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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 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is incredible. We are Kiwis who tend to snub B&B's. Well, you don't know what you are missing fellow Kiwis!!! The house provides all the privacy and comforts that a motel does, with scrumptious decor and warm hospitality. Breakfast puts any cafe to shame. A simple but delicious cooked daily dish along with home made bread, preserves, muesli,... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This B & B rates up there with the best! The history of the house coupled with the flexible and personable hostess made our stay MOST enjoyable. The house is filled with period items and, more importantly, painstakingly beautiful handmade quilts that adorn each room. A warm and welcoming place to stay that is set on a quarter acre of... More

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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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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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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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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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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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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
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