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New Jersey
Reviewed 3 September 2009

Steve and Emma are great hosts. Unobtrusive yet always available to help whether it be the luggage, special breakfast requests or booking local tours. One could not ask for more besides the guest lounge is comfortable and the rooms terrific. Make sure you ask Steve or Emma about eating at Swordy's or joining the RSA for a night where the...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 28 July 2009

From the moment we arrived,the welcome from Emma & Steve was great.A beautiful B&B right in the heart of Russell,Steve does the cooking and puts on a magic breakfast (buffet style) only better. The B&B has superb accomodation,with everything you need,Sky TV, DVD player in room,a good selection of movies,down to supplied slippers and dressing gowns.The rooms are beautifully fitted...

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UK
Reviewed 19 June 2009

The White House was as delightful as Russell itself. We were greeted warmly by Emma and Steve who were extremely kind and attentive throughout our stay. The room was comfortable, clean and pleasantly furnished and the bathroom was modern and spotless. We were impressed by the breakfast produced by Steve which was beautifully cooked and generous with a great selection....

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auckland
Reviewed 7 June 2009

Loved staying in this historical homestead. Enjoyed the feeling of being away and having time out and at the same time having friendly hosts full of information about the area - where to go and what to do. They were attentive without being intrusive - perfect combination. Enjoyed having a beer with them at the local pub too! And loved...

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Arizona
Reviewed 1 June 2009

Excellent accommodation in a quiet setting along with service that was attentive without being intrusive. We would not think of staying anywhere else in Russell. Thank you Emma and Steve!

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 14 May 2009

The White House was our selection for a 3 night stay in Russell, based in part on previous reviews. This B&B has ready walking access to the 'main streets' of Russell, the renovation of the home has been capably done, and the hospitality of Emma & Steve was great - in short, we don't think there could be a better...

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brisbane
Reviewed 19 April 2009

This house was beautiful to look at and in such a beautiful little town that we would readily recommend anyone going there. Food was lovely (gluten free and all), bed was big and comfy, shower/bathroom was excellent and we also ate out at Kamakura- a fabulous restaurant there. The little town was picturesque, warmer than the rest of the country,...

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Alicante
Reviewed 15 March 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

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 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

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Manchester
Reviewed 1 March 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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about The White House

Address: 7 Church Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: $165 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The White House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“This is a 3 bedroom self catered house, not a hotel”
margaretg336, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Each room is very well appointed, towels, robes, shampoos and lotions supplied. If you need single beds, the hosts can split them.”
PhilippaNZ, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Saturday night at the pub is a little rowdy, but not enough to disturb a good night's sleep in one of the rear bedrooms.”
strangemansland, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We had the front room , very spacious”
JoanneS718, 12 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All 3 rooms great!”
AlmaB258, 19 Apr 2013 | Read review
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