We stayed two nights in the lodge part of the accomodation. Price includes breakfast and free run of the castle and gardens.
We had the NZ themed room and it was very nice. There was one double bed and one single which was perfect for my mother and I. The beds were comfy, the bathroom was very nice and the balcony had stunning views across the harbour and peninsula. The tea and coffee facilities were very much appreciated and topped up every day. Breakfast was very good - a good selection in the buffet and nicely cooked items on request, all included. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
We went round the castle while we were there. It's nice but coming from a land of proper castles I would say it was more of a stately home. But it was nicely decorated and a beautiful building nonetheless. The gardens are a delight and nice to walk around on a sunny day.
Some people have mentioned the roads to the castle, they were bendy and some on the edge of a steep cliff. Having driven down them in some thick cloud that came down while we were staying I would say ther are nothing to worry about if you drive carefully and you get used to it quickly.
We explored the Otago peninsula and popped into Dunedin, both of which were easily accessible from the castle.
Overall I would recomend the castle as somewhere to stay, we had a lovely time.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Larnach Castle Hotel Dunedin