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Linz, Austria
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7 reviews
Reviewed November 2, 2015

We were two couples who booked this house. At first we were captivated by the beautiful garden and the interior of the house. The rooms which we got were very comfy. Also the breakfast was very delicious and the hosts told us funny story. I recommend the Arapohue House to everyone who visits Bay of Islands.

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Thames, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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Reviewed March 10, 2015

Absolutely fabulous !! Bradley and Vivienne are wonderful hosts. We slept in the cottage, gorgeous !! It was very quiet and relaxing sitting in the garden having a glass of wine. Bradley and Vivienne suggested we eat at the local RSA, which was fabulous and good vlaue for money. We loved the fact we could just walk to the town.... More 

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Co Armagh, NI
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38 reviews
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed here after we decided to extend our week long stay in Russell in the New Year (2014) and the Duke of Marlborough was fully booked. Am really glad we had to move here as this was a wonderful experience, and only a few minutes walk from the strand. Bradley and Vivian are lovely, a fine example of kiwi... More 

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ArapohueHouse, Owner at Arapohue House B&B, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. We enjoyed your company too, and yes, we are still here having a great time in Russell. Who knows, we may be here for a while yet as we love our life in Russell! A bit cooler here now at night as Autumn rolls around, but still plenty to do, as the days turn... More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Thank you Vivian & Bradley for a wonderful 5 night stay at your B&B back in November 2013, I couldn't ask for more, my room was very comfortable, breakfast excellent & they advised me of the best places to visit & booked one of my trips up sailing round the bay of Islands for the day. I arrived as a... More 

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ArapohueHouse, Owner at Arapohue House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks Jenny...we liked you too! Thankyou for your kind words. We like to help our guests as much as we can. I am really glad you enjoyed the Bay of Islands, and your stay at Arapohue House. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

We picked Arapohue more or less at random, as we couldn't face attempting to camp in horrific rain, and ended up spending our entire stay in Russell here. Hosts Bradley and Vivian welcome you like members of the family and could not do enough to see we enjoyed our time in Russell and at their home. Impeccable rooms, (complete with... More 

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ArapohueHouse, Owner at Arapohue House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment! We thought you were pretty awsome too! More 

Middleton, South Australia
1 review
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We are two couples who booked Arapohue House while still in Australia. On arrival in quaint Russell, we were pleasantly surprised with the presentation of the two rooms. Host Bradley was very welcoming as was Vivienne when she came home from work. Breakfast, cooked by Bradley, was superb. A friendlier, more welcoming couple would be hard to find. We enjoyed... More 

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ArapohueHouse, Owner at Arapohue House B&B, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. We love our Aussie cousins and it was a pleasure to have you in our home. More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

I was not going to write this review, but decided that because I found this B&B through TripAdvisor I should alert others to the problem we had. The reviews of this property are fantastic and they persuaded us to book for three nights on our trip to NZ. The property website only mentions two bedrooms, both of which sound lovely,... More 

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ArapohueHouse, Owner at Arapohue House B&B, responded to this review

Sorry you had a bad experience. Our season has been a busy one, and we like our customers to be happy. We are sorry that things did not work out for you in our family unit. We did offer to move you but you did decline. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We booked our first three nights in New Zealand at Arapohue house and after arriving quite late after a very long day we were very pleased with our choice of accomodation .The room was great and the breakfasts superb.Vivian and bradley were very welcoming and friendly hosts always willing to help us plan our day.The gardens around the house are... More 

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ArapohueHouse, Owner at Arapohue House B&B, responded to this review

Always wonderful to get great reviews from people who have become our friends. thankyou. More 

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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

A picture perfect seaside town and a quite brilliant bed and breakfast . Viv and Brad were great hosts with some excellent recommendations for things to do like try out long beach , walks and boat trips. Why stay anywhere else in Rusell?

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ArapohueHouse, Owner at Arapohue House B&B, responded to this review

We both enjoy having our guests to stay. Thank you for picking us! More 

Coniston, null, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We stayed at another B/B in town but decided on another night AND Arapohue House was FAR SUPERIOR - friendly helpful hosts, superb breakfasts,lovely rooms with quality linens, comforable beds and immaculate gardens tidy and tended. Matched Pentland House in Whangarei. Don't miss this treat in Russell Pat and Anne English Lake District

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ArapohueHouse, Owner at Arapohue House B&B, responded to this review

We always love to get our reviews and welcome any feedback. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at this beautiful old bungalow, and be assured that you will be very happy with any of our queen size beds in a choice of 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. We have a cute cottage in the garden which is part of our Bed & Breakfast. This has been purposely built in character with the old house. It is a flat leisurely 2 minute walk into Russell Village. Tea & coffee facilities are provided as are bathrobes, toiletries, hair dryers, and fluffy towels, in room flat screen TV and stereo, and lots of pillows for your comfort. A guest lounge with a large screen TV is available for your use. Free Wi-Fi is available. Breakfast is served at whatever time suits you. We are looking forward to meeting you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arapohue House B&B

Address: 9 Wellington Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: $106 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Arapohue House B&B Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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“Don't stay in the room over the garage unless you are a large family that like sleeping together in the same room”
 of 5 bubbles DavidT03, Apr 12, 2013 | Read review
“The cottage is a separate room that overlooks and has direct access to the lovely garden and patio with wandering kiwi -- though all three room choices are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles 137ronas, Dec 23, 2012 | Read review
“All rooms are very nice. There is one private cottage room in the back that is separate from the house, so if you want more privacy, that is the one to choose.”
  • My room in the front.
  • The private cottage or
 of 5 bubbles SarahG120, Mar 17, 2012 | Read review
“Bradley and Vivienne are happy for visitors to choose from whichever rooms are available when you arrive.”
 of 5 bubbles AngieB309, Mar 4, 2012 | Read review
“The room in the garden is very beautiful and completely independent from the house.”
 of 5 bubbles VinnyBrussels, Dec 8, 2011 | Read review
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