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Bellrock Lodge

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We really like the friendliness of Peter and Lorraine, who treat us as though they know us well. It was our second stay at Bellrock, which we have saved for very special occasions, this time for my 80th birthday present. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and equipped to every last detail. The social get together with other travellers is...

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

Dearest Don and Shirley, How lovely it was to see you again. You were one of our earlier guests and we feel really privileged that on both occasions you choose Bellrock Lodge to celebrate Shirley's birthday and your wedding anniversary. Peter and I both wish you a happy and healthy 2017, and hope to see you when next we are...

Highland Park, Illinois
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect place to stay in Russell We had a great view of the water and town We walked to dinner every night . Walk to town Was 5 minutes. We used our kitchenette for breakfast. The 4 room lodge was perfect. Peter and Lorraine were Wonderful hosts. By the way the short drive to Long Beach allowed...

Thank bull59
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review for Bellrock Lodge. We really appreciate the fact that guests are prepared to do this for us, we might never see you again, but you still go to the trouble, much appreciated, as are your kind words. Our very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017. Peter and Lorraine

Burford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

A wonderful, luxurious B and B with amazing views over Russell and hosts for whom nothing was too much trouble. Peter and Lorraine are a star act. If you are thinking of holidaying in the Russell area, you'd be mad to stay anywhere else! Exceptional!

Thank David C
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David and Lynn, thank you for taking time out of your holiday to post this welcome review. Thank you both for a lovely evening of laughter.Was good for the soul. Wishing you both many happy and healthy years of travel.

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 28 January 2017

What a wonderful stay we had at the Bellrock over Christmas. From the moment we arrived Peter and Lorraine made everything feel so welcoming. We immediately sat at the black wood round table over looking the Bay with them. They provided us with all kinds of great information (right from the point of booking) including calling to make us a...

Thank cwagnerx5
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you ever so much for posting it. We wish you both a happy and healthy 2017.

Reviewed 25 January 2017

Hosts Lorraine and Peter couldn't have provided a more welcoming place for us to stay for 3 nights. The balcony of unit 4 overlooks the bay. A room for guests upstairs has wide screen tv with enumerable international channels and soft music playing while we enjoyed a drink of local delicious wine, oysters, cheese and crackers as part of the...

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

Dear PlaymakerNyc, thank you for taking of your valuable time to post this lovely review for us, much appreciated. As you mentioned the balcony of uint 4 overlooks the bay, as do the other three balconies, and you will agree its a beautiful view that we are blessed with and able to share with our guests. We wish you both...

Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bellrock Lodge. The sea views must be among the very best in beautiful Russell. The hosts are brilliant, very helpful and friendly. The room is very nice, the bed comfortable, and all in all highly recommended

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

Simon, thank you both for choosing Bellrock for your visit to the BOI, and thank you for the most welcome review. Much appreciated. Our very best for you and your family for 2017. Peter and Lorraine

Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

From the outset Peter and Lorraine couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful .. giving us useful information and booking a night tour to see wild kiwis which we were fortunate to see. We were invited to join them for drinks and snacks .. cheese, olives, salmon and oysters and wine .. and plenty too! Our room (no 1) was...

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

Robert, I do not have words to thank you for your comments, especially regarding unit no 1. It was lovely having you both here with us and the evening pre-dinner get together is always very special for us as hosts as we get to meet people from all walks of life and everyone has an interesting story to tell. We...

Penang, Malaysia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have decided the best way to write this review is to split it into pros and cons, and let you decide... PROS + very clean + central location + helpful owners (who organised a trip for us and offered to help us organise paying the + road tax) + information booklets in the room + leaving gift + lovely...

Thank Ltravel212
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in replying to your review, we have been monitory unit 1’s guests, to see if they experience any of the problems you had in this unit. I’m sorry that there appeared to be some confusion regarding our location and some disappointment in the accommodation and general offerings of the lodge. All feedback...

Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Bellrock is a gem. The rooms are nicely set up and have a great views of the Russell harbor from your bed and deck. The location is perfect where you are close enough to the town center, but far enough away to avoid any noise and still have a view of the harbor. Peter and Lorraine provide us great...

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

Dear Mark, Coming via the passenger ferry, as you did, is an easy way to get to Russell, and it is always a pleasure for us to meet our guests as they arrive on the wharf. Thank you for your positive comments and for choosing to stay at Bellrock Lodge

westport, con
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We arrived late, and, yet, our host, Lorraine could not be more accommodating. The rooms were left with open shutters to a spectacular sunset. We had two rooms, and they were spotless, comfortable, elegant and a welcome retreat. And, the extrarodinary views of Russell harbor and beyond make for a wonderful finishing touch. Thank you Lorraine for a wonderful and...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review, it is really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

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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
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $207 - $306 (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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“all rooms equivalent quiet area sea views”
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  • View from our balcony overlooking Russell and the Bay
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.”
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