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Camp Estate

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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 !

Stunning property in a beautiful location. Gated entrance with a drive leading to a modern property. Decorated in a modern Art Deco look, slightly too clinical for us. Provided with a lovely breakfast by Scott. We did dine in the castle once, which was a fun experience. Be aware you do need to drive if you want to eat out due to the secluded location. Ideal for the peninsula wildlife.

We had a perfect 2-night stay at Camp Estate. Brittany did a great job of making us feel right at home from the moment we arrived and Scott cooked us an amazing breakfast every morning. (His breakfast honestly set the bar for the rest of the trip!) The rooms are spacious and luxurious. Since this is a converted residence with only 5 guest rooms, you really don't feel like you are in a hotel. We liked being out on the peninsula rather than in Dunedin proper. If we were to return to Dunedin, this is certainly where we would stay again!

Camp Estate is accommodation managed by Larnach Castle but some 500 metres from the castle itself. It's an unprepossessing building from the outside but the first word uttered when you step inside will be 'wow!'. A black and white and mirrored place of beauty with a staircase taking you up to the accommodation rooms. Two lounge areas with fires are either side of the entry for guest use. There's also a fantastic kitchen where breakfast is served. The accommodation is fantastic. We had room 4 which had panoramic views over Dunedin and the bay. Even the view from the toilet was spectacular. A gas 'fire' provides heat and ambience plus there's air conditioning. Underfloor heating in the bathroom adds to the luxury. And the king size bed with countless pillows gives a very comfortable sleep. Breakfast consisted of a continental style offering with fruit, pastries, cereal, juice, coffee etc. but then you could also order a cooked breakfast. Made on the spot - while you watched - by one of the friendly staff. Excellent quality, too. Try the French toast or the eggs Benedict. Staff were fantastic. So helpful and friendly. The ones we came across on our two day stay were Britanny and Kim (spelling may be wrong but they know who they are!). Couldn’t fault them. Make sure you book in for dinner at the Castle. One of the staff will shuttle you there and back. Well worth doing. A fantastic part of our NZ trip that we won't forget. Not cheap but very much recommended.

I highly recommend Camp Estate as a wonderful place to stay. The staff were very attentive. We had great views overlooking the peninsula, it is a short walk to Larnach's Castle. (Shuttle is available) I would recommend Camp Estate as a top notch destination for any special occasion.

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.

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 Woodland Garden and Glenfalloch Gardens 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.

Room options

Double King Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 154 reviews