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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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151 reviews 151 reviews
23 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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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6 hotel reviews
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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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