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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Really nice place, handy to town but not on main strip which suited us fine, it was nice and quiet. Room was quite large and kitchen well equipped. Would be good with some form of air conditioning or guards on Windows to keep bugs out. It was hot at night being summer but leaving windows open brought too many bugs.... More 

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Taumarunui, New Zealand
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Got a room last minute. King size comfortable bed. Room and bathroom was quite big. Everything was clean there was a microwave and plates etc but wouldn't really be suitable for preparing meals if that's what you were after. Made to fell welcome good value for money

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Russell in general is a fabulous place to visit and Motel Russell, is a great place to stay. whilst the hotels and apartments on the waterfront are incredibly expensive, this place (only 500m /5 mins walk) from the centre of town is the best value for money. The rooms are spacious and well equipped (we were in a 1 bed... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Had an Excellent time with family at the motel. Worth the time and money. Russell is a must visit for all. Good family time well spent. Stayed for 2 days. The location was good, better to take car as easy to move around.

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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We loved the place, just a 10 minute walk to the centre of Russell. The managers were very helpful and our unit was clean and modern. It was great getting access to the washing and drying facilities. Passes the test, I would definitely stay here again if passing through.

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Chur, Switzerland
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195 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We ended up in Russel because further down the coast we found no accommodation. We like this place; the staff is friendly and supportive. The Motel is in walking distance to the village centre with its lovely promenade and restaurants. We will hopefully come here again.

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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185 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The Motel is owned by someone in Auckland. The new leasees took over the lease and management just days before Xmas. We arrived on 25th December for 10 days with our boat. We parked in a convenient and safe spot and made ourselves comfy in a one bedroom downstairs apartment. Do note here there are 3 one bedroom downstairs and... More 

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russ223, Manager at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Motel Russell. We enjoyed having you stay with us. I have taken note of the fish cleaning area and we will address this as soon as we are able to. It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay, we loved the smell of fresh fish smoking on your Weber, which tasted... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

The location was good. The motel room was spacious and comfortable but the bedsheets were not clean. The amenities were barely enough for 3 people though the uni is meant for 3 people and the management initially demanded more money for "providing bedding" for the third person though there was actually a third bed with bedding in the room. They... More 

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russ223, Manager at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. All our linen comes from another place as water is restricted in Russell. As my husband and I are new to this Motel we need to take extra care to check linen including towels before we place them in rooms. We would have been happy to change your linen if you had requested. We trust... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Spent two nights here in October this year.Very helpful and pleasant owners.Accommodation was spotless and roomy.Just five minutes walk to the town centre.Used the laundry facilities and the owners kindly hung out the washing to dry for us.Would definitely visit again.

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russ223, General Manager at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your recent stay at Motel Russell and we appreciate your feed back. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests over the last four years you have taken the time to review us on Trip advisor.John and DIanne have sold the business and are... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

Excellent value for money - 4 of us spent Friday night in the 2-bedroom family unit prior to walking the Cape Brett track. Clean rooms, nice beds, good shower/bathroom, great to have a kitchen. Would definitely stay here again. Easy walking distance from main street in Russell.

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hi Guys. Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate your comments and we were glad to be able to be of assistance to your group before you set off to do the Cape Brett walk. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $116 - $168 (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
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Russell
#4 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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“If possible away from the main road,”
 of 5 bubbles ToblerE, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Talk to the owners first.”
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“Choose top floor”
 of 5 bubbles 187apostolos, 24 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The 1 Bedroom unit was a great option”
 of 5 bubbles bec_holiday, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“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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