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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Only three days at this beautiful home while I was scuba diving with Northland Dive Centre. Andrea our host couldn't enough for us. My wife a non- diver had a very relaxing time, the bedroom,house, food and ambiance was delightful. Certainly will suggest my friends have a stay there.

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We enjoyed our stay at The White House. The room was nicely appointed and the location was great. Having stayed in B& B's all over NZ we did feel that the the claim of being luxury accommodation (with luxury pricing) was somewhat overblown. There was no daily room servicing (glasses, bins, towels) and I think traipsing up and down stairs...

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Tewharema, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

We take reviews very seriously & are very sorry to hear of your bad experience at The White House. We pride ourselves on our value for money & good service, being one of the only places in Russell not only to offer free wi-fi & late check out, but also complimentary Port & Sherry, laundry facilities & a private guest...

Reviewed 12 January 2014

Manager Andrea , amazing , made us feel as though we were staying in a home . Nothing to much trouble . A very reasonably priced well presented B&B . 2 minutes walk from everything you need in Russell . Would highly recommend it .

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 20 April 2013

If you wish to stay in an accommodating, respectful, clean, quiet, FREE WIRELESS WIFI in suite. Stay here. Food, interactions with owners superlative! If we are so lucky to return to Russell. This is where we would stay, again and again.

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Feilding
Reviewed 19 April 2013

If you are visiting Russell, this is the place to stay. Wonderful hosts, superb accommodation and the best breakfast ever. Emma and Steve go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and have excellent local knowledge to share. The lovely old house is a haven of comfort. We can't recommend it more highly.

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Fife
Reviewed 11 March 2013

We enjoyed a nice peaceful and relaxing stay at The White House in early February this year. Perfect location in the heart of Russell within walking distance of everything without any hills to climb unlike some other accommodation. Emma and Steve very friendly and helpful and booked us on the Explore NZ Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise - fabulous, highly...

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Dublin
Reviewed 9 March 2013

We spent 3 nights in this great B&B. Steve & Emma are great hosts, ever helpful. Breakfast is fabulous, whatever you want, & Steve is always on for a good long morning chat!! The room was fabulously. It's a great place to stay & we will go back some day & let anyone we know going to Russell to stay...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stayed at The White House for three nights close to the beginning of our travels in New Zealand and were still suffering a bit from jet lag. Steve and Emma are exceptionally friendly and laid back hosts and staying with them certainly helped us relax and take in the wonderful atmosphere of Russell and the surrounding Bay of Islands....

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New Zealand
Reviewed 17 February 2013

There is a wealth of interesting and nice places to stay in Russell, but don't overlook The White House. And for goodness sake, do not spend all of your time in the Bay of Islands in Paihia!!! The White House has a history at least as fascinating as the rest of Russell (which is saying a lot) and the amenities...

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Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2013

We drove to Russell from Auckland thinking we'd stay a couple of nights at the White House. On arrival Emma and Steve made us feel so welcome and we chatted about things to see and do in the area. We decided on a couple of trips - dolphin cruise (yes we saw them) and the 90 mile beach drive -...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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: RM1,332 - RM1,671 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“This is a 3 bedroom self catered house, not a hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles strangemansland, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We had the front room , very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles JoanneS718, 12 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All 3 rooms great!”
 of 5 bubbles AlmaB258, 19 Apr 2013 | Read review
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