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Pukematu Lodge

Top Flagstaff Hill, Russell, New Zealand
Pukematu Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have stayed at the lodge for the past 14 years that we have been going to New Zealand. That should tell you how good it is. Colwyn and Kerry are great hosts,very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is a feast. The lodge is very comfortable and the views are spectacular. The town of Russell, the beach and several good restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Pukematu for 3 nights in late January 2015. This lodge is perched on a hill overlooking Russell township & the eastern part of the Bay of Islands. We spent ages out on the huge decks drinking in the busy harbour with its myriad of boats from small local boats popping out fishing, to huge... More 

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Bromsberrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights in March 2014. It's difficult to find the superlatives to do this place justice: location, views, accommodation, food and hospitality and service were simply wonderful. Russel is a lovely place and from there we vistied Pahia, The Waitangi Treaty grounds, Cape Rianga and took a Bay of Islands cruise to the Cape Brett Hole in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We spent two wonderful nights in this lovely home high above Russell. The rooms was impeccable, the deck was inviting and comfortable and the hostess was so gracious. She not only offered us a fantastic breakfast but also filled us in on some local history about the Maori people. We left feeling very pampered!

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Pukematu Lodge. The owners are genuinely nice people and the perfect hosts. Every aspect of the lodge was wonderful including the stunning views, delicious breakfast, a beautiful deck, and very comfortable rooms. Some rainy weather forced us inside one afternoon and the common room was first class all the way. Pukematu... More 

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Kingston upon Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

The plan was for the four of us to end our 4 week tour of the islands with a relaxing 4 night stay somewhere nice. This place exceeded our expectations and I would endorse the other 5 star comments which say it all. Almost 360 degrees of views around the Bay of Islands, a wonderful patio decking area, superb rooms,... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

This is a beautiful property that overlooks both bays and the outside patio was a great place to hang out and relax. We enjoyed wine and discussion with other guests, and Kerry brought out home made dips and local cheeses for us to nibble on. The fresh flowers in the room was a classy touch as well. The rooms were... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Having just left Pukematu Lodge yesterday, we just had to write a comment on this site as to just how well we were looked after. The property is in a super location and few hundred meters from the village centre offering fantastic views 360 degrees. When we arrived we were informed that the owner, Colwyn, was away on business and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

IIt is some years since stayed at Pakematu Lodge. From making the booking arrangements to arriving and all during our stay, we were made to feel as if we were staying with good friends. The accommodation was wonderful and even after several years we still talk about Pakematu Lodge and our wonderful hosts. For any visitors to New Zealand our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

Colwyn was our host at Pukematu Lodge, which is a beautiful 5 star Lodge.Both the room and food were excellent, and very relaxing. Colwyn gave us a very informative tour of Russell, and then a boat trip in the Bay Of Islands. We even caught a 20 pound King Fish ,which we had for dinner that night. The entire stay... More 

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