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Ounuwhao Harding House

Traveller (48)
Room & Suite (20)
Dining (5)
16 Hope Avenue Matauwhi Bay, Russell 0202 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
4.5 Star accommodation
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Price range
US$189 - US$264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
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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 6 Apr 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 5 Apr 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 oppor
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Response from Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House
Responded 18 Mar 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 cott
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Response from Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House
Responded 11 Mar 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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We were planning to stay 3 nights,but one was enough. Despite our expectations, our front room had no ensuite and we had to go across the hall to use the bathroom. The place is full of quilts and knicknacks, it has a musty smell and no locks on the rooms.
When we advised that we
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Response from Hopeave, Owner at Ounuwhao Harding House
Responded 5 Mar 2018
Hi Lyn, You booked though Expedia and this is the room you booked, so there are no excuses as to where you were you staying.. We do have night locks on all the bedroom doors. Unfortunately we couldn't move you rooms as we were busy. It is very unusual for guests to find so many negatives about our property, and make these comments in the first few minutes when they arrive, esp. as we have had an amazing summer with wonderful, happy guests who thoroughly appreciate everything we have here and the historic nature of the house. We have a 4 plus rating through Qualmark, so guests can be sure of a very high standard and we go out of our way to make all our guests very welcome and they all seem to appreciate both the house, their rooms, our warm welcome with afternoon tea and their stay with us. We were not unhappy that you chose to leave after one night, but rest assured this has never happened before so was a first for us and yes, our cancellation policy states that guests pay for their stay if they change their mind within the last 2 weeks before arrival.
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"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."
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