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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked the garden suite for the Christmas period and had again a lovely stay with hosts Marilyn and Lee, both very nice people. The location is great, just outside the town an easy 10 min walk. We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and it gets soo quiet at night , great to catch up on quality sleep. As we were...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Was great to have returning guests..even after such a long tome...14 years! Loved sharing Christmas with you. It was a happy occasion for all of us and I don't mind all the effoert when it is appreciated! Cheers and hope to see you again another time. Best regards, Marilyn N.

Hingham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I were guests at the Ounuwhao Harding House for a wonderful three night stay. Our hostess, Marilyn warmly greeted us after our drive from Auckland. On arrival we were offered a choice of ice cold beverages including beer and wine along with freshly baked delights. The property is as stunning as it is historic. Marilyn's hot breakfasts...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a wonderful time here and that's exactly what we try to achieve with every guest who comes to stay with us. I know you will treasure your quilt and am so glad it has found an appreciative home. stay safe you two and keep loving one another......"second time around" can be very special......at least this applies...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed for 3 nights, 2 couples and 1 adult daughter and had a fabulous time. went on tall ship cruise and explorer boat and also caught ferry over to Waitange. We were made to feel very welcome by Marilyn and Lee and the breakfasts were divine! I would have no hesitation in recommending this fabulous B and B to...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

I do apprecitae your very helpful comments and am so glad you all enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thanks so much Liz , Kerry and co. safe and happy juorneys in the future. Best regards, Marilyn N.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed last week in the Garden Suite in Ounuwhao-Harding House. We were greeted very warmly by our hostess Marilyn. She welcomed us and showed us to our beautifully decorated cottage. There were fresh flowers and a bottle of wine in the fridge. After we had settled in Marilyn returned with 2 pieces of her delicious homemade...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Hi Liz and John, THANKS,,,,you guys rock! We love having happy guests and gio out of our way to make everyone feel 'special@ and I love to cook, so b/fast and afternoon teas are something I enjoy sharing with my guests and it's great when people appreciate our extra efforts. Cheers and thanks, Marilyn N.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Marilyn's bed and breakfast. We traveled as a large group of 7 and she welcomed us in with the most amazing breakfasts! We stayed in one of the larger cottages that was completely self sufficient, but we decided to enjoy Marilyn's breakfasts and we are happy we did! These were feasts, she started us...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Thanks so much guys....I really enjoyed talking with you and finding out about sewing and clothing/sewing companies in the States which I looked up on line after you told me about them....amazing and interesting "stuff". Your family were a joy to look after. Stay safe. Marilym N.

Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the cottage on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. We met Lee in the front garden and he provided us a quick tour, keys and info on the cottage. The location is beautiful, the main house is a wonderful historic structure and the cottage was fully equipped and offered comfortable beds with beautiful handmade quilts; Marilyn thoughtfully included...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Eric, Donna, and family....what a wonderful group of people who shared Christmas with us. We LOVED having you all and are happy you enjoyed staying in the cottage. Thanks for your lovely review and appreciative comments. Marilyn N.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this beautiful homestead for 2 nights.We were welcomed with a cup of tea and homemade flourless orange cake with chocolate topping.The house is beautiful with high ceilings and magnificent Kauri pine boards throughout. Breakfast was served in the kitchen and everything was homemade (stewed fruits from the garden,homemade bread and preserves and Marylyn presentrc delicious omelette one morning...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Thanks so much guys. Great to hear we seem to be back on track after one afternoon of missing arrivals and getting into ~hot water~..... we try our best and appreciate it when our guests are happy.

Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in is from 1pm, we arrived 1.30 and the place was wide open but no-one there or answering the door bell or our calls when we wandered through and no notes. Left and went for a walk and came back at 3.30 where this time there was a note on the door back and other guests waiting to check...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Hi Aaron and Suzanne. Obviously we cannot be here 24/7 and thus always ask our pending guests for an approx. arrival time. We didn't have this info with your booking, so left you a note as we were out for 1 and 1/2 hours to replenish our fruit supplies from a local market. It is impossible for us to be...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived at 3, there was no one home to check us in and a note saying they would be back at half 3. At 4, a man arrived and didn't apologise at all, saying he'd been out buying fruit. We stayed in the cottage at the back and didn't get breakfast as it cost extra, but we heard...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Interesting comments. Unfortunately we cannot be home 24/7 and although we left a note this partcular time, we were held up on the ferry. These guests left without saying goodbye and thus we were unable to apologize for the late arrival back from shopping. We ask for guests to let us know an approx. arrival time and in this case...

Ascot
Reviewed December 4, 2016

This magnificent heritage house, with several bedrooms, was quiet when we were there some time before 'the season' started, so we had the attention of the enthusiastic and so capable hostess, Marilyn, to ourselves. She served gourmet cooked breakfasts in the traditional kitchen and kept us well-informed on local sights, trips etc, for which she happily made the bookings. The...

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Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House, responded to this review

Thanks so much John. Loved having you both to stay, and so glad you enjoyed Russell too.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $196 - $220 (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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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Go for the garden suite, lots of space and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles cees33, 4 days ago | Read review
“Chose a room with ensuite attached”
 of 5 bubbles 156johno, 1 week ago | Read review
“Check to make sure it is an ensuite room”
 of 5 bubbles suzym45, 1 week ago | Read review
“Front room with bay window is good.”
  • Our room from outside
 of 5 bubbles johnmD1716FP, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
“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
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