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“A fantastic start to our holiday in NZ.”
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The White House
Reviewed March 15, 2009

A fantastic start to our holiday in NZ.
Every thing was perfect,and Steve and Emma do a great job as hosts.If you are thinking of going to the Bay of Islands,put the White House at the top of your list.
Mike & Jennifer Waddington

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2009

We stayed here 3 nights on the first leg of a trip to show my english rose around Northland. She didn't want to leave and absolutely loved it. Steve and Emma are very chilled and you can use the place as your own. Can't think of a way to improve it. We will definitely be back. Gordy & Kay

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2009

Beautiful house restored by Steve and Emma. Room was excellent as was the breakfast. Steve and Emma were perfect hosts, friendly, helpful and relaxed. Most definately the place to stay in Russell. Hopefully we will return soon

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2009

We stayed at The White House for 3 nights middle of
February, it would have been more only it was fully booked! Not suprisingly....the rooms are great, really well finished off with everything you could want at your fingertips. Full use of the lounge and kitchen downstairs just made it more like home. Late breakfast was a definite winner. Best hosts too. Also very peaceful & quiet. We'll be back. Well done!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2009

The White House is a small boutique hotel offering superb rooms and the best breakfast in the Bay of Islands. The location is ideal, everything is a two minute walk. You can park right outside and the car ferry to the other side of the bay is a short drive. Go to Waitangi where the peace treaty was signed it is well worth a visit.
Emma & Steve Jury will make you very welcome at The White House and cater for all your needs. The only place to stay in Russell.
Paul, Surrey, England

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2009

Emma & Steve were excellent hosts in a beautiful part of the world. The Whitehouse location works well - just a minute's pleasant walk from the waterfront and restaurants.

Accommodation was very comfortable with nice touches including creatively styled bathroom, a good sized bedroom and great outdoor areas. Free guest use of broadband internet computer in the common area was another thoughtful and welcome feature.

Excellent breakfasts in the garden were a real treat.

Perhaps hard to put your finger on exactly what makes this place feel so special - but its something quite out of the box - we loved it.

P.S. Russell is a real gem - we figured that we had certainly landed in the best place to stay in the Bay of Islands area.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2009

I found this hotel by trawling through New Zealand websites and despite our travel agent telling us it wasn't a recognised hotel on their list... there was something about this place that really appealed to me.... so I offered to book it myself and hey presto they managed to do it for us!

I'm so glad we did, The White House is the epitome of relaxation & comfort. After 26 hours of flying (Heathrow-LA-Auckland-Keri Keri), we were shattered and just wanted a place to chill for a few days to get over travelling and start our holiday in New Zealand. Emma & Steve welcomed us and showed us around, immediately making us feel at ease, with no rules - just come and go as we please, lots of space for guests to use as their own and breakfasts 8 - 12pm!! (mind you we were so jet lagged, it was 8ish most mornings).

The rooms were fabulous; a fantastic bed, lovely bathrooms, nice touches with good quality furnishings. Television with sky TV (my husband was pleased with the sports channels), and overlooking their wilderness garden with so many natural features. A fridge complete with fresh milk, wine and beer, at very good prices.

The breakfasts were something else; it was like a feast and so much choice, with fruit off their own trees in the garden. Just help yourself and spend as much time as you like eating it was the message. Steve looked after us as Emma was away for a few days, and he was attentive, but not intrusive and very helpful with suggestions for what to see and where to go.

There is also a nice balcony area to sit overlooking the garden, although as it was early in the season, the furniture probably needed a wipe over and my white trousers suffered for it!

Finally, if you are looking for somewhere perfectly placed in Russell, only 2 mins from the sea and near shops, in an idyllic location, with comfort, cleanliness, great hosts and breakfasts this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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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: $117 - $238 (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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