Hotel in Dunedin (Otago Peninsula)

Larnach Castle

Larnach Lodge overlooks the Otago Harbour, the peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. In a new building quite separate from Larnach Castle and yet within clear view of the Castle, the Barker Family have created an imaginative, comfortable haven for guests. 

The guest rooms have been individually furnished in harmony with the castle and the surrounding landscape. My favourite room is The Sea Room - furnished in line with the view outside - deep blue walls, sisal matting which emulates the sand, and fish and shells as design features. Then there is Kate's Room - Larnach's favourite daughter, the romantic White Room with plenty of lace and broderie anglaise, and a number of rooms which feature New Zealand plants and trees found in the grounds of Larnach Castle and Lodge. 

Evening meals are served in the grand castle dining room. We didn't sample the food, but the opportunity to dine in this magnificent setting would be one I would find hard to refuse. Entrance into the castle is complimentary when staying at the Lodge, so make sure you make the most of this. And if you appreciate a stately garden you should set aside plenty of time to wander around the majestic grounds of the Castle.


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New recreation of colonial farm building set in 35 acres of gardens and grounds. There are twelve bedrooms with private facilities, each individually decorated in period style. Each room has a splendid view of the ocean 1 000 feet below. 

Lodge guests may dine in the Castle dining room. Dinner requests are required by 5pm on the day. Breakfast available. Lodge guests are invited on a complimentary tour of Larnach Castle during opening hours.


From the North. Follow the Northern Motorway onto the one way system. Follow the one way system south to overbridge. Go over overbridge veering right onto Portsmouth Drive. Follow Portsmouth Drive to the end and go straight ahead crossing over the coast road to Shore Street. Follow Shore Street to the end and turn left onto Musselburgh Rise. Follow and turn right up the hill on Silverton Street. Silverton Street veers left onto Highcliff road which you follow for nine km to turn off at Camp Road. Larnach Castle is on Camp Road.

From the Southern Motorway follow the Southern Motorway to Andersons Bay road. Turn left onto Musselburgh rise and follow as for arriving from the North.

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