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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights in this most enchanting heritage building. Room was delightful, very spacious and the bed extremely comfortable. Marilyn (owner) is a very charming person, making you feel very at home as soon as you enter her house. Breakfasts were very tasty and not the norm. She is an excellent cook, everything was homemade and delicious. Limited internet...

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

Thanks do much for your kind words and review of your stay with us . So happy to hear you loved your time in Russell and Satying here. Lots of good wishes for the future...may you find other great B.& B's in N.Z. when you next visit.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stayed in the cottage in the garden, which was spacious and comfortable (but some might find it dated). We took breakfast with other guests in the main house. Marilyn was a mine of useful information, and her breakfasts a culinary delight (although those who like straightforward cooking might find it over-complex). The gardens are perfect, with a terrific outlook...

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

Thanks Andrew. Your family were a delight and all very appreciative which makes my job much more worthwhile. the cottage was built as a beach/holiday bach for an anaesthetist @ Whangarei hospital back in the 1930's, so is indeed very old, all native timbers, but with modern facilities inside, which make this a very cosy space, while still retaining the...

Auckland
Reviewed 5 March 2017

What a perfect weekend spent at this wonderful heritage building, transformed into a comfortable and welcoming BnB. Marilyn is the perfect host and a fabulous cook - make sure you enjoy her generous breakfasts! My room was very comfortable and clean and I loved the personal touches like the bed quilts and the linen that Marilyn has obviously cross stitched...

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

Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We love to share our old house with others who appeciate our heritage and enjoy the "fruits" of many hours of hand work which you can appreciate all around the house. This house is a real labour of love and we treat our guest with the same respect. Glad you had a great...

Sherborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stayed for a week in the Garden Suite, a detached cottage adjacent to the main house. It was spacious very comfortable and private and like the main house is a wonderful heritage building. The decor is lovely especially Marilyn's beautifully decorated quilts and wall hangings. Breakfast were a real treat too. The house fronts on to a lovely quiet...

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

Our guestlodge in Russell is a wonderful historic building that our guests love. I am so glad you both enjoyed your stay with us. We loved having you here and getting to know something of your life style and sharing stories. Keep safe and keep up the golf. Best regards, Marilyn and lee.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This historic building sits across the road from the bay and just a short walk from the fantastic town of Russell. It has great quality, contemporary facilities yet in a fascinating and history rich building. Marilyn is a great host. She makes great breakfast specials although the absence of choice may not suit everyone. We found her helpful and informative...

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

You had a great time and certainly appreciated everything we have here. It's heart-warming to get such good reviews and I esp. Really appreciate your comments. Take care and stay safe. All the best, Marilyn N

Wheatley, Canada
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This B&B was recommended to us from a friend, we were not disappointed. Great piece of property with a wonderful view. We loved staying there and spending time with the owner Marilyn and her husband. The breakfast was unbeatable and the rooms just as comfortable and clean.

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

Like-minded guests make our lives that much more enjoyable and the long work hours really worth it, Thanks so much for your lovely comments and so glad you enjoyed staying with us. Cheers and thanks again, Marilyn N

Flesherton, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2017

From the moment you walk through the gate of the white picket fence, you feel at home. Marilyn is so warm and welcoming. The rooms are roomy, homey and are equipped with everything you need for a wonderful, restful stay. Her breakfast is unbelievable ....not only totally delicious, but the presentation is amazing. We enjoyed two nights here and if...

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

Thanks so much...lovely to get positive feedback...you have really made my day! We try our very best and this house does ooze creativity and passion...and it's great when this is appreciated in this way. Stay safe and all the best. Marilyn N.

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We are return visitors to Ounuwhao Harding House, and it will always be our first choice when in Russell! Marilyn's care and devotion to her guests is evident across all aspects..from the clean and beautiful rooms to the exquisite presentation of a full and tasty breakfast. A fabulous oasis and feeling of 'home' when travelling in the northland of NZ....

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

Hi Thelma, frirnds and family, We had a great "Catch-Up" and was so cool to talk to you all about your earlier ife in a BIG family....stay safe, enjoy your time in N.Z. and look after each other. Come again...we love having you to stay. Best regards, Marilyn N.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2017

An amazing three days in a very tranquil setting. Our own private, spacious and very comfortable cottage, [The Garden Suit] with its veranda looking out onto a lovely garden. All the extras, like on arrival a bottle of wine in the fridge, chocolates, cookies and an amazing home cooked afternoon tea that catered for my very specific dietary needs plus...

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

Thanks guys. You were great guests and I very much appreciate your comments and to know just how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We do go the extra mile for our guests and it's good to see how this reflects on our guests experience here. Stay safe. Best regards, Marilyn N.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We stayed two nights in the cottage - clean, excellently equipped, spacious and comfortable. Marilyn is a keen quilter and each room has beautiful. personal, homely touches. We opted for breakfast - delicious cold and hot options using home grown produce. The tortilla wrap is fantastic as are the poached plums. Bread is home made and beautifully complemented by the...

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

Hi Guys, So pleased you were able to come to stay with us. We LOVED having you here and Lee esp. enjoyed chatting to you both @ B/fast. The cottage is both peacful and quiet and I can certainly see that you appreciated everything we do to give our guests the best holiday experience possible. Stay safe. Best regards, Marilyn...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $201 - $286 (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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“Rooms on ground floor, easy access.”
jpmonte, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the room that backs onto the kitchen may not suit a light sleeper”
z1bby, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all quiet.”
C2395YEkevinl, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Families want to stay in the seperate house and the Garden suit is perfect for couples wanting privacy.”
cathy1_10, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go for the garden suite, lots of space and privacy.”
cees33, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
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