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Arcadia Lodge
Ranked #1 of 19 Russell B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We stayed 4 nights at Arcadia Lodge at the beginning of our trip round New New Zealand.This is a beautiful B&B, we enjoyed breakfast every morning on the terrace looking at a stunning view. Arcadia Lodge is run by David & Brad, who both work very hard providing lots of little touches , like fresh flowers and lovely toiletries. Every day we had a different breakfast which was tasty and so we'll presented. Acadia Lodge is beautiful, immaculately clean, we felt so comfortable there and was reluctant to leave. Arcadia Lodge is a real gem if you are going to Russell stay there you will nor regret it.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

I stayed at Arcadia Lodge for three nights this month and it really was 'just perfect'.
The lodge is wonderful and Brad and David are super hosts.
So if you're planning to visit Russell this is a great B&B, but just one warning it's so good you won't want to leave!

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

If you are planning on staying in Russell
There is only one place to stay
ARCADIA LODGE
We stayed for four nights, it should have been longer
David and Brad and just excellent hosts
Nothing is too much trouble and you should just taste
Their very special breakfasts
I don't have to say any more - just go there
Rob and Susan 30/01/2014

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Wife and I came to NZ on our honeymoon, Arcadia was our first stay. The place was absolutely perfect. Brad and Dave really go out of their way to make your stay terrific. The breakfasts were amazingly good, and something new every day. Even though we were out late driving all over the Northland, we made sure to set an alarm to get up for breakfast, it was that good. Both David and Brad told us about side trips worth taking- beautiful places along the coast that the travel books don't mention. Before we came, Dave emailed me and recommended some places to eat in Russell, and offered to make reservations, which was really helpful, because we arrived on New Year's Eve. In general, both Brad and Dave provide tons of helpful information about Russell, Paihia, and the region as a whole. They will tell you stuff that is not in the tour books, and that you can't find online. The rooms were spotless. They provide free unlimited Wi-Fi, unlike every other place we stayed in while in NZ. The views of the harbor from the house are really cool. We loved sitting on the back porch having a beer and watching the sun set over the bay of islands. Overall, I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else if I am in that area of NZ. Thanks a lot guys. If I was asked how to improve the place, would draw a blank. It was perfect.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We spent two nights at Arcadia Lodge over New Year and had a fabulous time. David and Brad are such charming, friendly hosts for whom nothing is too much trouble: they advised on trips and local sights, got in touch in advance of our stay to offer to organise a restaurant for dinner on New Years Eve and best of all invited us and all the other guests to their New Year drinks party! Our room (the Te Punga) was spacious and absolutely lovely, with a very comfortable bed, an amazing bathroom and its own balcony from which we could enjoy the stunning views and sunshine. Special mention must go to the delicious breakfasts and in particular the homemade jams. One of our favourite places to stay during our whole trip to New Zealand and somewhere we would love to return to one day!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Brad and David have made Arcadia Lodge a lovely place to stay. The breakfast's were delicious and completely different every day. Views from the house were stunning and we could not have wished for more. Our hosts were extremely helpful in every way and make every effort to ensure that our stay is a pleasant one.

Room Tip: We had the superior suite which was very spacious
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

My partner and I had the pleasure and privilege of staying at Arcadia Lodge for two nights. We arrived on Christmas Eve and left on Boxing day, but by the end of our stay we could quite easily have stayed for the duration of out trip in NZ! From the very first moment we arrived we were treated to impeccable hospitality and made to feel at home instantly. It was as if we were staying with old friends. David imparted his knowledge of local history, travel information and provided helpful hints about where to go and what to see. Brad took charge of the culinary experience and blessed us with an amazing Christmas breakfast. The bacon and egg quiche we had on Boxing Day was to die for! Last but not least, the Lodge itself is a lovely old building with character and outstanding views over the bay from the veranda (the perfect location to be served breakfast or just to relax and drink some local wine in the evening before heading into picturesque Russell for dinner). The bedroom was inviting, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The latter can be said of the lodge as a whole, with many wonderful treasures on display obtained by David and Brad on their travels throughout the world. Overall the time we spent here was one of the highlights of our NZ odyssey and by far one of the best Christmas celebrations we have had the pleasure of experiencing. We will endeavour to return to Arcadia Lodge when the opportunity arises. Thank you once again for a perfect stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 10 Florance Avenue, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Russell
Price Range: £117 - £173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arcadia Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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