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Overview of Highden Manor Estate

Highden Manor Estate

3.0 star property
Awahuri Victorian guesthouse with bar/lounge

7.6/10 Good

31 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Bar
  • Meeting Facilities
220 Green Rd, RD6, Palmerston North, Awahuri, Manawatu, 4476

Room options

About this area

Getting around

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


  • Rongotea Tavern - 9 min drive
  • The Corner - 9 min drive
  • The Strongroom - 9 min drive
  • Thai Mekong Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Murray's Irish Bar - 9 min drive

About this property

Highden Manor Estate

Highden Manor Estate is a great choice for a stay in Awahuri. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and full breakfast is available daily. Other highlights at this Victorian guest house include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location.


English, Khmer, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free (2 per room)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

Working away

  • Conference space


  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1896
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Khmer
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 19.00 for adults and NZD 12.00 for children
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 39.00 per night


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Highden Manor Estate offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Highden Manor Estate does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Highden Manor Estate?
Yes, pets stay free, with a limit of 2 per room.
Is parking offered on site at Highden Manor Estate?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Highden Manor Estate?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Highden Manor Estate and nearby?
Highden Manor Estate has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Highden Manor Estate?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Rongotea Tavern (5.8 mi), The Corner (5.9 mi), and Essence Cafe and Bar (6.7 mi).







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very 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 .
Anastasia, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

great character
we enjoyed our stay the room was lovely and we enjoyed exploring the grounds. thanks for a great stay.
1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful place to stay, great atmosphere.Hearing some people howling was a bit of a concern...
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Had a shower and tv in room and toilets and showers away from room.this type of accommodation should be free or for desperate
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Interesting heritage building
Needs a much better breakfast for the price Fresh fruit salad look tired and at least toast should be offered and ideally a choice of breakfast cereal Suggest they invest in individual packs of cereal from Sanitarium or similar
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Disappointment from the minute you arive
When you step out of your car the fairy tale comes crashing down. The run down condition of the structure reviled it's self. Upon entering to check-in we where greeted by a dishevelled individual with no shoes and no hosting skills. The morning we checked out our breakfast was served by same individual no foot wear no idea no milk no cups,( we are out of here)
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Unclean and Unloved
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 once during my four day stay, and the shared bathroom was only cleaned once. The grounds were full of weeds and overgrown. I did see one gardener do a small amount of inconsequential work, but the massive property truly needs a team of people to maintain it at it's full glory. I'm so sad that this amazing estate has been left to fade away - I'm sure the owners are very fond of the property, but they clearly are not giving it the attention and investment it needs.
Verified Wotif guest review