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Larnach Castle Lodge
Ranked #7 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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98 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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Reviewed January 15, 2010

We travelled with 3 families to Dunedin and stayed at the Castle. We couldn't have been more pleased. The accommodation was very cosy, shared bathroom but that was not a problem as many showers and toilets and all very clean. We ate lunch at the cafe which was lovely and the breakfast was super.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 21, 2009

I believe the castle has the best view of Otago Harbour from the top of the mountain...beautiful and peaceful place for relaxation :)

Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Sydney
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Reviewed November 22, 2009

My wife and I stayed at Larnach Castle in October 2009, in one of the Lodge Balcony rooms. These are themed rooms, and we enjoyed our stay. The tour of the castle is amazing and included in the price of the accommodation, as is breakfast. We stayed in the "Kate" Room but there are several others to choose from. If you have a sense of humour ask to stay in the "Stage coach" room - we met up with several other travellers who dined in the castle for the evening and after several drinks we thought they were telling tall tales but we all headed off to the room and low and behold theres a stage coach as a bed. What a hoot!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you have the opportunity to book in for dinner at the Castle do so - its a terrific night where only the other resident travellers staying at the castle can attend. A beautiful 3 course meal and fabulous way to meet other travellers. My husband and I had a ball and we exchanged lots of different ideas of what to see and where to stay during our visit to the South Island. A terrific night.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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new zealand, west coast
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Reviewed November 17, 2009

The rooms here are nothing to write home about and probably ready for an update but the location is stunning. Views across the water and the gardens and castle are exciting to visit.Worth a once in a lifetime visit perhaps. WiFi in rooms would be a big plus as guest computer is inadequate. Breakfast was ordinary and mostly 'bought in' packets.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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new zealand, west coast
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Reviewed November 3, 2009

We enjoyed our stay but were blown away by the views from our room and the spectacular gardens. The room was adequate if a little tired and the breakfast was nothing special - lots of sachets of plastic jam and margarine. Staff were all friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed October 19, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Larnach Castle Lodge. Unfortunately the weather was wet and gloomy so we could hardly see the harbour from our room. The room was small, well appointed and cozy. The highlight of our stay at Lanarch Lodge was dinner in the Castle - exceptional food combined with informative commentary about the history of the castle and it's owners and ghost sightings!. Continental breakfast the next morning in the Stables area was included in our tariff. Breakfast was great and you could pay a little extra and get a hot meal if you desired. Also included in the price of the Lodge accommodation was tours of the Castle and it's extensive gardens.
A memorable visit.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Leon2161
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NSW, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2009

Stablestay is good value, as you still get a tour of the castle included, and a cooked breakfast downstairs in the morning. Share bathroom is OK - lots of showers.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Larnach Castle Lodge

Property: Larnach Castle Lodge
Address: 145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula | PO Box 1350, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Larnach Castle Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Larnach Lodge Is a unique recreation of a colonial farm building set in 35 acres of award winning Castle Garden. Rooms are individually decorated in a colonial style and all have private facilities. Every room has a dramatic sea view. Lodge guests are invited to dine in a Castle dining room. Bookings must be made by 5pm. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served in the historic Stables. Complementary entry to Larnach Castle is also part of the package. Larnach Lodge is a 20 minute drive from the City of Dunedin and 20 minutes from the famous wildlife attractions on the Otago Peninsula. ... more   less 
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