Camp Estate4.5 out of 5.0
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Staff were very attentive. Room was at the back with partial view over to Dunedin harbour. Fireplace was a lovely touch. Good wifi. Freshly cooked breakfast was also good. Only drawback was communal table for breakfast. Personally not a fan of having to make conversation with others over breakfast.
Arrived to a warm welcome on a dark stormy night from our host Emily. This is a fabulous location for exploring the peninsula and treating yourself to a relaxing stay. The room was very comfortable, clean and modern and had a nice fire. (Don’t think old castle property as this is relatively new construction) Welcome brownies were in the room on arrival which was nice. There are several comfortable communal areas around the property where you can meet up with other guests and the breakfast area is also good and you can watch your breakfast be prepared while chatting to your cook and other guests. Be aware that it’s really a B&B ++ vs full service hotel and you have to prebook evening meals at the actual castle if interested. All in all a great stay
Excellent room, beautiful view towards the city, great place to stay to enjoy the Larnach Castle dinner (shuttle included), nice staff and plenty of time to explore the gardens and grand house, afternoon and following morning. A grand experience, thank you.
Camp Estate is located on top of small mountain on Otago Peninsula. The location is spectacular with views of the surrounding sea and land for as far as you can see. It is located on the grounds of Larnach Castle and admission to the Castle and gardens is included with your stay. You can arrange to have dinner at the castle or do as we did, and drop by for lunch. It’s the only castle in New Zealand and a walk around the grounds is well worth it. Camp Estate is described as a glamorous Country House….that it is, but a little odd for our tastes. You walk into a grand entry entirely of marble with a huge center stairway that leads up to the five large bedrooms. The marble floors continue through the upstairs where most of the walls have black and white striped wallpaper. For us, Camp Estate and it’s service both felt a little cold. However, the location and views are a worthy trade off.
This is a beautiful home with luxurious, well appointed guest rooms. We were treated like royalty when we arrived by the home manager who gave us a tour of the estate and took us upstairs to our room. Room was large and well decorated with a sitting area in front of a large window with a great view and high end bathroom and large closet and suitcase area. Bed was very comfortable although the king size had a crack in the middle where two beds were pushed together. We were treated with a cocktail and appetizers in the sitting room before being shuttled to the main castle for cocktails and dinner. The food at the castle was good, especially the tiramisu cheesecake for dessert. In the morning we had an excellent home cooked breakfast in the large kitchen. Make sure to take the hike outside the back porch up the hill with the sheep(boots provided by the door) and see the magnificent panoramic views. Wish we had booked more than one night and made time to see the Albatross visitor center that gother guests recommend
Everything was well run and clean and tidy. We truly felt very spoilt. The only thing that bothered us was a squeaking bathroom door. We enjoyed being taken to and from the castle for the dinner, along with the complimentary drinks. Thanks you very much for a wonderful stay
We always choose to stay at Camp Estate now when visiting the Otago Peninsula. The setting is fantastic, the rooms great, the breakfasts wonderful and the hosts are great people. On this trip we stayed three nights and would like to thank Brittany, Scott and Kim for their wonderful hospitality, great company and great food!
We stayed at the Camp Estate short before Xmas 2017 for two nights. This accommodation is very luxurious. We had a very clean and spacious room/bathroom with fireplace inside. The breakfast was very delicious. We also visited the Larnach Castle and gardens --> very beautiful places. Highly recommended!!
Ok, let’s just acknowledge it’s a pricey spot, but oh so nice. You are well out of the bustle of Dunedin in a very, very nice small hotel built like a mansion. Comfy room with fireplace, views. Great walks on hillside with even more spectacular views. Walking distance to the castle. Great included breakfast with continental options, or Scott will cook you up eggs Benedict, or what have you. Try his waffles! An experience not to be missed is dining in the castle. Colin and crew cook a spectacular 3 courser, all of which is delicious, meanwhile weaving in a bit of history, which you won’t get on any tour. A great rejuvenating respite after camping. Kim and Brittany are gracious hosts who will make you feel at home and assure you’re well taken care of.
The house is spectacular in its style which is a modern take. The room was good with lovely views. Shower leaked all over the floor no matter what we did. No bathmat on first day didn’t help. Staff helped us find dinner in Portobello as we arrived after 5 so we couldnt dine in the castle that night. Breakfast good but not exceptional. Requested tomatoes and mushrooms only for cooked breakfast. See photo. One mushroom seems a bit tight and I know this is a niggle not a major issue !
- 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.
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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100.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 160 reviews