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Murrell's Grand View House

7 Murrell Avenue, Manapouri 9643 New Zealand
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#3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Manapouri
Murrells Grand View House, Manapouri, offers hosted bed and breakfast accommodation in a quiet, relaxed environment which commands stunning views of the lakes and mountains beyond. The house has been owned and operated as a guest house by the Murrell family since 1889. Robert and Philippa are the 4th generation of Murrells to welcome guests to the house and they enjoy sharing this unique historic house with travellers from all over the world. Welcome refreshments are included in the tariff as is a substantial breakfast served at a time to suit guests' itineraries.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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MTgirl14 wrote a review Mar 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely place to stay, nice views, hospitable host and nice hot breakfast. Rooms have coffee service but no refrigerator. Nice shower and amenities. Bed was very comfortable. We would stay there in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Shirley W wrote a review Mar 2020
Guildford89 contributions60 helpful votes
We arrived at the B&B in the mid afternoon after a cruise in Doubtful Sound and were met by a charming lady who gave us a tour of the house and a potted history of the family who have owned the property for four generations. She then showed us to our room and served us tea and fruit cake on the verandah. Nice touches. This is an old house and has been run as a guest house since the 1880s. It has big rooms and period furniture and guests have access to a private sitting room and dining room. The en-suite bathroom was roomy and was well equipped, with nice toiletries. The grounds were extensive and well tended and there is on-site parking for guests. The views of Lake Manapouri and the surrounding mountains from the house are stunning. Breakfast was excellent, lots of choice and freshly baked croissants with excellent coffee. Robert the owner was a charming, friendly host who was obviously intent on giving his guests a good experience. The house is very close to the Real Journeys visitor centre so it is ideal accommodation for trips to Doubtful Sound. There is a nice restaurant/bar within walking distance of the house. We loved it.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from GrandViewHouse, Owner at Murrell's Grand View House
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Wow. Thank you for review. Rob
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Mel1Sydney wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia439 contributions101 helpful votes
We spent one night here before an overnight Doubtful Sound cruise (very convenient location). Our host Rob could not have been more congenial or friendly or helpful. Allowing us to park our car/ luggage on his grounds overnight was so greatly appreciated. The breakfast was also excellent. However, the house could do with a bit of TLC. A lick of paint and definitely some fixing in the bedroom we were allocated- the floorboards squeaked so badly every single step was loud. Also, the water pressure in the shower is terrible, the towels are thin and small. There’s a captive market here but it would be nice if the place was updated a bit, and it would still retain it’s charm and history.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Not room 4 until the floorboards are fixed!
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FamilyB17 wrote a review Dec 2019
Basingstoke, United Kingdom40 contributions34 helpful votes
Don’t expect all the modern conveniences as the house has been a guest house since 1889! However embrace it and it is a great place to stay. Friendly, welcoming, Rob could not have been more helpful. We only stayed one night before crossing Manapouri Lake to Doubtful Sound, but despite the weather we enjoyed our visit.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from GrandViewHouse, Owner at Murrell's Grand View House
Responded 7 Dec 2019
Hi Many thanks for taking the time to review our accommodation. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us - the weather has been quite wild recently! So good to meet you and host you in our corner of the world. Thanks Rob.
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Livingthedream999 wrote a review Mar 2019
Denver, Colorado219 contributions118 helpful votes
I believe this is the first guest house in the area and has been in the family for serval generations. Our room was spacious and comfortable- there is also a nice living room and a porch to sit. The hostess brought us tea and some delicious homemade fruit cake which was thoughtful. They also let us leave our car on the property while we went on a 2-day cruise.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$173 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionManapouri
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Frequently Asked Questions about Murrell's Grand View House
What are some of the property amenities at Murrell's Grand View House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Murrell's Grand View House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Murrell's Grand View House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.