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3.8 / 5Good
31 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.


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


Explore the area

Popular LocationPalmerston North Hospital14 min drive
AirportPalmerston North (PMR-Palmerston North Intl.)14 min drive
Popular LocationNew Zealand Rugby Museum14 min drive
Popular LocationArena Manawatu15 min drive

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  • Wisteria Verandah Luxury Suite

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  • Bluebell Suite

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  • Empire Room

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  • Dahlia Suite, 2 Bedrooms

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  • Orchid Suite, 2 Bedrooms

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  • Pacific Rim, Single Budget Room

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  • Pacific Rim, Twin Budget Room

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About this area


Highden Manor Estate is located in Awahuri. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Victoria Esplanade, while New Zealand Rugby Museum and Te Manawa are cultural highlights.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • City Library - 14 min drive
  • Palmerston North Hospital - 14 min drive
  • New Zealand Rugby Museum - 14 min drive
  • Arena Manawatu - 15 min drive
  • 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. This Awahuri guesthouse provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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


Business services

2 meeting rooms
Conference space


BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


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 parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free bottled water



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


Check-out before 10 AM

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 must contact the property for check-in information
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests who wish to book breakfast are encouraged to contact the property before arrival.


Pets stay for free
2 per room

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.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

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 may be 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.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Highden Manor Estate House Awahuri
Highden Manor Estate Awahuri
Highden Manor Estate

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Guest reviews

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!