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Reviewed 8 April 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights. The guide book that recommended staying in Russell rather than Paiha was definitely right. Russell is a lovely place wih lots of interesting things to see and the location of Commodore Lodge, right on the sea front is excellent. We had a ground floor sea veiw room which had everything that you could want...

Thank barbara2
Reviewed 16 March 2011

We lobbed into Russell looking for somewhere quiet and boy we found it in Russell which was exactly what we wanted. We have stayed at Pihiera but russell was more quiet and not as commercial. The Lodge is located roughly 20 steps from the wharf and right next door to the cafe was has the best cheese burger I have...

Thank morris-travella
Reviewed 11 February 2011

We just completed a 3 week journey throughout NZ and must say this little gem of a lodge was indeed a highlight of our trip. We had one of the 2 front rooms facing the water and thoroughly enjoyed the large patio area with its amazing view. This was a true studio having a large kitchen area, a sitting area,...

Thank Karen S
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2011

Great for families, the pool was directly outside our double opening doors, making it easy for the kids to run back and forth and I could see them (pool is fenced). The rooms surround around a courtyard which protects the pool and (small)outdoor area from wind and also means the kids are well away from any roads. Nice rooms, recently...

Thank 3under7
East Anglia
Reviewed 20 January 2011

I read all the reviews before booking a 5-day stay (one day before arriving) in early December and I agree this place is a gem especially if you stay, as we did, in one of the front rooms where the views are absolutely gorgeous. If I was being picky (which I am), I would say that the hotel would benefit...

Thank Kassiani
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2011

It is difficult to find words that will do justice to our stay at Commodore's Lodge. The, welcome, the service, the appartment, the location were all perfect. we would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the Lodge to anyone visiting the Bay of Islands

Thank PeterLacy
Vancouver BC
Reviewed 6 October 2010

This delightful tiny hotel is on the harbour facing the foot ferry dock and sunset. I had one of the two ground level suites facing the harbour many of the 10 room hotel face the swimming pool in a central courtyard or the back street. Mine had a huge deck with deck furniture, a queen bed, kitchenette with micro and...

Thank AlegreVancouverBC
Reviewed 21 April 2010

We stayed in a waterfront studio which is probably the best location in Russell. Our hosts Jill and Russ were fantastic. Russ gave us the lowdown on where to catch fish and even lent us his little tinny to go and catch them! The studio was spotlessly clean with full kitchen facilities, lovely big bathroom and a superb deck overlooking...

Thank EmuValley
Reviewed 31 March 2010

We booked for two nights, but as soon as we arrived at our studio room, overlooking the water, and the Russell jetty, with all the shops and restaraunts only a few metres away, we decided that we didn't want to be anywhere else in Russel, and stayed for five nights. It was absolute bliss, with changing water views through-out each...

Thank DolphinVictoria
Reviewed 28 March 2010

We stayed at the Commodores Lodge for our first night in New Zealand and it was perfect! We had driven up from Auckland and arrived about noon. We were welcomed and the room was prepared so we could move in immediately. The room was #2 at the front of the hotel and has everything you could need - even fresh...

Thank Stuart M

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Commodore's Lodge

Address: The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Hotel Class:4 star — Commodore's Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Commodores Hotel Russell
Commodore's Lodge Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#5 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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“Best views are rooms 1 and 2 on the front, quietest are all the others inside.”
 of 5 bubbles 975trishn, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a room just away from the pool but still right there...brilliant.”
 of 5 bubbles , 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“stay away from the flag poles”
 of 5 bubbles nzworldtraveller, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay well away from the flag poles”
 of 5 bubbles honda40, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
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