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Murrell's Grand View House

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   7 Murrell Avenue, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 6 Manapouri B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Robert greeted us at his family homestead having been busy with projects to keep this wonderful, historic guest house in top-notch shape. We had a lovely, comfortable room overlooking the water & slept well before being treated enthusiastically to a delicious breakfast, preparing us for the day's trip to Doubtful Sound. A great base for further exploring, it is peaceful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfully comfortable B &B with a Grand View as advertised. The bedroom was large and well appointed. The lounge is very comfortable and it feels like you've been welcomed to someone's lovely home. Take a moment to look at the paintings. Our delightful host explained his was the 5th generation of Murrell to provide for travellers in Manapouri. He brought... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the house and the incredible view from it over the lake. A restored original family home with comfortable rooms and showers, and excellent hospitality from the owners - great breakfast and lovely setting. The isolation here at the end of the world makes it a very memorable place to stay. It is by far the nicest place in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night before taking an overnight tour of doubtful sound.The property was built by the current owners great grand father and commands superb views. The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful, the breakfast was great. Manapouri is quiet but the starting point for multiple tours and walks...we will definitely return.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Murrell's Grand View House does have the most stunning views. Our bedroom window looked out over the lake towards Doubtful Sound and although the accommodation was quite expensive the views and setting were worth it. Our room was spotless, comfortable and quiet and we enjoyed every minute. It is a short walk to the beach and we were able to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is a nicely situated and well-appointed B&B, with friendly and helpful owner and staff. We were welcomed with a cup of tea and a chat in a rather impressive dining room. Our room was large and comfortable, and we felt that it was good value for money.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful old house run by very friendly and helpful people. This is not just a very nice place to stay, but rather a home! We stayed two nights and enjoyed it. Perfect location for your trip to Doubtful Sound. Diner you should find in 20 km remote Te Anau

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Rothenburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Room was basic but had what we needed, convenient location to the departure point for Doubtful Sound cruises. Very quiet. Rob the host was very friendly. The views from the house are gorgeous across the water. Take the short Drive to Te Anau for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Murrell's, bookending our day-long cruise into Doubtful Sound. It is a lovely old home in a beautiful location. Gorgeous view out over the lake with very nice walking paths alongside. The room was basic but fine. The hosts were very friendly and breakfast was terrific.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

A perfect place from all points of view: charming, clean, friendly, style, special touch, calm. I would go again. Paradise on earth. One day is not sufficient to appreciate the space. Best place for a rest.

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GrandViewHouse, Owner at Murrell's Grand View House, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for reviewing Grand View House on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay here in Manapouri. It was certainly a pleasure to meet you and to help you get the most out of your time in our lovely area. We are looking forward to seeing you again one day when you return. Thanks again. Philippa More

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Address: 7 Murrell Avenue, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Manapouri
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Manapouri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Murrell's Grand View House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Murrells Grand View House, Manapouri, offers hosted bed and breakfast accommodation in a quiet, relaxed environment which commands stunning views of the lakes and mountains beyond. The house has been owned and operated as a guest house by the Murrell family since 1889. Robert and Philippa are the 4th generation of Murrells to welcome guests to the house and they enjoy sharing this unique historic house with travellers from all over the world. Welcome refreshments are included in the tariff as is a substantial breakfast served at a time to suit guests' itineraries. ... more   less 
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