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“Motel Russell”
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Motel Russell
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Motel Russell”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Owners very helpful with information on activities in the area. All facilities were good. Easy walking distance to restaurants and ferry. Car parking easy. Area tranquil back water in the bay of islands

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The welcome from the owners was so friendly, that we knew we were going to like this place. It had a lovely atmosphere, with gardens and a nice little swimming pool.
The only disadvantage was the size of the studio, one quite small room and few facilities, but that was not really a problem.
This place is situated only 5 minutes walk from the delightful little village of Russell, with its sea-front, countless cafes, and, a rare thing in New Zealand, genuinely historical buildings, including the oldest church, the oldest working garage.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2013 via mobile

I had booked a queen studio and the lady owner upgraded me to the king. The studios are built underneath the owner's house so no cross ventilation unfortunately. A fan is supplied. Very clean but basically just a big room. On the main road just before the corner going into Russell shops etc so there is traffic noise. Easy location as 5 minutes to restaurants /shops/wharf.
Lady owner was great as she even did a load of laundry for me so that I could go to the beach! Russell is the price as Auckland $120 night outside peak season.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We spent several nights here in February and had a really comfortable time there. We had a one bedroom apartment which was good, clean room with plenty of space, well furnished and everything we needed for a 4 day stopover. Most importantly, what we got was what was as described on their site. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The location is great. Out of the main season, parking isn't a huge problem in Russell but it's a gentle 5 minute walk to the centre of town from this motel. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would use the place again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Xlendi, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

This very friendly family run motel is lovely. Its very clean, every thing you need in the room. The owners are new but could not do enough for us. Wifi free. Easy walking to the town and beach but be ware every thing closes at 9.30pm

Lovely heated swimming pool small but ok

Room Tip: We had a room on the road side but did not experience any noise
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We are a middle-aged couple and recently stayed at Motel Russell for a week with our adult daughter. The hosts were friendly and very obliging, the rooms were immaculately clean and well-equipped and the location was quiet and with only a short pleasant walk to the beach and town, it was perfect for the 3 of us. We would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

We recently stayed at Motel Russell with our extended family. The hosts were very helpful and the rooms were clean and spacious. We had our 15month old granddaughter with us and the hosts were very accommodating, giving us toys for her to play with. The pool and barbecue area was great and there was even an area to fillet the fish that we caught. A short walk to town for coffee - a perfect place to stay on holiday or for a long weekend.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Motel Russell

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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