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Ounuwhao Harding House

Traveller (48)
Room & Suite (20)
Dining (5)


Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
38Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 136
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Time of year
Traveller type
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  • English
Popular mentions
The new owners clearly have no experience of running a guest house, customer service, or catering. The breakfast is very low quality. If you are attracted by the breakfast reviews from the previous owner then you will be very disappointed. It was the most bizarre and worse
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With no prior booking, we stumbled across this picture pretty 1930's home with a separate cottage. Marilyn runs a B and B with several rooms in the house all with ensuites and a cottage for families . Nothing is lacking . Set on a beautiful block, the house was brought in from a
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Response from Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House
Responded Apr. 6, 2018
Great review and another VERY happy guest. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and it's lovely to have our efforts so appreciated. Safe journeys and hope you find other "gems" like ours. All the best, Marilyn,
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After our stay at the Ounuwhao Harding House, we finally decided we are not advocates for the B&B experience! Marilyn was a welcoming host and the house was very beautiful and in a good position. However, we felt that Marilyn's taste should not have extended into our bedroom.
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Response from Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House
Responded Apr. 5, 2018
I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your night with us. The house interior is not like a motel or a hotel room, which are sometimes bare and with no wow factor, but I understand if it wasn't to your liking: however it is what I have made it and everybody without exception has a good nights sleep, so I am sorry you felt uncomfortable sleeping. I do hope you were happy with b/fast and all the other aspects of your stay.
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We stayed in this B&B in March just a couple weeks ago. As we have travelled all over Europe and Canada frequently staying at B&B’s we are well aware what most B&B’s have to offer. This was no doubt at the top of our list! What a beautiful historic home! We loved having the
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Response from Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House
Responded Mar. 18, 2018
THANK YOU so much guys. You were a delight to have as guests in my home. Thoroughly enjoyed the b/fast conversations and commaraderie and would certainly look forward to hosting others from your circle of friends and family. God bless you both: stay happy and heathy and all the very best you to both for whatever lies ahead in your lives...you deserve the best! Cheers, Marilyn N.
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Four of us (2 x couples) stayed in Calvert Cottage at Ounuwhao B&B for four days in March. It was ideal. The location was great. The house is in the lush gardens of Ounuwhao B&B, with views directly to lovely Matauwhi Bay (home of the Russell Yacht Club) across the road. The
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Response from Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House
Responded Mar. 11, 2018
Great review and feels good to be appreciated too. I loved having you guys to stay. Great people with generous encouragement of Russell. PLEASE COME AGAIN. We'd love to have you. All the very best, Marilyn N
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View from living room
Living Room
Calvert Cottage
Our room from outside
"If we were staying longer the cottage would be fabulous"
"Rooms on ground floor, easy access."
"the room that backs onto the kitchen may not suit a light sleeper"
"They are all quiet."
"Families want to stay in the seperate house and the Garden suit is perfect for couples wanting privacy."
US$149 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
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