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Bellrock Lodge

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in Bellrock lodge. Nice place, calm and quite environment. Good customer care with friendly treatment. Neat and tidy place. Bit expensive for a luxury stay but good value for money!!! really cool.

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

Vaak_Sin, it was lovely having both you and your wife with us. Thank you for posting this lovely review. Sorry that we did not know that you were both vegetarians otherwise we would have had more suitable eats for the two of you, next time. Our guest reviews are so important to us, so thanks once again.

Reviewed 4 November 2015

Bellrock Lodge was wonderful. Lorraine and Peter could not have been more gracious. During our first evening, we were welcomed with a reception of tasty NZ oysters, smoked salmon, wonderful wine, and fun conversations. This lovely event happened again on our last evening, but this time Lorraine prepared grilled mussels. They could not have been kinder. Our room was lovely...

Thank Casbar57
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time and effort to post this welcome and great review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the pre dinner drinks with the other guests and it is a great way for Peter and I to get to know a little about our guests. Thanks again

Frankston, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2015

A wonderful 3 days, the drinks and nibbles in the evening were a bonus but the oysters were even better. Lovely, comfortable room, spacious and well fitted out. Stunning views. Short walk into town, beaches and the ferry.

1Thank Marian E
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

As we like to tell our guests, the pre-dinner drinks are for our benefit, we enjoy the company and everyone has an interesting story to tell, thank you for your good company. Also a big thank you for going to the trouble of posting this review for us, much appreciated.

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Bellrock Lodge on the last leg of our trip to NZ and were overwhelmed by the gorgeous accommodation and generous hospitality of Peter and Lorraine. Spectacular views of the Bay of Islands from our extremely comfortable rooms...made it difficult to decide whether to stay in or head out!! Peter and Lorraine were kind and extremely helpful hosts...we...

1Thank mkBreathe
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and effort to post this lovely review for Bellrock Lodge, it is certainly appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your time in Russell, it is a lovely little village with lots to do.

Reviewed 15 September 2015

We arrived here after a very wet drive from Auckland. It was a very warm welcome we received from our wonderful hosts. Situated up on the hill with views over the vay of islands. Comfortable beds, great wifi, cooking facilities - great!! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Would stay again

2Thank bitterntraveller
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your very welcome review, and also the great photos. Much appreciated.

Reviewed 9 September 2015

I think that New Zealand has some of the best B&B's in the world, and Bellrock Lodge is a perfect example. The room was immaculate and comfortable, the view over the water was terrific, and the hospitality was outstanding. I'd love to return in warmer weather so that we could breakfast on our private patio looking out at the sea....

1Thank TravelerMJP
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write such a lovely review.,we certainly appreciate it and every review is very important to us. Thank you also for the interesting conersation and company.

Reviewed 8 September 2015

We spent two nights in two rooms of the Bellrock Lodge. Lucky for us, the early spring weather was terrific, and we enjoyed great views from its hillside location. The rooms were excellent - comfortable, spacious, well-designed. I would emphasize well-designed. We appreciated the opportunity to do self-laundry (free for guests). We would definitely stay here again. Our host Peter...

1Thank romefinally
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear that you had a good time at Bellrock Lodge, I (Lorraine) have to apologise that I was away during your visit, but it seems that Peter did an excellent job on his own. thank you for the great review, it is much appreciated.

Henley on Thames
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This place really does deserve its TA ratings. It is exceptionally good. The accommodation is spacious, attractively furnished and decorated, spotlessly clean, superbly maintained and kitted out with considerable attention to every detail. The views from the balcony are truly spectacular, and better than the views from most of the other B&Bs in Russell because of its elevated position. The...

Thank Freeman1948
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely review, reading it made us feel that it is all worth while. Thank you. Once again we must thank you and all our other guests who have taken the time and trouble to post a review and to give us a rating, this is so very important for us to maintain our TripAdvisor rating. It is sincerely...

Reviewed 8 August 2015

The rooms, our hosts , position of Bellrock Lodge and Russell itself was all we could have asked for and more. Top accomodation with balcony and views over the harbour. Peter and Lorraine were extremely welcoming and at the same time , respected our privacy.

Thank Lea F
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Lea, thank you for the great review and for taking the time to post it for us. Much appreciated.

Reviewed 5 August 2015

We stayed here for a weekend in the winter. IT was lovely. The owners were very welcoming and happy to help with anything. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in Russell. A great place

Thank Karen D
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review for Bellrock Lodge, it is much appreciated. Thank you also for choosing Bellrock Lodge to celebrate your wedding anniversary. We wish you many happy and healthy years together.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $201 - $299 (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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