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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Families with young children be aware that there is a pond so covered in algae it looks very like a bowling green. Our seven year old grandaughter jumped off what she thought was a boardwalk onto what she thought was a pretty green lawn. only to be immersed in the algae covered water. A screaming, soaking wet and slimy child...

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Thank Stacia S
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a one night stop over with a large, spacious comfortable suite. It had it's own bedroom, lounge with tv and bathroom. Everything was antique looking except the tv. The bed was super comfortable and we slept well. We had brought our own food & utensils which made it easier for our dinner and breakfast.

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Thank becadarh
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent on night at Highden Manor for our 50th Wedding anniversary and also had dinner and breakfast has a package. The old building is wonderful, the diner was very good and we received a personalised menu which was a nice touch, we were the only people dining that night which was a Saturday. The bedroom was delightful but the...

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Thank Mike321881
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed to travel to a nice hotel for Xmas to be told no breakfast despite the booking clearly stating this was available. All guests we spoke to felt the same. All up in the morning and having to find somewhere open on xmas and boxing day to get breakfast - no chance! Nobody about to answer questions, check in...

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Thank andynock
Astra211, General Manager at Highden Manor Estate, responded to this review

Hi Andy, As I said in my email response to you, our small boutique hotel was at capacity serving our Christmas Day Lunch. Kitchen staff began work at 6am preparing to serve about 220 guests in a few short hours. The managers live on-site and there is a reception buzzer in the entry that makes us available 24/7. I also...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I attended the 1.30 sitting for christmas lunch at the Manor. We had done our research and it sounded an ideal place to have a relaxing Christmas lunch for the whole family and one that could accommodate our elderly grandfather who is wheelchair bound. Upon arrival at the Manor, we were surprised to see the grounds were...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High expectations from the website, in reality, a disappointing experience. My husband & I booked in advance (we live in Northland) to take my 83 year old mother, who lives locally, out for a 'posh' Christmas lunch. Cost $95 per person plus drinks. My credit card was charged three times for the amount of $290.70. One charge was credited back,...

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1Thank Bruce F
Astra211, General Manager at Highden Manor Estate, responded to this review

Hi Christine and Bruce, Apologies for the bank error of your credit card being overcharged. These things happen and it was indeed rectified with no problem. Our busy Christmas lunch always faces the difficulty with the second seating tables not ready as quickly as we would like, as you can imagine guests like to stay as long as they can...

Reviewed 13 December 2016

A house of exceptional character that is also very welcoming. Beds were large and very comfortable. Staff very helpful and friendly. The stay was very good value luxury accommodation at a mid range price. We will definitely be going back.

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Thank Tony P
Mudgee, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This old Manor House, snuggled in a pleasant acreage, was nice but a little tired. It is a beautiful old home, styled with period furniture, and has magnificent gardens. Unfortunately, due to the wet conditions we were unable to stroll around them as they appeared beautiful. With a little bit of extra care, this place could be exceptional!

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Thank Jeff W
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Highden Manor is a very Grand, proud, building nestled privately in the country...but close to the City. A fabulous venue for a wedding, conference, or get away. The rooms were clean and elegant. We were guests at a themed wedding which was fabulous, the meal was fabulous the ambience was fabulous and the rooms were fabulous. The staff were...

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Hostel accommodation is excellent. Venue is charming and tranquil. Breakfast was tasty - a modest portion with all elements well-cooked. Clean facilities. A great night's sleep. Many thanks. Stayed October 17.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on 36 acres of manicured parkland and formal rose gardens, Highden Manor Estate is registered as a Category 1 historic landmark property by The New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Built in 1896 as a country home for a Wellington Member of Parliament, The Right Honourable Walter Woods Johnston and his wife Celia, this is now a Hotel & Venue in the Manawatu countryside, just 15 minutes drive from the city of Palmerston North. Restored to its original grandeur, the Manor welcomes guests for overnight stays, conferences, weddings, private functions, retreats, and offers the perfect venue for a multitude of special occasions. Ask about the "Exclusive Use" options for your occasion, or hire the public rooms and garden and create your own event. A truly private retreat property, Highden is "An Experience" not to be missed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highden Manor Estate

Address: 220 Green Road | R D 6, Awahuri 4476, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Awahuri
Price Range: $76 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Highden Manor Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“As far as we are aware there are no ground floor rooms in the main building and no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 464stacias, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check the gardens are at there best”
 of 5 bubbles Mike321881, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“In the Manor and overlooking the garden for morning sun”
 of 5 bubbles 898raewynr, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are no lifts to the rooms upstairs, so pack light!”
 of 5 bubbles llemongrass, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
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