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Camp Estate

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It should be made clear to people when booking that the actual accommodation is not within the castle itself. This was not a problem for us as we stayed two nights a Lodge which is a stand alone building at the rear of the Castle and four nights a the Camp Lodge which is down the road some five hundred meters. Both options are great in that they are quite at night and you can sleep without a disturbing sound. We drove to Dunedin which was about fifteen or so minutes away. We had the group evening meal in the Castle which was well worth the experience and the food was very good. Just learning about the history of the castle was a treat.

Camp Estate at Larnach Castle is amazing! The rooms are very comfortable and the entire property is beautiful. Scott and Kim were so nice and helpful. They made a great stay even better! I would recommend a stay here to anyone looking to treat themselves. Also, the proximity to the castle is very convenient. Dinner at the castle was also great!

We stayed here during a four-week trip to New Zealand in November 2015 (sorry it's taken so long to write a review :-) and this was one of the best and most unique places we stayed. The setting is incomparable, our room was luxurious and comfy, and the hospitality offered by the staff was very genuine and memorable. We would go out of our way to stay here again if we're lucky enough to make another trip to New Zealand..

I was travelling with my partner and wanted to stay on the Otago peninsula. We looked at staying at the castle but wanted something a bit more luxurious. Camp Estate was perfect. Not only were the rooms devine our hosts were so welcoming and accomodating. By day three after spending the day sightseeing we felt like we were coming home. Everything has been thought of to make your stay wonderful. Highly recommend!

The hotel, some five or so rooms only, is connected with Larnach Castle, a mile or so up the road. The Lodge is awkward to get to by either a high road out of Dunedin or a drive along the coastal road and up a very steep minor road (which is not everyone's cup of tea). The hotel's location is magnificent, overlooking Dunedin from on high as well as the surrounding countryside. It is at least a thirty or more minute drive from the centre of Dunedin. Our room was sumptuous with all necessities. Breakfast is served in the kitchen cum dining room. We chose not to eat at the castle and found a good place in Portobello.

We just returned from a 37 day trip to New Zealand which was extraordinary in every way. I very rarely post negative comments, but wanted to comment on Camp Estate. Although the setting is beautiful and the rooms very nice, the Estate is at least a 20 minute drive from the town of Dunedin and and hair raising drive from the nearest town with a restaurant. Most people who stay at the Estate have dinner at the Larnach Castle so if you are staying only one night, the location is less of a problem, but we thought that the dinner was a big disappointment as well. I have written a review of the dinner on the sight for the Castle. I don't think that the Estate is worth the price.

Camp Estate is clean and quiet and the breakfast was freshly cooked but it's in the middle of nowhere, about 20 minutes up a steep and winding narrow road from Dunedin. You may enjoy staying here if you're a monk!

We stayed at Camp estate last weekend and it was so much better than we could ever have expected. From the moment we arrived the service was exceptional, this included pre dinner drinks, the meal at the castle and the breakfast the following morning. Everything was done to the highest level for us as the guests and the 2 staff who looked after us at the estate went above and beyond. The estate itself is a very beautiful elegant building with beautiful decoration, 2 lounges and large kitchen and stunning rooms that are warm, inviting ,large and have beautiful bathes. This venue is also very quiet with lovely views. I would recommend Camp Estate to anyone wanting 5 star+ accomodation for a special occasion, holiday or......... well find any excuse to go its awesome!!

Wow! What an amazing venue for small and elegant wedding, this venue is most definitely one of the most elegant places Dunedin has to offer. We had our wedding reception here ( 18 people in total) and found it to be the perfect size plus the both us newly weds and the family could stay on site. Michelle ( the functions manager ) was amazing during all the preparation for the big day and was so patient with all the questions and requests we had. On the day of the big wedding another girl (Kathryn I think) took over the running of the reception and unfortunately we were a little let down. To start off with the instruction was given to the staff that our guests could have beer wine and spirits however spirits were denied this until we arrived after our photos. The canapés were good but we were only served 2 types out of the 4 we had agreed upon. This was later compensated with a discount in our food bill. upon service of the meal we (bride and groom) were served after our guests for entree , First for main, and after our guests for a desert which we feel that the bride and groom should always be served first. The mains ( whilst very very nice ) were served on cold plates and with some condiments missing off some peoples dinners. During dinner it was found that the music was being played from Spotify and was not premium Spotify so we were occasionally listening to commercials ! Even though I had offered my selection of premium Spotify before the day. I feel all and all they were a little lack of staff because I found myself chasing bar staff down to serve people drinks throughout the night which a bride should not have to do and would of rather of spent time with family and friends. The beer was warm :( so luckily my guests had spirits and wine to drink which was cold. Overall we loved this venue and hope to go back again to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary.

Had a fantastic stay at the property situated on the Otago peninsular. The rooms were great, very comfortable. The staff were excellent.Breakfast was great and people could not do enough for you The property has outstanding views of the estuary to Dunedin and it is close to amazing beaches and great walks around this wonderful part of the world. Possibly the best place we have stayed at in our 5 weeks in New Zealand. Great work team keep it up you are doing a great job

100 Camp Road Dunedin

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Larnach Castle
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking

Located within a mile (2 km) of Larnach Castle, Camp Estate is within 3 miles (5 km) of The Fletcher House. This 5-room, 4.5-star inn has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free self parking. Glenfalloch Gardens and Boulder Beach are also near this Dunedin inn.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Camp Estate's 5 rooms provide coffee makers, safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels. Hair dryers, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Camp Estate enjoy free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a garden. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 144 reviews