We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 21 Russell B&Bs / inns

Ounuwhao Harding House

4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   16 Hope Ave | Matauwhi Bay, Russell, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Ounuwhao Harding House
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Save
You added Ounuwhao Harding House to your Saves list
Ranked #5 of 21 Russell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
John G
Write a Review

109 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    103
    6
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
14
72
8
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (28)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (109)
  • Mar-May only
    (37)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (12)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (16)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (44)
All months
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Lee and Marilyn. We were very privileged to spend 2 nights in such a lovingly restored old home and to experience your hospitality. The tip to go on the Hole in the Rock trip was a good one Marilyn - Anne and I had a great time. Thank you also for the 5 star breakfasts. Great start to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A charming B & B within a few minutes drive to the lovely town of Russell, New Zealand. Our hosts Marilyn and Lee were extremely friendly and served a delicious breakfast. The rooms are old style traditional with your own private bath and a communal refrigerator available for guests. Sadly we only had one night here and could have easily... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brackley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Run by Mr & Mrs Nicklin this lovely House is set a 10minute stroll from the village of Russell which is on the waterfront. The Hosts are extremely pleasant ( As it seems all New Zealanders are ! ) The rooms wonderfully old style traditional. Very comfortable and Breakfast is a pleasant surprise having a Nicklin twist from Mrs Nicklin.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jyväskylä
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I stayed here during my NZ roadtrip and liked it immensely - the only thing that akes away one point is the distance from the town center, but still, it is only a 8-minute walk. Lee and Marilyn were absolutely awesome and friendly, the place was great and traditional, yet eerything worked, including the wi-fi. Andrew and Lynn, than you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ounuwhao is just a 10-15 minute walk from Russell and you don't miss anything by staying here. The building isn't an original Russell structure but historically it is similar and extremely well reconditioned and maintained. It's the perfect setting for a stay in Russell. Your hosts are friendly and welcoming, offering a generous breakfast and any help you might need.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were lucky enough to spend two nights with Marilyn and her magnificent labour of love. This house has a soul and you can feel it the moment you walk in the door. We stayed in a rear bedroom near the guest lounge and main kitchen and it was extremely comfortable and quiet from even the very small amount of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a gem. An old villa transformed into a boutique B+B with a variety of accommodation options including a self-contained cottage. We stayed in a stand-along suite with amazing quilting everywhere (all done by Marilyn), a really comfortable Californian-King bed, a lovely verandah in the sun to sit, read and watch the (very peaceful) world go by and terrific... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Such a beautiful place to stay, in such a beautiful part of the world. I was so impressed with the house and how it has been so beautifully restored, and decorated by our hugely creative host. My partner and I stayed in the main house this time. The room was beautifully decorated, a really good size and had a lovely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a place we can highly recommend. We really appreciated being in such a beautifully restored old villa. The hostess was warm and helpful and provided a wonderful breakfast, which included home made yoghurt, preserves and jams. Better than any cafe breakfast. The only thing we would like to have had is an electric blanket on the bed or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is our 3rd stay at Ounuwhao. I have stayed in the Main house with my daughter and some friends, the Garden Suite for our Anniversary and now Calvert Cottage as a family. There are no words to explain the calm that settles upon me when I arrive here each time. It is a true escape into a fairy tale...the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Ounuwhao Harding House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ounuwhao Harding House

Address: 16 Hope Ave | Matauwhi Bay, Russell, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ounuwhao Harding House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Agoda, Hotels.com, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Ounuwhao Harding House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ounuwhao Harding House Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands

34 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (34)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (12)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay