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Ounuwhao Harding House

4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   16 Hope Ave | Matauwhi Bay, Russell, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 21 Russell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Have just spent a glorious 3 nights in this beautiful home, so lovingly restored and authentic. We were welcomed after a long drive with a cup of tea and supper and this set the scene for the rest of our stay. Marilyn and Lee provide a very warm and welcoming environment - Marilyn's breakfasts are legendary! Does this woman ever... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Thank you so much to Marilyn and Lee. Ounuwhao is an absolute delight in every way. Your home which you so lovingly restored is warm and welcoming as are you both. From the moment we arrived we felt indulged. The atmosphere is relaxing, luxurious and homely all at the same time. Marilyn your talents in home craft are evident all... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Have just returned from 3 nights in this delightful property. Marilyn and Lee have the most amazing home filled with creative talents in both food and craft work. The house has been lovingly restored in keeping with the period and offers plenty of space for guests to relax and unwind. Marilyn is happy to help with local information and recommendations... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We recently had a 2 night stay at this beautiful bed and breakfast in Matauwhi Bay, Russell. We were warmly welcomed by our host, Marilyn. Her love and passion for food, textiles and people are clearly evident. On arrival we were treated to home baked goods and a hot drink. There were many places throughout the home to relax and... More

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West Midlands, England
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38 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Russell was the first stop on our tour of North and South Island. What a perfect location! The owners were extremely accommodating and helpful, the room was wonderful, (decorated with Marilyn's hand made quilting) the breakfast was a treat and the bed was sooooo comfortable. Added to that Russell is such a beautiful place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We had a wonderful time staying with Marilyn and Lee. Lovely room with a great outdoor room to read in. Nothing was too much trouble, with breakfasts that kept you full for much of the day..... Russell is a delightful place to stay. We had a view of the sea, which changed constantly according to the weather, which was great... More

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Owen Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Four of us from Canada and the UK were warmly welcomed by Marilyn at Ounuwhao Harding House in February 2014. We had the great pleasure of staying in Calvert Cottage which has a large well equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, laundry, living room, dining room and sun porch as well as a washing machine. The fabulous quilts throughout the... More

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Beamsville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We recently stayed with Marilyn Feb. 14 , 2014 and had a most pleasant stay. Although Marilyn was not well for part of our stay, her husband proved to be very handy in the kitchen. Marilyn provided us with very comfortable accommodation, excellent food and interesting conversation all in a period house. The location provides a nice walk after a... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A beautiful Victorian period house with kauri floors and beautiful patchwork quilts, cushions, embroidered towels. Our bedroom was large with easy chairs and the bathroom is also large with a shower and claw foot bath and lovely touches such as flowers and chocolates in the room. Marilyn was a great host and cooked amazing breakfasts and provided a yummy afternoon... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Ounuwhao Harding House is a delightful B & B. Its history is amazing and it kauri interior is beautiful. Marilyn and Lee are fabulous hosts. They provide fascinating facts and gourmet breakfasts. We highly recommend this B & B.

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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*
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