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The White House

7 Church Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I spent 3 great days here over the Waitangi Day weekend, and found it a very pleasant getaway from the crowds. The Jurys, our hosts, were tremendously helpful with our planning and once we got there -- very responsive and full of good information. The house is well appointed, and has a good, functional kitchen. Rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well appointed and comfortable room in an historic setting. The little extra touches made it even more inviting. The White House was well situated within Russell with the main waterfront area a very short walk. Our hosts, Steve and Emma, were friendly, well versed in the local area to suggest activities, attentive with an eye for service yet unobtrusive. Missing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I completely agree with all the recent rave reviews, so I won't repeat the detail. A lovely property in a great location with wonderful hosts. I have no hesitation in recommending The White House and hope to return someday.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Russell has always been a favourite place but the first time at the White House. We loved the old world charm and the graciousness of the hosts, Emma and Steve. Sitting on the deck as the sun goes down into the canopy of trees or having breakfast in the morning in the garden. It is actually better being slightly away... More 

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leeds uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Steve and Emma were great hosts,always chatty an informative but never intrusive.We really enjoyed our room it was very clean and comfortable.The breakfast was really good and as my wife needed gluten free they went out of their way to cater for here. We would have no hesitation staying here again this couple made you feel very comfortable.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

the wonderful owners of this B & B in Russell, Steve and Emma, make this convenient spot a winner in charming Russell. It is a short walk to the piers and town sights, all of which are right there. Breakfast is homemade in their kitchen and they even allow use of their washer dryer at no charge. all 3 rooms... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My husband and I stayed 11 days at the White House and thoroughly enjoyed every single day. The breakfast we ordered was delicious and filling with several menu choices. Our room was made up every day with fresh towels and linens. It is a prime location, close to town and the waterfront ( 2 minute walk), yet quiet and relaxing.... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Only three days at this beautiful home while I was scuba diving with Northland Dive Centre. Andrea our host couldn't enough for us. My wife a non- diver had a very relaxing time, the bedroom,house, food and ambiance was delightful. Certainly will suggest my friends have a stay there.

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at The White House. The room was nicely appointed and the location was great. Having stayed in B& B's all over NZ we did feel that the the claim of being luxury accommodation (with luxury pricing) was somewhat overblown. There was no daily room servicing (glasses, bins, towels) and I think traipsing up and down stairs... More 

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Tewharema, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

We take reviews very seriously & are very sorry to hear of your bad experience at The White House. We pride ourselves on our value for money & good service, being one of the only places in Russell not only to offer free wi-fi & late check out, but also complimentary Port & Sherry, laundry facilities & a private guest... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Manager Andrea , amazing , made us feel as though we were staying in a home . Nothing to much trouble . A very reasonably priced well presented B&B . 2 minutes walk from everything you need in Russell . Would highly recommend it .

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