We had just 1 night at Bellrock Lodge in January 2012. It was perfect for a peaceful, private and quite luxurious overnight in Russell. The room was lovely - it seemed virtually brand new. Quality fixtures and fittings, a gorgeous bathroom, well equipped kitchen (you could be self-contained if you wanted to be) and a glass wall which completely opens up to a private balcony with fantastic elevated views down across the bay to Paihia.
We enjoyed a bottle of champagne on the balcony as the sun dipped lower and then strolled down into Russell for a delicious dinner. Followed by the remnants of the Champers and chocolates. Ahh the decadence!!
Following a very full and tasty breakfast we had a nice chat with Peter and Lorraine - a lovely couple who are obviously very passionate about their lodge and their visitors.
Our only gripe was with the somewhat misshapen magnolia tree which partially blocked the view from our room. Only after opening the topic did we realise that this had clearly been discussed between them before (!!), so after some vigourous and very entertaining discussion I think we managed to add some weight to Peter's argument that it had to go...
Apparently Lorraine finally let Peter loose with the chain saw. Go Peter!!!
Look forward to seeing you again some time,
Simon & Jo
- 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 a 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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- Also Known As:
- Bellrock Lodge Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands