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Motel Russell

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   16 Matauwhi Bay Road, Russell, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atherton, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Booked two nights at Russell Motel, to continue on with our honeymoon. On arrival, we were given a friendly welcome. Unpacked. Had a shower, and went for a lovely walk into town. (Very easy walk/distance). Didn't actually end up staying the first night, due to a 'big night out' at a friends place where we did a sleepover. Arrived back... More

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on spec and the service was friendly and very helpful. We know the area but some real local knowledge is always a bonus. The units are well equipped and spotlessly clean and comfortable. It wasn't an issue because the weather wasn't too hot but I did notice that there is no air conditioning in our unit. I will... More

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Brisbane, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised when we checked into Russel Motel. After a very friendly check in where we got loads of good local advice on just about everything,we were taken to our room to be for the next two nights and were not disappointed. Clean, comfy, quiet and well fitted out. And when they say free wifi they mean... More

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Motel Russell and its friendly hosts John and Diane exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed this lovely private enclave of sizeable motel rooms (ours a 2 bed family unit) comfortably equipped and offering extras like an inground pool, plunger coffee, free DVD, book and games loan and unlimited advice! A perfect and welcoming place to stay for families or couples, in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Lovely rooms, friendly staff and great location. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The staff were really friendly and always willing to help re info, laundry etc. Situated in a lovely setting very quite but close to the town.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed for one night ... the location is great an easy 5 minute walk to the shops and everything to see. The place itself has everything you would need for a longer stay, the kitchen very well equipped and everything was lovely and clean. The toiletries and tea and coffee were all good quality ... and we even had... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Friendly staff, good location just a few minutes walk from centre of Russell. Extremely clean and serviced daily. Nothing too much trouble. Excellent value for money. We recommend as a base for visiting Bay of Islands.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Perfect spot for our five night stay in Russell. Amazing value for money and the staff were wonderful. Missing keys "no problem" clothes washing facilities free . I'm OCD over cleanliness and I felt very comfortable. We will return. Thank you

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Rangiora, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We needed a break for a week,prior to Christmas, and chose Motel Russell solely from the reviews on Trip Advisor-we were not disappointed! Service could not have been better,friendly & efficient staff and a real homely feel about the place. The rooms was spotless,well laid out and a good sized kitchen.It was more like staying at a friends place on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Motel Russell offers great value for money in a very central location. The apartment unit was simple and clean, a great size and had everything we needed. Compared to other options in Russell this seemed to be very good value for money.

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Address: 16 Matauwhi Bay Road, Russell, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel Russell 3*
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Motel Russell is located an easy five minute walk to the Russell Wharf and two minutes to the Russell Boat Club. Motel Russell has a range of accommodation to suit everyones needs, Queen Studios, King Studios, Twin Studio with Kitchen, One Bedroom Apartments that sleep up to five, Two Bedroom Cottage great for two couples, or the Two Bedroom Family units that sleep up to eight. The pool is lovely and there is plenty of room on the barbeque to sizzle up what you like. Wake up to Subtopical gardens and birdsong. Book tours, cruises and local activities at reception, management aims to please. Low weekly rates offered in the slow season afford an excellent long stay option for those seeking a quiet getaway from it all experience.MOTEL RUSSELL IS A SMOKE FREE MOTEL.SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE ON MOTEL GROUNDS. ... more   less 
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