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Motel Russell

16 Matauwhi Bay Road, Russell 0202 New Zealand
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#4 of 7 hotels in Russell
Motel Russell is set in an acre of subtropical gardens within a gentle short stroll of Russell Village, beach, wharf, shops, museum and restaurants. It is the ideal accommodation for your Bay of Islands holiday – a place to relax away from the city noises amidst the song of birds. Motel Russell offers clean, affordable accommodation near Russell Village in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand. We have 15 rooms: studios, 1-bedroom units and 2-bedroom apartments. Motel Russell provides accommodation for families, couples, individuals, weddings, special events and groups. Free WiFi is available to all guests. Relax in our swimming pool and BBQ area. Your friendly, helpful hosts welcome you to Motel Russell - your home away from home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Car park
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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ariesnz wrote a review Mar 2021
NZ96 contributions65 helpful votes
Stayed one night here and would have no hesitation to stay again. Thank you James and Wendy for your hospitality. Our room had everything we needed and very handy to shops and restaurants. Closer than we thought :-)
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Date of stay: March 2021
sidneyChristchurch wrote a review Feb 2021
christchurch91 contributions37 helpful votes
stayed one night,lovely motel wished we could have stayed longer.recommend if staying in Russell will stay here again if ever up this way.would rather stay here than exceptionally clean and right by Pompallier House
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Henley Family wrote a review Jan 2021
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Our family has just had the most incredible week staying at Motel Russell and we cannot recommend the facilities and hosts highly enough! Wendy, James and Linda are AMAZING hosts - unbelievably friendly and helpful, super accommodating to our needs and truly genuine people. The accommodation is warm, quiet and comfortable, and is kept spotlessly clean at all times - as are the rest of the facilities (including a gorgeous pool and BBQ area). It was also brilliant having access to a washing machine and dryer to use while we were away. Located at short, flat walk to all nearby restaurants, shops and the wharf, Motel Russell is ideally situated. It was the perfect family holiday and we will definitely be back for another relaxing week at Motel Russell soon. Thanks once again James, Wendy and Linda - we absolutely loved our time here with you all!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Sarah Kavanagh wrote a review Jan 2021
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We have had another AMAZING experience at Motel Russell and will be back next year for sure! James, Wendy and Linda are the most amazing hosts and absolutely make Motel Russell the place to stay when we head to Northland! The motel is cleaned to an exceptional standard, the pool and BBQ area is amazing and so relaxing and the hosts could not be more accomodating. It’s just a short, flat walk to the centre of Russell for dining out and perfectly positioned for a night at Russell Boating Club at the end of the road. Highly recommend - the best kept secret in Northland!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Tanya wrote a review Dec 2020
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22 of our team stayed at the Motel Russell 5th December to 6th December 2020 as we had a work function in Russell. The proprietors Wendy and James just could not do enough for us. Due to our group, they also gave us an early check in and a late check out. The Motel is spotless and the rooms large, we all stayed in different size rooms from one queen bed to two bedroom units. They also have a fantastic pool area which they allowed us to hold our after function drinks. Truly they could not do enough for us. If you are looking for really well priced accommodation with fantastic service i would so recommend Motel Russell. The Motel is about a five minute walk from the town centre, but we were all happy to just stay at the hotel and given the chance would stay there again. Highly Recommended
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Date of stay: December 2020
US$61 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel Russell
Which popular attractions are close to Motel Russell?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (0.3 km), Christ Church (0.3 km), and Russell Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel Russell?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.
Which room amenities are available at Motel Russell?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Motel Russell?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Motel Russell?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel Russell?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hone's Garden, The Gables Restaurant, and Butterfish.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Motel Russell?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Motel Russell located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Russell.
Are there any historical sites close to Motel Russell?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Waitangi Treaty Grounds (4.2 km), Pompallier Mission and Printery (0.3 km), and Flagstaff Hill (1.2 km).
Is Motel Russell accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.