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Sherborne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed April 5, 2016

For three weeks in January we stayed in Calvert Cottage in the grounds of Ounuwhao Harding House, Russell. It was to be a getaway from winter, a relaxation holiday, no car, lots of quiet time. The Cottage was perfect. Amid a beautiful garden full of birds, interesting plants and total calm we were able to achieve all we'd hope for.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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Reviewed March 27, 2016

This is a great B&B - decent sized rooms, immaculately decorated and furnished, with ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast - whilst served slightly earlier than I would have preferred - is outstanding with a great range of choices, homemade jams and fruit, and a hot 'main course' of real quality. Marilyn and Lee are great hosts, full of information and provide all... More 

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Thank Steve C
Marlow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

My family and I stayed for 5 nights in Calvert Cottage in February and absolutely loved it. Marilyn is an amazing host, nothing is too much trouble and her homestay is gorgeous. Calvert cottage was perfect for us with two small children, plenty of room, light, spotless and in gorgeous grounds. It's a perfect spot just a short walk from... More 

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Wohlen, Switzerland
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

Ounuwhao (Harding House) is one of the best B&B I’ve ever been! I stayed there for 5 nights. I can warmly recommend it! Marilyn and Allan are perfect hosts and their house has a wonderful atmosphere. I enjoyed very much the excellent breakfast with all sorts of homemade jams and Marilyn surprised me every day with a different warm breakfast... More 

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Thank Thomas L
Exeter
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

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
Reviewed January 28, 2016

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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Reviewed January 17, 2016

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
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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Melbourne, Australia
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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
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Ounuwhao Harding House

Address: 16 Hope Avenue | Matauwhi Bay, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: $200 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ounuwhao Harding House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“We had a room at the front of the house which had its own bath, as did the other room we rented next to the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles CleanSleepSeeker, Jan 17, 2016 | Read review
“Our room in the front of the house looked out over the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles merrywanderer616, Dec 10, 2015 | Read review
“I don't think it'll matter which room you have.”
 of 5 bubbles Moss092014, Jan 6, 2015 | Read review
“Loved the stand-alone garden suite.”
  • Garden suite
 of 5 bubbles dftfinnz, Dec 16, 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are absolutely gorgeous!”
 of 5 bubbles redsuva, Oct 13, 2014 | Read review
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