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Bellrock Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply this is the best B&B that I've ever stayed in, and I've stayed in some quite nice places before. Not only is the position of Bellrock superb, on the hill overlooking Russell, with fantastic views of the village and harbour, but with an easy walk to there, Not only did our room have a large balcony, with table...

Thank Maria G
LorraineBlig, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Well Maria, what can we say in response to such a lovely review, but a big THANK YOU for taking the time to post it, much appreciated. Peter and Lorraine

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights with Lorraine and Peter, they were just wonderful hosts, even putting on drinks 2 nights while we were there so all the guests could meet and mingle which was fabulous. Our lovely room with its own balcony overlooking the bay was perfect, so comfortable, attention to detail in the room excellent and nothing was...

Thank suzannegibb0ns
LorraineBlig, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review, Suzanne. It was great having the two of you stay with us. We certainly enjoy our guests company at the pre-dinner drinks we put on from time to time.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was the highlight of our NZ trip. 8 days staying in Bellrock Lodge and exploring the surroundings of Russell and the Bay of Isles. The room was quiet, with a large private balcony overlooking the bay - picturesque. we couldn't fault our stay. wonderful hosts..

Thank julie p
LorraineBlig, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Julie, thank you for your welcome review, its most appreciated. Even though the weather was not ideal while you are here, the two of you were out and about every day enjoying what the area has to offer. Thank you for being such easy and friendly guests.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were given a wonderful welcome by Loraine and invited to drinks and nibbles on our first night. We left two hours later after meeting the most interesting other guests. The accommodation at Bellrock is first class and in tip top condition. The extra comforts provided by Peter and Loraine in the many extras provided in the room were outstanding....

Thank maggieann70
LorraineBlig, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Maggie and Clive, Thank you for this lovely and welcome review, much appreciated. We certainly enjoyed your company and look forward to sharing our home with you once again.

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We could not recommend Bellrock Lodge any higher. It is a fantastic place run by a great couple who know how to pay attention to detail. First, every room has it's own balcony with a great view of the Bay of Islands and of the town of Russell. Next, when they outfitted the rooms, they only used the best, from...

Thank airbus32
LorraineBlig, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to post a much appreciated review. Bellrock Lodge would not get the number of guests that we do get, if it was not for reviews such as yours.

Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We would highly recommend Bellrock Lodge and will definitely return. Located high up on the hill (but only a few minutes walk into Russell) we had the most wonderful stay. There are 4 spotless self contained apartments with the most spectacular views out to sea. We were made to feel very special at the welcome drinks evening where we met...

Thank Andrew T
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Andrew, thank you very much for the great review. Guests often say, why do you need another review, the answer is, its the number of reviews that we receive that determine where we are placed, and then the rating is also very important, and our guests have been very kind and generous with their ratings of Bellrock Lodge, as you...

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this fabulous B&B. One of the best we visited during a month long trip. The rooms are spotless and spacious; the kitchenette is thoughtfully provisioned with everything including biscuits, fresh milk, tea and coffee and the views from the balcony are spectacular. Peter and Lorraine hosted a delightful cocktail hour featuring some New Zealand...

Thank MandB-S
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MandB-S, thank you for your lovely review, it is really appreciated. We must admit that most of our recommendations are based on report back from our guests, especially for restaurants and tours, so we feel confidant to pass on the recommendations to new guests. All the best for the rest of 2017.

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us stayed at Bellrock last month during an extended visit to the Antipodes. Bellrock ticked all the boxes we were looking for and we enjoyed three lovely days there. The rooms are immaculate and everything is of the highest quality and nothing has been forgotten. The owners are wonderful hosts, providing accurate information on restaurants and places to...

Thank CBEGocek
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and review. As you say, the reward for the uphill walk are the best views of any accommodation provider in Russell. Our best advise when walking back to Bellrock, is take it easy and when you need a breather, turn around and admire the lovely view, then just another few steps and you are...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The room was quiet and high quality, with a fantastic view of the Russell harbor. The hosts, Lorraine and Peter, were fabulous and helped with boat tours, dinner reservations and even picked us up in town after dinner, so we didn't have to walk back up the hill. Such quality service is often unique. They even hosted a small reception...

Thank 19Richard64
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Richard, thank you both for choosing to stay at Bellrock and thank you very much for the welcome review, much appreciated.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 20 February 2017

While the rooms and facilities at Bellrock lodge are spotless, tastefully decorated and well located, what makes this place so special is the little touches. The owners are kind, gracious people who make you feel like friends more than guests. They host receptions for the guests to meet and mingle. They let us take their friendly black lab, Shaka, for...

Thank louiesphenodon
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, what a lovely review, thank you ever so much for taking the time to post it for us, much appreciated. A thank you from Shaka as well, he just loves having all the extra attention from our guests. He can never understand how anyone can ignore his charming personality and good looks

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For the best views in Russell come to Bellrock Lodge. We are on the hill overlooking the bay and the lovely village of Russell. The village and wharf are only a 5 min stroll away. At Bellrock you will have luxury en-suite rooms with private entrance and French doors leading out of your room onto your private patio. Each room has: Freeview TV, DVD player, Radio/CD/iPod dock, air conditioner, fully equipped kitchenette and either twin beds (2 singles) or a super king. Guest lounge for the exclusive use of our guests has a well stocked bar and barbeque facilities on the adjoining patio. We have off street parking and laundry facilities. Please note our rates are "room rate only" A substantial breakfast is available on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bellrock Lodge

Address: 22 Chapel Street, Russell 0201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: $200 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bellrock Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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Bellrock Lodge Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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“all rooms equivalent quiet area sea views”
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airbus32, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have balconies with beautiful views”
MandB-S, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms, as all have a fantastic view with an outside balcony overlooking the town and harbor.”
19Richard64, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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