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Arcadia Lodge
Ranked #1 of 19 Russell B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

This little gem gave us the perfect end to our 5 weeks in New Zealand. Brad and David are excellent hosts and provide an excellent standard of service as well as good recommendations for food, walks and activities. Our room was very comfortable and we loved the period decor and especially the chance to have breakfast on the balcony overlooking the sea.

Food excellent and the home made preserves as well as the variety of food offered at breakfast made it a real hit.

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

Beautiful views, elegant and tasteful decor, unobtrusive but attentive hospitality, restful and thoroughly charming, we had a lovely stay at Arcadia Lodge which fully lives up to it's name. There are lovely gardens, home made biscuits and hosts with a fund of local knowledge to advise you about the best walks, sailing trips and restaurants.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with balcony/view
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed three nights and our room - Takurua - could not have been nicer: great view over the harbor, spacious private bathroom just across the hall (the only other room upstairs has its own bath), very comfortable bed. The other upstairs room - Ranginui - is nice but without the great view and with a small private bath. David and Brad are perfect hosts with all the info and suggestions you need and breakfasts done with style out on the deck. We have stayed in B&Bs all over the world and Arcadia is up at the top. Follow the website directions and the parking area is easy to find; 10 minute level walk to town through a residential neighborhood. If you want quiet elegance away from the busyness of Russell but within easy reach of the restaurants and ferry with great hosts, Arcadia is the place.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We visited in mid January. From the moment we arrived it was clear that we were going to enjoy this elegant B and B. Hosts David and Brad provide a discreet and very welcoming service. Everything was spotless and attention to detail obvious. The homemade biscuits were delicious only surpassed by the gourmet breakfasts! The view from our room and the terrace was beautiful. The town with its excellent restaurants and facilities is only a short walk away and it is easy to walk to beautiful Long Beach. Russell is the perfect place to enjoy all The Bay of Islands has to offer. We did not want to leave.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We stayed in many B & Bs on our visit and they were a kaleidoscope of delights. The setting of this lodge was not idyllic like some but the setting was wonderful and far enough from the town to be peaceful. Above all David and Brad provide a quiet and excellent service, ever helpful. The breakfasts were a surprise each day. The bedrooms lounge and balconies were just the job, tastefully decorated and with those little touches such as Frangipani flowers in dishes. This is a memorable place to stay.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This is a wonderful oasis of calm, with beautiful views, overlooking the bay at Russell. Your privacy is respected, but David and Brad are always present to offer advice on the area. Their hospitality is excellent, the rooms are very clean, and the breakfasts are superb.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Most discreet and helpful . Perfect location and privacy respected. Excellent beach a pleasant walk - or quick drive - away. The marvellous weather a bonus. Away from the more frantic tourist destinations in the area which is a huge advantage yet all facilities and superb restaurants so close by.
Hard to find a more charming situation to relax in.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Arcadia Lodge

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: £103 - £169 (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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