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Highden Manor

220 Green Road | Awahuri, Palmerston North, Awahuri 4476, New Zealand
Highden Manor
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ray and I had the most amazing wedding at Highden Manor Estate in March 2015. We booked the weekend wedding package which was absolutely wonderful. This allowed us to catch up with friends and family who had travelled on the Friday night before the wedding, as well as the brunch on Sunday. It was really great having everything in one... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We recently stayed as part of our honeymoon (14 & 15 Feb 2015). Literally cannot fault anything. It was perfect. The Highden Manor is absolutely breathtaking. The gardens are gorgeous and really well maintained. We spent two nights in the highden suite, oh my god it is beautiful and well worth the expense. (already planning our next stay before we... More 

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Highden, Owner at Highden Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Highden Manor Estate. We were very happy to host the two of you for your two-night Honeymoon stay, and we're so pleased you enjoyed your time here with us. We look forward to seeing you again some time. More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My partner and I spent the weekend (6th-8th Feb 2015) here for our wedding and couldn't have been happier with how the big day turned out! When we first viewed the website, we were instantly hooked by the beautiful grounds and the majestic interior of the manor and got in touch with the owner, Andrew, right away. He was very... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My wife and I spent a wonderful evening at Highden Manor and recommend it wholeheartedly. Andrew and Averil were wonderful hosts, warm and friendly from the moment we first made contact and throughout our stay. We spent a night in one of the lovely suites and enjoyed awesome food, both for dinner and breakfast. The food was lovingly prepared and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had a lovely wedding at Highden Manor on the 10th of January. It was the perfect location, it was a bright, very hot summers day and we felt at home from the moment we arrived for the weekend. Avril and Andrew (and their two daughters) were pleasant hosts. Communication before the wedding was excellent, and their manner during our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Before booking our wellness retreat weekend at Highden Manor we searched their website to look at the facilities and ambiance of the manor and were quite happy with what we found. We didn’t bother reading any reviews because they tend to be objective and unless you witness the interaction between the parties, they can be misleading. Asked by Andrew if... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We travelled to palmington north are in New Zealand and spent a night at the most beautiful of lodges. I have travelled extensively and this manor house if up there with the best in the world. The family run entity is not only beautiful but the service is unparalleled with the owners going the extra mile with their friendly demeanour... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I would not recommend Highden to anyone after the shocking service we received on my wedding day. To the woman who was not kind enough to introduce herself, let me offer you some advice. When greeting someone, saying hello is normally the way to go. Not storming towards them, standing in front of their photographer and acting in an aggressive... More 

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211andrew, Owner at Highden Manor, responded to this review

It is with great sadness that an injurious post of this nature has been lodged. First it must be pointed out that it's author did not have her wedding ceremony or reception here. She hired out our "commons areas" for 2 hours of photos on the day of her wedding. She arrived one hour late on the day and was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Me and my husband could not be happier to have chosen highden as our wedding venue! I can not say enough about the food, guests loved the mussel canapés and the pumpkin and coconut soup was to die for. The manor is stunning and the highden suite is fit for a king. The owners were so lovely and I can... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Highden is one of the few places I've found where the pictures don't do the place any form of justice. The grounds and building are a breathtaking retreat, and the people are simply wonderful. Avril, Andrew and the staff are very accommodating, friendly and helpful at every turn. It's hard to find a place with a bad view. Like the... More 

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