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Murrell's Grand View House

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7 Murrell Avenue, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand
Murrell's Grand View House
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Ranked #4 of 6 Manapouri B&B and Inns
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    5 of 5 stars
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Elizabeth, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gracious host who prepared breakfast to order each morning and shared the history of the house and his family as innkeepers. Large and comfortable room with a shared sitting room for quiet evenings. Charming and relaxing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Gracious hosts, magnificent views, local knowledge, history and character, wonderful location this place has it all. My family stayed here before a Fiordland walk this summer and it was a wonderful start to a great adventure. Something special and different for this location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

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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