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Motel Russell

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Close enough to town to walk for dinner (500 m) , on the road but not particularly noisy , thank goodness for the fan in the room (it was really humid during our stay) , sliding door to the bathroom banged during the night (but sounded like thumping in the over head room , disconcerting until worked out) , fridge...

Thank Ozkiwinasia
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Slightly out of town, but easy walk, well kitted our rooms with comfy beds and nice sized tv. Nice sized pool with good outdoor facilities. Very good value for Russel as this isn't a cheap place to stay the night. Room was clean and well laid out. Will be returning when I'm next in Russel

Thank Chapmans4g
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Room was very clean and tidy. A great base to explore the Bay of Islands. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The Swimming pool is very good, after a day of exploring. Prices were very affordable.

Thank William M
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Nice sized rooms. Close enough to walk in to the cute little town. Helpful and welcoming owners. We had hoped to go snorkeling and they helped make that happen, will always be grateful.Wish we could have stayed longer.

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This motel is lovely. The apartment was modern, clean and well equipped. Ellie and her husband were really friendly and helpful. It is only 5 minutes walk into Russell so really convenient. There are modern washers and dryers. The pool is lovely and there are beautiful gardens and patios to sit out. We stayed 4 nights and would love to...

Thank Anne G
Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Motel Russell is a very comfortable motel within easy walking distance of the township. Rooms are well furnished and comfortable. Free WiFi is provided. However, what was most pleasing was the extremely helpful motel management. One of our group accidentally left a box in their room containing souvenirs. This was realised after we had driven 3 hours south and too...

Thank ormerods
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Only stayed here one night and quite honestly that was enough. There were four of us booked in the room had one bedroom with a pull out bed which we were aware of but the pull out bed had not been changed although the lady did come straight away and apologised but was not very comfortable and definitely not for...

Thank hens25
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our room was number 7, a ground level rear unit in the block at the front of the complex. The unit had a separate bedroom with double bed plus one single in the main area. The bathroom was nicely appointed, very clean (as was everything in the unit) and had complimentary toiletries. Living area was spacious, airy and comfortable and...

Thank vanfamAuckland
Knutsford UK
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was our second stay over a Waitangi weekend. This is what I call a classic Kiwi motel. The room had three beds, a single and a good sized queen. There is a little kitchen for snack meals and bathroom. The room was a comfortable size, and the kitchen was adequately equipped but don't plan for a three course meal....

Thank TimBob_53
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Our first accommodation in NZ and what a great way to start. Comfortable, clean and friendly owners. Convenient location to the town center. We didn't swim, but the pool looked fun! Handy to have a kitchenette and lounge. Comfy bed.

1Thank Eleanor S

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motel Russell is located an easy five minute walk to the Russell Wharf and two minutes to the Russell Boat Club. Motel Russell has a range of accommodation to suit everyones needs, Queen Studios, King Studios, Twin Studio with Kitchen, One Bedroom Apartments that sleep up to five, Two Bedroom Cottage great for two couples, or the Two Bedroom Family units that sleep up to eight. The pool is lovely and there is plenty of room on the barbeque to sizzle up what you like. Wake up to Subtopical gardens and birdsong. Book tours, cruises and local activities at reception, management aims to please. Low weekly rates offered in the slow season afford an excellent long stay option for those seeking a quiet getaway from it all experience.MOTEL RUSSELL IS A SMOKE FREE MOTEL.SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE ON MOTEL GROUNDS. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel Russell

Address: 16 Matauwhi Bay Road, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: $90 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel Russell 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Motel Russell New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#4 Family Hotel in Russell
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“Ours were facing the street with a cute little courtyard between us. Did not hear any road noise.”
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