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Ounuwhao Harding House

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4.5 of 5
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16 Hope Ave | Matauwhi Bay, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Exeter
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in Calvert Cottage, in the grounds of Ounuwhao Harding House, for 5 nights over Christmas and had a wonderful time. The cottage is light, spacious and well equipped with lots of thoughtful touches. We especially appreciated the delicious homemade cake and shortbread on arrival, the fresh flowers and lovely linen. It's just as good as it looks on... More 

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Thank ExeterBunny
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a most wonderful time exploring Russell and Matauwhi Bay and the delights of your exquisite craftwork, delicious cooking and caring ways were exceptional and so appreciated. Thank you! Hope to return one day.

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Thank Lynda L
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marilyn's guesthouse is a beautiful historical home designed with kauri wood walls and floors, her colorful handmade quilts, windows accented with stained glass and many unique features. The rooms are quaint and clean and thoughtful amenities are provided, including many types of bath products, a hallway refrigerator for guests, tiny chocolates and robes. A beautiful water view is seen from... More 

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Thank CleanSleepSeeker
California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My husband and I recently spent three nights here, and I would heartily recommend this B&B. The room was comfortable, quiet, supplied with all the amenities you could want, and the breakfast with extraordinary. Marilyn is a wonderful cook and makes everything from scratch, many of the offerings coming from her garden or pantry, which is full of things she... More 

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Thank merrywanderer616
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A superbly located place, which is full of character and feels like you have gone back in time with a wonderfully restored house. Amazing hosts, Marilyn and Lee make you feel very welcome and go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It is only a short walk to the Russell township and local beaches.... More 

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Thank Tom I
Auckland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Delightful bed and breakfast ten minutes walk from Russell. House is a beautiful colonial with a lot of character. Hosts were fantastic and the breakfasts were second to none. Breakfast included both continental and cooked meal. The frangelico soaked oranges in particular are worth going for!

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Thank Casey B
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank John G
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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 

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Thank Kelly S
Brackley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

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.

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Thank Douglas W
Jyväskylä
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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