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madrid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing stay, Robert is an amazing person, making everything he can to make you feel as you would be at home or even better with such a nice breakfast. Apart from this, the views are just unbelievable and the house is really an historic building in the area. We highly recommend staying here for visiting: Doubtful and Milford Sounds. Thanks...

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

Hi Thanks so much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here. We try our best to ensure that our guests have a great stay. It was a pleasure to host you and perhaps we will see you again one day. Robert

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent accommodation, lovely guest house with all the old world charm, wonderful views over the lake to the mountains, very warm hosts, excellent cooked breakfast, am writing this review while sitting in front of the open fire drinking tea, who wouldn't love it

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This is a memorable place to stay with very friendly and professional hosts. The breakfasts were good and kept us going all day! The rooms have a fantastic view, hence the name, and it's perfectly suited for those doing the Doubtful Sound tour. Only an easy five minute walk to the boat. It is really a taste of New Zealand...

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Hillsboro, Oregon
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This was a fantastic location to enjoy Manapouri lake. We used for a stop over before a overnight cruise. Wished we had spent another day. The house was built in the 1880's so new it isn't. But it has a fantastic host family and a great breakfest and a ton of history and information. Bed was comfortable and the floors...

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

Thanks so much for your great review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay at Grand View. We do endeavour to make everyone's visit a special one as this is a special place. Stay longer next time as there is plenty to see in Fiordland!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We spent two nights here while visiting New Zealand. Had wanted to stay in Te Anau but due to Chinese New Years they were full. The house does have great charm and a wonderful view but having to drive to 15 minutes to restaurants and activities meant we didn't get to take advantage of all its assets. Although the room...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Manapouri is a small place with Te Anau just 20kms away, however, there are a couple of dining options in Manapouri and it is the departure point for all excursions to Doubtful Sound so our place is very handy for...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night. The property is in a nice position with views of the lake and mountains from the gardens. The room was basic and clean with a small shower and without TV. The host Rob was very friendly and helpful and kindly offered to hang up our wet clothing. A basic breakfast was included. There were...

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Nynashamn, Sweden
Reviewed 17 January 2016 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,...

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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.

Reviewed 27 December 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...

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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.

Los Altos, California
Reviewed 5 July 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...

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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...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 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.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Murrell's Grand View House

Address: 7 Murrell Avenue, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Manapouri
Price Range: $254 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Murrell's Grand View House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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