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Bellrock Lodge

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22 Chapel Street, Russell 0201, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view is beautiful. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. The gracious hosts are knowledgeable about the area and very fun to talk with. There's a kitchenette which made our stay so much more relaxed. Prepared breakfast in the lodge is optional, with the kitchenette you can cook for yourself, the town is a 5 minute walk and has... More 

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Jan, thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review, much appreciated. We hope that your stay in New Zealand (how ever long or short that may be) will give you plenty of opportunity to explore and enjoy this beautiful country. Remember Russell is warmer in winter than Auckland, so hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely self contained room with a fantastic view of Russell. The hosts were even so kind as to hang up our washing and save oysters for our (late) arrival home after a day trip. The entrance to our room was separate from the Hosts accomodation.

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Thank Monique W
Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Monique, thank you ever so much for taking the time to post this welcome review. More 

Surrey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

3 excellent nights spent here - Peter & Lorraine made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived - good advice on local restaurants and things to do and see - we would highly recommend this extremely clean & tidy lodge. John & Mandy, London, U.K.

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Hello from a sunny Russell. John and Mandy, thank you both for the welcome and lovely review, much appreciated. We trust the rest of your holiday in beautiful New Zealand is going well, and that you are having the time of your life. More 

Adelaide, SA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As a surprise we spent 3 days in Russell with friends for my husband's 70th birthday. We could not have found better accommodation than Bellrock. Wonderful hosts, great facilities and the most stunning views. Lorraine and Peter are to be commended for their quality service - the best oysters, wonderful Cloudy Bay champagne, even a pizza delivery courtesy Peter and... More 

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you B for the great review, much appreciated, thank you also for choosing Bellrock Lodge in which to celebrate your husbands birthday. Happy birthday today to B for your 70th, we trust this will be a year filled with good health and much joy. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Hosts- Only 4 Very Nice rooms. Modern and clean with every detail thought about. Three blocks to center of Russell and everything is close. From there you can do anything. Would recommend to anyone!

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

John, thank you for taking the time to post this welcome review. It is always great to hear when guests are happy to recommend Bellrock Lodge. Thank you More 

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Peter and Lorraine made sure our stay at Bellrock was as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The accommodation is very well equipped with every consideration catered for. The bed was a dream, the room spacious and the location very peaceful and beautiful. All rooms have the very best views in Russell; set a little way up the hill the property... More 

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure Hilary. Thank you for taking the time to post such a comprehensive and complimentary review, much appreciated. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To make you feel welcome, provide a comfortable room including your own balcony to enjoy the incredible view of the Bay of Islands, help with activities, to name a few - ensuring your stay will be pleasant one. That's just the introduction to our 5 night stay at fabulous Russell. Lorraine spoilt my husband each morning with a wonderful cooked... More 

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you very much. I have forwarded your message to Andrew, via his parents and they were thrilled that their son had made such a good impression. Glad we were able to add to your enjoyment of lovely Russell. More 

Rarotonga, Cook Islands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here over New Year's Eve and Peter and Lorraine could not have been more hospitable. Nothing was too much trouble and they kindly invited us to share a wonderful barbecue dinner with them and the other guests and see the New Year in. The weather sadly turned nasty so we were unable to do a lot of the... More 

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review, and glad we were able to make life a bit more comfortable for you with the weather being so un-summerish. Always pleased to hear that guests "felt like being at home" it is something we strive for. All the very best for 2016 More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a quick northern break to Russell as part of a much longer trip to NZ to visit family and friends from Florida. We arrived just before the beginning of the real summer season and we were the only ones staying at Bellrock, it was fantastic. Quiet with wonderful views overlooking the harbor, it is a short walk to... More 

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Paul, thank you for taking the time to post this review for us, it is much appreciated. Hope to see you again one day. More 

Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a georgous view to wake up to every day! Our hosts Lorraine and Peter couldn't do enough for us. In particular we appreciated the wonderful drinks and food provided for all the guest one evening. The room was spotlessly clean and very thoughtlfully appointed with every thing you could want. Russell and the surrounding area provide plenty of interesting... More 

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this lovely review for us. We certainly are blessed with a lovely view which we can share with our guests. As you mention, there is plenty to do in Russell. The washing was a pleasure. More 

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