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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Spent 5 nights here, it is lovely, very convenient location. The home has been renovated to a high standard, it is very comfortable with absolutely everything you need provided. I would highly recommend it.

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1 Thank Margaret G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We have just spent five nights at The White House in Russell over the New Year period, and loved it! While on first impression the road frontage of the house is shabby, what is down the path is not! The large garden has plenty of places to sit, the BBQ is clean and efficient, there is even a spa pool... More 

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1 Thank PhilippaNZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 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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Tallebudgera, Australia
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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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Thank R0BINH00D69
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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Thank MPMMarch14
leeds uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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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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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Thank CarenB4
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 28, 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury Heritage Holiday Accommodation in the heart of Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. A 2 minute flat walk to the waterfront. In one of NZ's oldest houses you can't help but have a truly unique stay. Circa 1840. 'The White House' - the luxuries of a hotel with the comfort of a home. A fully renovated villa with open plan kitchen/lounge, 3 beautiful ensuite rooms & Super King size beds. FREE Wi-Fi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The White House

Address: 7 Church Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: $116 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The White House Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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