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Mercer, New Zealand
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The setting is magnificent but we were staying in the "backpacker type" cheaper rooms. These used to be the monks dormitories back in the days when it was a monastery. We had a queen bed in a double room. Nicely furnished, clean fairly new bedding. I found the bed comfortable but my husband found it too hard. We were able...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel would be spectacular if some time and investment were put into caring for it properly. There was a visible layer of dust over everything, and spiderwebs and fly poop everywhere. The windows clearly hadn't been cleaned in months and birds were nesting throughout the gutters and roof. From what I could tell, the common areas were NOT cleaned...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue had been booked for a whole weekend for 16 months for a family wedding. The place looked perfect when we first booked. The blurb sold it really well plus the obvious feature of the looks. The price given isn't really the price given. Be aware of add ons like hirage for this and that and corkage. Plants wilting...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter got married here, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was good, put this place does need a lot of money spent on it. The home is very charming but like others the shower could not supply much in the way of water. The driveway is a challenge with its pot holes. The grounds are...

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Waipukurau, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited to be,attending this lovely event and staying in what appeared to be a fairytale homestead.I have blow learned that cameras do lie I was in a wheelchair as have a broken leg I had rung earlier in the week re wheel chair access Yes there is into the Manor but that is where it stopped I had...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highden is historically and architectural a remarkable destination, however the experience of staying there is much like the 1 kilometre long tarsealed driveway ; some parts are smooth and charming , other sections are so badly pot holed that they challenge low suspension systems with the balance repaired with lumps of concrete. We also live in a 115 year old...

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1Thank 6MTR26
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My father, nephew and myself had the absolute pleasure of recently staying at Highden Manor Estate, I fortunately stumbled across this treasure when searching for accommodation for a road trip to Wellington from Auckland. In all honesty I originally booked the accommodation for my fathers benefit but to our surprise my nephew and I got just as much out of...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived quite late, and so weren't able to appreciate the manor in the daylight but even so it's a lovely sight coming up to the house, under its spotlights. It's a very old house- beautiful woodwork and antiques in the foyer and in the main reception areas. Our two room suite was lovely and quaint - although the plumbing...

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This was the most amazing weekend of our lives. Our wedding was a fairy-tale! Astra and Aurora went above and beyond to make everything perfect for us. My bridesmaids and I stayed the night before the wedding in the highden suit and we set up after the rehearsal on Friday with the help of everyone. Then on Saturday our hair...

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

Hi Amy, Thank you kindly for your appreciation. It was a fabulous weekend and we always work our hardest to provide the perfect day for you, your family and friends. All the best for the future! Kind Regards, Astra

Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

Hi Stacia, We were very sorry to hear your grand-daughter jumped into the pond. As the pond is a naturally formed pond, with water levels rising and falling with rain water and naturally covered in duck weed, the most we can do is encourage and enforce that children are to be supervised at all times at Highden. Kindest regards, Astra

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $67 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Highden Manor Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Upstairs was good - numbers 12 and 14. 10 is next to the toilets. Can't help you with rooms in the main house sorry!”
 of 5 bubbles tmmayo, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Beds in hostel very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles bertmaggie, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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