What an absolutely lovely time we had. Russel in it self is one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand and we were so stoked to find the most gorgeous accommodation there for our 3 day trip. All the rooms have a spectacular vie over the little town and the bay and across the water to Paihi. Our hosts, Piet and Lorraine, were wonderful. They welcomed us with a "welcome drinks" but put on a spread that was enough for a meal. Wonderful hosts! Piet booked our trips for us and was ready with advice on weather, routes and what we would need. We really did not want to leave. It is rare that you find guesthouse hosts who you immediately want to have as friends.
The rooms are beautifully done, each with a lovely balcony with the view as described above. Rooms were immaculate - all through our stay. We slept with open curtains to be able to open our eyes in the morning to that view.
We will most certainly be back there....an absolute gem!
A tip to visitors. The graveyard at the Christ Church ( oldest church in NZ) in Russel is an absolute must visit....so much history. Thanks for the tip Piet!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For the best views in Russell come to Bellrock Lodge. We are on the hill overlooking the bay and the lovely village of Russell. The village and wharf are only a 5 min stroll away. At Bellrock you will have luxury en-suite rooms with private entrance and French doors leading out of your room onto your private patio. Each room has: Freeview TV, DVD player, Radio/CD/iPod dock, air conditioner, fully equipped kitchenette and either twin beds (2 singles) or a super king. Guest lounge for the exclusive use of our guests has a well stocked bar and barbeque facilities on the adjoining patio. We have off street parking and laundry facilities. Please note our rates are "room rate only" A substantial breakfast is available on request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bellrock Lodge Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands