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Orongo Bay Homestead
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“Lovely B&B near Russell”
Reviewed 24 March 2007

We stayed four nights in the Oyster Bay room of this lovely B&B. This
room is upstairs in the main, historic old building and has a nice view of the large lawn and gardens and a bit of a view of nearby Oyster Bay. This room is excellent. Beautifully done, great king bed,
nice sitting area, large bathroom. If you are so inclined, there is a large collection of CDs and DVDs to use in the room. Hosts Chris and Michael are very nice. Michael in particular is totally into and can supply a large selection of top NZ wines. Breakfasts on the pleasant verandah are excellent and include a glass of bubbly. They will put on a gourmet dinner on request although we didn't try them on this. Laundry is done at $30 per load and there is an iron in the room.

It is a five minute drive into the delightful small town of Russell which has a selection of very good restaurants, most of which are on the waterfront. Tired of restaurants after a long trip, one night we bought pizzza in town and brought it back to the Homestead and ate it on the verandah, accompanied with a nice wine that Michael chose.
Highly recommended. Definitely not for the budget-challenged.

  • Liked — The lovely room and the general Bay of Islands area
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Orongo Bay Homestead
Address: 45 Aucks Road | Orongo Bay, Russell 0272, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Orongo Bay Homestead 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Known as the historic-listed First American Consulate in New Zealand, dating to the 1860's, this fully-restored, two-storey coastal Homestead is a peaceful, exclusive country residence with fine wine, renowned cuisine. Sequestered in fifteen acres of lawns, native bush and certified organic gardens, it looks across the sub-tropical Bay of Islands. Guests are accommodated in three distinctive, wood-paneled rooms all with separate entrance, ensuite bathroom, DVD, flat screen TV, wireless internet. Historic Russell is just 5 minutes drive around the bay. ... more   less 
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