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Motel Russell
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Russell
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Driving in to Russell with nowhere to stay, we stumbled across this Motel. Friendly at the reception and very helpful we were given a room for two nights at a good price. It also coincided with the Russell Birdman weekend which the receptionist gave us lots of information about.
The room was clean, with two bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, shower/toilet.
Well situated just outside of town (but no more than a 5 minute walk), I absolutely will be coming back here in the Summer to sample more delights of Russell.
Feel really lucky to have found this place.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We stayed here on one of our many trips to Russell, and came back soon after on a busy holiday weekend. We found it great in the Summer months to have the refreshing pool. Staff couldn't do enough for us, we were glad to find. The kitchen units are ideal for a self catering holiday. The accommodation is typically kiwi - clean and functional. Highly recommend!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We stayed here for 1 night and we received an upgrade from a King Studio to a 1 Bedroom apartement, it was really nice and clean. We stayed here only 1 night but I will stay here again when I return to Russel. The shops were really nearby this motel. The only thing was that the internet was a litle bit instabel.
We loved this hotel and the hosts are really nice.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

This was an unexpected find - a clean comfortable and reasonably priced motel, in walking distance of shops and restaurants. The staff were very helpful, and even provided us with a couple of breakfast packs to sustain us on our walk to Cape Brett. We ended up returning after our walk, and a night at the DOC hut at Cape Brett lighthouse, and found it just as welcoming and restful.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank MJGScotland
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We booked this motel as we had a wedding to attend. Well kept, clean and tidy place. Diane and John were lovely hosts as well as Diane's brother, Noel who was there the day we were leaving. Arrived late at night from the wedding and our curtains had been pulled and the outside light turned on for us. Absolutely loved our stay. keep up the awesome work!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

My husband and I spent a lovely day and night in Russell at the Motel Russell. A quaint hotel with very nice owners. The room was clean and well appointed. The bed was comfy and we just loved our stay! Great waterside town with lots of good dining establishments. Thanks Motel Russell!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

This is a good motel, located in a reasonably quiet location on the main road above the township of Russell in the Bay of Islands New Zealand
The reasonably new owners were most help full and very friendly
When we visited the area had been in drought conditions for some time and the water which is pumped from bores) had a very low pressure particularly in the shower

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 - £95 (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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