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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

On my first trip to Bay of Islands in 2007, I was indeed fortunate to have selected The White House, Russell, as my accommodation. Since then, I have been back at least a half-dozen times, always staying at my home-away-from-home. After all, why go looking for alternative lodging once you have found the perfect spot? The rooms are well appointed,... More 

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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Fantastic Hosts, Great location, Superb Rooms and the best breakfast in town. Had a lovely 3 nights (without the kids) and enjoyed every secon. Have stayed in Russell many times and can't believe I've missed this gem in the past. Next time we have a childless weekend we'll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed just one night. The room was lovely and well appointed, and came with everything you might need - beach towels, plunger coffee, good selection of tea, fridge, bath robes, chocolate bar, TV. We enjoyed sitting outside on the deck in the morning drinking coffee. The hosts were lovely too. Highly recommended.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Steve and Emma are just great hosts! Friendly, professional, they helped us decide on what to do in the area and booked the tours for us. The room was gorgeous! You find everything you could possibly need, and everything is decorated with lots of attention to detail. We could not have asked for a better place to stay!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This place is just fantastic. The hosts are extremely friendly, professional and courteous, the room was gorgeous and breakfast delicious. So close to the wonderful little town of Russell where time seems to stand still. We could not have asked for a more awesome little get away from the city for a weekend. Cheers!

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Thank KellyAndKrysten
Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

We stopped for, sadly one night and found it just amazing. Certainly the best b&b we've ever stopped in. Everything beautifully done and all needs catered for. Oh and that breakfast...wow! Thanks to wonderful hosts Steve and Emma. We were in Russell with two friends from Australia so could not have asked for better to show off our beautiful NZ!... More 

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Wonderful stay at the White House. Emma and Steve were excellent hosts and were very knowledgeable about the history and activities surronding their charming town. The mornings were delightful with the fantastic breakfast sitting outside in the peace and tranquility of the backyard garden. In the evening, amazing views of the stars with a glass of wine on the upstairs... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

What a great B and B - the room was luxurious, breakfasts were amazing and the location was superb. The room was a lovely place to come back to each night, the bed was excellent. The White House was a great place to explore Russell from, there were several walks from the doorstep as well as a good range of... More 

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Thank Becky H
Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We stayed at The White House for 3 nights over Easter Weekend. From the minute we arrived (early!), Emma and Steve made us feel more than welcome. Our room was immaculately clean, beautifully furnished and the bed more than comfortable. The breakfasts were incredible, and nothing was too much trouble. Steve and Emma had many suggestions of things to do... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

This is a special place. The atmosphere is informal but the standards are impeccable. Steve and Emma went out of their way to make our stay at the White House an enjoyable one. The suggestions on what to do and where to go locally and the assistance with bookings were much appreciated. The White House is a credit to them... More 

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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: $117 - $238 (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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