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The White House
Reviewed April 18, 2013

If you are visiting Russell, this is the place to stay. Wonderful hosts, superb accommodation and the best breakfast ever. Emma and Steve go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and have excellent local knowledge to share. The lovely old house is a haven of comfort. We can't recommend it more highly.

Room Tip: We've tried Kiwi and Tamarillo - all of the rooms are excellent with lovely en suites.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We enjoyed a nice peaceful and relaxing stay at The White House in early February this year. Perfect location in the heart of Russell within walking distance of everything without any hills to climb unlike some other accommodation. Emma and Steve very friendly and helpful and booked us on the Explore NZ Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise - fabulous, highly recommend. Accommodation very nice and breakfast delicious.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank AARobertson1Fife
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We spent 3 nights in this great B&B. Steve & Emma are great hosts, ever helpful. Breakfast is fabulous, whatever you want, & Steve is always on for a good long morning chat!! The room was fabulously. It's a great place to stay & we will go back some day & let anyone we know going to Russell to stay here. Just a great place.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed at The White House for three nights close to the beginning of our travels in New Zealand and were still suffering a bit from jet lag. Steve and Emma are exceptionally friendly and laid back hosts and staying with them certainly helped us relax and take in the wonderful atmosphere of Russell and the surrounding Bay of Islands. The accommodation was very comfortable and Steve and Emma have done a great job in restoring an historic property which had been left derelict. Steve's cooked breakfasts were great and Emma was kind enough to let us use her washing machine and hang out our stuff to dry. A couple of days after we left, my husband realized that he had left some clothing in the room. We tracked Steve and Emma down (on one of their rare days off!) and Emma came to the rescue by shipping the items on to Wellington where they were waiting for us on our arrival. Many thanks to our wonderful hosts!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

There is a wealth of interesting and nice places to stay in Russell, but don't overlook The White House. And for goodness sake, do not spend all of your time in the Bay of Islands in Paihia!!! The White House has a history at least as fascinating as the rest of Russell (which is saying a lot) and the amenities are second to none. The hosts are warm and welcoming, keen to tell you some stories, and the rooms are excellent. Lovely beds and linen, a spa, mere seconds from town and the waterfront, and decent, old fashioned hospitality. Plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy, my only tip - take some insect repellant for the mozzies!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We drove to Russell from Auckland thinking we'd stay a couple of nights at the White House. On arrival Emma and Steve made us feel so welcome and we chatted about things to see and do in the area. We decided on a couple of trips - dolphin cruise (yes we saw them) and the 90 mile beach drive - both trips were fantastic. So we stayed an extra night and really enjoyed the hospitality from Emma and Steve. Emma and Steve are great hosts - Steve's brekkie was superb and kept us going all day. Our room was spacious and very comfortable - plunger coffee and chocs were a really nice touch. We had a fabulous time in Russell and our stay with Emma and Steve made it all the more enjoyable. Loads of tips on where to visit on both the North and South Island - thanks to both of you we had a great stay with you.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rutlanders65
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Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

I have never stayed anywhere as lovely as the White House in Russell. The room was beautiful and the hosts' attention to detail was evident in every aspect of the house, garden, breakfast and the service always came with a smile. Having breakfast in the garden each morning was delightful and I was very sorry to have to go home at the end of my stay. I look forward to coming back. Thank you very much, Emma and Steve!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank Lebeq
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Russell
Price Range: $109 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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, 4 beautiful ensuite rooms & Super King size beds. FREE Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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