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“Bellrock B&B, Russell, Bay of Islands, NZ” 5 of 5 stars
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Bellrock Lodge
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   22 Chapel Street, Russell, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 21 Russell B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“Bellrock B&B, Russell, Bay of Islands, NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

I'm an expat Kiwi, and very proud of my country despite living abroad. Over there recently for the rugby world cup and with some overseas mates. I wanted to show them 'the real New Zealand', but not have to go too far from Auckland. We turned up at Bellrock and as soon as we met Peter and Lorraine I knew it was the right decision. The accomadation is brand new via a big renovation, with loads of beautiful old polished wood and really lovely rooms. The views are incredible - we realised we looked directly over the lovely town of Russell, and then across the bay to look right at the lawn and Treaty House where NZ was officially 'born' via signing the Treaty of Waitangi. There are plenty of places to eat (and drink) within a one minute walk. We had the most incredible cooked brekkies, which even us hard core rugby lads found over-matched our appetites! If you intend to go to the Bay of Islands don't miss Bellrock!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Thoughtfully designed spacious rooms, a gorgeous view, comfortable lounge and hospitality that can't be beat. Peter and Lorraine immediately made us feel welcome and its the little extras like chocolate biscuits and quality local amenities in the room that gave it the extra 'wow' factor. Like the touch of self-catering as well, it gave us the flexibility of eating out some nights but cooking for ourselves on others which is great for a longer stay. We're in the tourism industry and travel often so we know what we talk about when I say there's really nothing I would change. Bellrock will forever hold a special place in our memories as its where we got engaged and Peter and Lorraine were attentive but non-intrusive and really made us feel very special.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Bellrock Lodge is a near-new B&B with great views over Russell Township and the harbour. I really enjoyed my stay there. The accommodation is clean, well appointed, good value for money and only a short walk from town. Peter and Lorraine are gracious hosts and I hope to stay at Bellrock on my next visit to Russell.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Bellrock is paradise. Every detail is beautifully executed right down to the coffee supplied by the lovely owners. Breakfast on the deck viewing the fabulous bayeach morning was heaven on earth. The location is great - a short walk into town. Peter and Lorraine are gracious hosts. They even invited us an other guests for alovely evening of cocktails and appetizers ( meal really). This BNB was one of the highlights of our trip.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

The Bellrock B&B was everything we could have wanted and more. With spectacular views, a modern and beautifully appointed room and great breakfasts we had the best time. Our generous and accomodating hosts, Peter and Lorraine, made our holiday even better. True calm and relaxation made our 8 days seem like 2 weeks.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

We spent four nights at this beautiful place and enjoyed the warm hospitality of our hosts Peter & Lorraine. Very nice location with magnificent views within short walking distance to the waterfront with all its restaurants and shops. Immaculate clean and comfortable rooms with large bathrooms and roomy balcony. Upstairs guest lounge and bar with comfortable seating facilities. A really nice place, thanks a lot Peter & Lorraine for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

We booked in for 1 night and stayed 3. We would have stayed forever if possible! This brand new (in 2010) development of four luxury, self contained apartments is a perfect way to take in the beauty of this area. The room is fully equipped to a very high standard, with a wonderful balcony overlooking a stunning view of Russell and the bay. Less than 5 minutes walk to the centre of the village and the beach, with a very good choice of cafes and restaurants. Most importantly, the friendliness and hospitality of Peter and Lorraine, made our stay simply perfect. You could not wish for better hosts. Breakfast was sumptuous. If you are thinking of staying in this area and looking for somewhere in Paihia - dont! Russell is much tastier and stylish, and the Bellrock will delight you.
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: 22 Chapel Street, Russell, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bellrock Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For the best views in Russell come to Bellrock Lodge. We are on the hill overlooking the bay and the lovely village of Russell. The village and wharf are only a 5 min stroll away. At Bellrock you will have luxury en-suite rooms with private entrance and French doors leading out of your room onto your private patio. Each room has: Freeview TV, DVD player, Radio/CD/iPod dock, air conditioner, fully equipped kitchenette and either twin beds (2 singles) or a super king. Guest lounge for the exclusive use of our guests has SKY TV, well stocked bar and barbeque facilities on the adjoining patio. We have off street parking and laundry facilities. Please note our rates are "room rate only" A substantial breakfast is available on request. ... more   less 
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