We have just spent five nights at The White House in Russell over the New Year period, and loved it! While on first impression the road frontage of the house is shabby, what is down the path is not!
The large garden has plenty of places to sit, the BBQ is clean and efficient, there is even a spa pool if you are travelling during cooler months.
There were two couples and two of our children in our group - the house was perfect for this combination with three bedrooms upstairs, each with their own beautifully appointed bathroom, as well as another separate toilet adjacent to the laundry downstairs. The kitchen is very well equipped with all the necessary facilities, even right down to tea, coffee, salt and pepper. There is an extensive DVD library with TVs and DVD players in each room and the lounge.
The White House is very close to the township of Russell - literally minutes for great coffee, restaurants and the two Four Squares, the ferry to Paihia and beyond. You can get your daily workout pounding the surrounding hills, take in the awesome views and swim at beautiful Long Beach - 15 minutes away. Wifi is fast and free.
We loved our time here and will make sure we return.
- 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
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