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Larnach Castle Lodge

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   145 Camp Road, Otago Penninsula | PO Box 1350, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 58 Dunedin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this beautiful castle in Dunedin in the winter and stayed in the lodge for a night. The castle itself was luxurious and furnished with delicate items which made it fun and interesting to visit and it was also educational as we learned about the sad tragic of the Larnach family, and it all made our trip awesomely pleasant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lanarch Lodge exceeded expectations. Rhododendron room has amazing views and is so elegant and comfortable. Wonderful food, both the Stable breakfast (included) and the castle dinner. Attentive staff, beautiful gardens and castle, set on the Otago Peninsula which is worth exploring over a few days. Overall, a high point of our holiday and we will be back.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Amazing, helpful staff who really went out of their way for me. The views from the "Sea room" were incredible - i think i was really lucky to get this room which was probably the best. Awesome sunset/sunrise photo opportunities. Breakfast was included and this was great - good food and fantastic service once again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our 2nd visit enjoyed it so much first time. Recommend rhododenron 17 room ?wrap around deck the most magnificent otago harbour and garden views. The sea room other end also wrap around decks stunning views - highly recommend.castle dinner was flawless. Beautiful food , atmosphere . Great friendly staff. Amazing gardens ,break fast was great.dont be put off by room... More

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Michael S, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there. Welcome back, it's always nice to hear from our returned guests. Thank you for sharing some great photos as well! Its pleasing to hear that you enjoyed the style of room on offer at the Lodge and that everything else including the meals were enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you back here again in the near future.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had adjoining rooms 19 (New Zealand) and 20 (sea). I think 20 would be the best available room, lovely sea theme, the bed was so comfortable, and wrap around verandah with spectacular views. Very nice to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset. We had dinner in the castle too. I recommend adding this experience for the atmosphere and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The views from our room were fantastic !! We stayed 2 nights . Rooms are small and a little dated but goes with the theme of the place. The mattress was the worst we had in our 3 week holiday.In room wifi was good and free. Breakfast was included in the stay with very good food and service. The castle... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Wish I could give it a 3.5. The views from the room were incredible; probably my most favorite view from a hotel room ever. That being said, the room is in dire need of renovation. The decor is very tired, and just not up to par for the price being charged. I loved the grounds of the castle, and the... More

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Michael S, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Laura Thank you for your feedback about the Larnach Castle Lodge accommodation. I agree with you, the view from the rooms here are up there with the best in the world, especially on days like today where there was low lying cloud creeping up the Otago Harbour. Also, I appreciate the feedback about the standard of your room, I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We booked two nights here as a special treat and loved the prospect of dining in a castle. We had room 25 which was a really cramped attic type room which didn't seem to match the descriptions of other rooms mentioned here. There were no drawers for clothes and the one wardrobe with 2 (two hangers) was already full of... More

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Michael S, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Yarrow1946 Thank you for your constructive feedback regarding the accommodation and dinner at Larnach Castle. Our rooms are themed in a manner that provide our guests with a unique experience that draws inspiration from traditional themes such as native wood, historical furnishings and fittings and traditional room designs; all of our rooms are of suitable size to comfortably fit... More

Perth, W.A.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Stayed here in Feb - The castle and grounds are lovely. Check in was easy. We opted for dinner in the castle which was memorable. we dined with a varied and interesting group of people which added to the experience and our meal exceeded expectations, the chef certainly knows his craft - the waiter was very knowledgeable about the history... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Two nights during our South Island trip in the beginning of March. 1. Check in: fast and trouble-free. 2. Staff: exceptionally friendly and effective! 3. Room: (stayed in room 27) reasonably spacious for two people, extravagant bed made of old carriage. Nice clean bathroom with old-style tub. Magnificent views over Otago peninsula. 4. Breakfast: average selection, effective service. Would definitely... More

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Address: 145 Camp Road, Otago Penninsula | PO Box 1350, Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Larnach Castle Lodge 4*
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