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Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle
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9

Exceptional

1,620 reviews

1,620 reviews

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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Dunedin International Airport 33.3 km
Wanaka Airport 167.0 km
Queenstown Airport 174.4 km
Richard Pearse Airport 180.4 km
Invercargill Airport 187.6 km

Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle

145 Camp Road, Pukehiki, Portobello, New Zealand, 9054 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Pukehiki part of Portobello, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Bar

Laundry service

Room service

Value for money8.6
Distance to city center15.0 km
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Large Lodge - Queen Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Stable Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Lodge Queen and Single
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  • Ocean view
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Stable Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed
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Larger Queen Bed Lodge with Garden View
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Lodge Queen Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Family Room Shared BathRoom with Garden View(Castle)
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
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Guest Room, 1 King
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Lodge Queen Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The lodge offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle.

What is the smoking policy at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle?

Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What popular beaches are close to Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle?

Guests at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle can easily visit Boulder Beach in the Pukehiki area.

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What people love about Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "We enjoyed our stay with Larnach Lodge, very clean and peaceful with beautiful surroundings."

    Ning

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    June 28, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "A magnificent location."

    tony

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    March 18, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "Away from the hustle of town ,nice relaxing place to stay"

    Darren

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    August 7, 2021

Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
1,620 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.6
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
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Couple
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More about Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle

Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. The lodge provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
The lodge's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The lodge is entirely non-smoking.
Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. The lodge's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and toiletries provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the lodge with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the lodge. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

Travelers who stayed here gave it high marks for cleanliness with an overall rating of 9.2.
Travelers who stayed here love the staff and service, giving it an overall rating of 9.3.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.6

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

23 mentions

View

8 mentions

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Protective screens in common areas
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
Access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Alarm clock
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental
Restaurants on site
Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Local

Location

145 Camp Road, Pukehiki, Portobello, New Zealand, 9054
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-15 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 16 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Maximum number of two persons per room.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center15.0 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 NZD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 12
  • Year property opened1995
  • Most recent renovation2010
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 NZD

Reviews of Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.9
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Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.6
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service9.3
Value for money8.6
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (127)
8-9 Excellent (43)
7-8 Very Good (21)
6-7 Good (11)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
Time of the year
Mar - May (45)
Jun - Aug (34)
Sep - Nov (53)
Dec - Feb (74)
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10.0
Exceptional
Kevan from United Kingdom
Couple
Lodge Queen and Single
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

Highly recommended ”

We booked Larnach because it looked interesting and it didn’t disappoint. We had room 19 and on opening the door we were greeted with a magnificent view across the bay. The room was well appointed, the bed was very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay. We had 2 soft chairs in the room and 3 chairs on the balcony. Breakfast was served in the stables across the yard and the selection was good. We had a small problem with after hours access when the gates wouldn’t open one evening and it took a few minutes to get a response from the emergency button but the gates were then opened immediately. We ate in on one night. It is done house party style, a big group sit around a huge table in the castle dining room. At $80 a head it was excellent value as the price includes a pre dinner drink, wine with the meal and 3 courses with coffee and petit fors. The food was very good. Menu choices need to be made by 5pm beforehand.

Reviewed December 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Beth from Australia
Family with teens
Lodge Queen and Single
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

One of a kind experience in Dunedin”

We loved our stay at Larnarch Castle. We got a special package deal through Agoda which included accommodation at the castle lodge, entry to castle and gardens, dinner and breakfast. The castle was amazing to explore and the accommodation was beautiful. The heated floor in the bathroom was luxurious and little touches like hot chocolate sachets, biscuits and a bag of toffees included with the tea and coffee were unexpected pleasures. But the highlight of our stay was the three course dinner including pre dinner drinks in the castle's music room. It was a wonderful chance to meet other guests. The food was superb. The tomato and capsicum soup was divine and was my favourite dish of the night. Breakfast included a smorgasbord continental serving including cereals and museli, fruits and yoghurt, pastries and jams and juices, tea and coffee as well as a choice of hot options from the menu. Staff at the castle were wonderful and welcoming. I hope to visit again in the future.

Reviewed November 21, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Peter from Australia
Couple
Stable Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

Pure Class”

We’re still trying to work out how a team of people could maintain a castle and beautiful gardens to such a high standard. We’re overwhelmingly impressed with the passion, friendliness and professionalism of every staff member we met, from cooks to gardeners. There was a sparkle in every eye, genuine pride in every face. We loved dinner in the music room; we felt like royals must feel in this elegant heritage setting. Breakfast in the stables was all anyone could ask for. We’re glad we stayed two nights. Two great breakfasts!

Reviewed March 09, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Kirsty from New Zealand
Couple
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Castle Lodge Stay”

Loved staying here,we stayed for one night in the lodge and also booked dinner. The lodge was very cute and the views from the room were amazing. It’s more of an experience than staying in a modern hotel- you feel like you are stepping back in time! Being able to look around the castle included within your stay was also a plus and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The dinner was incredible, a real one off experience and the food was exceptional! Thoroughly recommend staying here and reserving dinner, it’s just magical!

Reviewed January 06, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Ute from Germany
Couple
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

The best possible experience in Dunedin!”

Dunedin is great, but the view from the castle is the best experience. Waking up overlooking the beautiful shorelines, strolling through the castle gardens early morning and having breakfast in the stables - what is not to love about this experience! The castle grounds are an absolute gem! One wonderful memory created with this overnight stay and not to forget the lovely staff, you made us feel very welcome. Thank you!

Reviewed November 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Chanitsarat
Couple
Lodge Queen and Single
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

This hotel more than what i am expected”

My partner and I traveling from Melbourne Australia. This castle, Lovely service good food nice hotel. Best hotel in Dunedin. Very pleasant stay with top class staff behaviour. Very pleasant stay with top quality service provided by hotel staffs. Amazing experience views from windows and balcony. Great rooms and service. Excellent hospitality,wonderful rooms and food just like home.

Reviewed November 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Mia from New Zealand
Couple
Stable Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Exceptional”

Wow this place is so nice. We stayed at the stables and it was a warm welcoming room. The breakfast at the ballroom cafe felt really romantic with the fireplace, music and food. It was free to see the castle and the garden grounds while we were there. A real value for money. We tried the dinner at the castle, food was good but we werent the social type so it was a bit awkward😂. After Larnach, I did not want to stay in a hotel room for the rest of our trip😊.

Reviewed August 01, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Laurina from Australia
Couple
Stable Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Love, love love!!”

From the moment we arrived after hours we felt welcome. Staff were very inviting and helpful. I especially loved being able to wander around the grounds after the bus groups had all left and the early morning wander through the castle where we could take our time and enjoy this amazing castle. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewed January 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Jane from New Zealand
Group
Lodge Queen and Single
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Fantastic memories ”

Everything about it was great.. the building, accommodation, breakfast, views from room and the history of the building. All presented fabulously. One of the best places I have been in NZ but add in a visit to Olverton house too! That will bring the period history together brilliantly!

Reviewed January 26, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Paul from New Zealand
Couple
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

Grand Olde World Elegance”

The Larnach Castle experience must not be missed if you visit Dunedin. Stay on a Friday if poss and add on the Dining Experience in the Castle dining room. Great value at $80 pp The Lodge Rooms have unbelivable views and you wake up to the spectacular sunrise. An unforgettable memory.

Reviewed April 03, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Robyn from New Zealand
Couple
Stable Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Unique, stunning in every aspect”

A last minute decision to stay at Larnach's Castle and what a great choice we made. So interesting, delicious food, breakfast from a menu, tour of the castle. We booked in for dinner....the room was fascinating, food divine, host impeccable and gave us a stimulating talk.

Reviewed April 06, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Louisa from New Zealand
Couple
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in June 2020

A must visit place in Dunedin ”

Such a special place to visit. Exceptional value for money. Includes bed and breakfast and admission to house and gardens. Would really recommend paying for the dinner in the castle dining room. Wonderful food and ambience. Make it a perfect place for celebrating a special occasion. Room was even better than looked online. Spacious and spotlessly clean. We had the blue 'Sea' room and had some of the best views of all the rooms. Will definitely return one day probably in a warmer season.

Reviewed June 29, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Luci from Australia
Family with teens
Lodge Queen and Single
Stayed 1 night in June 2021

Exceptional place”

We loved it here the staff were so friendly and the breakfast in the morning was beautiful and great value included in the accommodation. Beautiful history of the castle. I would definitely stay again well worth it.

Reviewed June 30, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Robyn from New Zealand
Couple
Stable Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Fabulous experience”

Great place to visit and stay. Staff were so welcoming and a lovely room and breakfast. Don’t leave the castle without staying the night and making the most of your visit! Highly recommend

Reviewed May 12, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Sharlene from New Zealand
Group
Stable Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

We are so lucky!”

This place is stunning, views superb, gardens well cared for, castle so interesting and beautifully restored. And we have this all in NZ! Looking forward to next stay!

Reviewed April 20, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Dona from Germany
Couple
Stable Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Fantastic stay”

Had a really lovely stay at the stables of lanach castle Amazing and unusual. Breakfast was fantastic and also being able to see the castle. Lovely gardens and view. Would definitely go back and recommend it

Reviewed May 14, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Michelle from Australia
Solo traveler
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Excellent option in Dunedin”

The views from the room were fabulous. The bathroom was spacious, great water pressure and warm as toast. Comfortable bed and a generous sized queen room. I was on a solo scooter tour, and included the dinner option, which was delicious and a great way to chat to others around the communal dining table. The breakfast was one of the best selections I have ever experienced. Great spot to explore further around Saunders Cape and the Peninsular. Loved it

Reviewed May 28, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Justin from United States
Couple
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Wonderful and historic and place to spend the day and night!”

Really enjoyed our reasonably-priced package deal which included nice room at lodge, tour of castle, and breakfast and dinner!

Reviewed March 18, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Peter from Australia
Couple
Lodge Queen and Single
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

A fantastic location to stay and experience a cultural treasure. The gardens are wonderful, the guided tour provided the historic background and the splendid dinner was a marvellous opportunity to meet fellow travellers.

Reviewed November 20, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
tony from New Zealand
Family with teens
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Exceptional”

Have been before. Rooms are large and have that old world charm. Views are spectacular and dinner party is lovely. A magnificent location. Just a lovely place to visit and stay.

Reviewed March 19, 2022

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