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Larnach Castle Lodge

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula | PO Box 1350, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 61 Dunedin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

This was quite a unique place to stay - the idea and the decor of the Scottish room in the lodge were great. The breakfast was also lovely, with plenty of continental options and I tried both the English breakfast and the waffles and both were very satisfying. Exploring the castle and gardens are of course a must-do. That said,... More

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Natalie B, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear pancreas, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your overall stay. We have passed your comments to our housekeeping team regarding the slippers; a very valid point. We will reiterate to staff that the heating controls need to be shown to guests when they are checked in to... More

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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011 via mobile

We stayed in the white room in larnach lodge for two nights during our honeymoon. After seeing all the rooms on the website, the white room was the only one suited to our tastes. When we got to the lodge, we found the room was stunning, with a beautiful four poster bed, and had fantastic views of Dunedin. Our only... More

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Natalie B, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear kerimike, Thank you for this wonderful review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Lodge! Natalie Bisset Marketing Support More

Sydney, Australia
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28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011 via mobile

The only place to stay on Dunedin without a doubt- what a treat! New Zealand's only castle- Larnach Castle & it's absolutley lovely surrounds is a credit to New Zealand's tourism!!! We stayed in the 'Enchanted forest room'. It's a little tacky to a degree- but hey, we weren't up there for a five star experience. The staff at the... More

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Natalie B, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear TravAgent87, Thank you for you review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the lodge! Natalie Bisset Marketing Support More

Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

Although we only stayed one night, this was definitely the most memorable stay of all the hotels! As others might have noted, each of the room has a different theme. We got the Spanish Room, which I highly recommend. For one, the room was deep red, and when you enter, the head of a goat mounted on the wall greets... More

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Natalie B, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ikuy1975, We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Natalie Bisset Marketing Support More

Chatham, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

We wanted to stay at the Castle after reading the reviews. It's been our experience that people look at places having different viewpoints so we always ask to see the rooms prior to renting .We called and were told to gain entry to see the rooms we needed to pay an entrance fee which would be deducted from the room... More

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Natalie B, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ElffromNewJersey, Thank you for your feedback. We are continually looking at ways to improve our customer service. Comparing rates can be confusing, as it depends on what currency the web site is showing, but if you think in this instance it was an incorrect listing could you please email gm@larnach castle.co.nz with the name of the website so we... More

Perth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

What a special stay. Graham made us feel so welcome. We had a very nice meal in the "Castle" and a tour in the morning. There are few places in the word there you can experience a place like this at this price. Equivelent places in North Wales where we come from are double this price. The scenery from our... More

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Natalie B, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear silver600wing We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding views. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Natalie Bisset Marketing Support More

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

We spent a night in a room at the Larnach Castle Lodge in July 2011. It was certainly a great experience, friendly staff, awesome views from our room. We had the shared evening meal with other guests and that was a lovely evening and fun to meet other travellers. Breakfast was certainly more than adequate and a unique experience dining... More

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Natalie B, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dannel Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in the Lodge. The internet in the lodge is an issue we are currently working on and hope to have the internet fully functional in the rooms as soon as possible. Natalie Bisset Marketing Support More

British Isles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Stayed there for 2 nights at beginning of March as part of a round trip. Very friendly staff and superb accommodation! It is nice to explore the grounds outside the general opening hours, so you can pretend this is your place. There is ample parking, so ideal if you have hire car as it is about 15 min outside Dunedin... More

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Dear DD_Adventuer We are very pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Natalie Bisset Marketing Support More

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

You can't say you've been to Dunedin if you don't visit Lanarch Castle. Furthermore, make a day of it on the Otago Peninsula and stay a night to two in the Lanarch Castle Lodge. I initially thought the price was a bit steep ($NZ360 a night for a family of four), however this includes entry to the grounds and breakfast... More

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Natalie B, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Greg and Nat, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in the Lodge. Offering wireless internet in the lodge rooms is something we are currently working on and unfortunately the Rhododendron room in which you were in, is the room we are having the most issues with. We hope to solve this... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

As we drove along the windy and hilly road to Larnach Castle in the late afternoon, the mist and fog drifted across, almost on cue, which set the ambience of our visit as mysterious and uncertain - just like out of a movie scene! Arriving at the closed gates in light rain and wind, we were pleased when a voice... More

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

Dear Trap_KJ Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Deborah Price Sales & Marketing Manager More

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Address: 145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula | 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*
Number of rooms: 12
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