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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Motel Russel is a great place to stay! Our 1 Bdrm unit was a great size, clean, tidy with a kitchen. There is a lovely swimming pool area, BBQ facilities and the Managers were fabulously helpful. There are plenty of eating options 5 mins walk into Township, but we also brought local seafood and were able to make our own...

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you very much for your review and all staff are happy that we were able to provide you with information regarding beautiful Russell. We are looking forward to meeting you again one day. Once again thank you for such a positive review.

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2015

This is a really lovely motel. The owners/managers are very very friendly- fact is all staff are very friendly and efficient. They manage to anticipate your needs, are there when you need them but are not over the top. Well done they do it well. The pool was lovely to swim in quite deep and the last step is quite...

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your kind comments and such a positive review. We are so glad that we were able to be of service to you and hope that you decide to come and stay with us again. Thank you.

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Russell accomodation can be quite pricey but I found this motel to be good value, comfy bed, clean, easy walk in the town and good parking. The onsite pool with extra towels provided at reception was great too

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your stay at Motel Russell. We do try to be the best value accommodation in town and we are really happy that we were able to be that for you. Thank you.

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Excellent value for money, room was big enough for two and was very clean with modern furnishings. We used the swimming pool which was very clean with nice sunloungers and chairs around it. The motel is about a five minute walk into town so very convenient. Free wi fi was very good. There were also tables situated around the motel...

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your review. We really do appreciate such positive feedback and look forward to meeting you again when you next travel to this part of the world.

Auckland
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We had a unit room on the ground floor facing the road. The room was great and the bathroom was really nice. Staff very friendly and helpful to get us a bread knife and board. Nice seating area at the front to enough the sunshine and it blocked the sight of the road. it's an easy 5 min stroll into...

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your stay at Motel Russell. I agree with you about the guy snoring, he kept us awake as well !! But he was a very tired tour guide who hadn't slept well for 48 hrs.If you do intend to return please let us know.

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2015

This is our third time at Motel Russell, 2nd time in a studio unit. Clean basic with a queen size comfortable bed. One downside is a wet room bathroom that becomes dangerously slippery when wet. For Andrew with his back problems this was tricky. Perhaps some non stick tiles rather than a soggy towel! Easy 5 minute walk into beautiful...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Arrived stressed and tired after long drive to discover room was not what we thought we had booked. However, staff were very helpful and all was soon sorted out. Very clean and tidy, well equipped room. Only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Russell. Nice pool.

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Clean, well maintained and staff made up the room perfectly and early. Easy walking distance from main streets of the small commercial section of Russell along the waterfront. Lovely little town with good restaurants and stores.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Very friendly and helpful Hosts. Upon arrival the gentleman gave us a very welcome informative rundown of the area and it's facilities, including bars and restaurants etc. The motel units were very clean and well appointed. The whole complex was very well maintained. Although not right on the water front the location was great and only a short 3-4 minute...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 24 January 2015

We spent 2 days in Russell. The Motel was like new, super clean. Kitchen was well equipped plus a great barbeque. As soon as we arrived, Diane greeted us with her very old dog. She gave us great information as to the best places to see. (which ended up being great). She was very accommodating. Quiet, clean, great beds. and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

Additional Information about Motel Russell

Address: 16 Matauwhi Bay Road, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: $108 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel Russell 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Motel Russell New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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#4 Family Hotel in Russell
#4 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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“If possible away from the main road,”
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“The 1 Bedroom unit was a great option”
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“We were in room 11 which faced the road but noise not an issue would have preferred a first floor room”
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