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Motel Russell

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16 Matauwhi Bay Road, Russell 0202, 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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Cessnock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner & I arrived in Russell not having booked any accomodation thinking that we would "wing it". We drove in to Motel Russell (we were advised that it would probably be the most economical accomodation in the area) & I was very pleasantly surprised. The owner gave us a little discount as that room was the only one not... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Motel Russell is in a good location within 5 minutes walk to town. It is spacious and clean. The bedroom with a queen bed and is separate from the living/kitchen room which has a single bed. So it could suit 3 people travelling together. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. It has excellent free wi-fi. I recommended it highly.

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is our last night of a three night stay and we do not want to leave. Rooms are so clean and the one bedroom unit we are in has everything in it from cutlery to pots and pans and a supper comfy bed. Hosts are truly wonderful people and make sure that you are well looked after.It has rained... More 

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hi Frank. Thank you very much for taking the time to do a review of recent stay with us at Motel Russell. We knew how important your break away from work was and we felt awful that the weather let you down, but please do come back in summer. Thank you for your kind words and that you were satisfied... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went at Easter and the pool was freezing. Not heated at all so not much of an option for the kids. Hosts pretty grumpy and not really around much. Nowhere for kids to play safely. We won't be back.

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hi Jen H. Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations. If you had bothered to read the notice that was posted on the door of reception you would have seen that the day before your visit the management team were dealing with a death in the family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is our third stay at Motel Russell and as with previous stays it was excellent. Rooms are spotless and well equipped. Staff are there to help and are very pleasant. Will go home and recommend to all.

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you once again for taking the time to do a review of your recent stay at Motel Russell. We do enjoy your stay with us and thank you for re-booking once again for this September. Happy and safe travels and see you soon. More 

MC1976
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Functional room. We had three beds as travelling as group - one single, one double and one fold out. Clean and tidy. Functional kitchen. Nothing to write home about but certainly fitted the bill for a one night stay. Good price for what it was.

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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 and we do hope that you enjoyed the Cape Brett Marathon. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Motel Russel is a great place to stay! Our 1 Bdrm unit was a great size, clean, tidy with a kitchen. There is a lovely swimming pool area, BBQ facilities and the Managers were fabulously helpful. There are plenty of eating options 5 mins walk into Township, but we also brought local seafood and were able to make our own... More 

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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you very much for your review and all staff are happy that we were able to provide you with information regarding beautiful Russell. We are looking forward to meeting you again one day. Once again thank you for such a positive review. More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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154 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your kind comments and such a positive review. We are so glad that we were able to be of service to you and hope that you decide to come and stay with us again. Thank you. More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your stay at Motel Russell. We do try to be the best value accommodation in town and we are really happy that we were able to be that for you. Thank you. More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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russ223, Owner at Motel Russell, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your review. We really do appreciate such positive feedback and look forward to meeting you again when you next travel to this part of the world. More 

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