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Murrell's Grand View House

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7 Murrell Avenue, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand
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Nynashamn, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

spent two days here before a cruise to doubtful sounds. Spectacular sunset and great service in an historical house. Many pictures from early settlers on the walls. Just 100m or less to the beach in Manapouri lake. We bought some take away sallads from the supermarket in Te Anu and some wine to enjoy at sunset just below the house,... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Murrell's Grand View House for two nights during our trip to New Zealand. We had a wonderful experience staying here. Highlights: 1. Old world charm with stunning view of lake Manipouri in the back yard. And you can easily take a nice stroll to the beach along the lake. 2. Great location. Only a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have a very special location here with plenty of peace and quiet. More 

Los Altos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 22, 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 22, 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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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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