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Murrell's Grand View House

4.0 of 5
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7 Murrell Avenue, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 6 Manapouri B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Altos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a couple nights at Murrell's and it was nothing special. Yes, the house is old, and that can be charming, but overall we didn't care for it that much. We opted for this location over Te Anau since we were doing an overnight excursion on Doubtful Sound and the departure point was literally right down the road (walking... More 

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

Thank you for the review. We do have feedback forms in the rooms for means of rectifying any issues in a prompt fashion. Just to clarify the windows are fine to open during the day but suggest to close them at night due to insects ( mainly moths due to being on the edge of NZ rainforest) and remind people... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a wonderful relaxing stay in this historic coach house. Views are amazing. Hosts are 'no fuss' people, who work hard in the background. We made good friends with other visitors here, as we enjoyed dinner together, then sat around the open fireplace

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

Thank you for your review. As you alluded to in your review as fantastic as the views, breakfast etc are, it is quite often the other travellers one encounters that make the journey so special. We hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Amazing views nestled in private gardens. Great warm hospitality by the host Robert 5 th generation of the Murrell family. Devine healthy breakfast. Grand homestead in original decore. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your review. It always inspires me when people like yourselfs are doing some thing different. I trust your journey was successful and please call by the next time you are down here. More 

Elizabeth, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

How many times do you have an opportunity to sleep in a home that was begun in 1889? That's the beauty of this Bed and Breakfast. If you're looking for a modern touch, sit on the comfy bed or look in the bathroom, but if you are looking for a NZ family history look no further. Views were indeed grand.... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and it was certainly a pleasure to host you. We are delighted that you enjoyed the history of our property as it is indeed a special place with plenty of history. Perhaps we will see you again one... More 

West-Terschelling, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The title says it all actually. And all the former reviews! Rob and Pauline are hosts who provide you with so much extra service, from the breakfast, and the perfect rooms, to the talks with tips about the Sounds and all others things you can go and see in this region. We especially liked the little museum we got the... More 

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here at Grand View House and thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are always grateful for any feedback and hope that we may host you again one day. Regards Robert Murrell More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The original accommodation in Manapouri. Beautiful timber house with unparalleled views. Lovely hosts who did everything possible to make our stay easy and comfortable. Excellent and copious breakfast Comfortable beds. We couldn't have asked for more.

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Cardrona, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a nice room wirh gardenview. Breakfast was delicious, service was good. U had a wonderful view from the veranda over the lake. The opportunity to leave your car on the property while doing a overnight cruise is a possibillity. The house has a very English touch

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had a very enjoyable and comfortable night staying in this lovely historic house. The rooms are large and nicely furnished with everything you need. Robert cooked up a great breakfast early before our Doubtful Sound day trip. The location is simply stunning.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Grand View House is very aptly named. We arrived at the perfect time to enjoy the changing light across the mountains and lake as dusk fell. The house is warm and inviting, with spacious airy rooms full of interesting items from the long history of this guest house. Our host Robert was exemplary and made sure we felt welcome and... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This house with it's long history is amazing. Old english way with lounge, fireplace, good breakfast, makes you wanna stay longer. Robert being the perfect host , arranging a different boat tour when ours broke down, gives it the finishing touch. Being at the Southern island this is a must stay.

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