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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This historic building sits across the road from the bay and just a short walk from the fantastic town of Russell. It has great quality, contemporary facilities yet in a fascinating and history rich building. Marilyn is a great host. She makes great breakfast specials although the absence of choice may not suit everyone. We found her helpful and informative...

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Wheatley, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This B&B was recommended to us from a friend, we were not disappointed. Great piece of property with a wonderful view. We loved staying there and spending time with the owner Marilyn and her husband. The breakfast was unbeatable and the rooms just as comfortable and clean.

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Flesherton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you walk through the gate of the white picket fence, you feel at home. Marilyn is so warm and welcoming. The rooms are roomy, homey and are equipped with everything you need for a wonderful, restful stay. Her breakfast is unbelievable ....not only totally delicious, but the presentation is amazing. We enjoyed two nights here and if...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Thanks so much...lovely to get positive feedback...you have really made my day! We try our very best and this house does ooze creativity and passion...and it's great when this is appreciated in this way. Stay safe and all the best. Marilyn N.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are return visitors to Ounuwhao Harding House, and it will always be our first choice when in Russell! Marilyn's care and devotion to her guests is evident across all aspects..from the clean and beautiful rooms to the exquisite presentation of a full and tasty breakfast. A fabulous oasis and feeling of 'home' when travelling in the northland of NZ....

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Hi Thelma, frirnds and family, We had a great "Catch-Up" and was so cool to talk to you all about your earlier ife in a BIG family....stay safe, enjoy your time in N.Z. and look after each other. Come again...we love having you to stay. Best regards, Marilyn N.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing three days in a very tranquil setting. Our own private, spacious and very comfortable cottage, [The Garden Suit] with its veranda looking out onto a lovely garden. All the extras, like on arrival a bottle of wine in the fridge, chocolates, cookies and an amazing home cooked afternoon tea that catered for my very specific dietary needs plus...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Thanks guys. You were great guests and I very much appreciate your comments and to know just how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We do go the extra mile for our guests and it's good to see how this reflects on our guests experience here. Stay safe. Best regards, Marilyn N.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We stayed two nights in the cottage - clean, excellently equipped, spacious and comfortable. Marilyn is a keen quilter and each room has beautiful. personal, homely touches. We opted for breakfast - delicious cold and hot options using home grown produce. The tortilla wrap is fantastic as are the poached plums. Bread is home made and beautifully complemented by the...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Hi Guys, So pleased you were able to come to stay with us. We LOVED having you here and Lee esp. enjoyed chatting to you both @ B/fast. The cottage is both peacful and quiet and I can certainly see that you appreciated everything we do to give our guests the best holiday experience possible. Stay safe. Best regards, Marilyn...

Coalfalls Qld
Reviewed 19 January 2017

we stayed 5 nights in a queen bedroom with ensuite.we used the vehranda seating and adjoining lounge to socialise with travelling companions. a comfortable 15 minute walk to town.everlasting memories of a great breakfast every morning,beautiful homegrown/made preserved fruit and creatively cooked main.marilyn & lee were welcoming and helpful.

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Great review from very happy guests who enjoyed what we have to offer....it's always good to share our lovely home and everything Russell hass to offer visitors, and make new friends with like-minded peoples. Stay safe and enjoy your travels. Best regards, marilyn N.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We booked the garden suite for the Christmas period and had again a lovely stay with hosts Marilyn and Lee, both very nice people. The location is great, just outside the town an easy 10 min walk. We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and it gets soo quiet at night , great to catch up on quality sleep. As we were...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Was great to have returning guests..even after such a long tome...14 years! Loved sharing Christmas with you. It was a happy occasion for all of us and I don't mind all the effoert when it is appreciated! Cheers and hope to see you again another time. Best regards, Marilyn N.

Hingham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were guests at the Ounuwhao Harding House for a wonderful three night stay. Our hostess, Marilyn warmly greeted us after our drive from Auckland. On arrival we were offered a choice of ice cold beverages including beer and wine along with freshly baked delights. The property is as stunning as it is historic. Marilyn's hot breakfasts...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a wonderful time here and that's exactly what we try to achieve with every guest who comes to stay with us. I know you will treasure your quilt and am so glad it has found an appreciative home. stay safe you two and keep loving one another......"second time around" can be very special......at least this applies...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stayed for 3 nights, 2 couples and 1 adult daughter and had a fabulous time. went on tall ship cruise and explorer boat and also caught ferry over to Waitange. We were made to feel very welcome by Marilyn and Lee and the breakfasts were divine! I would have no hesitation in recommending this fabulous B and B to...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

I do apprecitae your very helpful comments and am so glad you all enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thanks so much Liz , Kerry and co. safe and happy juorneys in the future. Best regards, Marilyn N.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Ounuwhao Harding House

Address: 16 Hope Avenue | Matauwhi Bay, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: ₹ 13,556 - ₹ 16,536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ounuwhao Harding House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“They are all quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles C2395YEkevinl, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Families want to stay in the seperate house and the Garden suit is perfect for couples wanting privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles cathy1_10, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go for the garden suite, lots of space and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles cees33, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Chose a room with ensuite attached”
 of 5 bubbles 156johno, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles suzym45, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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