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Commodore's Lodge

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Fantastic location, very clean, very nice people, lovely pool and spa pool when the weather is warm enough to use it.

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Southern England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Wasn't blown away by this as we perhaps expected having read the reviews but this side of the bay is certainly the side to stay on compared to Pahaia - you can catch a ferry between the two in the evening if you like and the car ferry getting here was fun. Russell is really pretty and nice to walk... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at commodores. We had a 1 bedroom poolside room. We had our baby with us and they provided a portacot for us. The room was well appointed, fresh and very clean. The linen and towels were a lovely quality. The staff friendly (the desk wasn't usually manned though but you didn't have to wait long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights. The guide book that recommended staying in Russell rather than Paiha was definitely right. Russell is a lovely place wih lots of interesting things to see and the location of Commodore Lodge, right on the sea front is excellent. We had a ground floor sea veiw room which had everything that you could want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2011

We lobbed into Russell looking for somewhere quiet and boy we found it in Russell which was exactly what we wanted. We have stayed at Pihiera but russell was more quiet and not as commercial. The Lodge is located roughly 20 steps from the wharf and right next door to the cafe was has the best cheese burger I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

We just completed a 3 week journey throughout NZ and must say this little gem of a lodge was indeed a highlight of our trip. We had one of the 2 front rooms facing the water and thoroughly enjoyed the large patio area with its amazing view. This was a true studio having a large kitchen area, a sitting area,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Great for families, the pool was directly outside our double opening doors, making it easy for the kids to run back and forth and I could see them (pool is fenced). The rooms surround around a courtyard which protects the pool and (small)outdoor area from wind and also means the kids are well away from any roads. Nice rooms, recently... More 

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East Anglia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

I read all the reviews before booking a 5-day stay (one day before arriving) in early December and I agree this place is a gem especially if you stay, as we did, in one of the front rooms where the views are absolutely gorgeous. If I was being picky (which I am), I would say that the hotel would benefit... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

It is difficult to find words that will do justice to our stay at Commodore's Lodge. The, welcome, the service, the appartment, the location were all perfect. we would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the Lodge to anyone visiting the Bay of Islands

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

This delightful tiny hotel is on the harbour facing the foot ferry dock and sunset. I had one of the two ground level suites facing the harbour many of the 10 room hotel face the swimming pool in a central courtyard or the back street. Mine had a huge deck with deck furniture, a queen bed, kitchenette with micro and... More 

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Address: The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Commodore's Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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