Highden Manor Estate

Star Rating
3 out of 5
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3.8 / 5Good
31 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Palmerston North Hospital
    14 min drive
  • Airport
    Palmerston North (PMR-Palmerston North Intl.)
    14 min drive
  • Popular Location
    New Zealand Rugby Museum
    14 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Arena Manawatu
    15 min drive

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    About this area


    Highden Manor Estate is located in Awahuri. New Zealand Rugby Museum and Te Manawa are cultural highlights, while The Square is a local landmark.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      City Library - 14 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Palmerston North Hospital - 14 min drive
    • Popular Location
      New Zealand Rugby Museum - 14 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Arena Manawatu - 15 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Te Manawa - 15 min drive

    Getting around

    • Palmerston North (PMR-Palmerston North Intl.) - 14 min drive

    About this property

    Highden Manor Estate

    Victorian guesthouse in Awahuri with free parking
    This guesthouse features a bar/lounge, conference space and wedding services. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecues and a picnic area are on-site. All 22 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, along with free bottled water.
    Highden Manor Estate offers 22 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.



    Check-in between 2 PM - 9 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Special check-in instructions

    There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
    Guests who wish to book breakfast are encouraged to contact the property before arrival. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


    Check-out before 10 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 39.00 per night.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets stay for free
    • 2 per room

    Property payment types


    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

    • Fee for full breakfast: NZD 19.00 for adults and NZD 12.00 for children (approximately)
    • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 39.00 per night
    • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    Property is also known as

    • Highden Manor Estate Hotel Palmerston North
    • Highden Manor Estate Palmerston North
    • Highden Manor Estate
    • Highden Manor Estate House Palmerston North
    • Highden Manor Estate House Awahuri
    • Highden Manor Estate Awahuri

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Free RV/bus/truck parking

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily: NZD 19.00 for adults and NZD 12.00 for children
    • 1 bar

    Family friendly

    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • No lifts

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Khmer
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • 2 meeting rooms
    • Conference space


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Free bottled water

    Frequently asked questions

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    Beautiful Setting

    The setting and the Grandeur of this Hotel is simply lovely we were in love with its overall charm the exterior is in need of a bit of cleaning and love but the rooms were lovely and very clean and inviting .

    Pros: Its beauty

    Cons: Clean the exterior and get rid of all the cobwebs in and outside

    Location: Beautiful location with amazing Gardens

    Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2018


    What a disappointment

    A facility in the middle of nowhere. No restaurant or breakfast. Nearest place (for eating) about 15 mins drive. I would have been really "disappointed" if I had simply arrived by taxi. The room was not serviced, nor were we offered fresh towels etc.

    Cons: Public facilities

    Location: See above

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

    great character

    we enjoyed our stay the room was lovely and we enjoyed exploring the grounds. thanks for a great stay.

    Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2017

    4/5 Good

    Beautiful place to stay, great atmosphere.Hearing some people howling was a bit of a concern...

    Cons: There were lots of mosquitoes in our room and bathroom, got bitten heaps and BF killed at least 50.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2017

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Beautiful grand old building

    It is always a pleasure to stay at The Highden which has recently changed hands. Nothing was a problem and with gas heating in the main building was awesome even through it was quite cold outside. The team at Highden were very obliging and met all our requests without a fuss. Would suggest Highden as a romantic spot or venue for that speail event!

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