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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Where to start? We had seen much of New Zealand on previous trips but never been to the Bay of Islands or Russell. Ounuwhao Harding House and our hosts Marilyn and Lee beat our already high expectations hands down: the house is beautiful, spotless in every respect, surrounded by lovely gardens and feels very welcoming. The breakfasts prepared by Marilyn...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed at Marilyn's beginning of january for a couple of nights. Her house has a unique history, and all the decoration pieces are beautiful and carefully picked. Breakfast is delicious, all homecooked, even the bread. It is definitely a B&B like no other in NZ. We could see that the hosts are working very hard to make their guests'...

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2013

My wife and I stopped at OHH in Russell for three nights as part of our NZ trip. We were greeted by Marilyn and Lee and provided with home made cake and hot drinks after our long car journey. We were treated to three very individual and thoughtfully prepared breakfasts at a big happy kitchen table, where we sat with...

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Guildford
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Marilyn and Lee made us most welcome in their beautiful home. They provide well for their guests, peaceful pretty gardens, a pleasant guest lounge and comfortable bedrooms. The breakfast is plentiful and stokes you up for the day. Eating at the same table as other guests feels more like a house party than a guest house which is a welcome...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 October 2013

First time in Russell and extremely happy with the accommodation at Ounuwhao Harding House, and will certainly be returning. Amazed at the level of service and the friendliness of Marilyn and Lee. Marilyn's breakfast will not disappoint anyone, and will not leave you hungry. The house is incredible and the history behind it is great to take in, also the...

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Just got back from a long weekend in Russell staying at Ounuwhao and feeling so relaxed and refreshed. We stayed in the cottage which was like a home from home with everything you could possibly need. When Marilyn showed us round I just fell in love with the place ... definately my kind of house. Fresh flowers from the garden...

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Dargaville, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 July 2013

I was invited to attend a corporate mid winter celebration at the Ounuwhao Harding House. What a delight this place is. In every luxurious room are patchwork quilts and decorations galore. Marilyn is the most hospitable hostess and her home made cooking is amazing. The gardens and surroundings are stunning. I thoroughly recommend this bed and breakfast. Its ideal for...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Russell is a stunning place to stay in the beautiful Bay of Islands . The Ounuwhao Harding House is in a perfect location just a short stroll from the centre of Russell and also from a lovely unspoiled beach (Long Beach).The house is full of character with every convenience imaginable but what made our stay so special was Marilyn. She...

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

Many thanks Sheila and John. LOVED having you to stay and so glad you enjoyed your whole Russell Experience.

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Our company had a mid-winter xmas function at Ounuwhao Harding House. Marilyn and Lee served us exceptional hospitality and food! They were very accommodating with our needs and requirements which resulted in everyone having an awesome weekend. The setting was a beautiful, warm character house with gorgeous surroundings. We couldnt have wanted for anything. We highly recommended this venue. Wendy...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Absolutely amazing food & hospitality in an historical NZ home. Very clean tidy, well presented home and it was a pleasure to be able to stay and enjoy the friendly atmosphere in such amazing surroundings. My wife and I recommend Ounuwhao Harding House to all kiwi's and travellers - excellent value for money. Mark & Aroha (NZ)

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

Great that you had such a good time here and I think we ALL enjoyed the friendly camerarderie and we will hope to see you all again some time.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Ounuwhao Harding House

Address: 16 Hope Avenue | Matauwhi Bay, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: $265 - $325 (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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