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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 59 Dunedin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura R Bellingham, Washington
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Bellingham, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a very good place to see when in Dunedin. Also great for Australians as there some Aussie involvement here. The guides to a great job of telling the story of the Castle and it's people. Well worth the visit and the view from the tower is fantastic.

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Adelaide, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The Lodge was a lovely and unusual location with access to the castle and the grounds and lovely views from the rooms. The old stables made an unusual location for the good inclusive breakfast. Dinner in the castle is an interesting experience for one night of your stay and is reasonable value if you want 3 courses, but there are... More

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Gore, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We as a large family decided to take our mum and dad to Larnach Castle fo their 60th wedding anniversary for a high tea to celebrate such a momentous occasion. Our parents are from English Scottish and Irish decent so we thought to honour their lineage by taking them to a castle. Well the day was glorious the food was... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We were in Dunedin for a wedding being held at the castle and therefore decided to stay on site. The lodge was well appointed, well equipped and very comfortable. We enjoyed the view in the evening and again in the morning - from Room 26 as we could see in all directions down the peninsula and back to the harbour... More

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

Hi Robyn We are very lucky to be located in one of the most picturesque locations in the world. This creates a fantastic venue for a wedding and of course, as you said, the view from the rooms is always stunning. I'm also pleased to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast service and valued the input of the Barker family... More

Bethesda, MD
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed at the Larnach Castle Lodge one night while traveling the East Coast of NZ. We stayed in a corner room with a gorgeous view of the sea and bay (Room 26). The lodge building is old but the room was refurbished very nicely and comfortably, with a small but very nice bathroom and shower. The castle itself and grounds... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Truly fabulous views from The Lodge. We had a nose in several of the rooms and they are all quirkily and individually decorated and themed.The dining experience is fun and I enjoyed the story telling a lot. The story teller was very funny with her eye rolling delivery. Don't go for for the food - it's fine but not spectacular... More

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Also Known As:
Larnach Castle Hotel
Larnach Castle Hotel Dunedin
Address: 145 Camp Road, Otago Penninsula | PO Box 1350, Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Dunedin
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Hotel Class:4 star — Larnach Castle Lodge 4*
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