff - and that they were equipped with the knowledge and experience to make your stay more than pleasant. While it was unlikely you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stayed in the Sea Room (Rm 20), yep the one with a corner view and OMG what a view! The room is a tad basic but is very comfortable. We were there for 3 nights and found there wasn't a lot of storage for people travelling for that long but was managable. The staff were all very friendly, very knowledgable... More 

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Dear gmunro, We would like to thank you for leaving a review regarding your recent stay at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle. It is wonderful to hear you were able to stay in room 20 - offering a beautiful view from a wonderful vantage point on the Otago Peninsula. It is furthermore, great to learn you received the high level... More 

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