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“Magic of Yesteryear”

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Ounuwhao Harding House
Ranked #5 of 19 Russell B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

This is the very first B&B we have ever stayed at. Beautiful old villa superbly decorated. Great quiet and peaceful location with a very easy stroll into Russell. Hosts were wonderful and the breakfasts superb. Would definitely recommend and certainly hope to return.

Room Tip: All rooms beautiful!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

This is an exceptional homestead encompassing all the beauty of yesteryear with the ultimate in modern comfort. The breakfasts are the best i have had anywhere with delicious home cooking and preserves. The accommodation has been looked after with fine detail including fresh flowers, arrival drinks, chocolates and a vast array of bathroom products. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it to other travellers

Room Tip: All the rooms were excellent
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

This wonderful house together with the charm of our hosts made this the perfect place for the Bay iof Islands part of our NZ holiday. The room was charming and the quilts beautiful. We were charmed by tea and delicious cake on arrival and the breakfasts are to die for with home made bread and jams and different delicious takes on a cooked breakfast. Perfect

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

What a charming old villa! The rooms are full of character with their old worldly charm and so tastefully decorated. The beautiful quilts on the bed, the fresh flowers, simply everything makes your stay memorable. The breakfasts are to die for and Marilyn is the perfect hostess. We could not have asked for anything more to make our wedding anniversary so very special!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

This place has charm, ambience, beautiful well appointed rooms and fantastic breakfasts.
The house is lovely. The rooms have everything you could want.
The hostess makes the most amazing breakfasts. There was different cooked food every day. The range of freshly baked bread, muesli, home preserved fruit and jams was stunning.
Then place was a short pleasant walk from the centre of Russell.
Russell is a world away from the craziness of Paihia.
Don't miss the chance to stay here.

Room Tip: Go for the en suite rooms.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We stayed in the cottage of the grounds of this B&B. It was beautiful, well furnished and comfortable, with Its own private area with Sun lounges and picnic table. The lounge had beautiful views of the bay. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and Marylin left tasty treats in the cottage for us. For our last day we booked in for breakfast. It was a wholesome treat, setting us up for our journey ahead. Homemade bread, muffins, preserves , fruit AND a cooked breakfast with fresh juice.
Ideally placed for a gentle one k walk into beautiful Russell.
Couldn't rate this accommodation highly enough.

Room Tip: The cottage had a comfortable double bed with en suite, another bedroom had 2single beds with own ba...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed at the cottage for three days over the Christmas holiday . Lee and Marilyn were the perfect hosts! Marilyn came over with a fresh baked Christmas fruit cake that was delicious ! She hosted a traditional Christmas dinner for all us guests away from home. Fantastic!! It was so relaxing, CLEAN, quaint with all her homemade quilts, and walking distance to town. A must stay if you're coming to Russell.

Room Tip: The cottage was perfect for a family where you have a full kitchen to prepare meals.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #5 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Russell
Price Range: £144 - £155 (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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