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Arcadia Lodge

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Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Arcadia Lodge is an historic (c 1902) house with magnificent views of one of the most beautiful bays in New Zealand's Bay of Islands. The style of the lodge is simple and uncluttered, the atmosphere relaxed, the breakfasts healthy and made fresh using local ingredients. Five rooms, four en-suite, one with private, non-sharing bathroom. The large front deck looks out onto the bay, perfect for breakfast or a wine at the end of the day.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Bay View
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Special Offer:May Madness 2019
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Acacia Lodge in Russell was the starting point for our "gap month" in New Zealand - and what a place to start. Greg and Peter certainly set the bar high! The setting overlooking a tranquil bay and picturesque gardens makes this a very special place, with generous hospitality and
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Response from arcadia l, Owner at Arcadia Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
Wow "The Best Breakfast in NZ Award". Thanks for rating Arcadia so well and we are just pleased you had a great time with us. We think Arcadia is much more than your average B&B stay that serve warmed croissants and the fact we live in a separate house Arcadia feels more like a Historic Small Hotel type lodging. Thanks for the great review and sharing your views with other travellers.
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Property's Favourite Review
Arcadia Lodge was our amazing home for a week! Greg and Peter were our outstanding hosts and made every single minute special for us. Bryan and I adored our Matariki suite with its sitting area looking out to the bay with outdoor patio access. The breakfasts were out of a
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Response from arcadia l, Owner at Arcadia Lodge
Responded 2 Apr. 2018
Hi Team, It was awesome to have you stay with us, Its easy to host such lovely guests and pleased you got to have 7 nights with us. Russell offers a little bit of everything, history, wonderful scenery and a place to chill out and rest and pleased you spent a good amount with us. We would love you to come and see us sometime. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and sharing the good news about us.
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Arcadia Lodge has character, history and wonderful views along with high standards thanks to friendly informative hosts who made us feel very welcome.Plenty to see and do within walking distance both on and off the water, and a good choice of places to eat
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Response from arcadia l, Owner at Arcadia Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Carol, Thanks for the review and sharing your thoughts to other travellers about us We think Russell is just lovely too, Happy Travels to you
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Lovely setting and wonderful hosts Greg & Peter. Breakfast was lovely with stunning views. Russell is a dream of a place to visit with nice boat trips around the Bay of Islands. You do need a couple of days to enjoy Russell. Really enjoyed watching the sunset and tranquility of
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Response from arcadia l, Owner at Arcadia Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for the review Mark , We agree that there are so many options of things to do and we have a fantastic village atmosphere and a town steeped with charm & history, thank for sharing your experience.
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When entering Acacia Lodge you have this wow moment when you walk though the nautical feel, tastefully decorated lounge room and then see the balcony and views overlooking the bay. Peter and Greg were very welcoming and attentive hosts. We were given an informative tour of the
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Response from arcadia l, Owner at Arcadia Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the great review David and we are so pleased the family had such a great time. Greg & I loved having you stay at Arcadia and you had a such a great time with us in Russell and the Bay of Islands. We hope one day we might even see you back with us, regards and many thanks for taking the time to review us
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Takurua room upstairs, colonial style - and a great view
View from Takurua
Hi Lindley and Don, just spotted your booking for next summer - welcome back to Russell. Off the top of my head I know the time line back 3 owners ago which is only to the 80s but if you let me know your grandparents' name I can find out more. Going back from us the owners names were Carlsson, before them Heays & Bosanquet, before them Shatwell (his name but not sure if his wife had the same name) but they ran it as a very successful back packers. Lots of people in town would be able to give me the info if I can give the name. Otherwise I need to dig out the title deeds. Cheers, David
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"Tautoru with its own entrance and decking"
"Speak directly to hosts"
"Garden room"
"'Takurua' room had a fantastic, although not en suite the private bathroom was just across the hallway"
"Rooms are very clean, well appointed and comfortable"
USD 148 - USD 674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
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