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Motel Russell

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16 Matauwhi Bay Road, Russell, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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140 reviews 140 reviews
23 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really lovely motel. The owners/managers are very very friendly- fact is all staff are very friendly and efficient. They manage to anticipate your needs, are there when you need them but are not over the top. Well done they do it well. The pool was lovely to swim in quite deep and the last step is quite... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Russell accomodation can be quite pricey but I found this motel to be good value, comfy bed, clean, easy walk in the town and good parking. The onsite pool with extra towels provided at reception was great too

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
56 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value for money, room was big enough for two and was very clean with modern furnishings. We used the swimming pool which was very clean with nice sunloungers and chairs around it. The motel is about a five minute walk into town so very convenient. Free wi fi was very good. There were also tables situated around the motel... More 

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Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a unit room on the ground floor facing the road. The room was great and the bathroom was really nice. Staff very friendly and helpful to get us a bread knife and board. Nice seating area at the front to enough the sunshine and it blocked the sight of the road. it's an easy 5 min stroll into... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third time at Motel Russell, 2nd time in a studio unit. Clean basic with a queen size comfortable bed. One downside is a wet room bathroom that becomes dangerously slippery when wet. For Andrew with his back problems this was tricky. Perhaps some non stick tiles rather than a soggy towel! Easy 5 minute walk into beautiful... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived stressed and tired after long drive to discover room was not what we thought we had booked. However, staff were very helpful and all was soon sorted out. Very clean and tidy, well equipped room. Only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Russell. Nice pool.

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Victoria, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Clean, well maintained and staff made up the room perfectly and early. Easy walking distance from main streets of the small commercial section of Russell along the waterfront. Lovely little town with good restaurants and stores.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very friendly and helpful Hosts. Upon arrival the gentleman gave us a very welcome informative rundown of the area and it's facilities, including bars and restaurants etc. The motel units were very clean and well appointed. The whole complex was very well maintained. Although not right on the water front the location was great and only a short 3-4 minute... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We spent 2 days in Russell. The Motel was like new, super clean. Kitchen was well equipped plus a great barbeque. As soon as we arrived, Diane greeted us with her very old dog. She gave us great information as to the best places to see. (which ended up being great). She was very accommodating. Quiet, clean, great beds. and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stayed in a 2 bedroom unit for 3 nights and couldn't fault this little gem. Easy 5 min walk to town and wharf, set back off the road so no problems with traffic on what was a very busy weekend for Russell. The pool area was delightful--a tropical setting with a great BBQ which had all the impliments and more... More 

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