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Motel Russell

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16 Matauwhi Bay Road, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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90 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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159 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

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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78 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 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 

Temuka, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We spent 6 glorious nights at Motel Russell, upgraded due to the length and nature of our trip. We loved the accommodation, the close proximity to town and the owners got it right in every respect. Happy to chat but considerate to our needs and 'let us be.' I would definitely recommend this motel to others.

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your stay at Motel Russell. We are very happy to read that we met your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that we can be of service to you next time you visit the Bay of Islands. Kind regards, More 

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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

If your just looking for a basic comfortable clean motel than this is the place - it is a short walk to town and it has all the basics including oil heater -outside setting to eat if required -i thought for what it was it was fair priced at $115

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hello Jenny. Thank you for doing a review of your recent stay at Motel Russell and we are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay. Hope that we can be of assistance when you are next travelling to the Bay of Islands. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Found a great deal on-line for Motel Russell and would have been more than happy to pay full price. Nice easy walk into Russell and the room was spotless and had everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Owners were great with information on local activities and history of the area. Would recommend highly.

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hello Carldodd. Yes the deals we had running for winter this year were great value. We at Motel Russell are extremely glad that we were able to meet your expectations and that you had an enjoyable stay with us in Russell. More 

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