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Motel Russell
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2011

This is a great motel for groups. We had several apartments with kitchens located together with a common outdoor area to share. Everything was just right and in good condition. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We liked it and recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

Good size rooms, nice and clean reasonable price and nice short walk to restaurants.

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

We found this rather great motel just by chance, passing by and planned to stay one night, which turned into a week. Russell is a special kind of town and Motel Russell is everything we like in a place to stay. We got a clean, well appointed apartment with a kitchen and a nice outside area for a good rate. Managers are pleasant and helpful and even got us discounts on tours, gotta love that.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

This is an excellent family motel with very nice fully self contained kitchen apartments. The pool is great and was nice and warm and private with a lot of trees. Managers are very helpful and nice. Good value for the money compared to other places we checked.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

We stayed in Motel Russell with a group of Belgian friends. We enjoyed our stay very much and many thanks to Trish and Serge, the very helpful and friendly managers. It was great to be away from the noise of the town, although it was only a short walk to the centre. Even free laundry and WIFI internet! Oh, also a very nice pool and lovely gardens.
Very clean and comfortable rooms.

Many thanks
JO Vannitsem - Belgium

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

This is a very old motel that has had bathrooms done up but its still old, although clean. Had dreadful tile floors throughout that felt permanently slimy, Seemed to have a nice pool and nice owner, but the location is nothing special, on main road so a bit noisy and in a gully so looking at ex building site over the road. Not a location that leaves you feeling what a great choice. Although it is clean and tidy it is old, but the price charged does not reflect that ie should be cheaper.

Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 February 2011

Loved our stay at Motel Russell, friendly welcome, great pool area and lovely room with almost everything we needed and all at a good price. Could have done with a fan in the unit as it got so warm, but you can't complain too much about good weather! Very glad we stayed here and not across the water in tacky Paihia too. Highly recommend for your trip to the beautiful Bay of Islands!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Motel Russell

Address: 16 Matauwhi Bay Road, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#4 Family Hotel in Russell
Price Range: £59 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel Russell 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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